How a Director plays with the Character and the Audience ?

In most of the suspense thrillers and mystery films, the script revolves around information. As an audience, sometimes we are ...
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Storytelling through framing in ‘Gully Boy’

We have already spoken a lot about the direction of Gully Boy and how director Zoya Akhtar worked on the ...
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How Ashutosh Gowarikar introduces ‘Bhuvan’ in Lagaan?

When, Ashutosh Gowarikar directed, ‘Lagaan’ went to the Oscars as one of the nomination for Best Foreign Language Films, a ...
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How to finalize a location for your shoot?

We often underestimate the power of strong visual set-up in films and mostly concentrate more on the dialogues or camera ...
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How the song ‘Ye Dil.. Deewana’ from ‘Pardes’ was shot in less than 2 days?

The song ‘Ye Dil Deewana’ is one of the iconic songs to be shot in Bollywood (composed by Anand Bakshi ...
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How ‘The Lunchbox’ uses different sounds in the narrative?

Earlier, the use of sound in films was underestimated by a lot of people. For them, visuals were always had ...
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How ‘Kai Po Che’ establishes different characters in the first few minutes?

Based on a Chetan Bhagat novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’, Kai Po Che tells the story about three ...
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I have a smartphone. Can I make a feature film?

Recently, while taking a class on Direction, I was asked this question by a first year student of films. Though, ...
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How can you create anticipation with the help of framing?

In visual arts and particularly cinematography, framing is the representation of visual elements in an image, especially the placement of ...
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How Vijay Anand’s ‘Teesri Manzil’ lost one of its most important sequence?

It was a bright sunny day at a private University and I was all excited, not because of the weather ...
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Why you should watch ‘Oththa Seruppu Size 7’ ?

One of the most experimental and ‘different’ kind of film that I saw recently was ‘Oththa Seruppu Size 7’. The ...
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How scale of voice is useful in dialogues?

Whenever we watch a film in a language unknown to us, what do we do? We might not get the ...
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How do we connect visuals through sound?

In early days of Cinema, when sound had not arrived, everything was shown visually. No synchronized recorded sound was used ...
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Did you notice this in Khosla ka Ghosla ?

Pre-production has always been and will always be King. Before you go on floor with your film, make sure the ...
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4 interesting ways to write good opening scenes

‘Well begun is half done’. Film-making doesn’t give you much scope these days. With the rapid exposure to all kinds ...
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How Exposition is used in Cinema?

Time.. One of the most important factor in storytelling. There have been filmmakers who have used time with utmost care ...
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How Gangs of Wasseypur uses Suspense & Surprise

It has been 7 years since Anurag Kashyap’s gangster epic ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2’ released and took the ...
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6 Tips Before You Target Film Festivals

So finally it’s a wrap ! The feeling of having completed your short film is something that can’t be described ...
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A Vital Element in Screenwriting

As a screenwriter, an important question arises - "how to engage your audience?". Today I am going to discuss a ...
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One of the Magic tricks of Cinema

As a kid, we are always fascinated with the fantasy world of magic. Isn’t it? Once I went to watch ...
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How to Create Simple ideas

A lot of my students come up to me to discuss their story ideas. While some of the ideas are ...
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A conflict in our life gives us a motivation to reach a specific goal. Similarly, a conflict is the driving ...
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A film is nothing but an arrangement of different sequences put together which in turn are made up of different ...
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How to make a successful low budget indie film

How many people do you need to make a film? 100..? 70..? 20..? 2..? Two.. Well.. but how? Kshay is ...
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Tips to Create Realistic Characters While Writing

No matter how many ideas you have or how many screenplays you can write. At some point, it comes down ...
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Science Vs. Arts & Humanities

I still remember it was 1st March 2003. Arch rivals India and Pakistan were all set to clash in the ...
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