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Exercise 1, Children’s Film Academy, India

Today we started on our first exercise. It  was to take one shot of anything that caused in us some sensation. We could choose any one sense , like touch, smell, sound, and shoot  what gives us the sensation .

We did our first exercise on the mobile phone. Making films  was so easy ! We formed teams for every shot: A director, actors, cameraperson. We called out the commands , like, Actor ready ? Camera ready ? Going for take ! Action !

Those who finished their shot, wrote out their shot and drew a storyboard of their shot.

We had great fun as we love being outdoors , with the world of sensations all around us !


Participants on their  first shot in Exercise 1  on Sensations

Nived K  N

I took a shot. The shot was about the sensation of touch.

So I took a shot of the cool water coming into our hand.

Vaigha M

I took a shot on the sensation of taste. One kid is eating a fruit. I shot that. The kid, Dev is enjoying the fruit. ( It turned out that he had actually had a hard time munching on a raw chikoo, which had a bitter taste to it!


Ambadi N B

I took a shot on the sense of sight. I showed a kid looking for some seeds. I took it from the actor’s point of view.


Sreehari P Manoj

I wanted to show the sense of smell. So I asked Ambadi to crush some leaves which give off a strong smell. I shot him crushing and  smelling them.

Sona V S

Today was the first day of my CCAJ- CFA. I selected the sense of touch. Niharika is picking some flowers to show the feel of the flowers.

Anjana P S

I wanted to convey the sense of sound. I show Ambadi going to a window and knocking to see if someone is in there.  I only shot that.

Mohammad Musafir Arif

Today I took my first shot. The shot I took today was one person is touching the flower and the plant. I drew what I shot in my storyboard.

Shiva Tejas

I took a shot of the hearing sensation. Musafir is riding a cycle. He hears his friend calling. He turns back on hearing this call. By this, I tried to show the sensation of hearing.

Akshaya C R

In my shot, I wanted to show the sensation of touch. I showed Sona touching the wall of our school, the rough bricks .

Mahadev T

Today I took my first shot.I took the shot of the cycle’s pedal making a sound. I saw that and I heard that.

Dev Rajesh

Today is the day of CCAJ-CFA session . I wanted to show the sensation of touch (pain). So my friend shot me falling down and getting hurt. At that moment, we feel the sensation of pain so much. I wasn’t hurt much, though!

Niharika Rajesh

I took a shot of a hand opening a book. The sunlight falling on the pages. I wanted to convey the feel of the new pages of the book , the sunlight and the slight breeze that blows. I wanted to convey the  beautiful feeling I get when I read in the garden.


This was one of the most enjoyable days at school as we were busy doing so many things together . We even sucked on some tamarind seeds from our school ground, nibbled  on watermelon slices and dates cake too!

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Hullo Everyone!

Children’s film Academy



Hullo Everyone! We are the students of the Thirumangalam Upper Primary School, Engandyur, Kerala. We are a mixed group from Classes Fifth to Seventh. We are really excited to join students from all over the world , learning about making films ! We saw some short films and then the theme of the workshop was introduced to us. It was Sensations ! The sense of sight, touch, smell, hearing and of course, taste. We saw the film clip of a boy licking fresh tamarind in the classroom and students’and teacher’s mouths watering ! Then we saw a film clip in which a storm hits a village. The storm,  the dust, the leaves, the doors banging and windows rattling , the sound and what we saw on screen came together , we could feel the force of the wind ! These were clips from our favourite Malayalam films, so we enjoyed them a lot. We saw some short films and some clips from foreign films too.


We had great fun going outdoors for our film practicals.  We were divided into two groups of six students each. All the twelve of us had to call out numbers 1 and 2 and then all the ones became one group and the twos became the second group.  We were introduced to basic handling of camera.

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