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by goutham sidharth newschool of architecture

& design


Media Village - Film district for the Pune community and a Film Institute merging film education with movie production

A Study presented to the Faculty of NewSchool of Architecture & Design

In partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Architecture

By Goutham Sidharth San Diego, 2016


Abstract

Problem India, despite having a diverse culture, is united by cricket and movies. The Indian films especially play a major role in bringing people together by its content and narrative. Also, movie theaters are a place where people from different culture and religion gather and share common interests. Being the largest democracy in the world with more than 1.2 billion population , the reach of the film industry is limited to only 45 million. This is quite low comparing when one compares it with the middleclass population of the country, which is as high as 300 million. The movies need to reach out more as they are now a part of Indian culture and more people need to contribute to it. One of the major reasons for its limitation in reach is the lack of cinema screens in the country. The United States of America, having less than a quarter of Indian population has 4 times as many screens.

To reach up to the level of Hollywood, reach of the Indian film industry could be Indian film Industry needs at least 16 times expanded at least twice as much in the next its current number of theater screens. ten years. Furthermore, it is difficult for a newcomer to enter the film field without any inner connections. Opportunities are presented more on the basis of connections than on merit. This leads to a large number of film students to struggle initially to make a mark.

Method

This thesis aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice of filmmaking and to provide students without inner connections with equal opportunities of entry based on merit. Also , it aims at generating more interest in the local community about movies Students lack practical knowledge as and its cultural values. what they learn in school is drastically different from what they do in the actual A mixed-use film district is introduced with profession(Based on the interviews with a film school , film studios and commercial film students and professionals in India), spaces related to movies , in the city of which makes their entry even more difficult. Pune , which is one of the fastest growing This is due to the way the education system film hubs. This commercial side of the has been structured in the country which complex will have theaters , film archives , has created a huge gap between theory film merchandise, retail, etc to energize it. and practice. People from the local community are drawn in by introducing The lack of opportunity for new people to outdoor film viewing, multiple plazas , food get into this field limits its growth in terms stalls , etc. of content, quality, and reach. Based on the hypothesis , if this is overcome , the


This pedestrian friendly development allows the public to walk through the entire complex and experience the movies, behind the scenes and in finished form . The Film school will be tied together with film studios, allowing the students to work closely with actual filmmakers. By this close association , students get better opportunities to work with well-known filmmakers and get the much needed practical experience and inspiration. Expected outcomes The project goal is to generate more interest among the public about the movies. By this, more people will be interested in coming forward and contributing to it as audience or as creative minds. The integration of the school to the studios would make it easier for newcomers to experience how the films are actually made. This gives them a kick start before they get into real movie making. This also lets them make the connection while they study films.

This whole development could be a destination for film lovers to experience the richness of Indian film Industry. The commercial side of this complex would support the school to function by itself and thereby reduce the tuition and increase the opportunities for scholarships. This project would be a walkable, selfcontained district within the city of Pune and hence, it is called the “Media Village�. The prototype of this village could be repeated and altered in terms of scale and program throughout other cities that are big in filmmaking and film enthusiasts.


Media Village - Film district for the Pune community and a Film Institute merging film education with movie production.

A Study presented to the Faculty of NewSchool of Architecture & Design

In partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Architecture

By Goutham Sidharth San Diego, 2016


Copyright © 2016 by Goutham Sidharth and NewSchool of Architecture & Design


Media Village - Film district for the Pune community and a Film Institute merging film education with movie production NewSchool of Architecture & Design Goutham Sidharth

___________________________________________________ Kurt C. Hunker, Director of Graduate Programs Chair, Graduate Department of Architecture ___________________________________________________ Michael Stepner, FAIA Professor, Undergraduate Architecture ___________________________________________________ Howard Blackson, CNUA, Professor of Practice ___________________________________________________ Tatiana Berger Associate Professor, Graduate Architecture ___________________________________________________ Vuslat Demircay, PhD., Thesis Advisor


Dedication I dedicate this thesis to my mother, father and sister who supported me in every way throughout my life and without whom I would not have been able to take accomplish this.

Acknowledgment I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Prof. Jorge Ozorno for the continuous support , his patience ,motivation and knowledge.


contents


CHAPTER 1 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Statement of the Challenge 1.3 Importance of the Challenge

........................................................................................................Page 18 1.4 Background of the challenge 1.5 Topic Statement 1.6 Methodology

CHAPTER 2 ..................................................................................................Page 35 2.1 Theoretical or Professional Framework 2.2 Literature Review 2.3 Critical Position CHAPTER 3 3.1 Case Study 1 3.2 Case Study 2 3.3 Case Study 3 CHAPTER 4 4.1 Design Process 4.2 Form Development 4.3 Circulation and Massing 4.4 Structure 4.5 Plans

.......................................Page 44 3.4 Legal Issues 3.5 Pre-design and Field analysis 3.6 Programming ....................................Page 69 4.6 Initial Ideas 4.7 Site Plan 4.8 Section 4.9 Design 4.10 Systems

CHAPTER 5 5.1 Conclusion

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BACK MATTER References List of figures

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Appendices

Appendices Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E

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CHAPTER 1 1.1 INTRODUCTION 1.2 STATEMENT OF CHALLENGE 1.3 IMPORTANCE OF CHALLENGE 1.4 BACKGROUND OF CHALLENGE 1.5 TOPIC STATEMENT 1.6 METHODOLOGY

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INTRODUCTION

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Indian culture and movies India is one of the earliest civilizations and the largest democracy in the world with a population of over 1.2 billion people. People here are segregated culturally by religion and these individual cultures unite through festivals and celebrations like Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Eid and so on. The culture and people are so diverse that more than the democratic government , the two things that unite the country are cricket and films.

History of cinema

Fig 1.1.1: Street of Kolkata , India

After the 1970’s, the technological developments in the movie industry has been very rapid. With the introduction of visual effects, video cassettes, CDs , etc. the industry increased its popularity to a global level. Today the visual effects in the movies have reached a whole new level with animation movie industries using motion capture technology and other CAD programs.

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Looking at the fast-paced growth in terms of technology,the architectural spaces need to be designed to accommodate the changing methodology of the movie making process. In India, the next generation filmmaking needs to be ground breaking as there are high levels of competition on the global platform.

Fig 1.1.2: Use of holograms in movies

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STATEMENT OF THE CHALLENGE Architecture should not just be a setting for events to take place and space in which things happen, rather it should be a part of the experience. How the building comes together and what it is made of, is crucial to how the building is actually experienced. Architecture through the use of light, space and materials must engage the use actively to create a truly experiential space.

Fig 1.2.1: New Central Library , Downtown Calgary Site , By REX

Hence, space must be created that inspires which allows the person to remember and absorb. According to Briana, E.R., a former student of Newschool of Architecture and Design “To experience the space in a qualitative way, there needs to be a right amount of stimuli; too much would create an overwhelming experience and too little will make space perceived as dull.� The relationship between space, the human figure, scale and motion within a particular environment should provide a very fluid motion of people within the building to create an emotional and physical reaction.

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Since the thesis is about creating an experiential environment for students and public to experience and absorb the Indian film Industry, analyzing this aspect would be very beneficial. The main issue faced by the aspiring filmmakers and filmmaking students in India is the lack of practical or experiential knowledge gained by physically experiencing the process and lack of opportunities to get them involved. Another problem is the lack spaces with the infrastructure to equip advanced production technology so that the entire production could take place under one single roof. These problems could be tackled by giving them the opportunities to physically and visually experience the actual filmmaking by building a space which could act as a tool in teaching filmmaking rather than a box where learning happen within.

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Space has to be designed in a way looking at all the infrastructure and facilities required for the professional practice. The design should draw the real professionals or companies to use it by buying or renting it and being a part of the whole teaching and learning experience. At the same time design has to create an experiential way of learning for the students studying in and around this space to make them feel like they are a part of every aspect of their study and practice. This would help in an educational reform by creating environments which would enhance their learning experiences and creativity by the acquisition of practical and experiential knowledge.


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IMPORTANCE OF THE CHALLENGE

A successful education system is necessary for a profession like the film Making. Hence, it is important that the education system catches up with the 21st century advancements. Improving the learning environments for students could enhance their creative skills. Students need to be provided with more opportunities and easy networking options. They also need to experience the actual film making process. Architecture can help in this reform of education system by creating environments that would help in achieving the same. This could be done by combining film schools to film production studios where there could be interactions with the actual professionals and experiential learning environments.

Designing a mixeduse development which involves film schools , studios and theaters could energize the film industry in the community both in terms of the education they get (by closely working with the professionals) and in terms of generating public awareness and interest.

Fig 1.3.1: 3 Mills Film Studio , corridor

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ackground of the challenge Indian Film Industry

PUNJABI

HINDI ( BOLLYWOOD)

MALAYALAM

BENGALI

TELUGU

TAMIL

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India produces the largest number of films annually, the number of films made being 1500 per year on an average, which is almost 3 times as much as the number of films made in the United States. Yet, the reach of the film industry is limited to a very small number. According to Karan Johar , a renowned filmmaker in Bollywood ,“Of the 1.2 billion population of India, movies should reach out to at least 300 million people [the size of India’s middle class]. But currently, our reach is limited to 45 million. If we figure out how to cover this gap, it will be a game-changer.” The industry needs to reach out to more people and for this new talent need to get into the industry. This could make newcomers more optimistic about getting opportunities and contributing to Indian cinema.


According to IBT news, “India does not really have that many cinemas for people to go to - less than 13,000, versus almost 40,000 in the U.S. (a country which has only one-fourth of India’s population)“. There need to be more cinema screens and a better drawing factor for more people to see the movies and also contribute to this growing industry. The annual gross box office revenue produced by all the regional film industries in India comes to around 1.8 billion which is far less compared to its counterparts like Hollywood with an annual gross revenue of over 11 billion and Chinese film industry with over 3 billion. Also, the quality of films made in the country is questionable with its poor production qualities and its lack of technical Knowledge.

