Programmes >> DIRECTION

“Every film should have its own world, a logic and feel to it that expands beyond the exact image that the audience is seeing.”
- Christopher Nolan

Duration: 6 months

Three Hours a Day, Three Days a Week
+ 1 Practical & 1 Film Appreciation a week!

ZIMA's six month direction course contains all the essential ingredients required to make you a successful director of films and television.

This fast track course introduces you to the process of film making while the extensive practicals give you a hands on experience of what the real film / TV world holds in store for you.

Course Outline:
  • The evolution and the history of cinema
  • Film analysis and film appreciation
  • The language and the grammar of cinema
  • Who is a director?
  • Techniques of screenplay writing
  • Narrative Formats, Film Genres
  • Staging the scene & Shooting techniques
  • Handling of actors, technicians and other unit members
  • Basics & advance classes in other relevant areas of filmmaking viz. Cinematography, Editing etc
  • Production and marketing management of films and Television shows
  • Practicals in documentary film making, ads and promos, song picturisation and a film project

After the completion of the Film & TV direction training the student can immediately take up the responsibility of directing a film or a television show. However, in order to gain the knowledge of the working conditions it is advisable that the student works as an assistant director in a production unit for some time. With the knowledge that our student carries with him, he becomes a big asset to any production unit he joins as an assistant director (AD).

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