: Annapurna International School of Film + Media (www.aisfm.edu.in)
today announced a new summer workshop - Filmmaking for Engineering
Students. The workshop involves working in teams to develop stories
and to produce films. This process enables students to gain experience
in the soft skills that are sought by employers.
workshop covers scriptwriting, basic camera operations, editing
and sound mixing, with a focus on teamwork and creativity.
many engineering students, the focus on technical studies and preparing
for exams can squeeze out any time for creative endeavors. That's
why we have scheduled this workshop in the summer holidays, so that
students can build their communication skills without impacting
their studies." Akkineni Nagarjuna, President of AISFM, said.
not surprising that soft skills continue to play a big role in hiring
decisions. Almost all India's leading IT and engineering firms have
expressed concern at the difficulty in recruiting graduates. While
many students have acceptable technical skills, most students are
lacking in verbal and written communication skills, creativity,
and teamwork and etiquette.
believe that schools like ours can help by assisting the students
with the hands-on teamwork experience that is missed in our schools
and universities. Also, soft skills are characteristics that make
us more likable and help with making new friends." Nagarjuna
Higgins, Vice President - Marketing and Admissions, explained, "Many
engineering students are passionate about cinema. This course allows
them to explore that passion by making films, while also developing
key skills for their careers. At our workshop the focus is to teach
them communication, co-ordination and leadership skills which will
add muscle to their career growth."
Workshop will be held from 9:30am to 1:30pm, Monday to Friday, at
the AISFM campus inside Annapurna Studios, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Classes run from 27th May to the 21st of June. The four week course
fee is Rs.10,000/-