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Published by on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 6:44:00 PM

Career in Film Making

Film is probably the broadest and most varied creative form in mass media. It needs a blend of creativity and technicality it combines entertainment, information, and communication. Films have developed into a universal art form that transcends cultural differences. Filmmaking includes feature films, documentaries, newsreels, promotional films, TV Commercials, music videos etc.

The craft of filmmaking is a teamwork, which needs close coordination of various skilled individuals. It involves acting, directing, producing, script writing, cinematography, sound recording, visual mixing, editing and so on. A filmmaker like the captain of a ship has to look at all these aspects of filmmaking. He has to start at the very bottom and work his way up. I.e. beginning with raising capital for the film to its distribution, screening as well as all the stages of its crafting.

The field of film making which is highly competitive is one that has a lot of scope for employment opportunities especially, India: which releases a large number of films every year. If one has artistic and technical skills: and at the same time ability to express ideas: this is the right field for you. Even for acting and directing, which are basically creative fields that require inherent talent; training helps to hone the skills. In areas like cinematography, sound engineering and editing. Professional training is essential. There are several Universities institutions that offer training in these areas. The pioneering institute in this line is the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Eligibility and Course Area: for Technical Courses basic eligibility is 10+2. For other courses it is graduation. There will be aptitude tests and interviews to assess the candidate’s talents.

Duration of courses depends on the course on opts for and the institution chosen. There are Diploma, Post Diploma and even Certificate courses in each area of specialization. Specialization areas include production, direction, editing, cinematography, film processing, animation, acting, sound engineering, makeup, photography and so on.

Personal Attributes: Artistic flair, ability to work cooperatively, sense of responsibility, ability to work under pressure, great physical stamina, strong visual sense, good communication skills and for production and direction; leadership qualities, ability to bring out talent in others, creative instincts as well as managerial and administrative abilities are essential.

Job Prospects and Career Options: Candidates can find employment with Film Studios, Production Companies, Advertising Agencies, and Government Department, which makes films or start their own venture as producer, director, editors, cameramen, soundmen, lighting crews, assistants and son on,

Remuneration: Earnings of workers in the motion picture production and distribution industry vary, depending on education and experience.
Published by IzajAhmed Shaikh.
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, Computer Professional, and Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune, formerly known as, Poona University, also like to write articles based on my personal experiences.