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20November 2018

L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy at 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2018)

Goa
L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy participated in the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2018). The Booth at the INOX Multiplex and Maquinez Palace complex attracted a lot of visitors, film enthusiasts and students. L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy was also part of the NFDC Film Bazaar 2018 at the Marriott Resort, where a host of high profile delegates and celebrities were present. Prasad Group also sponsored the Annual Awards for free post-production to three selected films and offered a 50% discount to all the films that had participated in this year's Work in Progress Lab.

30October 2018

Masterclass with R S Prasanna

Chennai
R.S. Prasanna, an alumnus of L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy, Chennai made his debut film "Kalyana Samayal Saadham" in 2013. He directed the Hindi version of the same film "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" in 2016. On 29th October 2018, "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" was screened for LVPA students and on 30th October 2018, a Masterclass was organized in the conversation format with Mr. Sivakumar Mohanan, HOD, Direction. Prasanna credited the Academy for whatever he has achieved and discussed various points including importance of Crew formation, Collaboration and Networking. 

24August 2018

12th Graduation Day

Chennai

The 12th Graduation Day of L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy got off to a rocking start with the arrival of our Chief Guest Padma Bhushan Javed Akhtar. He was warmly received by Kavita Prasad, Director of Prasad Corporation Pvt Ltd. The function started off with the a minutes’ silence to mourn the victims of the devastating floods in Kerala. The function was hosted by our student Dhwani Shree. The function was held at the iconic Prasad 70mm theater which was filled to capacity as usual. Passing out students received their certificates from the chief guest. Our ‘Academy Awards’ as we fondly call it were announced to thunderous applause and presented by the Chief Guest Mr.Javed Akhtar.

30March 2018

Reframing the Future of Film

Chennai

Film Heritage Foundation presented ‘Reframing the Future of Film 4, an event headed by celebrated visual artist Tacita Dean and acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, was held in Mumbai on March 30, 31 & April 1, 2018. Through the event, Nolan and Dean had explored the importance and differences of shooting on film and why it is essential to keep it available as a medium for future generations. They had also focused on preserving on film and seeing films projected on film as an essential part of our visual experience and history. They questioned how can any cultural heritage can remain intelligible when handed down to future generations without attention to its medium? And finally they discussed the necessity of determining new archival and exhibition standards that will secure film’s future and explained why the debate around film needs to change. Mr.Sai Prasad, Director of L.V.Prasad Film and Tv Academy was one of the participants in the Conference.

26March 2018

Nuts & Bolts of Editing

Chennai

A 2 days master class in editing was conducted on 26th and 27th of March with national awardwinning Film editor Mr. Lenin for editing students. His 2 days sessions have made students realize that an editor’s job is not to merely cut and paste where film editor is also a performer and requires some basic knowledge of sound and music. Exposure to sound, rhythm, camera framing and dance will help him employ effective techniques like rhythmic cuts. Students enjoyed his 2 days session with full strength.

23March 2018

12 years of Wild Framing

Chennai

L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy has organized an interactive session on 23rd March with wildlife Filmmaker Mr. Nallamuthu who had spent a decade in a forest for making the documentary on Tiger. Nallamuthu’s fascination for beautiful visuals and his compassion for wildlife have resulted in him spending most of his time in the forests in India searching for unique characters in wildlife and make stories out of it. Students learned nuances of making wildlife documentaries and how to choose subjects for wildlife. An unique experience for editing students was how he had brought down 300 hours of footage to a one-hour documentary.

8March 2018

One day workshop with Kalairani on Handling Actors

Chennai

For the first year Direction and Camera students before they go for their “dialogue exercise”, a workshop on Handling Actors was arranged on 8th March 2018. Ms.Kalairani, well known character actor in Tamil mainstream movies, an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of Tamilnadu and a member of Koothu Pattari handled this workshop. First half of workshop she gave a masterclass on how to handle actors, in the second half she made students to handle different small scenes for a given situation.