Lights, camera, action! A first for a city school at Bengaluru
|One more feather in the Cap...|
Lights, camera, action!” These words were not heard at a film shoot but at Ryan International School, Kundalahalli, on Friday. The students were welcomed to the world of movie-making thus at the inauguration of a new studio, the first in a Bangalore school.
|Learning from the masters...|
|Eager to learn|
Raghav B. Reddy, a Class 8 student, is thrilled. “Last year, I attended a weeklong course on film production and we discussed the perfect shot we had always dreamt of and how we would execute it,” he said. His friend, M.S. Nandeep, was in a team that produced a public service advertisement. “We were a group of five and were to shoot a skit. It had the characters of parents in it and we had to manage the camera.We were so confused; the mother in the skit delivered the dialogues of the father. It was fun and funny,” he said.
|Dr Augustine F. Pinto...... the visionary|
Dr Augustine F. Pinto, chairperson of the Ryan Group of Institutions, inaugurated the studio along with guests from various fields. “In the changing media scenario in India, we are confident of giving our students a head start in all its related fields. It is important to develop skill-based programmes at school-level,” he said.
|Shibani Sharma, Head, ICEPLEX|
Shibani Sharma, head (Content Development), ICEPLEX, said they have two fully functional studios in Ryan Schools in Mumbai. The one at Malad is in the Limca Book of Records for being the first-of-its-kind studio in a school. Students will be provided hands-on training in film production and news presentation and production, she added.