MUMBAI: Karan Johar and Subhash Ghai inaugurated the new WWI Short Course Unit at Whistling Woods International(WWI).
The courses and workshops offer a range of technical and creative options that combine teaching with real world production in Acting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting, Sound Recording & Design, Music, Multi-cam Production, Corporate Communication, Production Design, Film Appreciation, Still Photography and Animation.
Ghai said, “Whistling Woods International has always strived to bring the best quality education to those eager to learn. Having witnessed tremendous success with our full-time programmes, we are now introducing the Short Course Unit to provide an opportunity for all interested in developing their hobby.”
Johar said, “More power to Whistling Woods International for launching these courses and giving students an opportunity to enter the industry as trained professionals. Writing, especially, is the most important part of cinema. If you are a good writer, you are indeed the star of the film.”
Whistling Woods International President Meghna Ghai-Puri said, “We constantly have a demand from different types of people, who otherwise have full-time careers, to start courses in filmmaking which are part-time in nature to enable them to pursue their hobby in the creative field. So after researching several reputed Institutes in North America and Europe, my Academic team and I decided to launch a series of short courses which would allow MBA students or working professionals to try their hand at various areas in filmmaking including photography, music or just enhance their knowledge by being part of our Film Appreciation program. Our next step with the WWI Short Course Unit is to invite Industry professionals to attend workshops to enhance their skills. This is popular practice in Hollywood amongst actors and technicians.”
The first 6 Short Courses will be Fundamentals of Still Photography, Understanding Technology – Protool, Fundamentals of Film Appreciation, Production Design -Level -1, Tools of Method Acting and Fundamentals of Multicam Production.