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Padmashri A K Bir
Padmashri A K Bir

Cinema a Universal Language: A. K. Bir

Human factor brings depth and sensibility in understanding the modern technology, said National film award winner Padma Shri Mr. Apurba Kishor Bir on Tuesday.

All the senses are mental interpretation of physical realities existing around us, he expressed today at Maulana Azad National Urdu University.

He was delivering a lecture “Cinematic Language and Human Development” under MANUU Knowledge Series, organized by Instructional Media Centre (IMC).

Prof. Shakeel Ahmad, Pro Vice-Chancellor presided over and released the montage of MANUU Knowledge series.

Cinema has become a Universal Language, Mr. Bir said while sharing his memories as a cinematographer of Oscar award winning movie “Gandhi”.

Purpose of cinema is to enrich humanity and imagination is the biggest tool used by creative people to realise their dreams, he said.

Mr. Ravi Shankar, Senior Sound Engineer from FTII Pune and faculty RAFT also spoke about “Content Creation and Consumption in 21st Century”.

He rated analog technology above the digital. Speed, reach and penetration is the hall mark of New Media. Consumer can also be content creator. We are living in an era where technology has invaded our lives, he remarked.

Prof. Shakeel Ahmad, Pro Vice-Chancellor appreciated the digital initiative taken up by Media Centre and stressed the need for compatibility of man power with the latest technology.

These Enrichment lectures preceded a six day long technical workshop for the staff of IMC on “Lighting, Camera Techniques and Sound”.

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