The newest dept. in St.Thomas’ College started in June, 2012. Course offered – Bachelor of Visual Communication which is the first graduate programme in Visual Communication under the University of Calicut. Two batches, 47 students. The dept. was inaugurated by eminent media personality Mr. M. Sasi Kumar, President, Asian College of Journalism in the presence of His Excellency Mar Raphel Thattil.
INFRASTRUCTURE The dept. has state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology which includes I.A full-fledged editing suite. II.Professional sound recording studio consisting of booths and console equipped with Pro-tools software. III.Shooting-floor equipped with full-fledged lighting system.
IV. Mini Theater V. Multi-media computer lab VI. Advanced digital cameras and other devices.
EDITING SUITE Four I-Macs with up-to-date FCP Software versions One advanced MacPro Editing machine
SOUND RECORDING STUDIO Two Recording Booths, for simultaneously engaging instruments and vocal. Pro-tool Software Mixing Console
SHOOTING FLOOR Full fledged lighting setup including 1. Keno Lights 2. PAR Lights 3. Freshnel Spot Lights 4. Baby Lights
CAMERAS AND OTHER DEVICES SONY HVR-S270 P professional camcorder Panasonic AG-HMC 82 professional camcorder Sony NEX-100 semi-professional camcorder Canon 5D Mark III DSLR with lenses Canon 60D with lens
SEMINAR / CONFERENCE Bachelor of Visual Communication covers almost all emerging areas of visual culture and communication. The first major venture was an international conference in collaboration with the Dept. of English on “CINEMA CULTURES IN SOUTH INDIA” on 13 & 14, October, 2012. Around 80 papers were presented in the conference.
Seminar on “CINEMA CULTURES IN SOUTH INDIA” [13 & 14, October, 2012]
Seminar on “NARRATIVES OF THE VISUAL : MEDIA, IMAGE AND COMMUNICATION POWER” in collaboration with dept. of English on 19 & 20 March, 2014.
WORKSHOPS 1. Eminent cinematographer Sunny Joseph conducted workshop on cinematography.
2. The popular film critic, Vidyarthi Chatterjee, conducted a workshop on “HUNDRED YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA”
3. Anki Mukherjee, Researcher on Film Studies, EFLU Hyderabad – workshop on ‘Bengali Cinema and its Origin’ 4. Sajan Kalathil,Cinematographer – workshop on Cinematography.
INTERACTIVE SESSIONS A session with Joy Mathew, popular film director/actor.
Leena Manimekalai– Tamil filmmaker, activist, actress.
INTERACTIVE SESSION (CONTINUE…) Deepak, Film actor. Interactive session with Indo-Canadian film director, Kaz Rahman; screening of his film Deccani Souls A Session on “Performance Poetry and the Spoken Word” by Danish poet, Claus Ankersen
FESTIVALS Dessert Film Festival – In this festival we screened few films from the fringes of the Middle East and for discussing the milieu. The films are drawn from Tunisia, Palestine, Israel, Morocco, and Lebanon. (Sept.7& 8)
European Masters Film Festival. Nov 14 - 2013
FD Zone weekly screening : Film Screening on every Thursdays in collaboration with Film division -Mumbai and Chalachithra kendram -Thrissur
National Documentary Short film online Festival: In collaboration with IFFT we are conducting first online film festival in India. Competitions are in following categories.. 1.Documentary 2. Short film 3. Animation film The Festival Office was inaugurated by the Honourable Mayor of Thrissur, Sri Rajan Palan
VISITING FACULTY K. B. Venu- Film Director of “August Club”, film-critic and script writer. Jayan Shivapuram, script writer and journalist. Joe Chalissery, director of Malayalam film “Bhoopadathil Elliyatha Oru Edam”. Praveen Purushothaman, director of the film “Chewing Gum”, Diploma from FTII and PG Diploma from SRFTI I. Shanmugadas – Film critic
VISITING FACULTY (CONTINUE..) Prakash K.P - Cinematographer Sajeev P. K., Audio engineer Vineeth K. R., Video editor/Graphic Designer