1200 MILLION (1.2 BILLION) 350 MILLION APPROX. NO. OF CINEMAS(IND) NO. OF CINEMAS(USA)

INDIA POPULATION USA POPULATION 13,000

40,000

Fig 1.4.2 : Population Vs No. Of Movie screens

INDIA 1200 MILLION (1.2 BILLION) 300 MILLION 45 MILLION

TOTAL POPULATION MIDDLE CLASS POPULATION CURRENT REACH OF INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY

Fig 1.4.3 : Population Vs Reach of Indian Film Industry

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45 Million

300 Million

CURRENT REACH

TARGET

Fig 1.4.4 : Current Reach Of Indian Film Industry Vs Target reach ( Population)

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• Film Education in India Furthermore, the education system of filmmaking has taken a backseat, giving students who have the potential to do well professionally with very few opportunities to get into the actual filmmaking process. The system of the filmmaking industry in India works in a way in which only the people who have connections within the industry will be presented with opportunities to get involved in the actual filmmaking process, regardless of whether they are talented or even educated in making films. Hence,it becomes very difficult for talented film students to get into the field. They need to work their way up through networking more extensively than the ones with inside connections. Making a more creative environment for teaching, giving them opportunities for a more experiential way of learning filmmaking and more networking opportunities could be a way which could take the students a step closer to being successful and to contribute to the Indian

Film Industry. Looking at the education system of filmmaking and other fields like architecture, fashion designing , product designing,etc, it is observed that the students are lacking in practical knowledge which is required in their field of study. Sometimes, they need to unlearn what was previously taught to them to adapt to the working style in their professional field and start all over again. Hence, the challenge would be to tackle this by finding ways to give the students the training they need beforehand, which would involve finding ways to bring in professionals and get them involved with the students and vice-versa. This collaboration of the professional practice with professional education by involving experienced professionals to work with the students could prove to be mutually beneficial to both the parties as they are able to get insights and inputs from one another

Thesis Deals with • Creating more awareness among the public about the importance of films and filmmaking. • Creating better education to film students. • Bringing students closer to production practice. • Creating easier and equal opportunities for outside talents. • Providing more theaters and cinema screens.

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Topic Statement

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This thesis aims to design a film Institute that merges the theory and practice of filmmaking by creating spaces that facilitate experiential learning. A mixeduse program is introduced with studios and theaters that create a self-sustaining complex. This will also have theater spaces and plazas for the public to experience films as a finished form as well as in the process of making. The project aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice of filmmaking and thereby improve the Indian film industry in terms of creative thinking and technical knowledge. It also aims at generating interest in the community about the Indian Film Industry.

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Fig 1.5.1 : Media Campus , Berlin - Big Architects 29


Thesis Statement

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Film School

Film Studio

Film School

Film Studio Plaza Theaters

Theaters

Fig 1.5.2 : Combining different programs together

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India has a population of 1.2 billion and it produces the largest number of movies in the world. The reach of the Indian Film Industry is limited to 45 million, despite having a 300 million, middle-class population. This is mainly due to the lack of awareness about movies in the local communities. Movies and theaters could be something that could bring a very diverse population together. Also, there are barriers to entry in this industry for newcomers and film students, which further reduces its reach and diversity of the films being made. These barriers are associated with poor networking opportunities and an outdated education system. The education is drastically different from the actual practice and the schools lack creative learning environments. Furthermore, there are lack spaces capable of housing the new technologies used for film production. Consider a Film district which would house a Film Institution and Film Studios together. It could be merged

architecturally in a way students can work closely with actual professionals, have a better practical knowledge and easier networking opportunities. This is achieved by creating an experiential pattern of spatial arrangement to expose students to real practice This district would have theaters, commercial developments like film merchandise, film archives , and outdoor film viewing areas. The public would also be able to see the process of filmmaking. This could get people interested in movies and the movie business. This could also be a space where the community can gather and have celebrations. This is achieved by creating multiple plazas with a variety of functions along the entire development. There could be food stalls , play areas , amphitheaters , and so on. The purpose of such a complex is to reach out to more people in the community, to get people interested in films and filmmaking and to provide opportunities for film students to be exposed to the film industry.

Such exposure yields two main benefits for the students. An understanding of how to translate theoretical study into practice along with excellent networking opportunities. As a result of these students’ improved education, the huge gap between the theory and practice would be eliminated. Furthermore, the Indian film industry will have the potential to compete with its counterparts in small Hollywood and Chinese film industries in terms of creative thinking , technical quality and its outreach.

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ethodology

Fig 1.6.1: New Central Library , Downtown Calgary Site , By REX

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• Studying the kind of activities that would draw the community to this development. • Linking these activities to the Indian Film Industry. • Designing a strong access which would take the public through the entire development. • Studying the various steps and stages involved in the field of filmmaking and how the design of these spaces would reflect and change in its methodology over the years. • Finding ways and techniques to mix spaces and to make them well suited to equip the latest technologies for the production. • Incorporate all the infrastructure for specific programs that needs to take place in the building like editing, sound, etc and finding ways to incorporate a film Institution into this space in a way students can physically and visually experience all the process involved .


• Creating a hierarchy in the arrangement of spaces by using film production process as a precedent • Aesthetics and spaces formulated by film techniques.y film techniques. • Identifying the space relations between the rooms, rooms to the building, building to the site and studying how these space relation could affect the interactions of the students,filmmakers, faculty, community , public , tourists, etc. • The above step involves the comparative study of space relations, which could be adjacent spaces, interlocking spaces, spaces linked by a common space, or completely disjointed spaces. This study will give the most suitable relation between spaces based on the programs and experience it creates. • Interviews will be carried out with local community, film students and filmmakers to understand the kind of environment they would like to be in. • Observing different kinds of learning spaces and its effects on students.

Fig 1.6.2: Urban Passage , Proposal from Büro-OS

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CHAPTER 2 2.1 Theoretical Framework 2.2 Review Of Literature 2.3 Critical Position

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2.1

T

heoretical

ADJACENT

F

ramework

ENCLOSED

CONNECTED BY A COMMON SPACE

DISJOINED SPACE TYPES

OVERLAPPING

Fig 2.1.1 : Spatial relations diagram

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FLEXIBLE FUNCTION SPECIFIC EVOLVING

In the research, there would be paradigms drawn from environmental psychology and spatial relations. Studies about the features of the built spaces and how they accommodate the new technologies and how architecturally the usability of these spaces could be enhanced. Spatial relationship studies include how the film studios could be permeable to the film Institution. Studies will be made comparing the spatial relationships between adjacent spaces, rooms to the building and building to the site. How each space corresponds to the other on the basis of the program requirements and the experience it creates. Studying whether the spaces need to be interlocked , adjacent , connected by a common space or completely disjoined, identifying spaces that need to be flexible and dynamic suited for multiple operations at different times and identifying the ones with very specific operational requirements and making the space well suited to equip all the requirements.


Identifying evolving spaces that could be transformed into another space where a completely new set of functions can take place over time . This transformation could be a result of technological advancements which would possibly require new ways of practicing a particular aspect of film making. This study will give the most suitable solution on how one space relates to other, how interaction occurs and how students experience the learning environment.

Fig 2.1.2 : Flexible spaces ( Auditorium turned into a larger hall by folding the stepped seating)

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These images are a comparison of different kinds of spaces used in the school environments.

Fig 2.1.3: Kantana Film & Animation Institute , classroom (Top Left)

Fig 2.1.5 : Conventional classroom ( Top Right)

Fig 2.1.4: Kantana Film Institute , corridor(Bottom Left)

Fig 2.1.6 : Image of Newschool Of Architecture and Design (Bottom Right)

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Linking nature into the building by finding ways to integrate open spaces and transitional spaces to form a creative environment giving the students to get into the nature to enhance their creative abilities. Also , how the introduction of a multi-use program in this new typology which includes institutional space, studio,offices, museum, public elements, etc would encourage film studies. The project would be unique because of the variety of activities happening the space making it rich and vibrant. Transitional spaces, architectural permeability, good spatial relations, connections would enhance the process of filmmaking and film studies.

QUALITY SPACES TO LEARN HUMAN SCALE

ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP INNOVATIVE DESIGN BARRIER FREE SPACES/EXPERIENCES BETTER LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS INTERACTIVE SPACES

FLUID MOTION THROUGH SPACE PROXIMITY TO NATURE VISUAL CONNECTION

EXPERIENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

Fig 2.1.7 : Theoretical Framework Venn diagram

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2.2

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eview

Of Literature The architecture needs to be economically and socially viable. Systems need to be easy to use and intuitive which is very important in educational institutions. Spaces need to be Choreographed for the students and public to move around with ease and to experience different aspects of filmmaking. Changing the learning environment by making the classrooms more of an informal space where interactions occur. Re-configuration of classroom spaces, furniture layouts in a way creating more opportunities for interactions. Film institutes could have spaces where students could move around and interact with professionals specialized in different fields of filmmaking.

Fig 2.2.1 : Intuitive design - Mercy Hospital

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Student performance can be enhanced by improving the indoor air quality, thermal comfort, diffused lighting, proper acoustical treatment and giving the blocks a human scale.


The project would not be just a film studio where every stage in the film making the process from the pre-production stage through storyboarding, shooting, editing, music, etc to the post-production stage would happen under one single roof. Rather, it would be an institution of filmmaking which caters to all the requirements listed above, where interaction occurs. Theory and practice are two main aspects of a professional education. Both needs to compliment each other. Theories die when they are disconnected from practice and practice uninspired by a strong theory is spiritless. Professional schools give students quintessential and intensive theoretical knowledge rather than extensive and detailed practice. They train in the students the skills in the routine and technique of the profession. There was a period in the history of professional teaching where students were trained from the start to be made as competent as possible in their practical

skills. But then it slowly started shifting focus away from it and practical training became something which was done just for the sake of it. The main reason for it being the limited time for their arrangements in the schools and the consequent need for the economy to employ it. Hence, the time spent by the students in training is very short and professional life takes up a lot of time in mastering the skills and techniques. The second reason is the inability of the schools to provide adequate conditions for acquiring professional skills.

