In 2011, he founded FilmGoa – a movement to decentralize the broadcast medium and give back to the community. Mayur has taken the role of a coach and mentor for over 7000+ aspiring students of various age groups so far. He actively runs a quarterly program Screen Writing Bootcamp with Mayur Puri in association with Anupam Kher’s acting school – Actor Prepares. Many of his students are now working their way up and creating fresh content for Films, TV and OTT platforms. Mayur also undertakes Corporate Workshops for Middle and Upper Management, the sessions usually focus on creating ‘Brand Ambassadors through Broadcast and Social Media Content’ and ‘Decoding Creativity at Workplace. ‘Apart from teaching and workshops, Mayur is the founder of ‘Story Circus’ – a theatre production group that creates live theatre and storytelling productions for educational institutions, corporates, and theatre enthusiasts. Read more about Story Circus here.
Listed below are a few workshops undertaken by Mayur Puri:
FILM MAKING BASICS:
Stages of film-making from script to screen – In this introductory workshop we broadly cover the various steps in pre-production, shooting and post-production)
CREATIVE BLOCK / WRITERS’ BLOCK:
How to work when you ‘just cannot work’.
WHY WHY WHY: FINDING MOTIVATION FOR YOUR CHARACTERS:
Basic psychology applied to create memorable characters
STORIES ARE EVERYWHERE:
How to find a great story every day.
PEOPLE BEHIND THE CAMERA:
A vocational guide to various crafts in film-making. Film-making is an ocean of career opportunities. From writing to distribution and marketing – there are a thousand professions who make a film possible. In this workshop, we introduce young adults (13-20 yrs) to various career opportunities and jobs related to films.
INTRODUCTION TO POETICS:
Greek Guru Aristotle’s 3000-year-old “formula” for blockbuster storytelling.
THE 5th VEDA -NAATYASHASTRA:
Introduction to Bharat Muni’s Natyashastra and RASA THEORY which is the foundation of all great art forms from fine arts like Painting and Architecture to performing arts like Dance, Drama and Music.
BEHIND BOLLYWOOD SONGS:
This workshop is about basic challenges and the process of lyric writing in Indian movies. I give examples of a lot of contemporary songs and old songs – and compare the process of writing a song to problem-solving.
SHORT UP AND SHOOT:
This workshop is about creating short-form content like short films, music videos, commercials etc.
Every artist has a few responsibilities. In this workshop (which has been called an eye-opener by many) I talk about the 5 core sets of responsibilities every artist (writer, filmmaker) should adhere to.