Jacki is a Production Designer in the South Indian Film Industry. He was at LVPA discussing with students on how to plan and execute various set designs for films. Jacki was widely recognized in the film industry for his works in National Award-winning films such as "Paruthiveeran", "Aadukalam", and "Visaaranai".
Karm Chawla, an Alumnus of LVPA conducted a Cinematography session for current Students. His recently released movies Avane Srimannarayana and Yaanaa were shown to students following which he discussed his cinematography experience. It was followed by a Q & A session.
Ms. Dhamayanthi has penned popular songs in Tamil cinema. She was at LVPA sharing her experience in visualizing and music video scripting based on her work as Executive Producer in Min Bimbangal. Students of LVPA received valuable inputs on planning their music video shoots on the eve of their project commencement.
Noted film maker Mr.Gautham Vasudev Menon conducted a Masterclass for students of L.V. Prasad Film & TV Academy. He shared his experience while directing films including Minnale, Vaaranam Aayiram, Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya, and many others. He discussed the importance of working with the right team and recollected how lucky he has been in this aspect. Some interesting questions were raised by the students which received equally interesting answers from Gautham Vasudev Menon.
Leena Manimekalai is a leading Tamil poet and filmmaker. Her films and writings are deeply driven by social justice. Her narrative documentaries on the dynamics of caste, gender, globalization, art therapy, student politics, eco-feminism, indigenous people's rights and LGBTQ lives have been internationally acclaimed and have won several awards in prestigious international film festivals and civil rights circuits. She screened and discussed her documentary films 'Is It Too Much To Ask', 'My Story Your Story' and 'Rape Nation' for LVPA Students and followed it up with discussions and interactions.