As many as 35 participants learnt the nuances of film appreciation such as film aesthetics, scene analysis, narrative analysis, creative engagement, among others at a workshop on Film Appreciation at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The workshop was conducted by Researcher and Educator of Cinematic-Art and Performance-Art, Mr. Abhishek Kukreja.
With the help of short video clips of films such as The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat by The Lumiere Brothers, Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, Spiderman, among others, the resource person explained how cinema is not just recording of a scene. A film tells a story, communicates a message and engages the audience emotionally. Thus, one needs vision, perspective and storytelling to convert a recording into a film.
“A scene is the most basic unit of film. Each scene is like a chapter of the book and it should tell a story and evoke some kind of emotion in the audience. Dialogues are also an integral part of film and help in communicating the message of the filmmaker. The biggest challenge a filmmaker faces is to logically explain the story as well as communicate the emotion of the story to the viewer”, said Kukreja.