The Ministry of Arts & Culture organised this year’s Residential Drama Workshop on 10 till 12 April 2015. Directors of all around the island were invited at the newly constructed ‘Lady Sushil Ramgoolam Recreation Centre’ at Pointe aux Piments. This year, the focus was on ‘Technical Aspects of Theatre’. For those of you who missed it, here is a nice video montage by Arts Officer ‘Stelio’ Personally, I was very satisfied with the overall organisation. Had the opportunity to learn about several technical aspects ranging from ‘Artiste Makeup’, Sound Design, Set Design, Curtains for Open Air Stage/ Hall, last but not the least ‘Lighting’. As the Senior Arts officer emphasised, the Ministry is regionalising National Drama Festival in order to allow the audience to come to their nearest hall in the locality after work hours to watch the preliminaries. This has several implications on the organiser’s side as well as the participating group’s side who are used to do preliminaries at Serge Constantin Theatre. I had the opportunity to meet new Rodriguan friends and was amazed by their talent in performing one-man show. Also got the chance to perform with a talented female tabla player and to accompany Stelio, who is the amongst the king of vocals!
After nearly 6 months of rest, time to pick up back the fun of blogging. Where to start???
I have many things to write on, but first of all, let me begin with my studentship in the Diploma in Films Productions part-time course…
The Second Year / Academic Semester 2 just ended and now in university holidays break. This semster, had the opportunity to learn: “Editing” on Adobe Premiere Pro but finally it did not turn out as planned. I ended up liking Final Cut Pro X as my editing tool. I believe to self-learn and try self-master this topic by following online courses on lynda.com (recently acquired by LinkedIn) and moviola.com (they even have a Hollywood Training Center)!
Furthermore, the module ‘Sound for Film’ was indeed very very interesting. Had the opportunity to also do some practicals at a professional sound recording studio:
and Sound Recording for interviews (indoor and outdoor):
Finally for the ‘Directing’ yearly module, got the opportunity to learn about ‘working with actors’, ‘Storyboarding’, ‘Shooting for the edit’, Directing for TV Commercial. The School of Cinema started shooting for a new series, the first episode entitled ‘the trak’. Each filmmaker student have the opportunity to direct a scene. It was a pretty nice experience shooting outdoor except for the weather at the end which forced the crew to post pone the shooting. Here are some snaps:
For the final exams in Directing, I had the opportunity to give a try to shooting in ‘chroma key’. It was very experimental and will need to continue learn more. Had the opportunity to watch other colleague’s final movie, the theme being on ‘Love’.
New Blog Theme
Well, today, after careful thought, I have re-invented “Ashesh R Blog” into “Ashesh R Creative Studio”. This is so because ‘sharing the goodness of university student life’ comes to an end where I started blogging since 2008 about life at the University of Mauritius and studies of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. My most popular blog post being ‘Warm Welcome to UoM Freshers‘.
Now my new blog will talk on my new adventure as Theater lover and Filmmaker.
Hope you will like my work and continue reading my upcoming blog posts..
Hamni ke haya nawa website wa mein tohar swagat ba te.
A warm welcome to you in our new website which is currently under construction.
we will be back online soon..