Documentary making workshops at Pondicherry University – 2013

Making a documentary film is by no means an easy feat. And it goes without saying that for beginners in film-making, proper training and guidance is very important. Taking this objective forward, Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University conducted a series of workshops on documentary film-making for the students. The workshop was facilitated by experts in various fields, like Ajay Raina, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, and Suresh Rajamani.

Workshop on Documentary filmmaking – by Ajay Raina

Workshop on editing and research – by Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Workshop on location sound recording – by Suresh Rajamani

The three documentary-making workshops at Pondicherry University were one better than the other. What makes them different from the usual workshops is that the experts were also working with the students and helping them achieve better results. And the result was eight five minute documentaries by the students of Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication :

1) Born into the darkness 

                   by Amarjit Laimayum, Ranjith P, Subhajit Paul and Sumon Datta.

2) The fox hunters

                   by Sruthi Rajan, Akhila CK, Habeeb Rahman and Swathy Karthik.

3) The Foreigner

                   by Jibin Babu, Akhila Rajmohan,  Monu NC and Renza Muhammed Iqbal.

4) Tale of a mill

                   by Arun Varghese, Abdul Bais, Mustafa Mubashir and Tathagata Mitra.

5) Mess 4 mess

                   by Eswar K, Lallianmawii C, Nonalynka Nongrum and Vijay Baskar R

6) SHe

                   by Jananee, Gopikrishnan Unnithan, Sreevishnu R and Yukthiraj V.

7) Neengala Naangala (You or us)

                   by Sandhya Menon, Kayideluo Pfoze, Rokovisie Suokhire and Siju Abraham.

8) Nazhuvipora Ousteri (Ousteri slipping away)

                   by Abdur Rahoof, Anwesa Sarkar, Krishnaveni Ilanthirayan and Shubra Roy Chouwdhury.

Krishnaveni Ilanthirayan

-Student Editor of The Inquirer, Web version batch 2013-15. Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University

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