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Good film combines good script, tech wizardry: Direct

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, June 6 (UNI) A good film is one which is a perfect combination of a good script and story and an efficient use of the technical wizardry characterising the modern-day cinematic techniques, says Hollywood screenwriter and director Gil Bettman.

Internationally-acclaimed writer, director and an associate professor at the college of film and media arts Chapman University of the US, Mr Bettman, who has directed feature films like 'Crystal Heart', 'Never Too young to Die' and 'The Road to Cabo', believes that ''filmmaking is a mesmerising blend of technology and art - requiring management skills of an MBA, artistic essence of an MA, sensitivity of a psychologist, expertise of a computer wizard, the attitude of an archeologist and never say die mind set of a politician to create "believable magic" on screen.'' Mr Bettman will give a tip or two in the art of filmmaking to aspiring filmmakers as well as established players at a series of workshops on film production and scriptwriting seminars to be held in the Capital from June 9.

Being organised by BlackCoffee films and media, the workshops are part of an endeavour to develop a highly professional and well refined approach to filmmaking for the future in India, to help Indian films match the filmmaking standards of the International cinema.

''Infact, BlackCoffee films and media has just recently completed a very successful film directing workshop in collaboration with the NCPA (National centre for performing arts), Mumbai with Mr Bettman as the trainer. The workshop was an eye opener for many aspirants and established players. It's success has encouraged us to launch more such detailed workshops,'' Mr Upen Patel, the MD and founder of BlackCoffee films and Media, which is now one among Singapore's leading Independent film and media production houses, told UNI here.

The company is also organising a wide range of educational programmes like Film appreciation seminars.

While a film appreciation master class will be held at the India international centre on June 9 from 0900 hrs, a three day advanced film directing workshop will be held from June 11-13 at the IIC and a three-day screenwriting workshop from June 28-30 at IIC.

''The workshops are designed specifically for beginners as well as those withing the industry keen to learn more and provide a wonderful workspace to share and develop skills with others within the country,''Mr Patel said.

While the fees for the film directing workshops will be Rs 5000 per person, that for the screenwriting workshop will be Rs 10000 per person. The registration can also be done at the website www.blackcoffeefilms.com, he said.


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