NCL – SEASON 2!

Posted: March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Neo-9th batch students are furiously trying hard to make their second continuity exercise a good production. Twelve directors,  twenty  one  films (9 editors will be cutting their shots supervised by post-production directors).  Good Luck to all of you!

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Under the guidance of cameraman Mr. Prakash Velayudhan, a hands-on experience class was conducted last week at Neo Film School with RED camera. Students were thrilled to work with the RED and learn about the industry standard equipments.

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Another wonderful Common Hour was conducted on 4th March 2014 ( Tuesday) at Neo Film School on the theme of “COLOURS”. It been divided into three phases: Cool Blue, Hot Red & Dashing Green. Students performed various programs and made the event a grant success. 1st Phase, Cool Blue, started with an powerful dance performances by Akarsh Prakash(Dir N10), on colorful foot step to the rhythm of rainbow.

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In the 2nd Phase, Hot Red, tech talk presented by Rahul P.R(sound N8), on the topic Pro Tools 11; and followed by photography contest conducted by Unnikrishnan P.M and Mahesh Mohan(N9 Cam). Vishnu (N10, still) has been declared has the winner and Unnikrishnan P M (N9, cam) won the jury special mention award.  Gikku Jacob of N5  Camera came as Neos who shared his experience and inspired our current student community. Cini Talk conducted by Nikhil M Thomas (Dir N9) and Unnikrishnan G (Edi N9) showed clear picture of what is out there as new releases and upcoming releases .

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In the 3rd Phase, Dashing Green, Afzal (Dir N9) and Milan Thomas (Edi, N9)  performed Fusion cinematic dance. Group song by Davis (N10 Cam), Arshik (N10 Edi) and Vimialjith (Sou, N9) was a real blast in this segment. The total program was coordinated by academic in charge Vineeth Peter as a staff lead person along with student’s director, Nissan M A (Dir, N9). Aneesha did a marvelous job as the MC of the event. It was simple and wonderful execution added one more milestone to the history of events.

Senior students of Neo Film School have coordinated and conducted a freshers’ party of our new batch, NEO 10th Batch, on 19th February,2014. New students performed various programs and made the event a grant success. Aneesha’s fusion cinematic dance, group song by Davis and Arshik; and a powerful dance by Ararsh and group were really outstanding performances. This Freshers’ party was very special and sweet with the presence of our School Chairman Sri. Siby Malayil along with the crew members from Media-One channel.

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The performance of our new students shows that batch after batch the quality and the talents of our incoming students is reaching new heights. Thanks our student community for presenting a memorable day in our life.

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Jean Paul Lal, also known as Lal Jr., who came into the limelight with his first feature film, “Honey Bee” will be appearing as the Maker of Month (February 2014) at Neo Film School. Maker of the Month is a monthly screening program at Neo Film School organized by students to screen films of selected makers for each month. Every other month, at the end of the screening, the maker will be available for an open forum.

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We are happy to have Jean Paul Lal for the month February 2014 and he will be joining us on Friday, February 21, 2014 for an interaction session with students.  He has also directed a State Award Winning Short Film, “DEBT”, produced by Lal Creations. Currently he is busing with his upcoming films “Honey Bee -2” & “Vekkada Vedi”. We welcome you, Mr. Jean Paul Lal.

Neo Film School doesn’t offer placement at the time of admission but we are confident  to say that all our students will be placed after the successful completion of the program at Neo Film School. Neos (pass out students of Neo) are becoming an inevitable part of Malayalam Cinema today. The presence of Neo is evident in almost all new releases these days.  Currently, Neo Film School has just started classes for our Neo 10th Batch and pass outs are always been our strength & confidence for our running batches. Read an excerpt from Shann Varghese, a Neo 5th batch Direction student, who just finished working in the upcoming film, “Om Santhi Oashana”, wrote in his Face Book page:

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“Assistant Director ആയി ആദ്യമായി തുടക്കമിട്ട സിനിമ “ഓം ശാന്തി ഓശാന” ഈ വെള്ളിയാഴ്ച (ഫെബ്രുവരി 7) റിലീസ് ആകുകയാണ്. ആദ്യ കാല്‍വെപ്പ്‌ യാഥാര്‍ത്യമാകുന്നതിന്റെ വലിയ സന്തോഷത്തിലാണ് ഞാന്‍ ……

അതിനു കാരണക്കാരായ എല്ലാവരെയും നന്ദിയോടെ ഓർക്കുന്നു….

