Course - Overview

The one-year specialized program is designed to train learners in two key dimensions of film-making – storytelling & production. The course gives an overview of film studies, basics of film budgeting and audio visual productions, including social media videos and web entertainment.

Post training, each learner will get placed for two months in a film production, television production house, sound design house, ad films production house, or a web entertainment company. Students visit either a production house, a television channel, or an actual set of a film shoot as part of their course. Adjunct professors drawn from industry teach specialized parts of the modules and offer learners to be associated with them on live projects. Bollywood actors, directors, producers, critics including Mayank Shekhar, Rajeev Masand, Viveck Vaswani, Jay Mehta, Ananth Mahadevan regularly conduct workshops, masterclasses and regular sessions with students on various aspects of film making, production, scriptwriting, editing etc.

This is one of the best and the only hands-on and practical filmmaking course in the country that trains students for the OTT platforms.

Technical training

Shooting on Digital Cameras, Lighting skills, Non-linear FCP based editing, Adobe Creative Suite with Premier Pro, After Effects, Audition.

Students regularly participate in several film festivals organized within and outside India such Lonavala International Film Festival, Dallus-SA Film Festival, Engendered among other. Current students’ works have been nominated in several international and domestic film festivals for screening and awards.

Job Profile

Script-writers. Assistant Director. Production Assistant, Production Managers. Film Assistant Directors and Assistant Production Managers. Assistant Video Editor. Assistant Cameraman. Sound Assistant.

What is exceptional about these programs?

The professional course in Digital Film Making has been distinctively curated keeping the current market trends and contemporary screen practices in mind. The practice-based modules on web content as well as branded content creation makes Digital Filmmaking course at Pearl one-of-its-kind in India. Apart from this, industry specific modules are offered with integrated training sessions in relevant skill such as camera work, lighting, scripting, sound design and editing.

How will these help students?

Students get the opportunity to develop their abilities not only in single-screen video but in other digital media forms. In addition to this, they also get a good orientation to various approaches in visual story-telling.

Students also learn to:

  • Communicate imaginatively through the moving image.
  • Research and write original non-fiction/fiction film.
  • Develop their unique style of visual story-telling.
  • Shoot and edit.
  • Manage project, crew members, schedule, identify sources of funding, budget and distribute.

3. What are they getting like Hands on learning approach, access to resources, Alumni network?

  • The students learn to produce a portfolio of films in a creative and stimulating environment.
  • Expert training from leading talents from the film and TV industry of India & abroad.
  • Access to state of the art TV studios, edit bays and well stocked libraries.
  • Opportunity to learn the work details of industry by being a part of it by participating in live industry projects.
  • Mentored by the our Dean for School of Contemporary Media Viveck Vaswani, the man who launched Shahrukh Khan in his film ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’.

Curriculum

Film Studies: An Introduction

Pre-production of Films (Idea, Script, Screenplay, Costume, Location, Workshops)

Production of a Film (Direction, Cinematography, Acting, Lights)

Post-Production of a Film (Sound, Editing, Packaging)

Direction & Production Manager (Roles in Details)

Various genres of films, with varying lengths. Also involves detailing out the specifics of each format and the various mediums of entertainment.
Film Finance, Budgeting, Sales & Marketing

Faculty

Our faculty members are the strongest pillars of our 28 years of creative impact. These mentors are life-long learners, eager to dedicate their lives to create a change for a better tomorrow. They nurture creative minds and bring out the best in them over the years. Every student at Pearl is transformed into extraordinary leaders with the help of their support, guidance and mentoring. They and our students together make us who we are. Take a look at these geniuses.

Career Path

Our 360° comprehensive learning-based model opens up multiple avenues and opportunities for students.

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  • Script Writer

  • Assistant Director

  • Production Assistant

  • Production Managers

  • Film Assistant

  • Director

  • Assistant Production Managers

  • Assistant Video Editor

  • Assistant Cameraman

  • Sound Assistant

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