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  • 06 Sep 2016
    Mindscreen Film Institute, founded by Rajiv Menon in 2006, was started as a school for Cinematography and has since evolved into a specialized institute offering courses on Screenplay Writing, Film-Making and Direction. Run by a team of senior industry professionals, Mindscreen Film Institute takes pride in having been the training ground for some of the best talent in the film industry today.   Rajiv Menon, known for his passion in teaching, has mentored award winning cinematographers and directors such as Ravi K. Chandran, Rajasekhar, Ratnavelu and Gautam Menon during their formative years. The Institute draws upon decades of his experience and also the 'Film Productions and Equipment rental company, Mindscreen.   The certificate course on Cinematography started in the year 2006 is a comprehensive program where the students get hands-on learning experience and theoretical knowledge on the latest equipment’s and facilities available in campus. Mission To offer high quality professional study programs in the theory & practice of film-making. To focus on specialized areas of film-making that develop very proficient technicians who are creative artists as well. Mindscreen Film Institute and its alumni make a professional impact and significant contribution to the media and entertainment industry.  PhilosophyWe believe that a good film-maker, irrespective of his/her role must appreciate all aspects of the process.  From the choices a cinematographer confronts, understanding the director & his script, how sound and music transform a scene to assembling of images in the editing room. And the best way to learn them is to have a real ‘touch-feel-do’ experience.  Mindscreen Film Institute is all about hands-on learning. Our learning environment is designed to move one beyond their current level, expand the vision, enhance technical skills and unleash the potential to IMAGINE, THINK & CREATE in a new way   COURSES OFFERED: Six Months Course on Cinematography Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography Six Months Course on Acting for Film & Television Weekend Acting for Camera -12 Weekends Rajiv Menon Founder – Director   Rajiv Menon began his career in the film industry when he graduated in cinematography from the Film and Television Institute. His subsequent training in Steadicam operation under Garret Brown, the academy award winner provided him the opportunity to work with some of the top productions.   Rajiv Menon with two decades of experience in making commercials has won numerous awards. He has also worked on a few important documentary projects with personalities like Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnard. While Rajiv Menon worked on a few documentaries, He gained national recognition for shooting Maniratnam's 'Bombay' and is continued to be associated with him through 'Guru' and 'Kadal'.   Rajiv Menon made his directorial debut in feature filmmaking, Minsara Kanavu for AVM Studios. He is equally interested in giving back to the industry a range of talents it needs to constantly renew itself. With same aim he has established Mindscreen Film Institute inaugurated in July 2006 by filmmaker, Maniratnam   Founder and Director page to include major awards 2000 - Kandukondain Kandukondain –Tamil Feature Film- Film fare Award - Best Director 2008 – Guru – Hindi Feature Film – APSARA award for Best Cinematography. 2008 – Guru - Hindi Feature Film – SHANTARAM award for Best Cinematography. 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film – Film Fare Award for Best Cinematography 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film - Vijay TV Award for Best Cinematography 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film - SIIMA Award for Best Cinematography  
Admissions/Exams 901 views Mar 08, 2017
4-Week Summer Photography course (3rd May to 2nd June 2017)

Want to discover your “other side” this summer
4-Week Summer Photography course
(3rd May to 2nd June 2017)

MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE, Chennai, a venture of Rajiv Menon, Director-Cinematographer, besides its regular courses on Cinematography and Screenwriting, is launching the 4-Week Summer Photography course for the serious beginners.
The 4-Week Summer Photography course for the serious beginners is an exploration of photography in the digital age and students learn how to get the most out of their cameras while being creative in the process. Also understanding how the camera operates and why they can get certain effects with specific settings.
An opportunity to aspiring candidates who have a passion and desire for photography, to gain a deeper appreciation of one's creativity, explore effective avenues of Photography, discover and develop skills for better image projection, tricks and techniques of effective photography. The course is designed for a wide range of audience ranging from individuals with interests in Photography for any professional willing to explore what goes into the creation of beautiful images, Heritage images. You will receive an in-depth study of composition; concepts and techniques, helping you create and capture your creative vision through your lens. We will review everything from equipment and exposure settings, to how to find those stunning places and "work" a scene. 
The Philosophy behind the course has been to awaken the creative photographer hidden in many people who have not had the opportunity to explore photography as a career. These are people who love taking pictures but have been baffled by the technologies involved in digital photography, or those who are inspired by the beauty of what they see but are frustrated that they cannot transform that experience into a great picture. The course is meant to guide such people and give them a start in the right direction.

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