MIT Institute of Design
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Film and Video Design Courses

Courses in Film and Video Design put emphasis on a strong narrative content. To communicate using the Film and Video media one needs to use equipment like film and video cameras and editing systems. Moreover conceptual processes in addressing the communication needs of the social and commercial sectors should also be rigorously followed. Of the many Film and Video design courses the one at MIT ID emphasizes on the holistic learning.

Topics like Photography, Videography, Film Language / Film Theory, Cinematography, Editing, Script Writing, Production Design etc develop a very strong conceptual understanding of all important aspects of Film and Video Design. Learners use software tools like Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro for their all Film and Video Projects. Film and Video design courses at MIT ID equip the learners with the required knowledge and skills to be professional Film and Video designer

With the growing media Industry Film & Video design courses in India have opened up a variety of career options.

Faculty
Prof.Indrajit Neogi   G. Nagrajan   Samson Mathai
Prof. Indrajit Neogi
H.O.D. Film & Video Design

Asst. Prof. G. Nagrajan
Film & Video Design

Asst. Prof. Nimish Gour
Film & Video Design
Tanmoy Goswami        
Asst. Prof. Sonal Radia-Tyagi
Film & Video Design

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Course Structure
Under Graduate Programme
Semester 1 Semester 5
Semester 2 Semester 6
Semester 3 Semester 7
Semester 4 Semester 8

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Overview  35
2 Design Drawing 1  140
3 Fundamentals of Design 1 (Colour) 105
4 Fundamentals of Design 2 (Geometry) 70
5 Fundamentals of Design 3 (Materials) 140
6 Fundamentals of Design 4 (Form Space and Structure) 105
7 Digital Methods 1 35
8 Inter Design Studies 1 (Environ Exposure) 70
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 2 105
2 Fundamentals of Design 5 (Colour) 70
3 Fundamentals of Design 6 (Solid Geometry) 70
4 Fundamentals of Design 7 (3D Form Space and Structure) 105
5 Fundamentals of Design 8 (Materials) 140
6 Inter Design Studies 2 (Urban Environ Exposure) 70
7 Problem Solving 105
8 Digital Methods 2 35
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Semester 3


Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Course Overview, Communication and Media Studies 70
2 Plastic and Performing Arts  70
3 Music Appreciation 35
4 Literature, Story Telling and Narrative Traditions 70
5 Introduction to Cinematography:  Transition from Stills  to Moving Images 105
6 Introduction to Editing and Sound: Tools and Crafts 70
7 GROUP PROJECT: Collaborative Documentation  - Cinema as a Collective Medium 70
8 Formats and Technical Processes of Film-making  35
9 INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: Process Exploration:Observation,Documentation & Filming 105
10 History and Aesthetics of Cinema 70
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Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Film Language and Film Grammar 560
i Idea to Script 140
ii Editing - Tools , Craft,  & Aesthetics: Rhythm, Pace, Tempo, Montage, Transitions, Axis etc 70
iii Cinematography  and Visual Design - Composition, Lensing, Lighting, Movement 70
iv Sound Recording and Designing  - Tools, Craft & Aesthetics: Sync, Non Sync, Diegetic, Non Diegetic  105
v Production: Budgeting, Scheduling,  Contracts, Paperworks 35
2 GROUP PROJECT: Guided Short Fiction 140
3 INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: Short Fiction 140
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Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Film Theory and Film Analysis 105
2 GROUP PROJECT - Narrative Exercises 140
i Action Sequence 35
ii Dialogue Exercise 35
iii Dramatic Exercise 35
iv Acting: Staging,Enactment,Performance, Handling of Actors 35
3 Open Elective 70
4 INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: Mis-en-Scene - Cinema as Personal Expression 385
i Scripting 70
ii Visual Design (Shot Breakdown, Shot Design, Storyboarding) 35
iii Cinematography - Lensing & Lighting, Composition, Movement 35
iv Production Design - Set Construction, Propping, Costume, Make-up 70
v Sound - Advanced Recording and Sound Design 35
  Title Design 35
vi Filming and Post-Production 105
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Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Music in Film  105
i Role of Music and Songs in Visual Narrative,Background Music,  Musical Films, Jingles 35
ii INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: Playback/Music Picturisation 70
2 Promotional Films  
i INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: Corporate Documentary 105
ii INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: Brand Development and Advertisement Film 105
3 INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: Film for Social Communication 210
i Understanding  Documentary Process 35
ii Exploration and Research,Scripting and Filming  105
iii Editing  and Sound Designing 70
4 GROUP PROJECT: Collaborative Multi Cam - Online Event  35
5 GROUP PROJECT: Collaborative Multi Cam - Narrative Fiction 140
i Script Writing 35
ii Production Design (Set,Décor, Propping, Costume, Make-up) 35
iii Indoor lighting and Shooting 35
iv Editing and Sound Design 35
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Semester 7

