Certificate | Foundations of Film Making

PROGRAM DURATION

3 months

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FEES

₹30000

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  • Understanding Film Language & Aesthetics- I
  • Understanding Film Language & Aesthetics- II
  • Fundamentals of Writing
  • Understanding Structure & Form for Writing
  • Introduction to Cinematography
  • Lighting & Colour
  • Introduction to Editing
  • Working with Filmmaking Software
  • Reviewing Final Project

This short-term filmmaking course in Pune makes it an excellent option for proffessionals who want to enhance their skills or individuals who want to learn the basics of film making without committing to a long-term program.

Module 1 - Understanding Film Language & Aesthetics- I

  • Cinema's Role in our lives
  • Introductio to Film Language- Shots, Angles
  • Elements of a Film- Story, Narrative & Strucutres
  • Film Screening & Discussion

Module 2 - Understanding Film Language & Aesthetics-II

  • Understanding elements of Mise en scene- Settings, Costume & Props
  • Understanding elements of Mise en scene- Actors
  • Understanding elements of Mise en scene- Cinematography & Lighting
  • Editing Systems- Continuity & Montage
  • Film Screening & Discussion

Module 3 Fundamentals of Writing

  • Elements of Story
  • Conecpt Note
  • Logline and Synopsis
  • Outline

Module 4 -Understanding Structure & Form for Writing

  • Three Act Structure
  • 5 Act Structure
  • Plot & Sub Plot
  • Character Arc & Development
  • Hero's Journey

Module 5 - Introduction to Cinematography

  • Camera Components and Functions - DSLR's and Digital Film Camera
  • ISO, Exposure, Aperture and Shutterspeed - I
  • ISO, Exposure, Aperture and Shutterspeed - II
  • Lens Types & Understanding Cinematic Lenses
  • Sharpness and Distortion
  • Field of View, Perspective and Depth

Module 6 - Lighting & Colour

  • Properties of Light
  • Illumination,Depth and Shape, Texture, Mood
  • Professional Lighting Tools
  • Improvised Lighting Tools and DIY Lighting
  • The Human Eye, and The concept of Color
  • Color Theory - I
  • Color Theory - II
  • Color Psychology

Module 7:Introduction to Editing

  • Understanding the Aesthetics of Editing
  • Principles of the Continuity System
  • Understanding Cuts for Dramatic purpose- Different types of cuts and transitions used in films
  • Going beyound the Continuity System
  • Experiments in the 1960s films in editing

Module 8: Working with the Software

  • Introduction to the Software -Organising, importing and Editing the footage on the timeline
  • Adding video effects and transitions
  • Working with Adobe Premier Pro (Part 1)
  • Working with Adobe Premier Pro (Part 2)
  • Working with Adobe Premier Pro (Part 3)

Module 9: Project Review

  • Review

  • Director
  • Writer
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Manager

No.Anyone with a passion for visual storytelling and a keen interest to learn the craft of filmmaking can pursue this course


Yes. With the explosion of technology in audio-visual media, there are lot of options that have opened up for a young filmmaker. Right from independently creating digital video content to working for companies and brands, the craft of visual storytelling has become pervasive and is the need of the hour.


A regular practice to hone your technical and aesthetic capabilities is required. The demands of the industry can also be quite challenging so one has to persist and be patient with the efforts.


No. Anyone with a keen interest to learn the craft of filmmaking and passion for visual storytelling can pursue this course.


If you are well versed with the basics, there are Diploma courses that will give an in-depth understanding in Cinematography and Editing. We also offer a 3 year degree program in Filmmaking that covers all the aspects of filmmaking in-depth.


There is a full-fledged 3 year Filmmaking Degree program. There is a 1 year Diploma course in Filmmaking, 6 months Diploma course in Cinematography and Editing, 3 months course in Foundation of Filmmaking and 1 month Virtual course in Short Filmmaking


The degree program is a course designed to equip students with the holistic approach towards filmmaking focusing on writing, cinematography, production, direction, editing and post-production for both fiction and non-fiction. In the Diploma course, the students will just get a glimpse of all the above aspects of film or audio-visual production. It will be more an introductory course to all aspects of film production.


