“Film Making” is an art which will influence many people’s lives. People really love to watch films with their friends, colleagues and family. Nowadays the work pressure in office and life is full of stress hence most of them spent time watching movie in theaters, it is considered one of the best stress reliever and one can gain knowledge at the same time.
If you really want to become a Successful Filmmaker, then the most important thing is you should have passion for it, love towards cinema and you must work hard to become a successful filmmaker. Not everybody can think of becoming a FilmMaker, it is one of the toughest job in the world and the same time its rewarding too. You can never become a successful filmmaker without having through knowledge (both theory and practical).
Just because you are shooting with a DSLR camera and ordering people what to do on the set will not make you a successful Filmmaker.
A successful Filmmaker need to have Extraordinary Qualities, few are listed below.
Great filmmakers must have a strong sense of authority. They are responsible for leading a team to create an outstanding finished product and must command the team to ensure they are working at their best.
Great filmmakers must have excellent communication skills. They must be able to clearly articulate what their production goals are and be able to work with all team members to accomplish that goal.
Filmmakers must be very creative, and able to generate ideas for stories, backgrounds, music, and other elements involved in a film production.
Great filmmakers must be able to make firm decisions and stick to them to help ensure production stays on track.
A great filmmaker has a tremendous sense of drive and ambition. He or she is willing to do whatever it takes to rise to the top of the industry and make great films.
- Grace Under Pressure
Great filmmakers are able to handle pressure well. They understand that complications will arise during the filmmaking process and are able to handle the stress.
- Open Minded
Great filmmakers are open-minded to changes in their ideas. They accept input readily and consider other points of view without judgment.
- Problem Solving
Great filmmakers can quickly address problems that arise during production. They are able to identify problems and figure out the best way to fix them.
- Technologically Savvy
A great filmmaker is familiar with many, if not all, of the technological elements that are involved in the film making process, and has a grasp on what is feasible and what is not.
Great filmmakers have terrific vision and can see the film from its conception through to its final product. They never lose sight of the ultimate goal.
Its always a good idea to to start your career by joining a good FilmMaking School. There are not many institutes in India who could give you the infrastructure that is required to learn film Making. Example : You need to learn about latest Film Making/Editing softwares, Type of cameras, Lights and Sound effects, Jimmy zip Operations, Sound capturing tools etc ….
Listed below are our List of Top 10 Film-making Schools In India
- Film and Television Institute of India, (Pune)
Film and Television Institute of India was established in 1960, Pune and currently they are celebrating “Golden Jubilee Year”. Courses offered by them are direction, cinematography, sound recording, sound design, Editing, Acting, Production design, computer graphic and screenplay writing. As per the requirement they keep revising the courses and now they have come up with new courses into film management and animation.
- Satyjit Ray Film and Television Institute of India (Kolkata)
It was established in 1995, Kolkata. It’s a renowned government institute which offers three years post graduate diploma courses which will enhance your career in the film- making. This institute provides you with a good education, training in directing film, cinematography, sound recording and editing.
- G. R. Government Film & Television Training Institute (Chennai)
A government affiliated institution “M.G. R. Government Film & Television Training Institute” was established in 1945 as an Adyar Film Institute and now it is called as A.K.A Madras film Institute. Tate. This institute offers three years diploma courses in Screenplay & Direction, Cinematography, Sound Recording & Engineering, Film Editing and Film Processing. There are student across India who really cannot afford to pay big amount for education, but really interested in film-making school, for those students this institute is really helpful in all terms.
- Whistling Woods International (Mumbai)
It was established in 2006 by the most popular director “Subhash Ghai”. A very great and wonderful director to work with, this institute has come up with many courses in Film Making and also has film studio, theatre, production house, sound recording studio etc. where one can practice and improve.
- SRM Film School ( Mumbai)
It was established in August 1 2001. It is one of the biggest and oldest institutes located in Mumbai, and also an ISO 9001:2008 Certified by Quality Council of India. This institute basically provides diploma courses in Filmmaking, Cinematography, Direction, and Acting.
- Annapurna International School of Film and Media (Hyderabad).
This institute was founded by Akkineni Family and is one of the largest film institute’s in India. This institute provides Bachelor Degree in Film- Making and also has studio production House, Outdoor Shooting Locations, Preview Theatre, etc. Many legendary actors are associated with these institutes such as Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Hema Malini, Mani Ratnam, Kamal Hasan, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Aparna Sen as Academic Advisory Board.
- Government Film & Television Institute, Bangalore
It was established in 1943 and is funded by Government of Karnataka. This institute is famous for the courses of cinematography, sound recording & Engineering, It is compulsory to have a bachelor degree in any discipline in order to take admission for this course.
- State Institute of Film & Television, Rohtak
It was established in 2011. This institute’s basically provides diploma courses such as three years diploma courses in Acting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Sound Recording & Sound design and can be pursued after completion of higher education. The batch strength for particular courses is only of 12students so that they teach and focus on each student well.
- Regional Government Film & Television Institute, Guwhati
This institute was established in 1961 and offers various courses in the Diploma in Audiography & Sound Engineering, Photography, Editing Motion picture and acting. More than 200 films have been released from this studio and the fees of this institute are also reasonable.
- Center for Research in Art of Film and Television, Delhi.
It was established in 2009, Delhi. This institution is a public charitable trust and ranks 4th in the India. They offer Courses in Direction, cinematography, sound recording, sound design, Editing, Acting, Production design, computer graphic and screenplay writing,
The above mentioned institutes are some of the top renowned institute in India which may help shape you for better future for a good career, one can enrol in any one of these institutes. It’s always recommended to do thorough individual research and check with these institutes if they offer what you are looking for before enrolling. Remember one thing, institute does matters but the effort, passion and willingness to learn will only make a successful filmmaker and directors.