Techne is a platform that enables visual communication students to critically appraise various visual forms such as paintings, sculptures, architecture, films, graphic designs, advertisements, or any other visual forms. Students are encouraged and motivated to actively engage in analyzing the artistic content, style, and period in which it was created and promoted.
Animation through the works of Brad Bird and Hayao Miyazaki:
Department of Media Studies organised the sixth edition of ‘Techne– a forum for visual analysis’ on January 17, 2024, for BA Visual Communication students. Ms. Manthiankhawl a student of IV semester BA Visual Communication delivered the presentation on the topic ‘Animation through the works of Brad Bird and Hayao Miyazaki’. In her presentation, she highlighted the visual narrative styles of both the creators, the inclination of Eastern animation towards nature, and the difference in the personality of the characters in both mediums. Moreover, she also brought attention towards the growing medium of anime and its influence in modern entertainment media. The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Gopakumar AV, Dean Department of Humanities, the faculty members of the Department of Media Studies and students of BA Visual Communication.
Christopher Nolan and His Films
Department of Media Studies (UG) organised the third edition of ‘Techne– a forum for visual analysis’ on May 09, 2022, for BA Visual Communication students. Mr. Varun Vijay a student of IV semester BA Visual Communication delivered the presentation on the topic ‘Christopher Nolan and His Films’. In his presentation, he highlighted the key traits of Nolan Films like- his non-linear storytelling style, his obsession with meta-reality, the recurring themes, and how he adapts the style of German Expressionism.
The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Gopakumar AV, Dean Department of Humanities and the faculty members of the department of Media Studies.
Importance of sound in cinema
Department of Media Studies (UG) organised the fourth edition of ‘Techne– a forum for visual analysis’ on May 09, 2022, for BA Visual Communication students. Mr. Emmanuel Edwin a student of IV semester BA Visual Communication presented a session on ‘Importance of sound in cinema’. In his presentation, Mr Edwin introduced the evolution of sound in cinema, the types of sound in cinema, the importance of sound in cinema its characteristics, and the people responsible for the sound we hear in movies. The event was witnessed by over fifty students of BA II and IV semester Visual Communication.
Sanjay Leela Bansali- Filmic Style
Ms Ridha Sharieff, IV Semester BA Visual Communication student, presented an analysis of the filmic style and works of award-winning Bollywood film director, Sanjay Leela Bansali in the second edition of ‘Techne – A Forum for Visual Analyses’ on February 18, 2022.
In her presentation, Ms Ridha detailed the cinematic style of Sanjay Leela Bansali. She narrated his use of historical themes in films by integrating giant film sets, colourful costumes, lightings to showcase the mood and grandeur. Ms Ridha, through a brief video presentation, highlighted how Bansali uses symmetrically balanced frames, wide-angle shots, women-centric plots, vivid colour palettes to immerse viewers into his filmic world.
Techne- visual analysis forum inaugurated
"User experience (UX) designers should design solutions by being empathetic to its users and there will be no technological progress without human evolution”, said Mr. Sanu George, Head, UX design, IBS Software while inaugurating the visual analysis forum 'Techne' for the Visual Communication students of Kristu Jayanti College on October 28, 2021.
In his inaugural address Mr. George emphasized on the importance of the ‘user’ in 'User Experience Design' and presented the challenges that the designers face in developing effective user experience solutions.
Department of Media Studies started Techne- the visual analysis forum to cater students of Visual Communication programme to appraise various visual art forms such as paintings, sculptures, architecture, photographs, graphics, advertisements and many more. Participants in this forum will analyze the aesthetics, techniques and styles deployed by the creators of the visual forms. Furthermore, this platform also provides the students to exhibit and critically evaluate their works of art.
Dr. Gopakumar AV, Dean, Faculty of Humanities; Prof. Abraham, Coordinator, Department of Media Studies (UG) and faculty members and students were present during the inaugural session.
Michelangelo- Life and Works
Ms. S Aaqifa Hilmi, III semester Visual Communication student presented Michelangelo- Life and Works in the first edition of ‘Techne – a forum for visual analyses’ on October 28, 2021.
In her presentation, she explained the artistic style and significance of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni among the artists in the Renaissance Art Movement. Ms. Hilmi detailed on the Michelangelo’s paintings, sculptures, architectural works and his well-known unfinished works. She explained about the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, sculptures like ‘David’ and ‘Pieta’ along with his many other works.