MAM

Proposed syllabus for Qalam

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/10/05/Untitled-1_7.jpg?itok=feZocxlB

Module 1

1. Concept/story idea: - what makes a good concept/idea for television? What are the elements necessary for an idea/concept to become a winning story? What is a concept/idea? How is it different from a full-fledged story? High-end concepts. Examples of recent television successes of good concepts/ideas.

2. Concept to story (The process): - how is a concept/idea developed into a full-fledged story? What elements are required in creating a good story? Define story in two lines. Create characters for your story; create obstacles, dramatic points in the story. The plot: - Its importance, twists in plots. Eg's of plots twists from current and old successful soaps. Television stories end? If they do then how to end a story?

Different kinds of story: - The daily soap story, the series story, the comedy, the thriller story, Tv mini series stories and stories for TV films. How are they different?

3. Story Elements: - Characters: - How to create interesting characters? What

Makes characters tick? Different kinds of characters, the protagonist (hero/heroine) the antagonist, subsidiary characters, relief characters. Character stories/biographies. Polarisation of characters in a story, changing equation among characters.

Module - 2

1. Teleplay: - elements of teleplay: - How to weave story into an interesting teleplay? What is teleplay? How is it different from story? What elements constitute interesting teleplay? Eg's of recent episodes from hit serials? Examining the reason for their success. What is a sub plot? How is it important to the story and teleplay? How to weave subplots into main story and teleplay.

2. Graphing of story for teleplay: - Creation of mile stones/Plot points in the story. Running parallel tracks of subplots along with main story. Interweaving of subplots with milestones of main story and plot points.

3. Difference in teleplay of various kinds of stories: - how to write teleplay for comedy, daily soap, weekly soap, mini series, one hour episode, Tv film.

4. Teleplay of an episode: - what constitutes episodic teleplay? Creating of parallel tracks and its importance in weaving teleplay of episodes.

5. Cliffhanger end/The hook: - how to create cliff hangar ends to episodes? Its importance.

Module - 3

1. The importance of scene: - what is a scene? How to create scenes for teleplay? Breaking of individual tracks into scenes. How do scenes lead to story forward? The opening scene, the end scene, the filler scene. The Dana dalna scene. Its importance. The recurring theme scene, its importance. Character exposition scene. What is character exposition? Its importance! Plot exposition scene, its importance. Examples of all the above concepts.

2. The dialogue: - what is dialogue? Importance of dialogues. What elements constitute good dialogue? Dialogues in character exposition. Dialogues for different genres like comedy, soap, thriller and Tv film.

Module - 4

1. Assignments: - create a story from an idea/concept, create characters, develop its plot points and overall graph. Write an episodic teleplay. Write dialogues for an episode.



The entire course should be of 12 weeks with twice a week to thrice a week lectures. Each module will take up 3 weeks and 6 to 9 sessions.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/23/Neeraj_Bahl-Sidharth_Ghosh_0.jpg?itok=fvid3Fd_
Neeraj (Bunty) Bahl appointed ITW Blitz CEO

NEW DELHI: Neeraj Bahl has been appointed as the chief executive officer of ITW Blitz, the talent management arm of ITW Playworx Media and Entertainment, a part of ITW Consulting, an integrated marketing agency.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/Hansa%20Research%20Ashok%20Das.jpg?itok=33nD2_TX
HANSA Research ties up with MSW ARS

MUMBAI: Hansa Research and MSW ARS have announced their partnership by launching their communication measurement services in India. “With this tie-up, we bring a significant range of services to the Indian market, thereby helping clients optimise their multimedia communication from the idea stage...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/Navratri.jpg?itok=j19eU9aA
Brands bullish this festive season but not for Navratri

MUMBAI: Marketing mavens are aware that a majority of brand spending in India takes place between August and December every year because of a range of festivals that dot this period. It begins with Raksha Bandhan and chugs ahead with Ganesh Chaturthi and gathers steam in September with Navratri,...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/21/denstu.jpg?itok=xFl58pR4
Dentsu appoints Rahul Sengupta as CCO

Dentsu India, the full-service communication agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has brought in Rahul Sengupta as the chief creative officer (CCO).

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/21/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=-9drpSTH
The Womb will nurture ASUS' India strategy

MUMBAI: The Womb, an advertising and innovations company, has won the strategy and creative mandate for ASUS India, the Taiwanese leader in technology. The agency is tasked with the communications mandate for both smartphones and laptops business in India. The Womb has initiated work for its...

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/21/Mallikarjun%20Das.jpg?itok=9kwe0GUf
Publicis' co Starcom wins Lenskart media duties

MUMBAI: Starcom, a Publicis Media company, has won the media duties of the eyewear retailer Lenskart. Lenskart has growing business that reaches out to over 1, 00,000 customers a month via a combination of a strong online business as well as ‘home check-up' service. As per industry estimates, India...

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/20/BBH.jpg?itok=0dIZrEuC
BBH bags creative mandate for Smarton

Smartron has appointed BBH (Bartle Bogle Hegarty) as its creative strategy and advertising agency partner after a multi-agency pitch. The agency’s Delhi office will execute the integrated creative strategy for the brand across media.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/20/iprospect.jpg?itok=vAcx-0hl
Intelligent Content vital for branding: iProspect CEO about new solution

iProspect, Dentsu Aegis Network’s global digital performance agency, has launched Intelligent Content – an offering that links production and performance – in India.

MAM Media and Advertising AD Agencies
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/20/denstu.jpg?itok=B79FV15-
Dentsu Impact elevates Ramaswamy, to make 'Maruti' a vibrant brand

Dentsu Impact recently restructured its creative department and promoted Anupama Ramaswamy as the national creative director. Ramaswamy has been with Dentsu Impact for over a year now, after joining as the executive creative director.

MAM Media and Advertising People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories