Career guidance: Film making
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Filmmaking is not just a single branch that offers only one career avenue. With today's rapidly changing technology scenario, the field of filmmaking provides opportunities for the most creative and diversified careers. Filmmaking just does not any more mean acting and directing.
It comprises exciting fields such as animation, special effects, digital filmmaking, music and music videos too form part of the filmmaking process and present opportunity for unlimited success.
Filmmaking industry in India presents limitless opportunities for people with creative talent.
The industry is rapidly keeping pace with the changing technology and many institutions across the country now offer courses with up-to-date content and give hands on training with latest equipment.
You can choose from areas of specialisation such as: Production, direction, editing, sound recording, cinematograph, animation, film processing apart from acting.
For most courses the entry requirement is 10+2. For some courses it is graduation.
Some of the top institutes in India are:
FTII is now a world renowned institute in the field of filmmaking and television programme production. Film and Television Institure of India (FTII) has truly lived up to its avowed objective in the field of imparting training in film making and television programme production. Today the FTII is a Centre of Excellence not only in India but also in Asia and Europe.
Visit their official website - www.ftiindia.com for details on courses and eligibility.
The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata, provides the latest education and technological experience in the art and technique of film making. The Institute offers a three-year diploma course in film direction, motion picture photography, editing and sound recording. Check the site -www.srfti.com
Film & Television Institute Of Tamil Nadu, CIT Campus, Chennai 600113
offers a three-year diploma in cinematography.
Eligibility: A pass in senior secondary with physics and chemistry.
Asian Academy Of Film & Television is an alternative institute the formal schools that train in filmmaking and allied subjects. It offers several courses which range from three-months to three years. You can get more details from their website - www.aaft.com.
The address is Asian Academy of Film & Television, Marwah Studios Complex, FC-14/15, Film city, Sector-16A, Noida - 201301, Uttar Pradesh. Phone Nos - 95120-2515254, 2515255, 2515256 and Fax - 95120-2515246.
Xavier's Institute of Communications, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai 400001.
Course: Diploma in Film & Video Production. Eligibility: Bachelor's degree Experience in media preferred.