The Pixel Moment!!- Lumos-the annual photography exhibition
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Lumos, the photography exhibition has been organized since the year 2012 by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication along with Photography Club. The preparations for the Pixel Story were in full swing this year, where faculties and students were equally excited and showed their interests by participating in various online photography and photo battle competitions as well.
Rev. Fr.Dr. Augustine George, VicePrinciple, Kristu Jayanti University, began the Pixel Story with the ribbon cutting ceremony. Father inaugurated the event with a sweet little Polaroid camera by clicking on a snapshot of the organizing team, thus demonstrating his passion and skill in photography.
Through his powerful words, he encouraged the students and made us look at the images in a different perspective. He said a photographer's talent lies in how well the people understand what he is trying to portray through his image. He also said that pictures are all about moments and every picture has memories related to them. . Kristu Jayanti College's Department of Mass Communication and Journalism offered students ample opportunities to bring out their talents and to explore new and existing things in the outside world. Lumos is one such opportunity provided by the department where students in college could explore their photographer self and display some of their best clicks.
Fade In 2019: Intra Collegiate film festival
15 years ago, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore constituted a film club for the film lovers within the campus. FADE-IN, the flagship program of film club was started in Kristu Jayanti College which is a humongous interest for film lovers. FADE-IN 2019 a two intra-collegiate film fest was inaugurated on 23 August 2019 at 9.30 AM. Shri. TR Gopalakrishnan, Former Editor, The Week was the Chief Guest. He addressed the students on the career scope as film Journalists and the new style that can be adopted from the film technique for breaking news. “The trend of our generation was going to a movie together and now it is fading away due to the unlimited availability of visual entertainment through various gadgets”, he opined.”
Imagine producing news as a cinema on a show time basis, people will get special interest to watch the news if that’s the case” he added. Also shared so many innovative views on emerging techniques from film and journalism to tell a real-life story and enlightened the Jayantians in an extraordinary manner. “The two-day fest enabled us to appreciate the different genres of films prepared at the different era with different techniques”, said Sachin Nair, III semester JPCS Student.
The number of efforts put by the management and coordinators to make the fest successful was admirable. Fade In 2019 began by paying homage to Shri. Girish Karnad, the popular playwright, actor, administrator, and public intellectual. One of the famous scripts “the blaze presentation” was played and students were enlightened by the screenplay in it. The two-day fest screened 06 films from Indian and International panorama.
Fade In 2018: Intra Collegiate film festival
The film club of Kristu Jayanti College in association with Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized a two-day intra-collegiate festival at Mini Audi III, on 6 & 7 of August 2018. The Chief Guest for the event was Prof. N. Manu Chakravarthy, a National Award Winner and also an academician with an experience of 38 years. “Cinema can’t be held responsible for creating the good or bad character or bring about revolution instead cinema is made as such things already exist in the society,” said Prof. N. Manu Chakravarthy. Contrasting to the fact that movies are a huge investment, he believes that though movies are a huge investment, they aren’t just investment or a source of gaining the invested capital, but is more as it educates of what the society is all about to the people.
Illuminating further, he opined, “Many people have started writing reviews which are of commercial movies, which include some story plot and credits. In art movies, such things are not possible. They help you to theorize and bring into picture things mostly metaphoric by the screenplay and director’s mind.” He also threw some light into the work of Shri Girish Kasarvalli and said “Kasarvalli made characters of strong women, who fight their own dilemma and win as one attractive factor in all his films. Apart from that, it was rain which was present in all his work.” Cinema is that art which is distinct from all other works of art at the same time is not too, it can deal with every fundamental issue of the entire world. The possibilities are endless- diverse representation of the world, he added.
Other dignitaries on the dais were Rev. Fr. Josekutty PD, Principal, Dr. Gopakumar AV, Dean of Humanities, Dr. Juby Thomas, Coordinator film club, Mr. Nithin T Mathew, the student representative. Around 200 Students had the opportunity to watch and discuss 06 Indian and international films.
Lumos 2018: An exhibition of pristine photography!
The 7th edition of Lumos, the annual photography exhibition of Kristu Jayanti College, was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Lumos is a platform for the budding photographers of the college to display their talents and gain valuable feedback. The exhibition featured around 400 pictures from numerous talented photographers from the college. The various themes on display were wildlife, street, travel, fashion and other socially relevant themes. “Lumos, as always, was a memorable event that showcased top-notch photography. But what was special about this year was that the majority of the photographs were submitted by gender photographers of the college. This breaks the stereotype of the male photographer and points to a shifting dynamic”, said Prof. Aby Augustine, the Faculty in-charge. The budding photographers of the college were thrilled at the opportunity to showcase their pictures.
‘Fade in', Film Festival
Film and Photography Club of Kristu Jaynti College is organizing a two-day film festival ‘Fade in:’ on July 27 and 28. Shri. Georgekutty AL, Founder Editor of Deep Focus and Secretary of Bangalore Film Society inaugurated the event. ‘Fade in' is an annual event conducted by the Journalism & Mass communication and English Departments of our college to cultivate serious film viewing among our students and also to expose them to artistic films.This year being the 25th death anniversary of legendary film maker Satyajit Ray, ‘Fade in:’ pays a tribute by screening the notable works of Ray, including ‘Pather Panchali’, and ‘Charulatha’. ‘Fade in:’ also plans to screen masterpieces like Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’, Tom Tykwer’s ‘Run Lola Run’, Asghar Farhadi’s ‘Salesman’ and M. Manikandan’s ‘Kakka Muttai’. Around 200 students participated in the programme.