Fig 2.2.2 : Virginia School , sunken courtyard - Big Architects

The resources required for practical teaching takes time and money. Take for instance a law school or medical school, they provide students with a simulated copy of the real thing compared to the actual practice where the real professional has to undertake a wide range of responsibilities and apply his or her common sense along with the ability to act spontaneously and quick decision-making skills.

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2.3

C

ritical

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osition Merging a film studio to a film Institute would act as a catalyst to blur the boundaries between theory and practice of filmmaking. This creates an experiential way of learning films. Film district with theaters and food stalls, shops and plazas would bring the community together and create a space where the families and communities could get together.

Fig 2.3.1 : Public spaces at 3 Mills Film Studio

Film Making

Practical learning

Film Education

Fig 2.3.2 :Merging Theory and practice of filmmaking

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This complex would be like a theme park where people are able to see the movies as a finished product at the same time would take them behind the scenes where they get to see how it is being made. This would create more interest in the community about the movies and movie making and by this more people are expected to come forward in contributing to it.


OUTDOOR SCREENS / AMPHITHEATER / PLAZA

STUDENTS

CINEMA SCREENS

CLASSROOMS / LECTURE HALLS

FILM INDUSTRY

PUBLIC

STUDIOS / FILM SETS / PRODUCTION OFFICES

TOURISTS

RETAIL / FILM ARCHIVES / VIDEO LIBRARY

Fig 2.3.3 : Bringing different spaces and programs together to create interactions among users

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CHAPTER 3 3.1 Case Study 1 - 3 mills Film Studio 3.2 Case Study 2 - Film Institute at Leicester Square 3.3 Case Study 3 - Kanthana Film School 3.4 Legal Issues 3.5 Pre-design and Field analysis 3.6 Programming

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Studies - Case Study 1 Project Name

3 Mills Film School

Location

Sugar house Lane located within Lower Lee Valley to th south of the 2012 Olympic venues, London

Year

2012

Sugar House Lane is located within Lower lee Valley to the south of the 2012 Olympic venues. The main road adjacent to the site is flanked by buildings relating to the film industry. Within these, there are companies which provide facilities like recording studios, stage production, catering services, equipment lending services, lighting services, acting school, etc. The services of this development are lent out to third parties to make movies or to record TV episodes. Missing from this development is the creation of filmmaking talent.

Fig 3.1.1 : Site Plan, 3 Mills Film School

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The project is about merging the thriving film industries within the area with a school to provide new talent, in the form of directors, Producers, Editors, Cinematographers, sound designers, screenwriters and animators directly to the media village. This allows the 3 mills to create their own movies and becomes a self-sustainable organization. The use of local geometry and building trajectories in the building creates an exterior form that visually link and relate to the existing studio buildings.

Fig 3.1.2 : Shadow corridor 46

Fig 3.1.3 : Conceptual Building Plan


Use of shadows in non-light sensitive spaces like corridors and exterior spaces can be used to influence emotions and teach them how these techniques can be used within filmmaking. Here, shadows are used as a tool to push people in the desired location and to create a good atmosphere. In movies, dynamic motion is used to manipulate different scenes and to focus on specific elements in the scene. This technique has been used in the building to increase or decrease the speed of the movement by using ramps and staircases in desired locations.

Fig 3.1.4 : Dynamic motion of spaces

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The camera angle used in filmmaking can be translated into an architecture technique. Floor plates are shifted creating a staggered system which could be used to create and control views between spaces, replicating angles used for the expression of emotions of filmmaking. This type of staggered arrangement will allow the user to have a view up into the level above themselves. The level below can see down to the level they previously were. The filmmaking process uses a technique called montaging to layer different parts of movies into a single continuous sequence of events. This technique combined with framing is used to create a seamless experience through the pathways by framing objects complimenting each other.

Fig 3.1.5 : Staggered system

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Fig 3.1.7 : Color Emphasis

The color is used to emphasize specific objects. In this project building color is used to emphasize layers of importance. In the image above, the recording studio draws attention by having a colored door, as it stands out from its gray surroundings.

Fig 3.1.8 : Glass sheet framing

Glass sheets of different sizes can be used to frame views of specific objects from specific locations all through the building. Framing is done throughout the circulation routes of the building. By this, occupants are able to see in and out of different spaces and also from one space to another.

Conclusion

The case study has helped in configuring spaces in a film studio , in a way public and students have a strong visual connection to it. It uses shadows , color, orientation, shape , etc in a very efficient way. These techniques can be used to make the thesis project more advanced and user- friendly. The project links the existing studio spaces to it by using local geometry and building trajectories.This method could be used in connecting the Media Village(Thesis Project) to its context.

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Studies - Case Study 2 Film Institute in Leicester Square

Location

Leicester Square , London

Year

2006

The third floor has a cafe which is intended for the film researchers to take a break and have more privacy. The floating cinema projects films not only for those who are seated inside but also to the people in the passageway.

The project was developed under the influence of three main objectives that was identified and taken into consideration , which are: • Developing an interactive research center for film studies and appreciation. • Provide resources to encourage and enable film research and education of the public about the film. • Engage the city and public in the Film Institute through the building’s multi-use program. • The main level consists of a restaurant, bookstore, and lecture hall featuring institute featured speakers attracting the public to the building through a passageway that acts as a destination for various other activities.

Fig 3.1.9 Leicester square Film Institute Site

From the second through the fourth floor is the institution itself and the access to it are provided through the circulation within the passageway.

Fig 3.1.10 Leicester square Film Institute Panoramic elevation


A study of Nolli map of Rome by the author led to the conclusion that the interior spaces of the public buildings have similar qualities as outdoor public spaces . With this observation , the idea of a “Passage way� within the building , was formulated. This is basically an open space running through the film institute which acts as a public interior street that is aimed at engaging the city and its people. This element helps the entire development to unify the activities that happen within.

Fig 3.1.11 : Nolli Map , Rome

The passageway itself would act as a destination rather than just a public space. It would be capable of housing multitude of activities to occur within it like, gallery spaces, London related exhibitions, overflow seating during film premieres , etc. The area around the passage way will be framed in a way that would be more permeable visually for the public to experience the activities happening within the building. But the level of permeability would change based on the programs and activities within. For instance , Museum would be more visually transparent than a classroom.

Fig 3.1.12 : Corridor from Leicester square to Leicester Film Institute

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, serves more as a circulation space than a destination. The city of London wishes to transform Leicester Square into the “Home of Cinema in the U.K. and hence the author proposes a film institute that could possibly help in re-vitalization and restoration of this particular loca-

tion situated at the heart of London. Although the author’s initial idea was a Museum in this area , he later thought that a film Institution would be more permeable as it would not only attract the visitors but also allow them to engage in a wide range of activities.


Fig 3.1.13 : Leicester square Film Institute section

Conclusion The Film Institute in Leisure square links one part of London to another . It connects people from the Leisure Square to the film destination through a passage . Turning passage to a destination by introducing multiple activities energize the whole development.

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Program Institutional spaces include film archive, cinema, lecture hall, classrooms that facilitate film studies. Residential spaces : On-site apartments for the film study abroad program, visiting film makers, the institution sponsored lecture and workshop presenters and institutes resident director. Recreational spaces : Bookstore, restaurant to entice members of less film oriented public to film institute. Horizontal and vertical adjacency

Fig 3.1.14 : Zoning Diagram and space adjacency

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After various studies on different precedents, it was concluded by the author that most of the public spaces are located on the ground level (with exhibition space and cafe). The adjacency of spaces also depended on the outside factors such as the site, no of floors, etc. Intermediate spaces occupied the offices and private spaces like apartments occupied the upper floors.


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Studies - Case Study 3

Description Kantana Institute is a Film and Animation school for undergraduates. The Institute is dedicated to the master of drama in Thailand – Pradit Kaljareuk. It is located in Kantana Movie Town in Kakhonprathom province. It is a one story building which combines perfectly with the beautiful natural environment that surrounds it.

Architects

Bangkok Project

Company Location

Nakhon Pathom, ThĂĄi LanProject Team Boonserm

Client

Premthada Kantana Edutainment (International) Co., Ltd.

Budget

1,000,000 USD

Area

2000.0 sq m

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This project succeeds in creating a great learning environment for students to learn and absorb effectively. In this case , the architect has inserted a linear corridor diving the blocks with different functions. This inserted corridor is a forest that is used as a meditation space, helping them concentrate. This inserted forest also links five different areas of the establishment.

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The administrative office is connected to a courtyard. The lecture halls are quieter and are surrounded by a free-standing wall without a borderline. All these architectural elements make this space a pleasant space to teach and learn. The walls are treated in a way that gives the surface a homogeneous surface of light rather than a sense of solidity. These staggering walls are made of bricks that serve both in ventilating the spaces and also to provide spaces for sitting and relaxing. Also, the indoor-outdoor transition is very smooth allowing the students to move in and around the building with ease and blurring the boundaries between the inside and outside. The compositions of mass and void are aimed at stimulating the student’s thinking and visual story making skills required in the creation of films.

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Fig 3.1.17 : Corridor, Kanthana Film Institute

Conclusion This project is relevant to the study because it has the kind of spaces which gives the students an open environment to learn . This is achieved by making the classrooms , cafes , etc open to the outside. These outside spaces are defined by creating an earthy wall made of bricks with openings in it for the students to use it as seating and for natural light and ventilation. The architectural elements like the brick wall, the central corridor which divides the school into 4 sections , cross ventilation , natural lighting , etc makes the learning atmosphere more relaxing.

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In Pune, there are only 2 Major film institutions currently . The Film and Television Institute of India is located here which is one of the most reputed film schools in the country. Pune is expected to turn out to be another major city like Mumbai in the next 10 years and the project will have a huge impact there as there are lots of students and people migrating from Mumbai.


