What is a Career in Direction?

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!

Career Video on Direction

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

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