Audio/visual research documentation is the mandate of
Media Centre. It is manned by in-house team, works on research themes of
IGNCA, does recee, preliminary research and also undertakes field research
while documenting and identify experts for their contextual sound bytes
and finally creating documentations and then documentaries.
IGNCA is fully equipped to undertake documentation
projects in the field.
Apart from field documentations, IGNCA’s Media Centre
does documentations with multi camera set up in the Studio. These
documentations are limited to small group performances, interviews etc.
Current documentations : IGNCA has done a huge
documentation on Ramnagar Ramlila.
for creating documentaries and documentations:
Media Centre has complete in-house facility under one
roof to document all aspects of audio/visual requirement and also
undertake post-production of all the material for creating archival
documentation and also for churning out documentaries. Media Centre has
three Edit Suites, which work constantly for the purpose of
post-production for DD-Bharati outreach and editing and processing all the
in-house documentations, which happen round the year.
Media Centre Library
Media Centre Library houses around 10000 hours of
audio/visual documentation consisting of both tangible and intangible
documentations. Media Centre Library works as a repository of (a)
audio/visual documentation; (b) it facilitates post-production of
documentations and documentaries; (c) it provides access to audio/visual
material to scholars on requests; and (d) DVD publications and its
facilities are part of Media Centre Library’s work mandate.
Outreach is major endeavour of Media Centre. Out of huge
documentations, Media Centre is constantly editing and creating
documentaries. These documentaries/documentations are regularly
transmitted in DD-Bharati since 2002.
The major documentaries are published in the shape of DVDs for worldwide
research dissemination. Around 110 DVDs have also been published and
another 25 are in offing.
Screening of films/documentaries is regularly done at IGNCA’s Media Centre
auditorium twice a month. Apart from this under institutional
collaboration, IGNCA also curates film festivals meant for students from
schools and colleges.
For scholars, Media Centre is providing access to its edited documentaries
and research documentations through two of its Listening and Viewing
Counters installed at Media Centre Library.
services to all Divisions for research events
Media Centre facilitates all programmes of IGNCA on the
score of audio/visual facilitation providing right from documentation
through digital videography and providing audio system for seminars,
workshops, talks etc., apart from audio-visual display services. All the
IGNCA events/activities are comprehensively documented by Media Centre
round the year.
B. D. Garga
IGNCA has acquired a huge collection of rare
photographs, Negatives, Lobby cards, handbills, posters, books from Shri
B.D.Garga in 2010 and these are housed in Media Centre. Some of the major
(a) Acquired Material
1. Photographs 1990
2. Negatives 656
3. Lobby Cards 207
4. Handbills 120
5. Books Magazines 435
6. Posters 62
7. Booklets 428
8. Photographs used in
in book by B.D.Garga 716
(b) Apart from the collection the following material donated by
B.D.Garga with the collection
1. Books 40
2. Magazines 659
3. Catalogues 66
4. Posters 76
5. Booklets 66 copies of one booklet
6. Certificate 2
7. Maps 3
8. Slides 3
9. Slides 53
10. Photographs 182
11. Greeting Cards 28
12. One Blank reel film 1
13. Editing Tools 2
14. Negatives 17 Strips
Media Centre’s in-house team has been instrumental in
creating audio-visual documentation on oral tradition of Veda and Ramlila
tradition in India including Ramnagar’s one month long Ramlila which got
UNESCO recognition as world’s intangible heritage.
Ramman, the folk tradition of Uttarakhand has also bagged the intangible
tag under UNESCO’s world heritage. All these were created by IGNCA’s small
and dedicated team of professionals.
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