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Context The proposed site lies between the highdensity mixed-use development at the north(comprising of software companies , high-density residential developments, and shopping malls) , Institutions and schools in the west and low-density residential developments in the east and south. The total area of the unused land is 3,207,560 sq ft. It has dense vegetation in the southwestern and northeastern edges. The northwestern corner is selected to be the site for the film Institute because of its close proximity to the airport. It is also a gray land which is most suited for construction. Initially, the entire unused land was taken as a bigger picture. With respect to the context and the proposed Film district , there was a need for more mixed - use residential cum retail developments. This was essential for accommodating the students and faculty of the school and retail and cafes on the ground level would serve the entire film 62

district . It would also energize the whole area and engage the community in this area. The development was planned to have in a way that merged fluidly with the surrounding context. The high-density mixed-use development as it came down to the south merged to the film district. It is then connected to a medium density mixed -use serving the film District and it tones down to single family residential developments to the Film District. Streets open up into this land to create more public engagement. The area used for the Media village Fig 3.5.4 : Site existing condition complex is approximately 570,250 sq ft.


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The project is adjacent to the highway and has multiple entrances. The main entry is on the northwest corner. The development starts with a commercial area with theaters, retail, Food stalls, etc and it leads to the studios and outdoor film shooting areas . The commercial side supports the entire development in terms of public engagement and economy.

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The sound stage is the place where the actual shoot takes place and is the focal point of the production block . All the other facilities serving the sound stage will be built adjacent to it making it easier to access the equipment that is required to shoot a film. Film sets are built within it. The makeup room , dressing room , lounge , workshop, etc, are close to the sound stage. This makes it easier for the actors to prepare for the shoot and rest after the shots. 65


Institution Total area animation course studio room 1 animation course studio room 2 Lecture theatre Media course room Tutor room Pantry Toilet Storage

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The Institutional spaces need to have a strong visual connection to the production areas. For this , a sunken courtyard is created which steps down from the film school into a plaza which connects to the film studios.

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The main departments of the pre-production block are the administrative department with reception, administrative and accounts offices , marketing office, etc. There would be rooms for the production and designing of costumes. The other main area is the storyboarding room. This is where initial sketches of the scenes are made. The creative rooms and meeting rooms will be separated from the administrative office. 67


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Initial Idea The initial idea was to design a complex where every space and volume relates to films and motion pictures. When people move through this space they get to engage in various activities. Spaces are designed to entertain the public and to generate interest in the community about movies.

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The commercial side of the complex will have spaces like outdoor movie viewing with an amphitheater with food stalls and seating. It will also have theaters and retail spaces with film merchandise and film archives. The development will be more like a theme park that takes the public through the entire movie making process. It would also be a third place for them after home and office where they could get together and enjoy with their families. The masses are built around 3 main access points connected by paths which express the movement across space. The linear arrangement of masses along these lines define the path. The public enters the commercial side of the media village from the corner. They

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CREATING A STRONG LINEAR ACCESS BY BY DESIGNING PLAZAS AND SEATING AREAS

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The movie stars are the cultural icons of the country. The development will have a space for the premiere and red carpet events for the film fraternity. By this, the common people get an opportunity to see their idols and viceverse. The elevated stage on both sides of the red carpet will accommodate the press and the public where they can meet the stars to get autographs or to talk to them in person.

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Summary Film making is one of the most relevant and highly influential industries of the country. The reach of the Indian film industry is very limited compared to its diverse population. The quality of Indian films are questionable when one compares it to its counterparts because the industry still follows the old fashioned techniques of film making. This main reason behind this being the barrier to entry for non film related talents who has the potential to bring in new techniques and innovations to the table . This barrier is associated with the lack of their connections within the film industry. Therefore , new talents find it very difficult to practice in the Movie Business and because of this, it is hard for them to gain the practical exposure required to make their own independent movies. For the film students , what is being taught at school is quite different from what is being practiced in the real profession and adapting to these new ways , puts them in a very vulnerable position. Whereas 110

,somebody related to the film Industry ,even if he or she has no professional qualification , is able to adapt to the working style because of the exposure they get by visually observing the way the films are shot. These key issues are : • Why are the students facing difficulties when they get into actual professional practice? • Why are the new talents not getting as many opportunities as the ones related to the field? • How can one architecturally create a way to achieve the same? • What should be the architectural components and programs to make this successful? • How can one draw and attract the public to this project to create more awareness about this field ? Analysis and observations of other case studies around the world , resulted in a

hypothesis that the issues listed above could be overcome by merging a film institute with a film production studio. Here students could work closely and observe the real film making. This is achieved by removing the physical barrier between the school and the production studio and creating spaces for students to interact with the professionals. Furthermore , this complex will start will a commercial area with theaters museums , retail , etc. that could draw public into this development to create more awareness about this field . This could also financially support the entire complex. A strong axis from the commercial side takes the public all the way to every other part of the development. This allows them not only to see movies as a finished product but also to know what happens behind the scenes. It is similar to how BIG architects used a comic book concept to show the evolution of their design from scratch.


The project is implemented in the city of Pune , 100 miles from the city of Mumbai which has the biggest movie industry in the country. The reason for choosing this city is because of the overpopulation of Mumbai and the recent migration from Mumbai to Pune for jobs and studies .This makes Pune a potentially big market for Indian Film Industry.

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The thesis was able to achieve success is creating a gathering and activity area for the local community. By having film related activities in the plazas makes the project work in terms of generating interest in the community about movies.

A successful architectural prototype that could be plugged in other film industries was not achieved as the design was more based on the context , climate and other limitations falling within the city. Although the initial idea was to merge the gap between the theory and practice of creative professional fields , this project ended up being very specific for this particular industry and only a part of this idea could be used for a different field ,say, architecture , where the commercial side would not be as beneficial as it is for film making field.

Studies could be made on how the classrooms and outdoor spaces related to each other and to the adjacent production studio and how each film making space be made better architecturally.

The project is expected serves the community as well as the Indian film Industry.

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References Authored books 1. Koeck, R. (November 12, 2012).Cinescapes: Cinematic Spaces in Architecture and Cities: Kindle Edition .London: Routledge The book talks about the relationship of architecture with cinematic spaces. 2. Gibbons, A. S. (2013). An Architectural Approach to Instructional Design. Google Books. Routledge. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/ books?id=lVHhAQAAQBAJ For a technological field that has experienced a very drastic change (movie industry being one of them), there would be a large impact of changes in a variety of its working; hence the application of instruction design may prove to be useful. This book deals with new ideas and practices that the field of instructional design has accumulated over 50 years. 3. Mommertz, E. (2009). Acoustics and Sound Insulation: Principles, Planning, 114

Examples (1st ed.). Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser/Edition Detail. Sound is a very big part in the design of theatres, studios and classrooms. Hence proper acoustical treatments for specific spaces which requires it could be important. This book deals with acoustics and sound insulation principles and planning.

6. Shrestha, P.L. (2014). Film Studio Design. Lalitpur, Nepal: Department of Architecture-Nepal Engineering College The thesis is about housing the new technologies used for the 21st century filmmaking in Nepal.

4. Appleton, I. (2007). Buildings for the Performing Arts: A Design and Development Guide (2nd ed.). Amsterdam: Architectural Press, Oxford. The book is essential for people who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for performance arts which could be an important element in my project.

Periodicals

5. Jacobson, B. (2015). Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the emergency of Cinematic Space. Columbia: Columbia University Press, Film and Culture Series. The book shows the emergence of cinematic space that has been evolved over years.

7. Briana, E.R. (2012). Re-thinking the learning environment for the 21st century. San Diego: Newschool of Architecture & Design.

1. Bernstein, F. A. (2015). The moving image: in the film and video department at Pratt Institute, CNC-cut aluminum wraps a corner of the screening room - firm, Wasa Studio; site; Clinton Hill. Interior Design, 86(9), 113-116. This shows how the film and video department of Pratt Institute communicates with the user 2. Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. (2012). Plan: architecture &


technologies in detail, (60), 92-102. The design of this Film Institution is derived from the concept of film as an Illusion of light, space and movement. 3. Pagliari, F. (2012). Kantana Film and Animation Institute, Kantana Town, Thailand: Bangkok Project Company. Plan: Architecture & Technologies in Detail, (61), 104-116. The project is about creative better learning environments for the students of film making by incorporating local material and having a smooth indoor – outdoor transition. 4. Mays, J. B. (2008). Watching it unfold: the renovation of a cutting-edge filmediting studio reflects the energy and spirit of the craft within a historic brickand-beam structure. Canadian Architect, 53(9), 24-27 Talks about the adaptive reuse of warehouses into production facilities

5. Bernstein, F. A. (2012). Screen gem [Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam]. Architectural Digest, 69(6), 35. The project in this journal talks about how the film institute incorporated other uses into it like temporary exhibit spaces, cafes, etc. and made it successful. Non architectural articles 1. Zhang, W. (2009). International Education Studies. Issues of Practical Teaching in Vocational Schools in China and Their Countermeasures, 2(4) The Journal talks about sequential process of film making and the resulting program relationships and proximities. 2. Tiscione, R. Kristen Konrad, K. (2011). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. A Call to Combine Rhetorical Theory and Practice in the Legal Writing Classroom. 50(629), 319-340 , Retrieved from : http://scholarship.law.georgetown. edu/facpub/629 The journal talks about ways of combining

the theory and practice in professional fields. 3. Publication manual of Paul Hamlyn Foundation (2012). The Engaging School – A Handbook for School Leaders. London, United Kingdom: Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The Handbook talks about ways of making school environment more engaging. General Reference works: 1. PDF Http://stamps.umich.edu/ images/uploads/Video_Studio_ Handbook.pdf. N.p., n.d. Web. This particular handbook contains the space and material

requirements for each phase of the filmmaking process. 2. “20 Strategies for Collaborative School Leaders.” (2012): n. page. Paul Hamlyn Foundation, May 115


2012. Web. This handbook for students who wants to be much more deeply engaged in learning and supporting them to learn beyond the four walls of classroom. Websites 1. Voniatis, G. (2012). 3MS Film School - Cinematic Orchestration & Architectural Trajectories (Diploma - Year 2). Retrieved from: http:// gvoniatis.com/portfolio-book/ The project is about combining a film studio and film institute for a more experiential way of learning about films. 2. Kantana Institute by Bangkok Project Company. (2012, May 24). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from https://karmatrendz.wordpress. c o m / 2012 / 0 5 / 24 / k a n t a n a 116

institute -by -bangkok-projectcompany/ The project is about creative better learning environments for the students of film making by incorporating local material and having a smooth indoor – outdoor transition. 3. Visual Arts Institutional Campus in Rohtak by Raj Rewal Associates. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from http://www.architecturalreview.com/buildings/visual-artsinstitutional-campus-in-rohtak-byraj-rewal-associates/8658044.ar ticle?blocktitle=Buildings&content ID=7715 The project deals with designing visual arts campus taking advantage of the urban fabric of contemporary India.

