Annapurna to hold film workshop for engineering students

Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Annapurna International School of Film and Media will conduct a four-week summer workshop on filmmaking for engineering students, beginning May 27, the institution said Tuesday.

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.

The workshop covers script writing, basic camera operations, editing and sound mixing, with a focus on teamwork and creativity, said a statement by the school run by the family of legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

“For 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,” said AIFSM president and popular Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.

The need for such a workshop was felt as most students lack verbal and written communication skills, creativity, and teamwork and etiquette, he said.

“I 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 added.

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