MIT Institute of Design

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Prof. Indrajit Neogi


Prof. Indrajit Neogi

H.O.D. Film & Video Design

Indrajit Neogi completed his schooling in Science with distinction, from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapeeth, Purulia , a prestigious academic institution in West Bengal in 1974. He graduated from IIT Kharagpur with honours in Physics. He was involved in theatre during this formative phase of his life, which inspired him to join Film & Television Institute of India, Pune . He graduated from FTII in 1980 with specialization in Sound. His professional career began in 1980 with the film 36, Chowrangee Lane. He was associated with path-breaking films like, Aarth, Vijeta, Ardh-satya, Khamosh, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin in early eighties and in In Which Annie gives it those ones in late eighties. Maya Memsaab, Parinda are other award-winning films from early Nineties, he was involved in. He has also worked in Matir Moyna , an international joint production, which has received many international awards, including award at Cannes. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Band Baaja Baarat are part of his recent works in popular genre. Indrajit Neogi has also been a key person in re-inventing the practice of Sync Sound recording, or Live Sound Recording in films in India.

He has also been part of many other genres of cinema, like social and educational documentaries, travel documentaries, wild-life documentaries, advertising films. He has won national Award in Sound Recording in two consecutive years, 1993 and 1994, for his work in Maihaar Raga, and Another Way of Learning. Hamara Shahar, Hunterwali Story, Lakshmi and Me, At my footsteps, Shillong Chamber Choir and the little home school are some of his other Indian documentaries, which has received critical acclaims. He has also worked in many international documentary projects. He has the rare opportunity to travel from Siachen Glacier in the north to back water of Kerala in the south, from Salt beds of Kutch in the west to The Sundarban in the east, during his thirty years long career in documentary film-making.

He has many firsts in Indian television. His first major work is Karamchand, first serial to be shot outdoor and recorded live. He was also sound recordist of first daily soap, Shanti; first game show,Saanp Seedi; first real time talk show, Nikki Tonight after television programmings was privatized. He has also worked with many international television channels like BBC, CNN, National Geography, Discovery, AXN, Star Sports, Arte etc.

His journey in cinema has coincided with journey from analogue to digital. He is not just a witness, but an active participant in this process of change. It is not just a mere change in technology, but the change in the way we perceive cinema, perceive form, perceive content. Now, he has joined teaching to share his experience with the next generation.