4. Bollywood At 100: How Big Is India’s Mam moth Film Industry? (2013). Retrieved June 04, 2016, from http://www. ibtimes.com/bollywood-100how-big-indias-mammoth-filmindustry-1236299


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List Of Figures Fig 1.1.1: Street of Kolkata , India Kolkata Photo - India Picture – National Geographic Photo of the Day. (n.d.). Retrieved June 04, 2016, from http:// photography.nationalgeographic.com/ photography/photo-of-the-day/streetkolkata/ Fig 1.1.2: Use of holograms in movies Casting the vendors on Avengers. (2015). Retrieved June 04, 2016, from https:// www.fxguide.com/featured/casting-thevendors-on-avengers/ Fig 1.2.1: New Central Library , Downtown Calgary Site , By REX REX Cantilevers Stacked Library Entry Over Downtown Calgary Site. (2014). Retrieved June 04, 2016, from http://www. archdaily.com/577880/rex-cantileversstacked-library-entry-over-downtowncalgary-site Fig 1.3.1: 3 Mills Film School , corridor Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis. com/portfolio-book 118

Fig 1.4.1 : Major Film Industries in India oma-buro-os-to-compete-for-newmedia-campus-in-berlin-image 3d India white map on grey. (n.d.). Retrieved June 05, 2016, from http:// Fig 1.5.2 : Combining different programs www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-3d- together- Made by author india-white-map-grey-image24195924 Fig 1.6.1: New Central Library , Fig 1.4.2 : Population Vs No. Of Movie Downtown Calgary Site , By REX REX Cantilevers Stacked Library screens - Made by author Entry Over Downtown Calgary Site. Fig 1.4.3 : Population Vs Reach of Indian (2014). Retrieved June 04, 2016, from http://www.archdaily.com/577880/rexFilm Industry - Made by author cantilevers-stacked-library-entry-overFig 1.4.4 : Current Reach Of Indian Film downtown-calgary-site Industry Vs Target reach ( Population) Fig 1.6.2: Urban Passage , Proposal from Made by author Büro-OS Gallery of BIG, OMA, Büro-OS To Fig 1.5.1 : Media Campus , Berlin - Big Compete for New Media Campus Architects Gallery of BIG, OMA, Büro-OS To in Berlin - 33. (n.d.). Retrieved June Compete for New Media Campus 04, 2016, from http://www.archdaily. in Berlin - 1. (n.d.). Retrieved June com/459281/big-oma-buro-os-to04, 2016, from http://www.archdaily. compete-for-new-media-campus-incom/459281/big-oma-buro-os-to- berlin/52b06aebe8e44e04e300001fcompete-for-new-media-campus-in- big-oma-buro-os-to-compete-for-newberlin/52b06afce8e44e04e3000020-big- media-campus-in-berlin-image


Fig 2.1.1 : Spatial relations diagram - Conventional classroom (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from https:// Made by author en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classroom Fig 2.1.2 : Flexible spaces ( Audotorium Fig 2.1.6 : Image of Newschool Of turned into a larger hall by folding the architecture and design Image of Newschool Of architecture and stepped seating) - Made by author design (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2015, Fig 2.1.3: Kantana Film & Animation from http://www.datavisualizationtools. biz/good-architecture-schools/ Institute , Classroom Kantana Film & Animation Institute, america39s-top-architecture-schoolsinspiration-design-goodBangkok, 2011 - Bangkok Project 2013-with Company Limited. (n.d.). Retrieved architecture-schools December 4, 2015, from http://www. a r c h i l ov e r s . c o m / p r o j e c t s / 8 6 0 5 9 / Fig 2.1.7 : Theoretical Framework Venn diagram (a) kantana-film-animation-institute.html Fig 2.1.4: Kantana Film Institute , corridor Architettura tra innovazione e tradizione, il Kantana Film Institute di Bangkok Project Studio - Architetti. (2014, September 25). Retrieved December 4, 2015, from http://www.architetti. com/architettura-tra-innovazione-etradizione-il-kantana-film-institute-dibangkok-project-studio.html Fig 2.1.5 : Conventional classroom

Fig 2.2.1 : Intuitive design - Mercy Hospital Mercy Hospital Patient Tower. (n.d.). Retrieved June 04, 2016, from http://www. greshamsmith.com/showcase/projects/ showcase-3/mercy-hospital-patient-tower Fig 2.2.2 : Virginia School , sunken courtyard - Big Architects BIG reveals plans for Virginia school that

fans across its site. (2016). Retrieved June 04, 2016, from http://www. dezeen.com/2016/01/08/big-wilsonsecondary-school-arlington-virginia Fig 2.3.1 :Public spaces at 3 Mills Film Studio Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis.com/portfolio-book Fig 2.3.2 :Merging Theory and practice of filmmaking - Made by author Fig 3.1.1 : Site Plan, 3 Mills Film School Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis.com/portfolio-book/ Fig 3.1.2: Shadow Corridor Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis.com/portfolio-book/ Fig 3.1.3 : Conceptual Building Plan Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). 119


Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis.com/portfolio-book/ Fig 3.1.4: Dynamic Motion of Spaces Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis. com/portfolio-book/

Fig 3.1.5 : Staggered system Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis. com/portfolio-book/ Fig 3.1.6 : Montaging and framing Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis. com/portfolio-book/ Fig 3.1.7 : Color Emphasis Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis. com/portfolio-book/ Fig 3.1.8 : Glass sheet framing Portfolio Book. (2014, May 29). Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://gvoniatis. 120

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Fig 3.1.9 Leicester square Film Institute Fig 3.1.13 : Leicester square Film Institute section Site DigitalCommons@University of DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln. (n.d.). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from http:// Nebraska - Lincoln. (n.d.). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from http:// digitalcommons.unl.edu/archthesis/24/ digitalcommons.unl.edu/archthesis/24/ Fig 3.1.10 Leicester square Film Institute Fig 3.1.14 : Zoning Diagram and space Panoramic elevation DigitalCommons@University of adjacency DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln. (n.d.). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from http:// Nebraska - Lincoln. (n.d.). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from http:// digitalcommons.unl.edu/archthesis/24/ digitalcommons.unl.edu/archthesis/24/ Fig 3.1.15 : Courtyard View , Kanthana Film Institute Kantana Institute / Bangkok Project Company. (n.d.). Retrieved February 26, 2016, from http://www.styleofdesign. Fig 3.1.12 : Corridor from Leicester square com/architecture/kantana-institutebangkok-project-company/ to Leicester Film Institute DigitalCommons@University of Fig 3.1.16 : Conceptual block diagram Nebraska - Lincoln. (n.d.). Retrieved January 22, 2016, from http:// The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded Fig 3.1.11 : Nolli Map , Rome (n.d.). Retrieved February 26, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo_ Stefano_degli_Ungheresi


by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand. (n.d.). Retrieved June 06, 2016, from http://inhabitat.com/the-kantana-filminstitute-is-shaded-by-a-sawtooth-brickwall-in-thailand/kantana-institutebangkok-project-company-5/ Fig 3.1.17 : Corridor, Kanthana Film Institute Kantana Institute / Bangkok Project Company. (n.d.). Retrieved February 26, 2016, from http://www.styleofdesign. com/architecture/kantana-institutebangkok-project-company/

Fig 3.1.18 : Lecture room and Canteen section , Kanthana Film Institute Kantana Institute / Bangkok Project Company. (n.d.). Retrieved February 26, 2016, from http://www.styleofdesign. com/architecture/kantana-institutebangkok-project-company/ Fig 3.5.1 : Major film industries in India-

Made by author Fig 3.5.3 : Viman Nagar Site , Pune Google earth. (2016, June 4). V 7.1.5.1557. Pune , Viman nagar , [map], 18° 33’ 13.02” N, 73° 54’ 45.29” E, Eye alt 3010 ft. Retrieved from http://www.earth.google. com Fig 3.5.4 : Site existing condition -Made by author

from http://pune.mallsmarket.com/malls/ phoenix-market-city-pune-mall-vimannagar Fig 3.5.8 : Christ School , Pune Christ Institute Of Management Lavasa Pune, Pune. (n.d.). Retrieved June 05, 2016, from http://www.targetadmission. com/colleges/2682-christ-institute-ofmanagement-lavasa-pune Fig 3.5.9 : Site context and existing zoning - Made by author

Fig 3.5.5 : Hyatt Regency , Pune Hyatt Regency Pune - Wikimapia. Fig 3.6.1 : Production spaces program (n.d.). Retrieved June 05, 2016, from Made by author http://wikimapia.org/12430341/HyattFig 3.6.2 : Institutional spaces program Regency-Pune Made by author Fig 3.5.6 : Inorbit Mall , Pune All the following figures are made by the Inorbit Mall. (n.d.). Retrieved June 05, author : 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Fig 4.1.1 : Design development Inorbit_Mall Fig 4.1.2 : Connecting core spaces Fig 4.2.1: Form evolution Fig 3.5.7 : Phoenix Mall , Pune Fig 4.3.1 : Circulation Phoenix Market City Pune Mall Viman Fig 4.3.2 : Site Massing Relation Nagar. (n.d.). Retrieved June 05, 2016, 121


