Certificate Program in Film Direction in Pune | Seamedu

Certificate Program in Film Direction

Seamedu’s 8-month film direction course includes a two-month project time at the end to help students test their mettle. As one of the most hands-on film direction courses in India, it is designed to help students build film direction skills such as visual aesthetics, production process, styles and techniques, and team work. Students are given all-round training and the direction course in Pune covers even the little nuances of film direction.

Students get to interact with experts and industry specialists besides getting to learn about some the latest developments in the field. It is an ideal course for those students who already have a handle on the basics and wish to enhance their skills to reach a more expert level.

Prerequisites / Eligibility
  • Students should have a firm grasp of filmmaking basics such as scripting, camera composition, camera movements, basic lighting, camera lenses, acting, storyboarding, basic video and audio editing.
Awards (On Completion)
  • Students get a Seamedu certification on successful completion of the course.
Who Should Take This Film Direction Course?
  • Any student who has done a basic course in filmmaking (short term) can take this course.

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  • Digital Cinematography
  • Various Cameras & Equipment
  • Camera Operations
  • Studio Lighting
  • Various Lenses
  • Operating a Steadicam
  • Working with a Multi-Cam Setup
  • Colour Grading
  • Chroma Lighting
  • Visual Design
  • Shooting short films
  • Working on live setup
Various Types of Films
  • Project – Public message film of one minute
History of Film / Cinema
Director’s Roles during Pre – Production
  • Mis-en-scene
Dealing with Actors
Camera – Lensing and Lighting Practice of Camera
  • Visual Aesthetics
  • Group project – Mis-en-scene
Director’s Roles during Production
  • Genre Theory
Director during Postproduction
  • Editing – Media Management
  • Directing nonfiction
  • Research
  • Script functions
  • Different styles of shooting
  • Directing the Interview
Project – Documentary Short Film
Final Project – Fiction
Why film Making?

Film Making is a collaborative profession which requires the right skills, techniques and aesthetics and a passion for storytelling. Candidates from any stream can apply themselves in this field and pursue a highly satisfying career and high-income opportunities in this field. The art of Film Making calls for a highly creative and professional learning environment, and that is exactly what you get at Seamedu.

I have no film experience. Is this program is for me?

Yes, the institute’s course structure is designed in such a way that any individual with little or no film making experience can opt for the program.

What are the digital editing software students use to edit their films?

Students enrolled in Seamedu’s Film Making course will have hands-on experience on Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Adobe Premiere. Students who pursue specialization in editing will also learn how to use other postproduction software such as Adobe after Effects, Photoshop, and Soundtrack Pro.

How much access will I have to equipment?

The institute maintains the best ratio of equipment for students to their practical’s or project. Depending on the program, students check out their camera and lighting packages on a daily basis, for weekend shoots, or for one and two weeks on longer productions. The editing lab is open till late night for students.

Does Seamedu provide hands-on training to the students? Will I get any practical experience in making films?

All classes at the Seamedu institute are designed with a practical approach. We believe in the concept of ‘learning by doing’. Our students shoot films on regular basis with professional equipment.The course structure is unique as we provide specialization from day one. We conduct workshops, seminars, industry visits and guest lectures by professionals on a regular basis. For our specialization courses, the practical-to-theory ratio is approximately 70:30 (percent).


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Sr. Faculty- Film Making

Our course instructor for the direction course in Pune is Sumant Abhyankar. He has over 8 years of

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