With 2,000 films being produced every year, Indian Cinema industry is amongst the largest film industries in the world. It is more than 100 years old, and has managed to capture the imagination ever since. It is estimated that India sells more than 3 billion tickets every year which is considered to be amongst the largest in the world. Such is the charm and popularity of cinema and films in India.
This industry provides jobs to nearly 3 lakh people in different capacities every year and the job opportunities in the business are constantly growing. When we talk about the Indian film industry, the first thing that may come to one’s mind is Bollywood, but it has to be noted that almost every state/region in the country has its own regional film industry, hence, there are huge prospects for young professional who want to start a career in this Cine industry.
People with various expertise can join this industry and choose a field of specialization as per own interest. The different positions in this field includes directors, cinematographers (which includes assistants, light men, gaffers, etc.), scriptwriters, production managers, editors, special effects team and sound recordists- just to name a few. All these are specialized fields that require trained professionals.
Students can learn the art of filmmaking through professional education programs. It is advisable that people looking for opportunities in this field industry get proper training before they start approaching producers and directors for work or assignments since it would provide them a competitive advantage. This will also help them to become familiar with the real industry work environment.
This domain requires people with both, creative as well as technical knowledge. Jobs like screenplay writing, storyboarding, etc. are creative jobs whereas department like direction, cinematography and editing require both technical as well as creative finesse, since they have to work with highly advanced equipment like cameras, lights and editing software, as well as must possess the creative insight.
A director should be a master of all trade; he should be familiar with all the other departments as it is the director’s job to bring out the best from technicians working with him from different departments. Cinema industry is a highly exciting field with something new to work on with each assignment. The trick of the trade is that you have to be original and think out of the box in order to stand out as a good director.