What is a Career in Direction?

Maya Ganguly
Jul 30 · 3 min read

I find a Career in Direction very interesting. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Direction is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Direction. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Direction, I found this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170409-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Direction/english

Ajay Govind’s outlook!

Ajay Govind has worked in Direction for 13 years & 11 months. Ajay Govind has worked in Direction as Filmmaker in Sisyphus Rocks Films. In Ajay Govind’s own words, this is how Ajay Govind got into Direction: “After completing Bachelors in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, I did Media Studies Course from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and here I was introduced to Film Theory and History and that was the time I discovered my interest in Direction. I have made over 40 documentaries, 5 music videos and Directed one feature film that released in 2014, “After the 3rd Bell”.” I searched Ajay Govind on Google and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/ajaygovind

Career Video on Direction

In a video, Ajay Govind has talked about various aspects of a Career in Direction. She starting by explaining Direction as: “A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. Generally, a film director controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision.” The video gave me so much food for thought.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Direction, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Direction. Ajay Govind touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Literature
  • Film Theory & History
  • Lighting
  • Composition

Ajay Govind then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Direction:

  • Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Resource Management
  • Visualization
  • Interpersonal

Ajay Govind believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Direction:

  • Creative Satisfaction
  • Social Impact
  • Fame & Recognition
  • Monetary Potential
  • Non-Repetitive

And, Ajay Govind believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Direction:

  • Uncertainties
  • Funding
  • People Management
  • Lack of Autonomy
  • Erratic Work Hours
  • Updating Skills

In the final section of the video Ajay Govind talks about How a day goes in a Career in Direction. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Direction, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170409-0001

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170704-0004/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Video-Editing/hindi
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170517-0003/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Film-Direction/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170713-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Film-Art-Direction/hindi
  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20160907-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Scriptwriting/english
  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170719-0003/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Technical-Management/hindi
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170804-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Cinematography/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170615-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Cinematography/hindi
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20160915-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Direction/hindi
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170810-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Wildlife-Filmmaking/english
  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170928-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Film-Direction/english
  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171014-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Direction/hindi
  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170812-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Filmmaking/english
  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171005-0003/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Filmmaking/hindi
  14. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170912-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Film-Production/english
  15. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170915-0004/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Video-Production/hindi
  16. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180718-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Filmmaking/hindi
  17. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171024-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Cinematography/hindi
  18. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180616-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Video-Editing/hindi
  19. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180430-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Filmmaking/hindi
  20. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180326-0004/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Film-Making/english
  21. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190417-0002/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Cinematography/english
  22. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181009-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Audio-Video-Production/hindi

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Direction was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 — while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: https://www.lifepage.in

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