Self Paced

Advanced Film Studies and Techniques

Beyond the Lens offers deep insights into advanced film studies and techniques, enriching participants film making expertise.

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Self Paced
3 Months


This program dives into the artistic and technical aspects of film making, exploring advanced techniques in directing, cinematography, editing, and sound design. It combines theoretical film studies with practical hands-on training to enhance participants’ ability to create compelling visual narratives and technically proficient films.


The aim of Beyond the Lens: Advanced Film Studies and Techniques is to develop an in-depth understanding and mastery of film making, enhancing participants’ abilities in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the craft. The program strives to nurture creative visionaries who can innovate and lead in the global film industry.

Program Objectives

  • Master advanced film making techniques across various production stages.
  • Analyze film theory and its application in contemporary film making.
  • Develop a distinct creative vision and storytelling approach.

Program Structure

Module 1: Foundations of Film Theory and Criticism

  • Section 1: Introduction to Film Theory
    • Key Concepts in Film Theory
    • Major Schools of Thought: Formalism, Realism, Auteur Theory, and More
  • Section 2: Film Criticism and Analysis
    • Methods of Film Criticism
    • Analyzing Cinematic Techniques and Narrative Structures

Module 2: Advanced Cinematography

  • Section 1: Mastering Camera Techniques
    • Advanced Camera Movements and Shot Composition
    • The Role of Lenses and Lighting in Shaping Visual Aesthetics
  • Section 2: Innovative Cinematographic Practices
    • Techniques for Creating Mood and Atmosphere
    • Case Studies of Iconic Cinematographic Styles

Module 3: Directing and Visual Storytelling

  • Section 1: The Art of Directing
    • Developing a Unique Directorial Voice
    • Working with Actors and Crew to Realize a Vision
  • Section 2: Visual Storytelling Techniques
    • Crafting Visual Narratives: Symbolism, Metaphor, and Subtext
    • Using Storyboards and Pre-Visualization Tools

Module 4: Screenwriting and Narrative Construction

  • Section 1: Advanced Screenwriting Techniques
    • Structuring Complex Narratives
    • Developing Multi-Dimensional Characters and Dialogues
  • Section 2: Experimenting with Narrative Form
    • Nonlinear Storytelling and Multiple Perspectives
    • Blending Genres and Pushing Narrative Boundaries

Module 5: Editing and Post-Production

  • Section 1: Advanced Editing Techniques
    • Rhythms of Editing: Pacing, Timing, and Continuity
    • Creative Transitions and Montage Theory
  • Section 2: Sound Design and Scoring
    • The Role of Sound in Enhancing Visuals
    • Techniques for Integrating Music and Effects Seamlessly

Module 6: Thematic and Cultural Studies in Film

  • Section 1: Exploring Themes and Motifs
    • Identifying and Analyzing Recurring Themes in Cinema
    • Case Studies of Thematic Exploration in Film
  • Section 2: Cultural and Societal Influences
    • The Impact of Culture and Society on Film
    • Cross-Cultural Analysis and Global Cinema Trends

Final Assessment and Project

  • Capstone Project:
    • Producing a Short Film or Detailed Analysis of a Complex Film
  • Final Examination:
    • Comprehensive Test Covering Advanced Film Studies and Techniques

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Students, PhD scholars, academicians, and industry professionals interested in deepening their knowledge and skills in film making.
  • Aspiring filmmakers, directors, cinematographers, and editors seeking advanced training.
  • Film critics and theorists aiming to enhance their practical film making abilities.

Program Outcomes

  1. Advanced Cinematography Skills: Master complex camera techniques and lighting setups.
  2. Sophisticated Directing Techniques: Develop directing skills that enhance actor performance and narrative impact.
  3. Post-Production Mastery: Gain expertise in editing, color grading, and sound design.
  4. Creative Storytelling: Enhance ability to craft compelling and original stories.
  5. Critical Film Analysis: Strengthen analytical skills to critique films and apply theoretical insights.
  6. Collaborative Film making: Learn to effectively collaborate within a film crew.
  7. Industry Standard Software Proficiency: Master industry-standard software for film editing and production.

Fee Structure

Standard Fees: INR 4,998        USD 198

Discounted Fee: INR 2499        USD 99   




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Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Creative Leadership: Opportunities to lead creative projects in film production.
  • Innovative Film making: Potential to innovate with new technologies and storytelling techniques.
  • Global Film Industry Participation: Opportunities to work on international film projects.
  • Film Education and Training: Roles in academia teaching advanced film studies.
  • Industry Consultancy: Demand for experienced professionals to advise on film production and aesthetics.
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures: Potential to establish independent production companies.
  • Festival and Cultural Programming: Roles in curating and managing film festivals and cultural events.
  • Media and Criticism: Opportunities in film criticism and media analysis for leading publications and platforms.

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Job Opportunities

  • Film Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Film Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Screenwriter
  • Production Designer
  • Film Critic
  • Visual Effects Supervisor

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