Fig 4.3.3 : Film Institute Program and form Fig 4.4.1: Exploded axonometry Fig 4.4.2: Auditorium structural Details Fig 4.4.3: Lobby structural Details Fig 4.4.4: Skin Fig 4.5.1: Ground Floor Plan Fig 4.5.2: Programs ground floor Fig 4.5.3: First Floor Plan Fig 4.5.4 : Programs first floor Fig 4.5.5: Vertical and horizontal circulation Fig 4.6.1 : Conceptual Master Plan Fig 4.6.2 : Conceptual Building form Fig 4.6.3 : Theatre Plaza initial form Fig 4.6.4 : Premiere entry - Initial form Fig 4.6.5 : Open corridor with low walls Fig 4.6.6 : Press conference stage Fig 4.6.7 : School Cafe outdoor seating Fig 4.6.8 : Connecting plaza Fig 4.7.1 : Site Plan Fig 4.7.2 : Master Plan Fig 4.7.3 : Theater Form - Render Fig 4.8.1: Section through passage Fig 4.8.2: Section through building Fig 4.9.1: Plaza and amphitheatre Fig 4.9.2: Main Entrance 122

Fig 4.9.3: Premiere entry Fig 4.9.4: Theater main entry Fig 4.9.6: South Elevation Fig 4.9.7: View 1- interior plaza Fig 4.9.8: View 2- interior plaza Fig 4.10.1: Services Fig 4.10.2: Structural Breakdown


APPENDICES Appendix A - Legal Issues Appendix B - Midterm Boards ,winter 2016 Appendix C - Final Boards , winter 2016 Appendix D - Midterm Boards , spring 2016 Appendix E - Final Boards , spring 2016

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Appendix A Legal Issues (

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Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning

Act, 1966 ) The Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act

MEANS OF ACCESS Sr Width of Means of No Access in m. (i) 6.0 (ii) 7.5 (iii) 9.0 (IV) 12.0

Educational Buildings – These shall include any building used for school, college or day-care purposes for more than 8 hours per week involving assembly for instruction,education or recreation incidental to education Assembly Buildings – These shall include any building or part of a building where groups of People congregate or gather amusement recreation, social, religious patriotic,civil travel and similar purpose for example theaters, motion picture 124

Length of Means of Access in m. 75 150 300 Above 300

houses, drive-in theaters,assembly halls, city halls town halls auditory, exhibition halls museums,Mangal karyalaya, skating rinks, gymnasiums restaurants, eating houses, boardinghouses, places of worship, dance halls, club rooms, gymkhana, passenger stations and terminals or air surface and other public transportation services, recreation piers and stadiums etc. Business Buildings – These shall include any building or part of a building, which issued for transaction of business for the keeping of accounts and records for similar purposes: offices, banks, professional establishments, court houses, record and reference libraries shall be classified in this group in as principal function of these is transaction of public business and the keeping of books and records. Note 1 – The means of access shall be clear of marginal open space of at least 3 m from the existing building line.


Note 2- If the development is only on one side of the means of access, the aboveprescribed width may be reduced by 1m in each case.

than 20 m from the main/internal means of access, Provided that there is minimum setback of 1 meter between the edge of the pathway and front wall of the building.

In no case, development on plots shall be permitted unless it is accessible by a public street of the width not less than 6m. Provided further that for all industrial building, theaters,cinema houses, assembly halls, stadiums, educational building, markets, other buildings which attract large crowd, the means of access shall not be less than 12m serving up to a length of 200m and for length more than 200m the width shall not be less than 15 m Further in no case shall the means of access be lesser in width than the internal access ways in layouts and sub-division.

Open Spaces

Pathways The approach to the buildings from road/ street/internal means of access shall be through paved pathway of width not less than 1.5 provided its length is not more

In any layout or sub-division of land measuring 0.4 hectares or more 10% of the entire holding area shall be reserved as recreational space which shall as far as possible be provided in one place. Size of Plots Cinema Theaters/Assembly Halls- Minimum size of plot for cinema theaters/assembly building used for public entertainment with fixed seats shall be on the basis of the seating capacity of the building at the rate of 3 sq.m. per seat or as prescribed by Govt. from time to time.

PROVISION OF LIFTS. Provision of lifts shall be made for all buildings more than 16 mm height EXIT REQUIREMENTS General The following general requirements shall apply to exits: (a) every building meant for human occupancy shall be provided with exits sufficient to permit the safe escape of occupants in case of fire or another emergency. (b) In every building exits shall comply with the minimum requirements of this part except those; not accessible for general public use; (c) All exits shall be free of obstructions; (d) no building shall be altered so as to re125


duce the ;number, with or protection of exits to less than that required; (e) exits shall be clearly visible and the routes to reach the exits shall be clearly marked and sign posted to guide the population to floor concerned; (f) all exit ways shall be properly illuminated; (g) fire fighting equipment was provided along exits shall be suitably located and clearly marked but must not obstruct the exit way and yet there should be clear indication of its location from either side of the exit way.

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Preliminary building systems Roofs The roof of a building shall be so constructed or framed as to permit effectual drainage of the rainwater by means of sufficient rain-water pipes of adequate size, wherever required so arranged jointed and fixed as to ensure that the rainwater is carried away from the building without causing dampness in any part of the walls or foundations of the building or those of an adjacent buildings. The authority may require rainwater pipes to be connected to a drain or sewer.

height of 75 cm. The minimum headroom in a passage under the landing of a staircase and under the staircase shall be 2.2 m. Building Materials : Load-bearing elements of construction and elements of construction for which the required fire resistance is one hour or more shall be non-combustible material. Interior finish material (wall paneling, floor covering etc) may be permitted of materials having their rating for flame spread and smoke developed not exceeding very low flame spread limit. Stairways and corridors shall not contain combustible materials.

Stairways : Interior stairs shall be constructed of non-combustible materials throughout. Handrails shall be provided with a minimum height of 90 cm from the center of the tread. In the case of public offices, assembly halls, hospitals etc. An additional low rail shall be provided at a 127


Parking Table 6: Off Street Parking Space Sr No

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Restaurants

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One parking space for every. (f) for grade II & III hotels, eating houses etc. for an area of 80 sq.m. or part thereof

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MEDIA VILLAGE REFORMING FILM EDUCATION THROUGH A MIXUSE COMPLEX THAT ENCOURAGES AN EXPERIENTIAL AND PRACTICAL WAY OF LEARNINGFILMS Topic Statement This thesis aims to design a film Institute that merges the theory and practice of film making by creating spaces that facilitate experiential learning. A mixed-use program is introduced with studios and theatres that creates a self-sustaining prototype. This complex will be capable of housing the latest technologies used for the film making of the 21stcentury. The project aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice of film making and thereby improve the Indian film industry in terms of creative thinking and technical knowledge.

PROBLEM The main issue faced by the aspiring film makers and filmmaking students in India is the lack of practical or experientialknowledgegained by physically experiencing the process and lack of opportunities to get them involved.Another problem is the lack spaces with the infrastructure to equip advanced production technology,so that the entire production could take place under one single roof.These problems could be tackled by giving them the opportunities to physically and visually experience the actual film making the building a space which could act as a tool in teaching film making rather than a box where learning happen within.

SITE Pune , India The proposed site lies between the high density mixed-use development at the north(comprising of software companies , high densiy residential developments and shopping malls) , institutions and schools in the west and low density residential development in the east and south.

From airport

PUNJAB KOLKATA

MUMBAI PUNE DISTANCE 150 KMS

MUMBAI

Circulation through the complex

HYDERABAD

MALAYALAM

CHENNAI PUNE

Project Name : 3 Mills Film School Location : Sugar house Lane located within Lower Lee Valley to the south of the 2012 Olympic venues, London Year : 2012 Area : 80,000 square feet

Post-Production Pre-Production

One of the aspects of the proposed thesis is about merging a 21st century studio space where all stages of film production could take place under one roof , with a film institution where the students are taught about film making in terms of theory and practice in an experiential way .This is done so by giving students an opportunity to move through spaces where the actual process of film making happens and sometimes even by giving them a chance to work with real professionals lesson learnt from this case study is the intergration of the film related activities happening around the area and unifying this institute with those. This is achieved by the use of local geometry and building trajectories in the creation of its exterior form that visually links and relates to the existing studio buildings

This is achieved architecturally by a volumetric arrangement of spaces using film making process as its precedent and allowing students to visually and physically experience the film making techniques . Thus the whole building evolves into a tool of film making rather than being just a enclosed box where learning happens within. Case Study 3Architects: Location: Client Ltd.Budget Area Project Year

Production

Bangkok Project Company Nakhon Pathom Kantana Edutainment (International) Co., 1,000,000 USD 2000.0 sqm 2011

The third aspect on the thesis focuses on creating an atmosphere for the students that are easier to learn and absorb. Creative professional schools like film institutions , need more of a space where students could move around and inter-act with people specialized in specific fields. .The third case study succeeds in creating a great learning environment architecturally for students to learn and absorb affectively.

This study helped me in finding ways to manipulate spaces to make it more pleasant and interactive. The play of archi-tectural elements and materials in this project could be influential in designing spaces for the thesis project specially in the areas intended for students to study, wander around , etc.

In this case , the architect has inserted a linear corridor diving the blocks with different functions. This inserted corridor is a forest that is used as a meditation space, helping them concentrate. This inserted forest also links five different areas of the establishment.

Project name : Film Institute in Leicester Square Location : Leicester Square , London Year : 2006 The project was developed under the influence of three main objectives that was identified and taken into consideration which are :Developing an interactive research centre for film studies and appreciation Provide resources to encourage and enable film research and education of the public about film. Engage the city and public in the Film Institute through the building’s multi-use program.

Conclusion : The study has helped me in developing ways and ideas to engage the public into the building and to keep them interested. The idea of the “Passageway” works really well if there is a need to connect the surrounding developments into the complex. There could be elements like this passageways , corridors, continuation of exterior paving inside or something similar in these lines that could make it more welcoming for the public. The thesis , has the possibility to take some of these ideas and use it in a way that would be more suitable to its site and its context. This has also helped me architectural finding ways to unify and link all the activities and programs I am planning to develop and visually engage the public with film related and non-film related activities.

