2-Day Introduction to Film-Making by Priyadharsini

Number of Seats available: 15
(A minimum of 10 required for the workshop)


Fees: Rs. 5000/- (Students Rs. 1000/-)



Please email workshops@chennaiphotobiennale.com with ‘Filmmaking workshop’ in the subject, for your confirmation or queries, if any.

What you need:

  • DSLR camera + any variable lens (specifically 24-70 mm / 70-200 mm).
  • Laptops for editing Workshop Structure




  • The three S of filmmaking- Story, script and screenplay
  • Real story Vs Reel Story
  • Story to script
  • Screenplay: Is it your game?


Exercise: What is your story?

In this session we will learn, discuss and debate many commonly practised methods of filmmaking. The students can either follow those methods or ditch them to create their own style of filmmaking. We will watch many small scenes from big films to understand the outcome of a small storyline. By the end of this session the student has to think of her own story.

  • What is your story?
  • Character based story Vs. Plot based stor
  • Telling your story
  • Story to script to screenplay: Basics of camera
  • Exercise: Are you ready to shoot?

Every participant will now have a ready to shoot script of a short film in their hands.They will now need to visualise their shooting methods.




  • Lights, camera and action!
  • Pre-production and production
  • Shooting
  • Casting and crew
  • Art and atmosphere


  • Post-production
  • introduction to Editing
  • Introduction to Sound


Exercise: Participants should send the completed short film for which the instructor will give a detailed review via email

(CPB Foundation reserves the right to change or cancel the workshop if a minimum of 10 participants aren’t confirmed by Jan 2 or due to any other unforseen circumstances)