Film Direction Workshop: From Vision to Execution

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Embark on a transformative journey into the world of filmmaking with our exclusive workshop designed for indie filmmakers. Led by industry experts, this immersive course covers every aspect of the filmmaking process, empowering you to unleash your creativity and bring your cinematic vision to life. Whether you’re a budding filmmaker or an experienced enthusiast, join us to explore the art of storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical craftsmanship in an inspiring and collaborative environment.



Workshop Overview:

Embark on an enriching 6-day cinematic odyssey with “Film Direction Workshop: From Vision to Execution” by Balu Sandilyasa, a bespoke workshop meticulously crafted for indie filmmakers, assistant directors, and enthusiasts alike. Guided by the seasoned industry luminary Balu Sandilyasa, this immersive course offers an all-encompassing exploration of the filmmaking realm, spanning from conceptualization to post-production. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, an assistant director seeking to enhance your skills, or a passionate enthusiast eager to delve into the world of cinema, join us as we unravel the intricacies of storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical mastery.

Course Curriculum:

Day 1: Introduction

  • Unveiling the 7 Step Film Directing Process.
  • Harnessing the Power of Montage in Film Editing.
  • Exploring the Kuleshov Effect.
  • Understanding the Director’s Role.
  • Navigating the Business and Politics of Film.
  • Delving into the Psychology Behind the Shot.
  • Crafting Mise-en-Scene and Storyboards.

Exercise: Dive into One Shot Mise-en-Scene.

Day 2: Script Analysis and Character Development

  • Practical Breakdown of Scripts and Scenes.
  • Embracing the Classic Three-Act Structure.
  • Script Analysis Essentials: Text, Subtext, and Context.
  • Character Analysis and Development.
  • Observing Human Behavior and Emotions.
  • Empowering Directors with Essential Tools.

Exercise: Craft a Photo Story with 5 Photographs.

Day 3: Mastering Post-production

  • The Director’s Art of Auditioning.
  • Guidelines for Casting and Working with Actors.
  • Exploring Camera Angles and Lensing Techniques.
  • Understanding Basic Blocking and Staging.
  • Demystifying the 180 Degree Rule.

Exercise: Engage in a 6-Shot Narrative.

Day 4: Scene Analysis and Script Writing

  • Hands-on Demo: Blocking a Scene.
  • Screening and Analyzing Film Scenes.
  • Script Reading Session for Student Productions.

Exercise: Submit a Script for a 5-Scene Film.

Day 5: Exploring Documentary Filmmaking

  • Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking.
  • Screening Various Genres of Films.
  • Engage in Shooting a 5-Scene Film with Minimal Crew.

Day 6:

  • Screening and Review of Student Films.

Workshop Benefits:

  • Gain insights and guidance from Balu Sandilyasa, a distinguished filmmaker with a rich background in visual storytelling.
  • Dive deep into every aspect of filmmaking, from script analysis to post-production techniques.
  • Hands-on exercises and practical demonstrations to hone your skills.
  • Limited seats ensure personalized attention and interaction.
  • Receive a prestigious course completion certificate upon finishing the workshop.

Who Should Attend:

  • Aspiring filmmakers eager to refine their craft.
  • Assistant directors seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Enthusiasts passionate about the art of visual storytelling and filmmaking.
  • Film students craving practical knowledge and experience.
  • Industry professionals looking to expand their skill set.

Workshop Details:

  • Course Price: INR 10,000 per person.
  • For Online Workshop : You’ll receive the webinar link via WhatsApp upon completing your online registration.
  • Limited Seats Available.
  • First Batch Commences: May 1st, 2024.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a course completion certificate from Indie Birds.
  • The workshop timings will be discussed for both online and offline registrations, and the finalized schedule will be shared via WhatsApp. The workshop will commence at 10:00 in the morning and conclude at 16:00 in the evening, featuring a comprehensive itinerary with breaks for lunch, tea, and snacks. This well-structured timing format ensures participants can fully immerse themselves in the workshop sessions while also providing adequate intervals to rejuvenate and replenish their energy levels during the day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a transformative journey into the world of cinema! Reserve your seat now for the inaugural batch starting on May 1st, 2024.

About the Instructor:

Balu Sandilyasa, a maestro of visual storytelling, boasts a diverse portfolio spanning filmmaking, photography, and cinematography. With a stellar educational background from prestigious institutions like JNTU College of Fine Arts and the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, Balu’s artistic prowess has earned him accolades and recognition on both national and international platforms.

From garnering special jury mentions in renowned film competitions to showcasing his works at esteemed festivals, Balu’s journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication and creative brilliance. As an instructor, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise, guiding aspiring filmmakers towards their cinematic aspirations.

Instructor’s Approach towards Filmmaking:

Balu Sandilyasa’s cinematic philosophy is rooted in a profound reverence for nature and human resilience. Through his lens, he endeavors to weave captivating narratives that celebrate the innate connection between humanity and the natural world. His cinematic endeavors, ranging from thought-provoking documentaries to captivating feature films, serve as a testament to his commitment to storytelling with depth and purpose.

Join Balu Sandilyasa on a cinematic voyage of discovery, where storytelling transcends boundaries, and creativity knows no limits. Unlock your potential as a filmmaker and immerse yourself in the art of visual storytelling.


Unlock the secrets of bringing your cinematic vision to life! Join us for our exclusive Film Direction Workshop: From Vision to Execution. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a seasoned director looking to refine your craft, this immersive experience will equip you with the tools, techniques, and inspiration to take your projects to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and fellow filmmakers. Reserve your spot now and ignite your passion for storytelling on the big screen!FILM DIRECTION WORKSHOP: FROM VISION TO EXECUTION


Thoughts Unlimited and Indie Birds are not responsible for the course content, delivery, or any issues related to the course. The instructor, Balu Sandliyasa, is solely responsible for the course, including refunds. Please note that no refunds will be provided once the course fee is paid.


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