DJP Media - Building Community Based Learning for Creatives

We're a learning platform that helps people express themselves through art and believes in changing the way we learn online. 

How We Got Here

The best offerings from leading learning platforms are tutorials that you pay for, saying that the best we have to offer our current and next generation of creators are pre-made tutorials just doesn’t make sense to us. When the biggest takeaway from school and college isn’t our text books or supplies but the people and experiences then this too should be recreated online for meaningful and effective learning.

What We Do

In the age of information where knowledge is available to all, unfortunately meaningful learning isn’t, which is what we’re challenging by making learning accessible, affordable and meaningful. We’re built around community, anyone can access our courses, learn, interact with trainers and other members of the community. 

There are also discussions where users can ask questions, share their work and get feedback from professionals. No barriers, no paywalls, no trial periods. Just learning.

When students are ready to learn more we have live masterclasses with our trainers that cover topics like music production, beat making and film making with more to come.

These are paid live online classes like we’re all used to but students have access to a private classroom on the platform they can view recordings of their classes, share projects and files or just talk about ideas and ask questions, just like a real classroom but it’s always open.

We’re learning, collaborating and building a platform that inspires us to learn and teach, not just a collection of “how to” videos.

Checkout our Master Class here.

Expression Through Music - Nikhil Bejai 

Nikhil Bejai is a Producer and Educator based out of Bangalore. He’s a resident Trainer at DJP Media, and his music has been featured by the likes of Rolling Stones India, TheVibe and so on.  

Growing up in Mangalore, his parents enrolled him in Tabla classes, so he could make use of his late grandfather’s tabla set. Thanks to the internet, he started exploring different styles of music ranging from pop to metal and would find himself trying to learn to mimic his favourite singers.

During his undergraduate years in Mysore, he formed a rock band with like minded musician friends. In order to help his band write new music, he taught himself the basics of music production. The band went on to play numerous shows in and around the city, even winning a few competitions. 

After graduation, he got into a corporate job which he quit after a couple years as he was unable to connect with music. With some savings, he signed up for an Audio Engineering Program in Bangalore, where he learnt recording arts and production. His teacher Dawn Philip, who was heading the Music Production Department at the institute, offered him an internship at his production house ‘DJP Media’. 

Here, he got the opportunity to work on numerous commercial productions for brands like Myntra, OlaCabs, Embassy Group and so on. Apart from this, he also worked on musical scores for some independent film projects. 

Nikhil likes to explore different music styles. “Understanding the art of music making, allowed me to appreciate music in general, as tiny nuanced changes to the fabric of sound.” He also composes audiovisual pieces, which involves composing musical scores to sampled video footage of everyday life, often accenting the visual rhythms with music. 

Nikhil has been teaching music production at DJP Media over the past few years. 

With the new platform, he's put together a free course as well as a live masterclass on music making with Ableton Live. In this course, you will gain deep knowledge of using the software, through making music, and not the other way around. A wide range of topics like - composition, arrangement, sound design, editing, recording, mixing and effects processing will be covered in great detail in a well structured manner, complimented by practice exercises and feedback sessions. 

Check out Nikhil's free course here.... 

“While the live masterclass will get into advanced concepts and intricacies, it’s totally okay if you’re new to all this. For this very reason, we have these - easy to grasp - beginner video lessons. They’re four in total, and you’ll know how easy it is to start making your music!” Also, if you already make music, we still recommend that you go through these videos to brush up on some basics, and make sure we’re all on the same page!

Regarding the community based platform, Nikhil feels it's a game changer for education in general. “Students get in touch regularly after finishing programs, to discuss concepts and doubts and they know they’ll get a reliable response, unlike the comment section of a random youtube video. The platform is a great way to make our discussions more inclusive.” Nikhil feels this is the ideal social media platform for producers and creators to help and inspire each other.

We’re super excited to have Nikhil as part of our community!

Check out Nikhil's Masterclass here....

Life behind the lens - Sudeep Bhattacharya

Meet Sudeep Bhattacharya! He is an award winning film-maker and photographer based in India. He’s a TedX speaker and his work has been featured by Vogue Magazine, Asian Photography and Conde Nast Traveller among others.

As a kid, Sudeep had an interest in the arts. He would occupy himself with painting and music. He also had a fascination for the camera, inspired by his Dad, who was a hobbyist photographer. He started spending more time with his camera, documenting life around him and realised the power of this tool to strike a connection with life and people.

Wanting to dig deeper into the Arts, Sudeep pursued a masters in media production at the Griffith University, Australia. Since he didn’t have prior training in media, he enrolled himself in a wide array of electives like writing, direction, lighting, sound design, animation, music technology and so on. 

Soon after studies, Sudeep worked as a filmmaker, writing and directing indie shorts as he enjoyed creative independence. He bagged a few awards in the international short film circuit including the Pacific Asia Film and Television Award for his film ‘She Remembers’. Sudeep recalls the improvisational, non linear approach, making it very challenging and fun.

Sudeep moved back to India and worked with production houses and agencies making commercials, corporate films, shorts, music videos etc. for local and international brands. 

He was once invited to shoot a wedding of a close friend. He liked the chaos, and unplanned-ness of it, and got into it professionally. “It felt like getting a passport to see very intimate and raw emotions of people’s lives in India.. we otherwise don’t witness”. Sudeep is now among the most sought after wedding photographers, both in and out of India. 

Over his career spanning 2 decades, he has taught various programmes in photography and film; teaching at universities to personally mentoring individuals who’ve joined him as interns. 

DJP Media has collaborated with Sudeep to bring you free courses as well as live online masterclasses on video production. In these courses Sudeep will walk you through the fundamentals of video making. 

This masterclass covers both the technical and creative aspects of video production. The technical aspects involve understanding and using your recording equipment, as well as basic editing and color grading of your raw videos using DaVinci Resolve - a free, industry standard video production software. You can get the most out of this masterclass, whether you use a DSLR or a smartphone camera. According to Sudeep, “the tools we use cannot limit the impact we can make as creators. The challenge is to find your own voice and relate to your audience through powerful storytelling.” So the masterclass will walk you through the creative angle of weaving a good story, right from the recording process and through the editing process. 

Sudeep feels the format of community based learning is a super efficient way to start building one's skill set, especially in art driven areas where we tend to get lost on our own. “The opportunity for exchange of information and also connecting with a team of mentors in real time sounds like a dream come true! This is a great format for learning and I’m very excited to be a part of it!’ he adds. 

We’re super excited to have Sudeep as part of our community!