Still to  Motion Photography (basics) 

In Auroville With Rrivu Laha (Cinematographer & Filmmaker)

6th March to 29th May 2023. 

Mondays & Thursdays; 10:30am to 12:30pm
Total 24 sessions;  2 sessions a week – for 12 weeks over 3 months. 

This course is particularly aimed for beginners of Motion Picture Photography. With this perspective, starting with still photography, participants will be guided through practical exercises with the photographic tools, to gain command over the aesthetic possibilities of each tool with respect to the subjects of exploration. Simply put, the exercises will include observation, composition, exposure, perspective, movement, representation, bracketing, transformation, the moving image, the movie camera, painting with light, and making a ‘shot’.

Participants are expected to come to the sessions with a still camera. 


It is a 12 week course based in Auroville; with in-presence sessions for 2 days a week; and at-home practice for the rest of the week.  

Rrivu Laha
graduated from St. Xaviers College Calcutta in Mass Communication and Video Production in 2003; he later did a post graduate diploma in Motion Picture Cinematography from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 2007. He works as a documentary filmmaker and a cinematographer. After a decade-long practice based in Mumbai, in 2017 Rrivu Laha moved to Auroville. In Auroville Rrivu founded ‘Auroville Timelines’, a media pedagogy and video arts unit,  researching and curating recorded memories of Auroville – creating mnemonics of ‘the dream’. In 2019, he co-founded ‘Auroville Film Institute’, working there as a creative director and curriculum designer.

Expected contribution of 24 sessions over 3 months is ₹3000.

Digital certificates of participation will be issued.

For queries, if any, please write to:
or call / message +91 8956126016 (whatsapp)

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