Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television

Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television
Flash Frame Visuals Academy, Bangalore, India

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Convocation 2011


Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television
Bangalore, India
www.ffvacademy.com


Convocation 2011 - Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television

What do you call a moment where you walk down your nostalgic lane, in presence of people with whom you started the journey, acknowledging them, and taking along the ones who are with you at present, making it one of the most unforgettable moment ever…well I will call it as our ‘Convocation 2011’!

For the majority, ‘convocation’ is a very formal event of handing over the degree or diploma certificates to the suitable candidates. But at FFVA, it was more of a personal event since we believe that it’s about life long relationships, and not just about qualifying our students and bidding them adieu.




Mr.T.G.Keerthi Kumar, Founder and Director of FFVA, shared his experience with students about how he started Flash Frames and how the journey has been so far. He also highlighted the future plans of the institute. In the most humble way, he shared the entire credit of the success with his team and the old students who have been the major pillar of support and encouragement.

Moreover nothing came better than sharing the moment with someone as humble and as pleasant as Mr.V. K Murthy saheb, who was the honorable Chief Guest of our event. Recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2008, along with "Life Time Achievement Award" from IIFA, and many other such accolades, the first thing that each one of noticed about him was yet old pleasing smile, having no airs around him.

Founder & Director - Mr.T.G.Keerthi Kumar
Honorable Chief Guest - Mr.V.K.Murthy
1st Indian Cinematographer to receive the Dada Saheb Phalke Award

Guru Dutt’s favourite cinematographer, he remained loyal and worked only with him till the time Guru Dutt was alive. Pyaasa , Kaagaz Ke Phool are some of his masterpieces. He was as simple as any other 89-year-old man would be, but definitely way more active and possessing the eyes which no one else would do. He was all game to share his experiences and memories with the students present there and give them all the useful tips, which would help them in the longer run.


Best Student of the Year 2010-11 - I.Amarjit Singh


Soon after this, Mr.V.K.Murthy handed over the Diploma certificates to our students, declaring one of them as the ‘Best student of the year 2010-11’. That came as the element of surprise as it was the least expected thing. Everyone joined for lunch soon after that and it was surely a delight to see all our present and old students together reminding us of the fact that yes, indeed we have covered a little distance from where we started !



Article Written by:
Aditi KK
Head – Academics
Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television
Bangalore, India
www.ffvacademy.com
Email : aditi@ffvacademy.com


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Teamwork Works !!


Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television
Bangalore, India



Teamwork Works - Filmmaking Student gets selected as a finalist in International Film Competition

It was just like any other project day, deadlines at the peak, camera in hand, eyes set on the subject, bounded by actors and other crew members. And soon there was an announcement that he has made it to finals in "International Student Film Festival - Hollywood" . Neither did he know anything about it, nor any of our other students. But the echoing sound of claps and that smile on those tired faces just said it all!

Amarjit Irengbam Gemini - student of Diploma in Digital Filmmaking in Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television, had made it to top 5 finalists across the world under the ‘30 second TV commercial’ category. An ad film that he made under the supervision of FFVA 
faculty , as part of his project had been shortlisted for the competition, making him the only Indian student to do the same.

 

And why not, after all he truly deserved that. More than just a use of technology, what was more effective in his case was the concept and the idea. And that is what we give more importance in FFVA. A lot of students are mistaken by the fact that good knowledge about equipment and editing would help them for the smooth sail. But instead, production and postproduction can only be effective if pre production is strong. From idea to synopsis to script, all these factors form the basic foundation for your final outcome. It’s absolutely incorrect to underestimate the significance of idea and the script. Not just for him, but it was an important lesson for other students as well. Well this is it about concept and the film part.

XXY Energy Drink - 30 secs TVC 


But there was something more to that moment that left me more contended. Definitely we all were happy for his success, but just one reaction of his, won our hearts. Immediately after the news was out, with that ecstatic expression of his, he immediately ran and congratulated the other student, his team member, Chanavir Desai, who was also the cameraman of his ad film. He shook hands with him and gave him all the credit he deserved.

Did he just do that…was my first reaction? Media is a place where people are the most self-centered souls, for whom their succession over others and climbing the ladder of success is more than anything. Now that's what i call as 'teamwork' !  I was left wondering that how many folks would actually do that. With that astonishing smile on my face, I was very happy about that fact that my student is on the right path and with good thoughts. No matter how much ever big professional one might become, but very few are able to become good people. And I truly hope for my students that I should be able to count them in the list of so called as ‘good people’.

Yes, he is my student and I have taught him few lessons too. But his one noble reaction not just taught each one of us a lesson, but also left me zapped and proud of the fact that he is FFVA’s student. Keep the good work going Amarjit!!!



Article Written by:
Aditi KK
Head – Academics
Flash Frame Visuals Academy of Film & Television
Bangalore, India
www.ffvacademy.com
Email : aditi@ffvacademy.com

Saturday, 2 July 2011

The Week that was all about Film Production - Students Project


Students Final Project - Production

The day used to start little earlier than usual, it used to end way more later, though eyes used to feel little sleepy, mind was full excited and in hunt for the best shot… that’s how the last week was!!!  Full fifteen days were divided for the final projects of 2010-11 Diploma in Digital Filmmaking batch and only thing that students, faculty and even the walls of the institute for that matter was supposed to do was eat, live, breathe films, your own films, where each and every second (read it as ‘shot’) reflected our own ideas and creations.



Playing all different roles as director, cinematographer, scriptwriter, editor and even the audience, it was a week, which was not just a learning experience but also had its own share of moments that will tickle your funny bone each time you think of it.



It was such an astounding feeling that made us comprehend that if you are really in love with what you do, even 20 working hours don’t seem to be tedious. Three words ‘rolling’, ‘camera’ and ‘action’ used to be enough to get us back on our toes! The scene used to be such that it was difficult to distinguish that who is a faculty and who is student. While eating, talking, sitting, laughing, and at times even sleeping, everyone used to be together. Infact it was a wonderful opportunity for both students and faculty to see the other (read as ‘casual’) side of each other.
Seven days of shoot was not just one-sided leaning. Where students got amazing hands on experience of what it takes to actually work in media industry, for faculty too it was an ocean full of budding ideas, their notorious thoughts and the perspective of how they have learnt things and to what extent.

Where there were days when the shoot used to take place continuously for hours together in the set created in institute itself, there were times when we also went out to capture outdoor shots. Each experience was special in its own way.




No matter how less we slept, each time before lying down on bed, there used to a satisfying feeling that day was nothing but fun. It was awesome to think that our sole work is to make films, be the part of films and as mentioned earlier breathe, think and dream only films.

Words are not enough to conclude the memories. All I can say is that week was the ‘wowest’ week and am proud to have a team of students and faculty who made it possible! Cheers!!!!