A CHANCE FOR SETTING THINGS RIGHT

What intrigued me the most was the kind of diversity and flexibility the Film medium possessed, including the very fact that there were no concrete set of rules governing the art / science of filmmaking.

I was desperate to get into a media college. Two years of engineering had worn me out. I was sure in my head that I was not going to continue it. Happiness knew no bounds when I came to know that I had gotten accepted at SCMC. I was determined to do well in my field – sound, towards which my career was to be bent. However, I was totally out of practice of attending college on a daily basis. Due to this reason, I ended up not attending SCMC that regularly in my first semester. Another reason for this was the fact that I was a science student and we had modules that pertained only to art subjects. On top of that I hadn’t made a lot of friends. My attendance was low, and so was my morale.

Despite all this, I told myself to buckle up and started studying meticulously for my second semester. Then, I was attending classes daily. And that’s when I realized the kind of course the college was offering. The module designed by the college is one of a kind. Courses like ‘Communicology’ amped up my communication skills and gave me a new perspective on communication. Owing to the large number of screenings that were being conducted, I developed an insight on the Indian Parallel Cinema. What intrigued me the most was the kind of diversity and flexibility the Film medium possessed including the very fact that there were no concrete set of rules governing the art / science of filmmaking.

The third semester was all the more enriching. I got the chance to operate video cameras on a weekly basis. Our professors were also veterans in the film industry. And how can I forget the one week module of Culture Communication? That module gave me a new perspective and opinion on topics line gender, caste, religion, and so on. Our professor Mr. A. F. Matthew has delivered lectures in 29 countries. SCMC honed my skills in such a way that I can now apply the same skill set to create new content. I was no longer a mild introvert. I want to further pursue a master’s degree in sound engineering. I realized this when we were taking the module “Introduction to Audiography” and I had almost topped in it.

Article by: Shashwat Shrivastava (Batch of 2018)

Photograph by: Aditya Sinha (Batch of 2019)

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