Mindscreen Film Institute founded by Rajiv Menon started as a school for Cinematography and branched out to Screenplay Writing, Film-Making, and Direction. Rajiv Menon, known for his passion for teaching, has mentored award winning cinematographers and directors during their formative years.
Run by a team of senior professionals, Mindscreen Film Institute takes pride in having been the training ground for some of the best talent in the film industry today.
Mindscreen Film Equipment Company draws upon two decades of experience, in providing the film industry with the state-of-the-art equipment's on rent, such as Arriflex Alexa, Red Dragon, Red Epic with Zeiss Ultra Prime, Zeiss High speed, Cooke S4i Lenses, Optima and HR Zoom Lenses supported by a full complement of lights and grip equipment's. Panther Dolly, Jimmy jib cranes, an array of Tungsten and flicker free HMI Par lights and Kino banks powered by a fleet of silent generator trucks are additional facilities available to the clients.
The certificate course on Cinematography started in the year 2006 is highly reputed for its comprehensive program on film-making with specialization in cinematography. Students get hands-on learning experience and theoretical knowledge on the latest equipment's and facilities available on the campus.
Mindscreen Film Institute to offer high-quality professional study programs in the theory & practice of film-making.
Mindscreen Film Institute to focus on specialized areas of film-making that develop very proficient technicians who are creative artists as well.
Mindscreen Film Institute and its alumni to make a professional impact and significant contribution to the media and entertainment industry.
We believe that a good film-maker, irrespective of his/her role must appreciate all aspects of the process.
From the choices a cinematographer confronts, understanding the director & his script, how sound and music transform a scene to the assembling of images in the editing room. And the best way to learn them is to have a real 'touch-feel-do' experience.
Mindscreen Film Institute is all about hands-on learning. Our learning environment is designed to move one beyond their current level, expand the vision, enhance technical skills and unleash the potential to IMAGINE, THINK & CREATE a new way.
Six Months Course on Cinematography
Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking
Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography
Six Months Course on Acting for Film & Television
Weekend Acting for Camera - 12 Weekends
Rajiv Menon Founder – Director
Rajiv Menon began his career in the film industry when he graduated in cinematography from the Film and Television Institute. His subsequent training in Steadicam operation under Garret Brown, the academy award winner provided him the opportunity to work with some of the top productions.
Rajiv Menon with two decades of experience in making commercials has won numerous awards. He has also worked on a few important documentary projects with personalities like Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnard. While Rajiv Menon worked on a few documentaries, He gained national recognition for shooting Mani Ratnam's 'Bombay' and is continued to be associated with him through 'Guru' and 'Kadal'.
Rajiv Menon made his directorial debut in feature filmmaking, Minsara Kanavu for AVM Studios. He is equally interested in giving back to the industry a range of talents it needs to constantly renew itself. With same aim, he has established Mindscreen Film Institute inaugurated in July 2006 by filmmaker, Maniratnam
Founder and Director page to include major awards
• 2000 - Kandukondain Kandukondain –Tamil Feature Film- Film fare Award - Best Director
• 2008 – Guru – Hindi Feature Film – APSARA award for Best Cinematography.
• 2008 – Guru - Hindi Feature Film – SHANTARAM award for Best Cinematography.
• 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film – Film Fare Award for Best Cinematography
• 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film - Vijay TV Award for Best Cinematography
• 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film - SIIMA Award for Best Cinematography
M.N. Gnanasekaran Dean
M.N. Gnanasekaran began his career in the film industry when he graduated in cinematography from the Film and Television Institution. His very first feature film, AvalAppadithaan, won the state award. On completing more films, he became the much-respected teacher at his alma mater. Cinematographers like Rajiv Menon and Alphonse Roy learned fundamentals of their craft under his guidance and continue to value his methods and insights. He has taken charge as the Dean of Mindscreen Film Institute.
Gnanasekaran is highly knowledgeable in the difficult field of cinematography theory and the various technical aspects associated with it. In terms of challenging practice, he has six feature films, several documentaries, and two decades of sustained work in professional scientific photography, to his credit.
R. Sritharan Principal
R. Sritharan, a first class diploma holder in Cinematography from Institute of Film Technology, served as a cameraman at Doordarshan for more than six years before joining as a Faculty at Film and Television Institute. He has extensive experience in various disciplines of filmmaking and television production. He had been a visiting faculty for the Universities in TamilNadu and contributed in designing course curriculum for Media. He has taken charge as the Principal of Mindscreen Film Institute.