The passageway is introduced in the project to connect Leicester square to the complex as an element that would welcome the visitors of the square into the building and to showcase them with exhibits and film re-lated activities. All the developments is built around the passageway with some areas like restaurants , library , etc accessible to the public at the ground level and some areas like theatres , etc visually premiable from this area.The passageway itself would act as a destination rather than just a public space. It would be capable of housing multitude of activities to occur within it like a gallery space, London related exhibi-tions, overflow seating during film premieres , etc.

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Program There would also be public elements in this complex inspired and study will be made on how the public elements could help to bring in people to this development and make it a destination for film lovers . There would also be studies on how the public aspect of the program and spaces could be visually connected to the surrounding developments and how to have a good physical (accessibility) and visual connection. Public zone Restaurant 16000 sq ft + Outdoor seating 6000 sq ft 60% = 13200 sq ft , seating space Where 160 is the average area for each person and hence an occupancy of 80 people for the restaurant 40% = 8800 sq ft will be the kitchen and the pantry space. Kitchen will have access to loading and unloading truck without obstructing the other activities on the site. Library = 16000 square foot Exhibition hall = 8000 square foot Library , exhibition hall and the restaurant will be in close proximity to one another and would also be easily accessible from the main roads and the surround developments to make it more public friendly. The screening rooms will have direct access to the film makers from the production block and the invited guests will have direct access from another side.

Cinema

Cinema

exhibition hall

Cinema

Film school Animation course studio

cafe

Lobby

Lecture theatres Library

outdoor seating

Media course room Toilet / Storage

Semi private zone

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Tutor room

This zone comprises of the institutional spaces Total area = 55000 sq ft animation course studio room 1 = 55 x 55 ft = 4000 sq ft animation course studio room 2 = 55 x 55 ft = 5000 sq ft Lecture theatre = 3000 sq ft x 2 Media course room = 90 x 90 = 8000 sq ft Tutor room = 45 x 45 ft = 2025 sq ft x 2 = 3000 sq ft Pantry = 2000 sq ft Toilet = 625 sq ft Storage = 625 sq ft

Pantry Production Studios below

The Institutional spaces will have visual connections to the production areas to student and selected students would be working with the filmmakers as interns. Hence good visual connection and accessibility needs to be created between institutional spaces and the production spaces. The area is placed above the production and pre production spaces. Pre-production Story boarding = 40x40 ft = 1600 sq ft Meeting room = 800 sq ft Administration Reception = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Administrative offices = 25x25 =625 sq ft Accounts office = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Marketing office = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Generator room = 12x12 = 144 sq ft Toilet = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft x 2 Storage = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft Dress designer = 20x20 = 400 sq ft

Sound Stage small dressing rooms Pre-Production

Makeup rooms

Post-Production

Scanner rooms film school

workshops

Production spaces

Media eqiuipment storage Production

Motion capture studio

Dress making room = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Costume store = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Directors room = 25x25 =625 sq ft Assistant Director's room = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Producer's room = 20x20 = 400 sq ft

Reception / Lobby / Circulation

The main departments of the pre production block would be the administrative department with reception, administrative and accounts offices , marketing offices and so on. There would be rooms for the production and designing of costumes. The other main areas are , the story boarding room where initial sketches of the scenes are made , discussed and altered and meetings would be held between the cast and crew. The creative rooms and meeting rooms will be separated from the administrative office. . Production Sound stage Large size = 125x 125 = 15625 sq ft small size = 65 x 65 = 4225 sq ft x 2 Motion capture studio = 35x35 = 1225 sq ft Workshop = 40x40 = 1600 sq ft x 2 Scanner room = 30 x 30 = 900 sq ft Makeup room = 12x12 = 144 sq ft x 5 Dressing room = 12x12 144 sq ft x 5 Media equipment storage = 40x40 = 1600 sq ft Lounge = 12x12 144 sq ft Production office Reception = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Meeting room = 20x20 ft= 400 sq ft x 2 Toilet = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft Storage = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft

PUNE

Production Studios

The sound stage is the place where the actual shoot would take place and is the focal point of the production block . All the other facilities serving the sound stage will be built adjacent to it making it easier to access the equipments need to shoot and built sets within it. There would also be makeup room , dressing room , lounge ,workshop, etc, close to it making it easier for the actors to prepare before the shoot and rest after the shots. Production office would be separated from it , but will have direct access to the production studio.

Post Production Post production studio = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Live room = 12x12 144 sq ft Control room = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Video editing room = 12x12 144 sq ft Color grading room = 12x12 144 sq ft Toilet = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft

Post-production spaces

Mastering room = 12x12 144 sq ft Storage = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft

The raw film footage is sent to the post production department and they edit the footage and add color to it. The director sits with the person in charge of all the departments within it and the end product is produced there. The space needs to be isolated and separated from the rest of the spaces at the same time directors and producers need access to it. Student can visit this space to assist the technician.

INSTITUTE

CONCEPT

FILM INSTITUTE MERGES WITH THE PRODUCTION AND PRE PRODUCTION SPACES

PRODUCTION ENTRY FOR FILM FRATERNITY

The idea is to create a complex where every space and volume reflects the movie industry . When the people move through the space they get to visually experience what happens in and around it and create an interest about the cinema and media with exhibition halls , cinemas , exterior projection screens , etc.

PRE PRODUCTION

THEATRES

DIGITAL SCREENS

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT RESTAURANT

The masses are built around 3 main access points connected by paths which expresses the movement across space and the linear arrangement of masses along the line defines the space. The public enters the commercial side of the media village from the corner and they move across an open campus and production areas into an outdoor set which is transfored into a park when not in use. The campus and the film school is visually and physically connected to the production blocks for them to work and interact with the third party who uses the space and in other cases make their own movies or short films.

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Program Cinema

PUNJAB

Topic Statement

Cinema

Cinema

Film school

KOLKATA

This thesis aims to design a film Institute that merges the theory and practice of film making by creating spaces that facilitate experiential learning. A mixed-use program is introduced with studios and theatres that creates a self-sustaining prototype. This complex will be capable of housing the latest technologies used for the film making of the 21stcentury. The project aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice of film making and thereby improve the Indian film industry in terms of creative thinking and technical knowledge.

Animation course studio

cafe

Library

PROBLEM

outdoor seating

Lecture theatres

MUMBAI

The main issue faced by the aspiring film makers and filmmaking students in India is the lack of practical or experientialknowledgegained by physically experiencing the process and lack of opportunities to get them involved.Another problem is the lack spaces with the infrastructure to equip advanced production technology,so that the entire production could take place under one single roof.These problems could be tackled by giving them the opportunities to physically and visually experience the actual film making the building a space which could act as a tool in teaching film making rather than a box where learning happen within.

Media course room

HYDERABAD

MALAYALAM

SITE

There would also be public elements in this complex inspired and study will be made on how the public elements could help to bring in people to this development and make it a destination for film lovers . There would also be studies on how the public aspect of the program and spaces could be visually connected to the surrounding developments and how to have a good physical (accessibility) and visual connection.

Toilet / Storage Production Studios below

Tutor room

Public zone Restaurant 16000 sq ft + Outdoor seating 6000 sq ft 60% = 13200 sq ft , seating space Where 160 is the average area for each person and hence an occupancy of 80 people for the restaurant 40% = 8800 sq ft will be the kitchen and the pantry space. Kitchen will have access to loading and unloading truck without obstructing the other activities on the site. Library = 16000 square foot Exhibition hall = 8000 square foot Library , exhibition hall and the restaurant will be in close proximity to one another and would also be easily accessible from the main roads and the surround developments to make it more public friendly. The screening rooms will have direct access to the film makers from the production block and the invited guests will have direct access from another side.

CHENNAI

Pune , India The proposed site lies between the high density mixed-use development at the north(comprising of software companies , high densiy residential developments and shopping malls) , institutions and schools in the west and low density residential development in the east and south.

Pantry

Post-Production

Semi private zone This zone comprises of the institutional spaces Total area = 55000 sq ft animation course studio room 1 = 55 x 55 ft = 4000 sq ft animation course studio room 2 = 55 x 55 ft = 5000 sq ft Lecture theatre = 3000 sq ft x 2 Media course room = 90 x 90 = 8000 sq ft Tutor room = 45 x 45 ft = 2025 sq ft x 2 = 3000 sq ft Pantry = 2000 sq ft Toilet = 625 sq ft Storage = 625 sq ft

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Sound Stage small dressing rooms

The Institutional spaces will have visual connections to the production areas to student and selected students would be working with the filmmakers as interns. Hence good visual connection and accessibility needs to be created between institutional spaces and the production spaces. The area is placed above the production and pre production spaces.

Makeup rooms Scanner rooms

Pre-production Story boarding = 40x40 ft = 1600 sq ft Meeting room = 800 sq ft Administration Reception = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Administrative offices = 25x25 =625 sq ft Accounts office = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Marketing office = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Generator room = 12x12 = 144 sq ft Toilet = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft x 2 Storage = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft Dress designer = 20x20 = 400 sq ft

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Dress making room = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Costume store = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Directors room = 25x25 =625 sq ft Assistant Director's room = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Producer's room = 20x20 = 400 sq ft

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The main departments of the pre production block would be the administrative department with reception, administrative and accounts offices , marketing offices and so on. There would be rooms for the production and designing of costumes. The other main areas are , the story boarding room where initial sketches of the scenes are made , discussed and altered and meetings would be held between the cast and crew. The creative rooms and meeting rooms will be separated from the administrative office.