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 PROJECT: Film for Instructional Communication Professional Elective 140
  Script-writing/Direction/ Cinematography/ Editing/ Sound Design/
Production Design/ Film and Television Production
560
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Semester 8

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Industrial Internship  140
2 Graduation Project 560
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Post Graduate Programme
Semester 1  
Semester 2  
Semester 3  
Semester 4  

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Course Overview and Systems Thinking 35
2 Communication and Media Studies 35
3 Pictorial Semiotics and Visual Arts 35
4 Music Appreciation 35
5 Story Telling and Narrative Traditions 35
6 Plastic, Performing Arts and Literature 35
7 Still Photography: Composition, Lensing, Lighting 35
8 PROJECT : Photo Feature 70
9 Introduction to Cinematography 35
10 Introduction to Editing 35
11 GROUP PROJECT: Collaborative Documentation  - Cinema as a Collective Medium 70
12 Formats and Technical Processes of Film-making 35
13 Introduction to Sound 35
14 PROJECT: Process Exploration  105
15 History of Cinema 35
16 Introduction to Aesthetics of Cinema 35
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Film Language and Film Grammar 350
i Editing - Tools , Craft,  & Aesthetics: Rhythm, Pace, Tempo, Montage, Transitions, Axis etc 140
ii Cinematography  and Visual Design - Composition, Lensing, Lighting, Movement 140
iii Sound Recording and Designing  - Tools, Craft & Aesthetics: Sync, Non Sync, Diegetic, Non Diegetic,  70
2 Promotional Films  
i GROUP PROJECT: Corporate Documentary 105
ii GROUP PROJECT: Brand Development and Advertisement Film 70
3 Social Communication Films 175
i Understanding  Documentary Process 35
ii PROJECT: Film for Social Communication  
i Exploration and Research,Scripting and Filming  70
ii Editing  and Sound Designing 70
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Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Film Theory and Film Analysis 105
2 Narrative Fiction 245
i Action Sequence 35
ii Dialogue Exercise 35
iii Dramatic Exercise 35
iv Acting: Staging,Enactment,Performance, Handling of Actors 35
iv PROJECT: Narrative Fiction Film  105
3 Music in Film  105
i Role of Music and Songs in Visual Narrative,Background Music,  Musical Films, Jingles 35
ii PROJECT: Playback/Music Picturisation 70
4 PROJECT: Mis-en-Scene - Cinema as Personal Expression 245
i Scripting 35
ii Visual Design (Shot Breakdown, Shot Design, Storyboarding) 35
iii Cinematography - Lensing & Lighting, Composition, Movement 35
iv Production Design and Title Designing 35
v Shooting 35
vi Editing   35
vii Sound - Advanced Recording and Sound Design 35
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Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Industrial Internship  140
2 Graduation Project 560
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Scope

Advent of Digital Technology has brought Cinema out of its black box closet, so far controlled by selected few and made it accessible to all as a tool of self-expression, social communication, corporate branding and pure entertainment. This course has been designed keeping this socio-technical change in mind and is a journey through the complex yet delightful nature of film design and film making, where film is not just only a tool of communication but also a product in itself. They will not only observe but also creatively participate and construct films from all genres.
Here, the students will not only get sensitisedto the concepts of design in cinema and its application, but will also master the craftsmanship and its allied tools. In their 2nd and 3rd year, they will have an integrated approach to all disciplines, which will equip them to be an independent film maker and will also help them to discover their own strength and identity.In their final year, they can specialise further in their area of interest and skill.
This diversified yet specialised approach to cinema will give them the scope to find space and excel in their field of expertise in this vast world of cinema .