64th National Film Awards has made us Proud

Taking this opportunity to congratulate all those who has been honored in the 64th edition of prestigious National Film Awards.

This year it was a proud moment for us when the awards were announced as one of our alumni student was worked for a movie which received the recognition.

Dasakriya, a Marathi movie received national award for the best Marathi Movie, best adapted screenplay, best supporting actor and we are proud that Imtiyaj Jumanalkar, an SEA alumini has worked for the movie as assistant location sound recordist.

We, Sound Engineering Academy have contacted him to get more details about the recognition, he mentioned that this is the second award for the movie and earlier the movie had bagged Maharashtra State Film Awards for best sync sound recording.

Imtiyaj Jumanalkar has worked as an assistant to Mahavir Sabannavar, who was tasked with sync sound recording of the movie, Dashkriya. This is the third consecutive year Mahavir Sabannavar is receiving national recognition for his films and the sound recording of the movie was imperative in selecting it for the award.

The SEA Certified Professional, Imtiyaj has passed out of the institution after completing the diploma course from the academy in the year 2015. Having a keen interest for location sound recording he has started working in the field as an assistant.

While having a chat with him over phone he told that his first project was a Kannada Movie in which he assisted Abijith Unni (SEA Certified Professional and Location Sound Recordist) and later on started working in Marathi Movie Industry. Currently he has completed 5 movies 1 Kannada movie and 4 Marathi Movies.

In fact Imtiyaj Jumanalkar has worked for 2 Marathi movies with Mahavir Sabannavar and 2 Marathi movie with a location sound recordist from Film and Television Institute of India.

During the talk he mentioned that location recording is gaining importance in Indian movie industry and is slowly inclining towards using it to the fullest. He also pointed out that dubbing has its own limitations and if a movie maker is looking for natural sound then location recording is the only choice.

He also suggested that Sound Engineering Academy has to include more practical sessions on Location Sound Recording. Expressing gratitude towards the course and what he has gained from the academy, he told that it has helped him in working on location sound engineering projects as well as with film post production jobs.

Thanking the academy and CEO of the firm, he said that the efforts from the Academy in creating world-class Sound Engineering Professionals is paying off well thereby enable people like us in developing a strong career in the field.

We at Sound Engineering Academy wishes Imtiyaj Jumanalkar all success in his career and finding this an opportune time to say that your dedicated efforts in learning new things and commitment towards the work is an inspiration for budding sound engineers.

 We would also like to inform Imtiyaj Jumanalkar and all other that in our updated syllabus of Diploma in Sound Engineering and Sound Recording we are giving more prominence to Practical Location Sound Recording Techniques that will pave the way in creating world class Sync Sound Professionals. Apart from that in our previous batch the academy has included a practical session on location sound recording. 

Upon request Imtiyaj has send us some picture of his working stills that we are sharing with all of you

Screening of ‘Pallata’ in the presence of honourable Girish Kasarvalli
Still from a marathi movie shoot ‘Dashakriya’

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