Thursday, 31 March 2011

IFTI celebrates the Victory of India against Pakistan in great Spirit!!

30th March.The clock struck 2:30 pm and the Box Office, the massive amphitheater saw an atmosphere of excitement, mixed feelings of confidence, hopefulness and a slight skepticism...but as the batting of Sehwag & Tendulkar soared...matching the swiftness of Pak's confident bowling...the note was set...a winning note...a note of hope that was soaring higher and higher with each stroke and spin!

IFTI organsied a mass viewing of the match on a huge screen for all its students, staff, senior management, special guests and press!

Right from the Chairman, Mr.Agarwal, to the Joint Director Iti Agarwal and Mrs. mala Agarwal, and the Directors, Vipul Singhal, Sandeep Raizada and C.O.O Tanuja Shankar, the event was experienced and enjoyed with enthu!

Jai Ho India!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Students get Hands On Training!

In media industry, particularly in the creative and the technical side of film making and television production, it is highly imperative for a learner or a student to get the REAL feel of the gadgets, equipment, and the REAL Life that gets transformed into the REEL life. Students studying film technology, grammar of television, aspects of story telling, elements of production & post production need to go through the grit and grime of the REAL World of Production.IFTI having adopted this methodolgy for its students have been regulalrly sending students for the hands on training.

Students of Film & Television Direction are undergoing a vigorous training under veteran television professionals in Mumbai, in the ongoing TV Serial on Zee TV, "Sanjog Se Bani Sangini".The aspects of shooting & editing that they are getting exposed to at the moment are much beyond the contact hours of learning in class.Class Contact hours give them a thorough theoretical grounding, and hands on training in Real Situations, prepare them for the industry's demands.

The students of Camera & Lighting Techniques have gone through a month long hands on training under a veteran cameraman, in a forthcoming Reality Show on NDTV Imagine, ' Shaadi 3 Crore Ki' where they assisted during the shoots and gained immense experience and knowledge, clearing all their doubts regarding their subject. Students of present Camera batch too have undergone through a hands on attachment with an ongoing Film , ' Khwab' produced by Murad Khan.

Indeed, Hands On Training can give an impetus to the learning given to the students in the classroom.IFTI does just that!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Food For Thought....

I have always wondered, what do the students want these days? Do they want name, fame, success through short cuts...or do they want to follow their passion...through slogging, hard work, perseverance and proper guidance? What is the strategy that they are aiming to follow? Are they still clogged by the overpowering urge of their perants to do a 9-5 job, with a decent salary, a regular lifestyle, some security, and a non controversial life? To become engineers, IT professionals, Babus, Cops, do cushy corporate jobs with an MBA behind them....or they are looking beyond all this?

For any youngster, choosing a career is a mind boggling game starting right after they pass Xth do or not to do...that is the follow their folks' strict instructions, to walk on the path of their parents' twinkling sweat and pant and stand in queues to fill yet another form for some inane competition or the other...but what for?

To crib...and fret...and feel tired after each and every boring slogging day at count the cash that is left in the bank by the end of each month...and to wistfully look at all those people who are happily persuing their passions..and enjoying a job , that they LOVE?

Be it a physical trainer, Yoga Guru, Art of Living Expert, Environmentalist, Radio Jockey, Sound Recordist, Dance Director, al?

I think, the parents of 80s generation need to condition themsleves to let their children help them choose whatever they wish to....with a focussed guidance and motivation from them. If the guardians guide the children, about their careers based on their potential, passions and forte...we might have more passionate pilots, bankers, cops.....and definitely more passionate Radio Jockeys and Film makers as well!

Someone has rightly said~

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Each day is New day at IFTI

Each day at the Indian Film & Television Institute is like a breath of fresh air, something new and different to offer just like the freshness of the morning sun, and the coolness of the dark night!

7th march,2011 was a day to remember at IFTI, when the students of the passing out Acting batch presented their learning of last 6 months in a powerfully perfromed 1hr 40 min play, "ADHE ADHURE" written by renowned writer Mohan Rakesh.The play was directed under the tutelage of HOD of the Acting stream, Mr. Paintal and faculty under him, Mr.Sandeep Mahajan, who had some tough time to motivate and prepare his pupils to do such a mature and powerful play. After a month of dilly dallying, dropping out of some students from the play, the play rehearsals finally took off and the results were more than satisfying.All the students- Pramod, Varsha, Ali, Raunak, Renu, Anil and Megha did their best and earned accolades from the audience especially the veterans sitting on the velvet chairs of the awsome auditorium, well named as the Box Office.

The veterans who motivated the students on their fine performance were none other than theatre and TV personality Srivardhan Trivedi who has left indelible impact on many viewers through his hit crime show, "SANSANI" and the great actor Kanwarjit Paintal, fondly known as PAINTAL who has won many a heart by his funny, and endearing acts in well known films like Jawani Diwani & Satte Pe Satta.

7th March, indeed a day to remember!!!