The Road To A Career In Cinema
The three things that India is obsessed with is cricket politics and cinema. However attractive the media attention and big screen display of these may look, the road to these heights are never easy.
Cricket being governed by an independent body is however free of nepotism, but the same cannot be said about the other two. A career in these fields for an outsider is an uphill task. Although in recent times we have seen many examples of self made names in all these fields, but still there is a lot to improve upon.
Indian film industry is the largest film industry in the world producing 1500 to 1600 movies a year in various languages. Led by hindi films, tamil, telegu, malayalam, kannada, bengali, oriya and bhojpuri movies, the Indian film industry is the most versatile in the world. There are several filmmaking schools in the India which have produced many world renowned artists. The institutes for film making in India are some of the greatest in world. The quality of education and courses available in these institutes is at par with any other in the world. Direction, acting and handling of technical aspects of the cinema are some of the basic things taught in these colleges.
There has been controversies surrounding the government institutes for film making since very long time. Not that the quality of knowledge are the faculty in any way is questionable, but the students have blamed the slow course of syllabus which has led the four year course to extend to seven years. Most of the faculty members here are the top artists from country and great directors as visiting fellows.
Due to the lack of the sincerity of government in these institutes numerous private universities have evolved in last few years providing good educational facilities for the upcoming artists of future. The students when in lack of basic facilities such as cameras and tapes, limits their creative enigma in a nutshell. The creative institutes should allow students to explore the wonders of cinema which can be only done by lot of experimentation.
The career is cinema is a high risk one as the filmmakers put a lot on stake when they bring a movie to any platform. A lot of it depends on the audience response and the audience now is more active than ever. The real rewards for a nice movie is the love from its audience. If the audience gives a proper response or is able to connect with the cinematic portrayal of the story, this can make a good fortune for all those who have been involved in the process. On the other hand, if it gets rejected by the audience, producers suffer a great deal of loss. Therefore, any student before becoming a professional filmmaker should be armed with all the areas of expertise of filmmaking.