One of the most important things that the course taught me is to pay attention to how it is that my senses are perceiving the world- how is it that I’m seeing, how is it that I am hearing things. And how all of that goes into the process of making a film.
Another important thing that the course taught me is that in reality, in real life, things exist outside of the binaries. There are still many more things outside of ideologies and propaganda, which I think is extremely important in today’s times.
Our teachers here have been brilliant. They taught me to be okay with making mistakes- that it is okay to fail as long as I keep working hard, as long as I am committed to learning things.
I think that something that our teacher R.V. Ramani said, sums up the course for me- is that we have to keep recovering ourselves from ourselves. And I think that is what the course has taught me to do.