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Project Name : 3 Mills Film School Location : Sugar house Lane located within Lower Lee Valley to the south of the 2012 Olympic venues, London Year : 2012 Area : 80,000 square feet

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One of the aspects of the proposed thesis is about merging a 21st century studio space where all stages of film production could take place under one roof , with a film institution where the students are taught about film making in terms of theory and practice in an experiential way .This is done so by giving students an opportunity to move through spaces where the actual process of film making happens and sometimes even by giving them a chance to work with real professionals

Sound stage Large size = 125x 125 = 15625 sq ft small size = 65 x 65 = 4225 sq ft x 2 Motion capture studio = 35x35 = 1225 sq ft Workshop = 40x40 = 1600 sq ft x 2 Scanner room = 30 x 30 = 900 sq ft Makeup room = 12x12 = 144 sq ft x 5 Dressing room = 12x12 144 sq ft x 5 Media equipment storage = 40x40 = 1600 sq ft Lounge = 12x12 144 sq ft Production office Reception = 15x15 = 225 sq ft Meeting room = 20x20 ft= 400 sq ft x 2 Toilet = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft Storage = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft

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This is achieved architecturally by a volumetric arrangement of spaces using film making process as its precedent and allowing students to visually and physically experience the film making techniques . Thus the whole building evolves into a tool of film making rather than being just a enclosed box where learning happens within.

Case Study 3Architects: Location: Client Ltd.Budget Area Project Year

lesson learnt from this case study is the intergration of the film related activities happening around the area and unifying this institute with those. This is achieved by the use of local geometry and building trajectories in the creation of its exterior form that visually links and relates to the existing studio buildings

Bangkok Project Company Nakhon Pathom Kantana Edutainment (International) Co., 1,000,000 USD 2000.0 sqm 2011

Control room = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Video editing room = 12x12 144 sq ft Color grading room = 12x12 144 sq ft Toilet = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft

Creative professional schools like film institutions , need more of a space where students could move around and inter-act with people specialized in specific fields. .The third case study succeeds in creating a great learning environment architecturally for students to learn and absorb affectively.

Mastering room = 12x12 144 sq ft

This study helped me in finding ways to manipulate spaces to make it more pleasant and interactive. The play of archi-tectural elements and materials in this project could be influential in designing spaces for the thesis project specially in the areas intended for students to study, wander around , etc.

Project name : Film Institute in Leicester Square Location : Leicester Square , London Year : 2006 The project was developed under the influence of three main objectives that was identified and taken into consideration which are :Developing an interactive research centre for film studies and appreciation Provide resources to encourage and enable film research and education of the public about film. Engage the city and public in the Film Institute through the building’s multi-use program.

The idea is to create a complex where every space and volume reflects the movie industry . When the people move through the space they get to visually experience what happens in and around it and create an interest about the cinema and media with exhibition halls , cinemas , exterior projection screens , etc.

Storage = 25 x 25 ft = 625 sq ft

The raw film footage is sent to the post production department and they edit the footage and add color to it. The director sits with the person in charge of all the departments within it and the end product is produced there. The space needs to be isolated and separated from the rest of the spaces at the same time directors and producers need access to it. Student can visit this space to assist the technician.

In this case , the architect has inserted a linear corridor diving the blocks with different functions. This inserted corridor is a forest that is used as a meditation space, helping them concentrate. This inserted forest also links five different areas of the establishment.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT The masses are built around 3 main access points connected by paths which expresses the movement across space and the linear arrangement of masses along the line defines the space. The public enters the commercial side of the media village from the corner and they move across an open campus and production areas into an outdoor set which is transfored into a park when not in use. The campus and the film school is visually and physically connected to the production blocks for them to work and interact with the third party who uses the space and in other cases make their own movies or short films.

Conclusion : The study has helped me in developing ways and ideas to engage the public into the building and to keep them interested. The idea of the “Passageway” works really well if there is a need to connect the surrounding developments into the complex. There could be elements like this passageways , corridors, continuation of exterior paving inside or something similar in these lines that could make it more welcoming for the public. The thesis , has the possibility to take some of these ideas and use it in a way that would be more suitable to its site and its context. This has also helped me architectural finding ways to unify and link all the activities and programs I am planning to develop and visually engage the public with film related and non-film related activities.

The passageway is introduced in the project to connect Leicester square to the complex as an element that would welcome the visitors of the square into the building and to showcase them with exhibits and film re-lated activities. All the developments is built around the passageway with some areas like restaurants , library , etc accessible to the public at the ground level and some areas like theatres , etc visually premiable from this area.The passageway itself would act as a destination rather than just a public space. It would be capable of housing multitude of activities to occur within it like a gallery space, London related exhibi-tions, overflow seating during film premieres , etc.

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Post Production Post production studio = 20x20 = 400 sq ft Live room = 12x12 144 sq ft

The third aspect on the thesis focuses on creating an atmosphere for the students that are easier to learn and absorb.

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The sound stage is the place where the actual shoot would take place and is the focal point of the production block . All the other facilities serving the sound stage will be built adjacent to it making it easier to access the equipments need to shoot and built sets within it. There would also be makeup room , dressing room , lounge ,workshop, etc, close to it making it easier for the actors to prepare before the shoot and rest after the shots. Production office would be separated from it , but will have direct access to the production studio.

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Plaza at the entrance of the commercial development provides space for public to eat , watch movies and trailers projecting from the facade of the building. access from another side.

This space is designed for the red carpet events. There is a promenade created for the film fraternity to enter the premiere from a different side than the space dedicated to the public. It has spaces on the sides for the press and photographers to talk to the celebritries while they get in.

This space is created for the students and film people to get out of the closed spaces , be in open air and discuss ideas in an informal way. For this , a low wall is created with openings and projected seats where they can either work alone or in groups . This wall is offset from the enclosing wall , creating a walkway between the two.

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The cafe is open to the outside creating outdoor eating spaces where people can work and have discussions . This space is shared by the people working in the studio and the students and is a more private space than the restaurant in the commercial side.

The institutional space steps down to the production spaces creating a plaza between the two and removing the boundary between them. This is a shared space between film makers and students.

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MEDIA VILLAGE REFORMING FILM EDUCATION THROUGH A MIXUSE COMPLEX THAT ENCOURAGES AN EXPERIENTIAL AND PRACTICAL WAY OF LEARNINGFILMS TOPIC STATEMENT THIS THESIS AIMS TO DESIGN A FILM INSTITUTE THAT MERGES THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FILM MAKING BY CREATING SPACES THAT FACILITATE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING. A MIXED-USE PROGRAM IS INTRODUCED WITH STUDIOS AND THEATRES THAT CREATES A SELF-SUSTAINING PROTOTYPE. THIS COMPLEX WILL BE CAPABLE OF HOUSING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES USED FOR THE FILM MAKING OF THE 21STCENTURY. THE PROJECT AIMS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FILM MAKING AND THEREBY IMPROVE THE INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF CREATIVE THINKING AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE. PROBLEM

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CONTEXT THE SITE HAS HIGH MIXED- USE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS THE NORTH AND WEST SIDE WITH SHOPPING MALLS , HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS , OFFICE SPACES , ETC. THE WEST SIDE OF THE SITE IS FLANKED BY INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS . THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE SITE IS A BROWN FIELD WHIC IS UNDER DEVELOPED. SO A MIXED USE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN PROPOSED IN THAT SIDE WHICH GOES DOWN TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES. THE PROJECT IS ADJACENT TO THE HIGHWAY AND HAS MULTIPLE ENTRANCES , THE MAIN ENTRY FROM THE NORTH WEST CORNER. THE DEVELOPMENT STARTS WITH A COMMERCIAL AREA WITH THEATRES , MUSEUMS , RETAIL , ETC AND IT LEADS TO THE STUDIOS AND OUTDOOR FILM SHOOTING AREAS . THE COMMERCIAL SIDE PROVIEDES INCOME TO MAKE THE WHOLE COMPLEX SELF- SUSTAINABLE.

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PEOPLE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

FILM DISTRICT FOR THE COMMUNITY MERGING FILM EDUATION AND PRODUCTION PRACTICE BY THE COLLABORATION OF STUDENTS , PROFESSIONALS AND PUBLIC

INDIA IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST CIVILIZATIONS AND THE LARGEST DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD WITH A POPULATION OF OVER 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE. PEOPLE ARE SEGREGATED CULTURALLY BY RELIGION AND THESE INDIVIDUAL CULTURES UNITE THROUGH FESTIVALS AND CELEBRTIOSLIKE CHRISTMAS , DIWALI , HOLI , EID AND SO ON.

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MUMBAI AND PUNE ARE THE MAJOR CITIES OF COUNTRY WHERE THE MOVIES GET THE HIGHEST REVENUE. MUMBAI WITH A POPULATION OF 12 MILLION HAS 6 MILLION STUDENTS AND 30 INSTITUTIONS DEDICATED ONLY TO TEACHING FILMS . BECAUSE OF ITS DENSITY PEOPLE STARTED MIGRATING TO PUNE FOR JOBS AND STUDIES AND NOW PUNE IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE THE BIGGEST GROWTH IN THE COUNTRY WITHIN A SPAN OF 20 YEARS. IN PUNE THERE ARE ONLY 2 MAJOR FILM INSTITUTIONS BUT HAS ONE OF THE MOST REPUTED INSTITUTION LOCATED THERE WHICH IS THE FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA. PUNE WILL BE TURNING OUT TO BE ANOTHER MAJOR CITY LIKE MUMBAI IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS AND PROJECT WILL HAVE A HUGE IMPACT THERE AS THERE ARE LOTS OF STUDENTS AND PEOPLE MIGRATING FROM MUMBAI. THE INTENSION IS TO CREATE A NEW MODULE FOR FILM PRODUCTION AND FILM STUDIES IN THIS EDUCATIONAL CORRIDOR WHERE MOVIES ARE ONE OF THE MAJOR SOURCES OF INCOME.

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AUDITORIUM STRUCTURAL DETAILS

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Goutham Sidharth Architecture Designer with a strong passion and taste for design , aesthetics , details , materiality and structure. Successful in Designing and detailing complex buildings of various building types including residential , Institutional , commercial , hospitality ,healthcare , interior architecture and public projects. Knowledge in Sustainable design techniques and applications Education 2009 - 2014 Bachelors Of Architecture, Manipal Institute Of Technology , Manipal , India.

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