സിനിമയില്‍ തുടക്കം ഓം ശാന്തി ഓശാന director എന്‍റെ ഗുരു Jude Anthany Joseph sir ന്‍റെ കൂടെ തുടങ്ങാന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞതില്‍ സന്തോഷം ഇരട്ടിയാണ്. oso യിലേക്ക് പരിചയപ്പെടുത്തിയ സ്വന്തം DIPIL DEV (അസോ. ഡയറക്ടർ, ഓം ശാന്തി ഓശാന) ഏട്ടനോടുള്ള കടപ്പാട് വലുതാണ്‌. ഓം ശാന്തി ഓശാന producer Alwin Antony sir , assot. directors dileep eattan, prem chettan. asst. directors sajan chettan, Vinay Jose chettan നന്ദിയോടെ ഓർക്കുന്നു…

എന്‍റെ Neofilmschool Cochin , പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട ഗുരു Jain Joseph Neo sir ,ലൈഫില്‍ എന്നും അഭിമാനത്തോടെ പറയുന്ന ഒന്നാണ്, ഞാന്‍ Jain Joseph sir ന്‍റെ student ആണെന്നുള്ളത്. അവിടുന്ന് സ്വന്തമാക്കിയ പഠനങ്ങള്‍ മാത്രമായിരുന്നു ഈ സിനിമയിലേക്കുള്ള എന്‍റെ വലിയ നിക്ഷേപം. അതുപോലെ നിയോയിലെ ടീച്ചേര്‍സ് & staffs Reggie Kottayadiyil sir, Robin Jose sir, Vimalraj Nair eattan, Arun Babu sir ,Vineeb Krishnan sir, Vineeth Peter sir, jithu sir, Prajeesh Prem eattan, jijo n jacob bro, bindu mam, Shincy Noble mam etc

എന്‍റെ ബാച്ച് മേറ്റ്സ്(neo 5) ,my seniours (neo 3,4), my juniours (neo6,7,8) ……………..”

Thank You Shan……………….

 

“VIDHYARAMBHAM” for the 10th batch students was successfully conducted in Neo Film School on January 28, 2014. The Chief Guest, Sri. Ranjith Shankar (Film Director) officially inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp in the presence of our school chairman Mr. Sibi Malayil and our school director Mr. Jain Joseph. It was a novel experience for the new batch students and their parents too who attended the function.

Sri. Ranjth Shankar shared his experience in film making with the students and also he didn’t forget to appreciate and to congratulate the students those who joined  the new batch. Senior students worked really hard to prepare the stages and all, to give their juniors a hearty welcome.  Total program was coordinated by Vineeth Peter along with student director, Rajeesh Madanan. Screenings and entertainment programs added extra sweetness to the event.

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Aside  —  Posted: January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Vidhyarambam of 10th batch!

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Vidhyarambam of 10th batch students will be conducted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. A new batch of students will be joining  the NEO family. Notable Malayalam film director Renjith Shankar who directed  successful films like “Passenger”; “Arjunan Sakshi”; “Molly Aunty Rocks”; & “Punyalan Agarbathies” will address the students as the Chief Guest.  Our school chairman Sri. Siby Malayil and School Director Sri. Jain Joseph will be joining the ceremony starting at 10:00 am (Neo Campus @ Janatha Junction, Near Stadium, Cochin). We welcome you all to participate and make it a memorable event.

 TechTalk_matchMoving

Match Moving is a cinematic technique that allows the insertion of computer graphics into live-action footage with correct position, scale, orientation, and motion relative to the photographed objects in the shot. The term is used loosely to describe several different methods of extracting camera motion  information from a motion picture. Sometimes referred to as motion tracking or camera solving, match moving is related to rotoscoping and photogrammetry.

 

Match moving is sometimes confused with motion capture, which records the motion of objects, often human actors, rather than the camera. Typically, motion capture requires special cameras and sensors and a controlled environment (although recent developments such as the Kinect camera have begun to change this). Match moving is also distinct from motion control photography, which uses mechanical hardware to execute multiple identical camera moves. Match moving, by contrast, is typically a software-based technology, applied after the fact to normal footage recorded in uncontrolled environments with an ordinary camera.

Match moving is primarily used to track the movement of a camera through a shot so that an identical virtual camera move can be reproduced in a 3D animation program. When new animated elements are composite  back into the original live-action shot, they will appear in perfectly-matched perspective and therefore appear seamless.

Note: This article is based on the presentation done by Mr. Robin Jose, Head of VFX and Animation Department, on 7th January, 2014 (Common Hour @ Neo Film School)!

Aside  —  Posted: January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized
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