Mumbai: The Vigyan Parisar an autonomous organisation, under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, organised a 3-day National Science Film Making workshop for the very first time in Mumbai University (MU) on Friday for the students of Masters in Communication and Journalism (MACJ).
Dr Ravindra Kulkarni, Pro Vice Chancellor of MU inaugurated the workshop. In his inaugural speech, he drew back instances from legendary movies and advertisements which were illogical and elucidated the students how they should create and share content that are scientifically proven. “Never spread that which is non-science, always research about your subject before you cultivate your craft.” said Journalist and Filmmaker Seema Murlidhara Each and every speaker during the workshop while teaching the students The aspects of film making stressed more over researching, observing and creating content.
The director of the workshop Scientist Nimish Kapoor while talking to The Free Press Journal said, “We started the National Film Festival in the year 2011, we that are scientifically proven. used to get 20 films but since 2015 we started organising this workshop and since then we started getting more than 250 movies.” Convener of the workshop and Assistant Professor of MU who was impressed with the work of Vigyan Parisar approached them and finally this year they decided to organise and sanctioned more than 2 lakh rupees, he said, “To give students the proper understanding how films are created by understanding the integral parts, on behalf of MU I approached them.” The three day workshop will further continue on Friday and Saturday.