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Preserving celluloid

Film archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and cinematographer Abhik Mukhopadhyay will be conducting a workshop to create awareness about the neglected subject of preserving the priceless heritage of Indian films. After Mumbai, Pune and Chennai, Dungarpur will conduct his fourth workshop to be held from 15 to 21 November. The seven-day workshop will inculcate the idea of film preservation, address the dilemmas of digital preservation and provide hands-on training. The whole process will be certified by International Federation of Film Archives.

There will be discussions by eminent personalities on celluloid preservation and component of digital preservation and restoration, photography conservation and paper conservation like posters lobby cards, and letters. It will include delegates from Academy of Motion Pictures, Criterion, Ballonia and Museum of Modern Arts. For details, visit:

Expert guidance

The Career Planner Edu Fair held recently in Kolkata, presented students with exciting opportunities and a wide range of career options at Education Interface 2018.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Adamas, Amity, JIS, Techno India and Sister Nivedita were amongst the universities that participated in the fair.

The platform provided pre-counselling sessions for students and guardians seeking guidance and opportunities in the fields of engineering and medicine, which included the emerging trends in overseas medical education, hotel management, hospital management, polytechnic and industrial training institutes among others.

It brought a fresh and innovative approach to consulting services, acting as catalyst between the students and parents and the education providers.

Quality assurance

Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Foundation International are partnering with National Skill Development Corporation on a Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme to build capabilities of 300 education leaders and specialists who will establish and manage these academies across India.

A TVET guideline and quality assurance framework for trainer and assessor academies will be set up in India. Participating institutions will utilise them to conceptualise the systems and processes for the academies. For details, visit:

Making music

The Global Music Institute is inviting applications for music production and advance music production programmes. Classes will be held from 2 June to 4 August. The curriculum has been designed by Ableton certified trainer Aditya Balani and will be taught by DJ-producer Jay Pei.

The course will provide an opportunity to make music with Ableton Live 10, an industry standard and powerful digital audio workstation. Students will learn about digital signal processing, dynamic processing, EQ techniques, mixing, mastering, and under-the-hood features of Live 10. Applications forms are available at: