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सत्यजित रे फिल्म एवं टेलीविज़न संस्थान
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
An Academic Institute under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Govt.of India
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Post Graduate Progaramme in EDM

Department of Cinematography for Electronic and Digital Media

About the Department

Started in 2017, the Cinematography for Electronic and Digital Media department at SRFTI aims to impart the knowledge of classical learning of cinematography combined with the digital technology of the art.
Following the rise of OTT and other digital media platforms, the primary goal of this department is to provide specialized, in-depth knowledge of digital cinematography as well as familiarizing students with the visual art & aesthetics. Here, we offer a diverse curriculum that includes aspects of both single camera narrative driven projects as well as as well as multi camera modules designed for digital media.
With state-of-the-art equipment and experienced faculty members who have a passion for new technology, the department of Cinematography for EDM can provide an all-around learning opportunity for the new generation of aspiring cinematographers

Course Objective

The course in Cinematography for EDM teaches students to be trend setting image acquisition professionals for the emerging media. A thorough grounding in the science and technology of digital image acquisition is complemented by teaching students the art of seeing the world differently and presenting it in a compelling manner that maximizes the impact of a fiction or nonfiction. Introduction to visual aesthetics, art appreciation, composition and shooting techniques, lighting theory etc. is complemented by the technical know-how of the media involved. Extensive practical classes and working on a wide variety of programmes both inside studios as well as on location ensures that students absorb the hands-on skills needed to excel in the industry.

Course Duration

2 Years divided into 4 semesters.

Total no of Seats

7 (Seven)

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
Candidates successful in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) will be called for Orientation and Interview.

Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of written examination(JET), orientation and interview.

Faculty & Academic Support Staff

Chandan Goswami

—Professor & Head of the Department

An alumnus of FTll Pune, Chandan Goswami has got nearly 20 years of work experience in the film & television industry. He started his career as chief assistant cameraman in feature films like Zubeida, NETAJI – THE FORGOTTEN HERO both directed by Mr. Shyam Benegal. Later he independently shot many feature films which includes Hindi [Hera-Hoda aka Blind Camel, Trisha, Morning Walk, Monica, Das Capital etc.] and Bengali [Half Serious, Bari tar Bangla, Bonku Babu, Daker Saaj etc.] as Director of Photography. Apart from these, he has shot several documentaries [Sahitya Academi: directed by Gulzar], Television shows [IC 814 Hijack for National Geographic, Tehreer Munshi Premchand Ki by Gulzar, Mano Ya Na Mano for Star One, Gutur Gu for SAB TV, Chatrapati Shivaji for Doordarshan] etc.

Abheri De

—Assistant Professor, Cinematography for Electronic and Digital Media

Abheri De graduated from Film & Television Institute of India ( FTll), Pune in 2014. She started her career as a 2nd Assistant Cinematographer, assisting ace Director of Photography Mr. Binod Pradhan in feature fiIms like BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG ,YOU OF MANY DAYS & 2 STATES. Within a year she got the opportunity to work as a Chief Asst. Cinematographer & Operative Camera Person in corporate videos & feature films with Director of Photography Savita Singh & Director of Photography Reshmi Sarkar, both her seniors from FTII. She got her first break as a DOP for a Bengali feature film BITNOON produced by Jalan International Films in her hometown Kolkata. ONYO BASA NTO, her second feature film, a Television Movie in the Zee Originals Series done by Nideas Creations & Zee Bangla Cinema gave her much critical acclaim. CALCUTTA SONATA , a documentary film shot by her was screened at the KIFF 2017.

R.K. Logeshwaran

—Videographer, Cinematography for Electronic and Digital Media

R.K.Logeshwaran, graduated from Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy (BOFTA)r Chennai in 2017. His graduation short film Maraithiravu(Clue) was officially selected in couple of international short film festivals and it was also appreciated by DOP Roger Deakins. He started his career as assistant cinematographer in Kollywood immediately after graduating from film institute, worked in about six feature films and couple of Ad-films. He has also been a visiting faculty for National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Chennai’ to teach photography and videography.


The Department has
1) STUDIO FLOOR of 110X70′ size for practice and projects

The Department is equipped with:
1) SONY F5 cameras (4K cameras equipped with RAW recorder)
2) SONY FS7 MKII cameras
3) SONY ALPHA 7SII cameras
4) CANON DSLR cameras
6) FUINON zoom lenses
8) CANON lenses
10) Professional studio Tungsten, HMI par Lights and LED lights