A documentary filmmaker and cinematographer,
Shivbilas Saksena has been teaching postgraduate and
undergraduate students at NID for the last 26 years.
A senior faculty of Film and Video Communication,
Shivbilas takes courses in Film language,
Cinematography, Elements of Video, Elements
of Lighting, and Production Design. He has been
instrumental in setting up the Film and Video Laboratory
at NID and is actively involved in teaching, programmemaking,
and participating in institutional consultancy
projects. Shivbilas has taken short-term courses for
working professionals also. Many of his students have
won awards at various national and international film
festivals. His article called Cinema and Design was
published in The Trellis, a research-based publication
Shivbilas holds diplomas in cinema and cinematography
from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
Prior to joining NID, he worked as a cinematographer in
many Hindi and regional films. He has directed many
documentary and short films for the Films Division of
India and various government and private agencies. He
also teaches at other reputed academic institutions such
as IIT, MICA, and Gujarat University.
- Head, CD Labs