How do I start a Career in Filmmaking?

How do I start a Career in Filmmaking?

Career in Filmmaking


I find a Career in Filmmaking very interesting. I want to first understand What a Career in Filmmaking entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Filmmaking. My research about a Career in Filmmaking became a lot more meaningful when I found:

Pradeep Sharma's take!
Pradeep Sharma has 3 years of professional experience in Filmmaking. Pradeep Sharma has worked in Filmmaking as Director & Writer in Siddhartha Cine Arts. In Pradeep Sharma's own words, this is how Pradeep Sharma got into Filmmaking: "After completing my schooling from Govt Boys School Mandsaur, I did my BA from Vikram University, Ujjain. Thereafter, I did my D Ed from Govt District Education Institute of Mandsaur, MP. After which I started teaching, while teaching I also wrote articles for newspapers and local Magazine. Then, I joined the distance learning PGD Course in Journalism from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University, Bhopal. I worked for various organizations named NDTV India, Sahara Samay, Voice of India, Times Today channel and others as a Stinger, Reporter, Anchor, Special Correspondent and Desk Editor for about 16 years. I am working on few movie projects, one of them named Yashodharman, The Great Warrior which is written and directed by me would soon release in Movie Theaters."

Career Video on Filmmaking
In a video, Pradeep Sharma has talked about various aspects of a Career in Filmmaking. Pradeep Sharma started by explaining Filmmaking as: "Filmmaking is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition. Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through screenwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and reproduction, editing and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in a range of economic, social, and political contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques." The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Filmmaking, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Filmmaking. Pradeep Sharma touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

    Script Writing
    Human Psychology
    Film History

Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Pradeep Sharma then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Filmmaking:

    Hard Work
    Time Management
    Decision Making

There are great positives of this Career.
Pradeep Sharma believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Filmmaking:

    Name & Fame

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Pradeep Sharma believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Filmmaking:

    Marketing & Promotion

In the final section of the video Pradeep Sharma talks about How a day goes in a Career in Filmmaking. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Filmmaking, 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:
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