Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Might 9 (ANI/NewsVoir): Whistling Woods Worldwide (WWI) hosted the 2022 version of its 5-day Annual Screenwriting Workshop in affiliation with Screenwriters Affiliation (SWA). The workshop witnessed the participation of over 200 aspiring and present writers. The coveted, hands-on workshop led by Anjum Rajabali, famend screenwriter and Head of Division (HOD)-Screenwriting at WWI Faculty of Filmmaking, together with visitor audio system from the Indian movie fraternity, was delivered in a hybrid mode this yr to encourage pan-India participation.
The workshop kickstarted with an introduction to the weather of screenwriting. Explaining the method, Anjum Rajabali mentioned, “By means of screenwriting, viewers or audiences are invited to the world of movies. Character is the issue that breathes life into the plot and the plot is the issue that offers a framework to the character. Each plot and the character cannot exist with out one another. When you’re speaking or fascinated about the character it must be within the context of the plot.” Because the day progressed, Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor, Piku, October, Gulabo Sitabo) was the primary amongst the critically-acclaimed audio system to work together with the members.
Day two ushered in additional complicated discussions on screenplay construction, character selection, psychology, and psychological defence mechanism. On character growth, Anjum Rajabali mentioned, “Movies are powered by how the characters are feeling. The author builds the empathy of the viewers in direction of the character.”On the third day, the workshop centered on mythology, its influence on the script, its presentation and likewise examined the relevance of storytelling in screenwriting by a examine of ‘The Hero’s Journey’. Following this, Sandeep Shrivastava (screenwriter-New York, Shershaah, and the net collection, Aarya) interacted with the members. Answering a query relating to the involvement of screenwriters throughout manufacturing, he mentioned, “You as a author are very linked to the fabric that you’ve created, and you’ll’t separate your self when the film goes on the ground. I used to be there on the set after we had been taking pictures the film, Shershaah, and when the conflict sequence was being shot, I used to be nonetheless writing in between the shoot. It is rather like when a mom sends a baby to school-she at all times desires to know what’s occurring.” Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President and Chief Know-how Officer, WWI rounded up day three’ discussions with a session on the way forward for writing for the metaverse and gaming.
Scenes from key films had been screened to showcase the significance of scene design and dialogues to the members on the fourth day. Movie critic and screenwriter, Aniruddha Guha additionally introduced his multidimensional experience to the workshop. Speaking about his two passions-cinema and writing-he suggested the members to benefit from the screenwriting course of whereas engaged on scripts.
On the final day of the workshop, Anjum Rajabali walked the members by a big selection of matters resembling Natyashastra, Navrasa, and legalities like copyright safety, credit, contract signing, and compensation. Workshop members got an opportunity to pitch their tales to Guneet Dogra (Producer) in a sensible session.
Raj Nidimoru, a part of the favored writer-director-producer duo, Raj and DK, behind the hit collection, The Household Man, was the penultimate speaker of the workshop. He mentioned, “You might be in a time the place you’ll be able to write no matter you need as you haven’t any guidelines. Do not write just one script, write two to a few. Preserve writing, as writing just isn’t the onerous half. The concept is the onerous half, writing is only a self-discipline.”Subhash Ghai, FounderChairman, WWI concluded the workshop on an inspiring word. In his closing remarks he mentioned, “No matter you have got been experiencing out of your childhood, simply recollect it and write it, because it comes out of your coronary heart. You ought to be enthusiastic about folks and in case you are enthusiastic about folks, you’ll write for the folks.” The workshop was well-received by all attendees who wrapped up the classes with a standing ovation for his or her workshop teacher, Anjum Rajabali.
Whistling Woods Worldwide (WWI) is Asia’s premier Movie, Communication and Inventive Arts institute. Based by one in every of India’s main Filmmakers-Subhash Ghai, WWI is without doubt one of the largest and finest media institutes within the nation.
WWI provide programs that adjust in length from 1 yr to 4 years catering to all main verticals of the Media and Leisure trade, specifically Appearing, Animation and Sport Design, Cinematography, Path, Modifying, Music ProductionComposition, Producing, Manufacturing Design, Screenwriting, Sound Recording and Design, Visible Results, Media Administration, Occasion Administration, SportsEsports Administration, FashionCostume Design and Visible Communication Design. All of the programs are supplied underneath an settlement with Rajiv Gandhi Nationwide Institute of Youth Growth (RGNIYD).
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