Department of Direction & Producing for Electronic and Digital Media
About the Department
The Department of Direction & Producing for Electronic & Digital Media conducts a little over three semesters of specialization which includes theoretical and practical inputs, guest lectures, workshops as well as exercises and projects. Students are taught the grammar of audio visual communication, given an exposure to different genres of both fiction and nonfiction programs for OTT platforms and Television. The theoretical input is supplemented by practical classes where students pick up the necessary skills for both single camera (fiction and nonfiction) and multi camera production. The department is equipped with 4K video cameras, DSLRs, professional microphones and editing systems, allowing students to master the basics of all aspects of production through the practical classes. These theoretical and practical inputs are interspersed with exercises where students perform various roles in the productions.
The course is oriented towards equipping students with the skills and knowledge of the craft necessary to excel in careers in OTT and television direction and production. Graduating students should be able to work as program producers for television channels & OTT platforms. They would also be able to create and direct fiction shows and work as independent filmmakers. The course also gives students an exposure to the overall OTT and television market, which would aid students to plan their career paths in the fast-changing times.
2 Years divided into 4 semesters.
Total no of Seats
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
— Professor, Direction & Producing for Electronic & Digital Media
Post Graduate Diploma in Film Direction & Screenplay Writing from SRFTI, Siladitya Sanyal has worked in the industry for more than fifteen years in TV, Advertisement Films and Feature Films as Producer, Executive Producer, Writer, Director and Creative Director.He has worked as a Director/Creative Director for more than a dozen shows for mainstream entertainment channels like Start Jalsa, Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Sananda TV, Tara Bangla, Colors Bangla, ETV Bangla, Maa TV, Asianet & others. During different phases of his work he has been associated with several national production houses like Big Synergy, BBC Worldwide, Black Magic Motion Pictures, Seyon Productions under Miditech, Colosceum and others. He has been handling brands like DSP (Durgapur Steel Plant), Ultra Plus Supercomp and Radio Mirchi among others for their advertisement films, corporate film and event based shows. Siladitya’s Film have participated in festivals like MIFF & KIFF and has been awarded at the BFJA (Bengal Film Journalist’s Association) Awards. Siladitya has worked as the Chief Assistant Director for film ‘Nisshabd’, an Indo-French Co-production, that won the Best Film Award at the OSIAN Film Festival. Siladitya has been engaged with major media schools in eastern India as visiting faculty since 2003.
—Assistant Professor, Direction & Producing for Electronic and Digital Media
Somdev Chatterjee graduated from SRFTI with a P.G Diploma in Screenplay Writing and Direction in 2004 and has been working as a writer and filmmaker for over a decade. He has directed several documentaries (prominent among which are The Student Headmaster for Al Jazeera Children’s channel and Drugged to Death for Al Jazeera Network) corporate communication videos, besides working as a writer for Bangla fiction television shows. He has taught in the Television Direction department in FTII in 2006-08, and at a few private media schools since. He has been a member of the faculty at SRFTI since 2012, besides being empanelled as an examiner with St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata.
—Production Manager, Direction & Producing for Electronic & Digital Media
An alumna of the producing course at Satyajit Ray Film & Televison Institute, Srijani was part of the Production team of the Excel Entertainment feature film ‘Fukrey Returns’. She has also worked as an Assistant Director in Multiple Ad Films with leading Production houses.Before embarking on her filmmaking aspirations, Srijani has pursued and completed her masters in Film studies from Jadavpur University.
The department is equipped with
1) Canon 7D Mark II with 20mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm block lenses and 70-200 mm zoom lens.
2) Canon 90D with 50mm, 85mm, 135mm block lenses and 70-200 mm zoom lens.
3) Canon 1500D-2 Nos.
4) Panasonic camera (4K)-AG-DVX200
5) Gimbal Zhiyun Crane 2.
6) Editing setup – 6 Nos.
7) Boom mike – Sennheiser MKE 600
8) Tascam portable audio recorders (DR 100 MKIII)-2 Nos.