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Monday, May 19, 2014

#CelebrateCinema with Whistling Woods

Celebrate Cinema with Whistling Woods


#CelebrateCinema attracted me to FilmCity-Goregaon like a bee to the honey-pot. At Whistling Woods ( Film-City ) there were all kind of bees to gather modern / high-tech, albeit sweet nectar from the numerous Media / Cinema / Art related workshops , on 17th and 18th May.

The campus of Whistling Woods , FilmCity , Goregaon is majestically inviting .


First and Foremost , I must thank Whistling Woods , for magnetising me to the gigantic FilmCity with #CelebrateCinema . I am a Goregaonkar since birth so everybody expected me to be a regular at World-famous FilmCity. But the biggest irony is that , I had never visited the FilmCity , till date , till Whistling Woods organised CelebrateCinema with such hi-fi events , panel discussion , master classes for different streams.



The Advertising workshop conducted by noted AdFilm Director Vishnu Sir , enabled us 3 batches ( 5 students each ) to make a full-bodied ( BrandName , StoryBoard , Casting , Location , shooting , editing , music etc. within the Whistling woods campus ) TV Commercial within 4 hours. We not only made a TVcommercial but lots of friends within that time-span of conceptualising and producing the ad. Hat's off to Vishnu Sir for making this workshop so interactive / Enjoyable and creditable.



 

CelebrateCinema had various brainstorming Panel Discussions ( New voice in Indian Cinema , Socially responsible film making , Cinema 20-20 , Women in Cinema ) ,Workshops ( Chhota Bheem with kids , Screen writing , Dance , Stop motion Film making , VFX , Acting for Screen , Film Editing , Music , Steel Photography , Fashion Styling , MakeUp etc )  , One-on-One discussions with Celebrities , Film-Screenings as well as activity kiosks like ClapsNSlams , which attracted large numbers of FilmiFans.



 


The 2 high-powered days of CelebrateCinema reached it's zenith when Amole Gupte's Hawa Hawaai gang did a candid , free for all Q & A session with audiance. The special screening of Hawa Hawaai received so many Whistles for Amole's direction and Gochi's dialogues that Whistling Woods came alive in the dark , dead night.

 


 

 

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