Capturing the great
The film is probably one of the most powerful medium in today’s world. The vast reach is well exploited for conveying messages both commercially and for public good. It has universal appeal and the art form that can transcend economical and cultural differences. Cleverly used for entertainment and information, the film industry is a haven for thousands of people for employment in various aspects of film making. It is the best way to communicate and unite people by way of exchanging and sharing talents and technology. Film is a mass media with the capacity to influence the masses.
The film medium offers vast scope to people to work in making commercials, documentaries and promotional films or feature films and newsreels. The music video industry also offers lucrative employment opportunities for artists, technician and supporting staff. The earnings in the field of motion picture production industry and in the distribution segment are attractive. The salaries vary depending upon their level of education and talents. To pursue a career in the film industry one has to have the aptitude and can also undergo various courses in different aspects of film making. They can find employment in film studios, Advertising companies, Music companies, News channels and TV channels. A film maker is the leader of the group and has to take care of all the aspects of film making. He has to get down to the very bottom and work his way up. The Director is responsible for the overall quality and making of the film. The Film maker has to be responsible for other details from raising capital for the film to its making and distribution, screening as well as all the stages of production.
Courses and eligibility
There are different technical streams in film studies pertaining to production, cinematography, editing, sound engineering, editing, and script etc. The minimum educational qualification for admission to these courses is a pass in 10 + 2. The film and Television Institute of India (FTTI) in Pune is a leading school imparting courses in a variety of subjects. Those with inherent qualities like artistic bent of mind, ability to work with teams under pressure, managerial skills strong visual sense, excellent communication skills, leadership qualities, and creative instincts can be successful in film making. The field of film making which is highly competitive is one that has a lot of scope for employment opportunities. If you have artistic and technical skills and ability to express ideas, this is the right medium for you. Aacting and directing are basically creative fields that require inherent talent but training helps to polish the skills. In areas like cinematography, sound engineering and editing, professional training is essential. Several Universities and institutions offer training in these areas.
The persons with these qualifications and skills can find employment with Government Departments, Film Production companies, advertising Agencies, News Channels etc.