Sensational director Ram Gopal Varma has launched his film institute. He vows to train the students in an unconventional system designed him. He shares the training process and joining procedure. Here’s what it is all about.
The objective is to make Its students unlearn conventional methods
RGV Unschool ‘s intention will be to instigate a radical process of producing film makers by making them unlearn traditional methods of film making and make them discover their own individualistic and expressionist form of film making.
The UnSchool believes that true understanding of any art begins,only when one sheds set patterns, and true freedom of artistic expression occurs only when one is beyond systems. Regardless of their many legendary and holier than thou origins,any style is eventually created by a man and hence should not be taken as a gospel truth.
Schools and institutes often program their students to blindly follow pre existing patterns…they mostly feed students with impractical knowledge
They teach the students about bygone classics and ignore the study of the latest blockbusters in the theatres
Any system by definition in general continuously programmes one’s mind to just follow what the majority does and conditions one to ignore one’s own inner calling.
To curb this RGV UNSCHOOL has been designed to be an Anti-System.
Any establishment usually makes a book of rules to be followed. The only rule at RGV UNSCHOOL will be to not to have any rules
.UNSCHOOL ‘S motive will be to give rise to a radical group of individuals whose only objective will be to generate pathbreaking content which will be also highly entertaining
To start with UNSCHOOL would make its students explore new roads in acting,direction, music,cinematography, editing sound design and then it will keep adding more
Aspiring film makers from wherever they are, who are interested in joining the UNSCHOOL as a first step would be asked to fill in the below form along with their names addresses and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions to an UNSCHOOL applicant
1)Name 10 best films that you really liked or were influenced by?
(This is to know the applicants taste and sensibility )
2)Name 3 of the worst films and write two to three lines on each of them on why you did not like them?
(The reasons will give a peek into the applicants analytical intelligence)
3)What is the last flop film,you liked and why?
(This is to test the degree of intelligence in one’s honesty)
4)What is the last hit film you hated and why?
(This is to test how strongly one is opinionated)
5)Can you mention one scene in any film which you think has been very well directed and give your reasons for why you think that?
(This is to test how much one actually understands what directing is about? )
6)If you were to shoot “Satya” today with today’s available technology what cameras will you use and how many days do you think you will take?
(This is to test how updated in technology he is from the Internet and how much he understands of the practical aspects of production)
7)As a first attempt what kind of film would you like to direct and why?
(This is to understand the degree of one’s ambition )
Based on the answers to the above questions a few will be shortlisted and then they will be taken trough the process of joining the UNSCHOOL
A website of RGV UNSCHOOL will be put up by June 20 th giving further details about the methods and also the other logistics of the UNSCHOOL
Ram Gopal Varma