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Film Making

Overview 

Filmmaking is the process of putting a tale on the big screen or on television. The visionary of the film being made is the film maker. A film maker has many responsibilities, ranging from idea conception to scriptwriting, casting, editing, and screening. They are the film's backbone and labour behind the scenes. The term "filmmaker" is frequently used interchangeably with "director," however all filmmakers can be directors, while not all directors can be filmmakers. A film director is expected to be creative, multitalented, and skilled.

- Career Scope in Film Making

  • Film Production Companies

A newcomer can begin as an assistant in a film production firm and work their way up to managing the entire project.

  • Advertisement Agencies

If you are spontaneous and can think outside the box, you can easily get recruited by an advertising agency to create consumer-friendly adverts.

  • Television Channels

Because television is such an important aspect of everyday life, there is a lot of room for filmmakers in the television industry.

  • Freelancing

One can also work as a freelancer, which entails starting one's own firm and taking on various assignments based on the needs of the organisation.

  • Teaching

You can train rising stars in this subject after gaining a significant amount of expertise and knowledge in the film industry.

 

- How to Opt for a Career in Film Making

   Options        Stream       Graduation       After Graduation   

   1   

Clear Class XII in Any stream Pursue B.Sc. / BA in Film Making/ Cinema or Screenwriting for 3 years Pursue PG Programme or PG Diploma Course in Film Making (Multiple Specializations) for 2 Years

   2   

Clear Class XII in Any stream Pursue Graduation in any Discipline for 3 years Pursue PG Programme or PG Diploma Course in Film Making (Multiple Specializations) for 2 Years
3 Clear Class XII in Any stream Pursue Diploma Courses for 1-2 years -

 

- Quick Facts

  • Most colleges have eligibility criteria of minimum 50% aggregate marks in Class XII
  • Some Colleges /University also have an age limit.

 

- Top Film Making College in India 

College Location
Whistling Woods International Mumbai
Film and Television Institute of India Pune
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Kolkata
Center for Research in Art of Film and Television New Delhi
Asian Academy of Film and Television Noida
Digital Academy Mumbai
Annapurna International Hyderabad
Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA), Mumbai Mumbai

 

- Top Film Making College in the World 

College Location
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, United States
New York University New York, NY, United States
UCLA LA, California
Film School of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
New York Film Academy Florence, Italy
Sydney Film School Sydney, Australia
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance  Johannesburg,Cape Town &  South Africa

 

- Important Entrance Exams

  • Undergraduate
College Tentative Date Important Elements
Whistling Woods International July (forms) General Aptitude Test, Creative Ability Test & Personal Interview.
Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida October - July Entrance - Written (Objective), Aptitude test, Personal Interview
St. Xavier's college, Mumbai June Subject Test and objective Test • General Knowledge • Current Affairs • Data Interpretation • Economics • English • Language and Comprehension Skills • Logical Reasoning and Critical Analysis • Creative Thinking Personal Interview
Symbiosis Centre of Media & Communication (SET) May SET - For undergraduate students • General English • Quantitative • General Awareness • Analytical and Logical reasoning Personal Interview (PI), Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Postgraduate
College Tentative Date Important Elements
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune June - July (Forms) Written exam- Creative skills, GK, Logical aptitude, GD, Personal Interview
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata April - May (Forms) Written exam- Mental aptitude, Creative aptitude & Specific area aptitude,Interactive Orientation Course Interview
Center for Research in Art of Film and Television, Delhi Jan (Forms), October & November (Interview) Personal Interview
Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida October - July Entrance - Written (Objective), Aptitude test, Personal Interview

 

- Job Description

  • Direct the overall production of the film or documentary, as well as how it will be presented to the audience.
  • Choose performers who are appropriate for the script. Using appropriate expressions, lines, voice modulation, appearance, and attire, assist the actor in portraying the character.
  • Keep an eye on the lighting, backdrop, sets, camera, and special effects technicians.
  • Oversee the choreography, music composition, singing, and other aspects of the presentation.
  • Work with editors to ensure that the scenes are properly sequenced.
  • Ensure that the project stays on track and stays within the budget.

 

- Pros & Cons of a Career in Film Making

Pros - 

  • There are no two days that are alike. From a spot boy to actors and producers, you learn something new every day.
  • This field will teach you how to be a jack of all trades.
  • You get to go to new places and gain reputation, recognition, and advancement as a result of your hard work.
  • You have the ability to bring your imagination to life.

Cons - 

  • Making a living as a filmmaker can be a rollercoaster ride.
  • Criticism is inevitable in this line of work, and one must learn to take everything with a grain of salt.
  • Filmmaking takes a lot of time, which might have an impact on your personal life. In this industry, there is fierce rivalry, therefore you can't afford to be complacent.
  • A star would ponder a thousand times before identifying himself with a failed film.