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FilmCamp in Chennai: naanga ready! neenga?

A one-day workshop where you make one-minute films!

Ever wondered what it’s like to make a film? Find out at FilmCamp.TV’s 1:1, a one-day workshop where you make one-minute films.

At a 1:1, you will write, storyboard, enact, shoot and edit a one-minute film in one day. Because you cannot make a film alone, you will work collaboratively in groups (not exceeding 5). The workshop is supervised by instructors every step of the way. You will start at 8:30 in the morning and finish by dusk.

Filmcamp have been having successful workshops in Bangalore developin the interstests and the community of independent film making. And they did have a writers meet too on Sunday, 2nd of December in Brew Ha Ha (coffee shop) and it was a wonderful 30 ppl crowd we had. and we had constructive discussions too on more film making plans for many aspired filmmakers, me being one of them too. And we all did know how the BIG boys write scripts… we had a script and screen discussion Shawshank Redemption.

So now, FilmCamp is coming to Chennai to get more people into the groove and realise dreams of filmmaking for anyone who wants to do it. They are going to be there at by mid week, so that you could meet them too… and the workshop is happening on the 9th of December 2007, a sunday!!!! so no reasons of work! at Besant Nagar beach area (tentative) wil be confirmed soon πŸ™‚

To register:

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Call: 0 9901304972 / 9243422797

For more information:

Well again, great things don come for free, the workshop fee is a Rs. 1000. I don think that is a big sum for your first film. SO be there and realise your dream… atleast, how to make a film πŸ™‚ then….adding to this.. Once you are IN… you have the whole community of independent, aspiring Filmmakers.. to support.

See you all there. I am going to be there though! πŸ˜€

Well, If any of you think “seeing is believing here 

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"A good film begins & ends with a good script"


“A good film begins and ends with a good script” – Ernest Lehman (Screen Writer – Winner, Honorary Academy Award)

Even after a 100 years of filmmaking, very few filmmakers in India today invest sufficient time and effort in developing, fine tuning and polishing a script. Writing for the screen is a very specialized craft where every word in the script is aimed at making a visual and emotional imprint on the reader . Every sentence is weighed by an entire team of people from actor, to cinematographer to music composer, each of whom will prepare and set out on separate journeys to reach the same destination – a film. Hence, a script’s clarity, brevity and focus plays a huge role in its success.

FilmCamp.TV addresses this huge lacuna by conducting a writers meet where we will discuss sections of a script from a writer’s standpoint. We will then view footage of the those sections of the film to understand how a film evolves from the written word to become a film.

Their first collective will discuss sections from two films,


The Shawshank Redemption (writer – Frank Darabont)


Chinatown (writer – Robert Towne).

Well, I m gonna be there for sure!!! well.. when the big people say so, let me see what they have gotta say πŸ˜‰ See you all there, if someone wants to come or bring in people along with you, please do at:

What: FilmCamp.TV Screen Writers’ meet
Where: Brew Ha Ha Cafe, Near Jyoti Nivas College, Koramangala
Date: Sunday, Dec 2nd 2007
Time: 11am to 2pm
Entry: Free (but you will have to pay for your own coffee
! :))

The collective is free and open to all. It will be moderated and conducted by Sanjay Nambiar, a feature film director, writer, cinematographer, editor and teacher of filmmaking. Sanjay’s feature film Yanam won the Kerala Film Critics Special Jury Award for Yanam in 2004. Sanjay trained to make film in Chicago and Los Angeles for 12 years.

To be a part of it! BE THERE or…to reserve mail to filmcamp at /

Barcamp Bangalore 5-winter edition on November 17 – 18, 2007 and FilmCamp is talking there


Barcamp 5 in Bangalore. For me its the first time, and i’m glad it is happening so soon. cause from the time I got to know some techie guys like thejesh, Hrish, Vinay. Vinu, HariKrishnan, I have heard them speak about Barcamp, and my curiosity really did increase a lot after that to know, what exactly happens there.. though these guys did explain to me what it was, but again “seeing is believeing more” πŸ™‚ And sometimes i thought, man! its BCB 5, that means I m four times ages behind all these techie guys, me lagging behind…but still, better late than never rite!!!!

So here it is finally, just for me πŸ˜€ he he…. JUST FOR ALL: Barcamp 50- winter edition at the IIM Bangalore on the 17th of november 2007. Be there… and you could get to MEET ME πŸ˜€ get lucky ppl and more great new friends and ppl around there.. that is what I m expecting atleast πŸ˜€

And ya another great news is that: we are having a indie film collective at the barcamp at 3 pm at the room called LATTE πŸ™‚ So there we are going to talk and discuss loads on films and issues related to films and filmmakers.

We will have the following people coming and talking on the respective topics πŸ™‚

Talks there are right now (but they could be re-ordered/changed later):

  • Lessons learnt while making of documentaries by children – Vijay

  • FilmCamp.TV’s introduction as a support system to the indie cinema movement – Hrish Thota

  • leveraging the know how of idlers hanging out at the numerous multimedia offerings in Bangalore – Pradeep Mangalath

  • Evolving trends in filmmaking and distribution in the digital world – Sanjay Nambiar

  • How can Indie Filmmakers come together and market their film for the big screen – Deepak H T

  • Why Indie Cinema is a disorganized sector and still fun to be in? – Roopam Baruah

  • How do we do screenings after we make films to justify the money involved – aamreeta gautam

  • Do we need critics for Indie cinema? – Raghunandan K S

And I m going to attend the session on ‘blogging’ as well, and lets see what the big bloggers gotta say about it as well…. I am just so looking forward for the sunrise ….see you all at the BCB 5 – winter edition and yes, I m trying to get a camera to get some shots, lets see πŸ™‚

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