• Gulshan Kumar Film & Television Institute of India
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About GKFTII

The recipient of the Guinness Book of World Records for the first Youtube channel to surpass 100 million subscribers and the world's largest Youtube channel with 200+ million subscribers, undoubtedly "T-Seres" is India's No. 1 music and film production label company which needs no more introduction. For 38 years of its existence, T-Series has created the benchmark in each domain it entered, be it music, film, or other multi-business ventures, the group rose to the phenomenon heights. With the exemplary vision of the founder of "T-Series" Shri Gulshan Kumar Ji, the brand successfully built its realm from Cassettes to CDs to Digital media to Films and is now an Education behemoth.

Expanding its roots further in the education domain, the owners of T-Series unveil its educational wing Gulshan Kumar Film & Television Institute of India - GKFTII, which aims to be the one-stop learning mecca that teaches and guides its students into the field of Film & Television, Journalism & Mass Communication, Fashion & Design. GKFTIl is a premier visual college offering accredited degree programs in numerous areas of study, including Filmmaking.

3 Months Camera Acting Course

About the Course

This course specifically aims to introduce the actor to the theoretical concepts and practical aspects & techniques of working as an actor with Acting on camera as the main area of focus. Following are the modules covered in the course:

Syllabus

  • Dance & Movement
  • Yoga
  • Vocal Dynamics
  • Theatre Input
  • Playing with Camera
  • Audition
  • Building a character
  • Monologue & Scene work on Camera.

With the help of these modules and sub modules/topics within these modules, the students are made to go through the essential core elements of actor training.

"Dance & Movement" and "Yoga": Besides the physical benefits, these modules are carefully chosen to help the students develop an awareness of their physical instruments while also understanding the importance of rhythm and basic movement in acting.

Vocal Dynamics: Students understand the intricacies of voice and diction. They engage in various practical exercises that help them develop a better understanding of how to use their voice in the medium of camera acting.

Theater Input: This module aims at opening up and familiarizing students with various qualitative aspects of actor training. With the help of different sub-modules like improvisation, imagination, text- analysis & theatre games the students will be given an atmosphere where they can stretch their creative boundaries. Under expert guidance, this class will cover thoughtfully chosen inputs to help students find their authentic self-expression.

Playing with Camera: This unit is aimed at helping the students develop a working relationship. With the help of various camera exercises and techniques, students understand the medium of Camera Acting through practice under expert guidance.

Audition: This unit is aimed at familiarizing students with the auditioning process. Here the students will learn the practical skills required to nail the audition to get the job. In this input we also help students understand the practical understanding and workings of the industry.

Building the Character: This module is designed to familiarize students with the process of creating a character. By introducing different processes to create internal and external characteristics of the character, students learn the intricacies of creating a character for camera.

Monologue and Scene Work: In this module we shoot a monologue and a scene from films. Students can choose to prepare and work on one monologue and one scene from a film. We help them prepare and shoot these monologue and scenes so they can practically apply lessons learnt in the classroom.

About the Placement

Opportunity

Artistic Expression: Acting provides a platform for creative expression and exploration of different characters, emotions, and stories. It allows you to step into someone else's shoes and convey a range of feelings.

Personal Growth: Acting can be a powerful tool for personal development. It requires self-awareness, empathy, and the ability to understand and portray diverse perspectives. Through acting, individuals often gain confidence, improved communication skills, and a better understanding of themselves and others.

Career Opportunities: Acting can lead to a career in film, television, theater, or even voice acting. Many actors find work in commercials, web series, and other digital platforms. The entertainment industry offers a wide range of roles, from lead characters to supporting roles.

Networking: Building relationships within the industry is crucial. Networking with directors, producers, casting agents, and fellow actors can open doors to various opportunities. Attend workshops, film festivals, and industry events to connect with professionals in the field.

Portfolio Development: Create a strong portfolio showcasing your acting skills. This may include a resume, headshots, and a demo reel that highlights your best performances. A compelling portfolio can be instrumental in securing auditions and roles.

Auditions and Casting Calls: Actively seek auditions and casting calls. Keep an eye on casting websites, attend open calls, and submit your portfolio to casting directors. Auditioning is a crucial part of an actor's journey, and each experience contributes to your growth.

Versatility: Be open to exploring various genres and types of roles. Versatility in acting can broaden your appeal and increase your chances of landing diverse opportunities.

Persistence: Success in acting often requires resilience and perseverance. Rejection is a common aspect of the industry, but it's essential to stay motivated and continue refining your craft.

Online Platforms: With the rise of digital platforms, opportunities for actors have expanded. Platforms like YouTube and other social media channels can be used to showcase your talent and reach a wider audience.

About the Faculty

Prof. Suvadro Chowdhury

Prof. Suvadro Chowdhury

DEAN

Born on 4th of August, 1969, Suvadro Chowdhury graduated in English Literature from Calcutta University. At the age of 22, he entered the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune as a student of Film Direction.

Three years later, his Diploma Film ‘Still Life’ earned him the National Award for Best Short Fiction Film (Rajat kamal 1996). The film was screened at more than twenty international film festivals.

Since then, Suvadro has worked as a freelance director in Kolkata. He has directed several feature-length telefilms and television episodes for regional private channels and Doordarshan as well.

In 2002, Suvadro made his debut feature film in Bengali, ‘Prohor’ (In Course Of Time). The Film won him the National Award for Best Debut Feature Film (Indira Gandhi Award 2002). Prohor was also honoured with a Special Jury award in the International section, of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), 2002, besides being screened the world over at several festivals. Suvadro also served as jury member for the prestigious national award in 2005.

After a break of four years, Suvadro made his second feature film ‘Clerk’, with leading Bengali star, Prosenjit Chatterjee. Clerk was premiered at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival, 2010 and also released in Kolkata, where it ran for weeks. Twice a National and an International Award winning director, Suvadro had taught film direction at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) for six years. During his teaching days he also directed several diploma films with the students. Currently, he is teaching in Chandigarh University as a professor in the direction department.

List of Faculties

Mr. Dimpy Mishra
Mr. Dimpy Mishra

HOD (School of Cinema)

Mr. Ranjith Oraon
Mr. Ranjith Oraon

HOD (Direction & Production)

Mr. Rajinder Choudhary
Mr. Rajinder Choudhary

HOD (Editing)

Ms. Ashima Khanna
Ms. Ashima Khanna

School of Acting

Mr.Vikram Sharma
Mr.Vikram Sharma

School of Acting

Mr. Jithu George
Mr. Jithu George

HOD (Cinematography)

Mr. Satyam Srivastava
Mr. Satyam Srivastava

HOD (Sound-GKFTII)

Mr. Satyam Srivastava
Mr. Shankar Kumar

Assistant Cinematographer-GKFTII

Mr. Nirmal Kumar
Mr. Nirmal Kumar

Assistant camera man, Film Light Expert

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