The job placement is entirely dependent on the quality of the students projects/assignment and overall academic conduct in terms of attendance and timely submission of all assignments.


You can visit the Industry Link tab on the website and under it click on Placement. All the students who have been placed will be displayed.


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).


The total fee is ₹30,000/- the breakdown is as below:

The registration fee for this program is ₹10,000/-, and the remaining ₹ 20,000-/ needs to be paid before the commencement of the program.

The salary offered after completing a filmmaking course can vary widely based on the student’s experience, skills, and the specific job or industry they are pursuing. However, some roles in the film industry, such as video editors, film directors, and cinematographers, can offer high salaries to those with experience and skill.


After completing a filmmaking course, students can pursue various careers, such as film director, cinematographer, film editor, screenwriter, sound designer, and more. The best career will depend on the student’s interests, skills, and experience.

The certificate program on Foundations of Filmmaking offered by Seamedu covers a range of subjects, including film history and theory, cinematography, screenwriting, film editing, sound design, and more. Students receive a balance of theoretical and practical training in these subjects.

The skills required for a promising filmmaking career include creativity, technical, communication, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. Students can develop these skills through practical training and real-world experience.

The best filmmaking course for students will depend on their interests, goals, and experience level. Seamedu’s Certificate Program on Foundations of Filmmaking is a great option for students who want a short-term, hands-on program to learn filmmaking basics.

Seamedu’s certificate program on Foundations of Filmmaking is a short-term course that can be completed relatively quickly.

Yes, it is possible to study film with no experience. Seamedu’s certificate program on Foundations of Filmmaking is designed to provide a balance of theoretical and practical training to students with little to no filmmaking experience.

Students can get into film without experience by enrolling in a filmmaking course like Seamedu’s Certificate Program on Foundations of Film making, networking with industry professionals, and gaining practical experience through internships or independent projects.

The certificate program on Foundations of Film Making offered by Seamedu is a short-term program that can be completed relatively quickly. The exact time required will depend on the specific course schedule and the student’s level of commitment.

Seamedu’s certificate program on Foundations of Filmmaking is designed to provide practical, hands-on training in industry-standard filmmaking software and a balance of theoretical and practical training. This prepares students for the practical demands of the film industry and helps them develop the skills they need to be successful in their careers.


Students can pursue the in-person training course offered by Seamedu at their Pune campus in India.

The best filmmaking course will depend on the student’s interests, goals, and experience level. Seamedu’s Certificate Program on Foundations of Filmmaking is a great option for students who want a short-term, hands-on program to learn filmmaking basics.

There is no specific qualification required for the filmmaking course. 

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I would recommend this college to people who are pursuing film making since they give you in depth knowledge about film making, and make you learn a lot of things and insights!

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Seamedu - School of Pro-Expressionism is a leading media school offering diploma & degree courses on various streams in Pune including film making, photography, visual effects, animation, game art, game design & development. I've had good experiences and learning in college.

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We, at Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism believe that regular interactions with eminent Industry professionals and Corporate leaders from Media and Entertainment Industry, can contribute to the all-round development of the students. The placement department conducts regular guest lectures, seminars and workshops, by inviting the experience Industry professionals to share their experiences with our students.Training & Placement activities relevance to Soft skills learning sessions are conducted regularly so as to enhance their overall development for personal & professional grooming.

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Faculty Member

Arun Gupta

HOA- Academic Mentor

Arun Gupta

HOA- Academic Mentor

An alumnus of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India – Pune, Arun completed his post-graduation at FTII with motion picture photography as his specialization. With more than two decades of industry experience as a Cinematographer and as a Producer he has more than 300 projects like television commercials, television shows, Music videos, corporate films, Short films and documentaries to his credit. He has also been a guest resource faculty at Xaviers Institute for communication and Saint Pauls Institute – Mumbai and has conducted workshops for aspiring Videographers and Cinematographers at Mumbai, Goa and Rajkot. He was also the curriculum co-ordinator and Faculty Cinematography at the Vinsan Academy of Film and Media.

Jijin P K

Faculty - Film Making

Jijin P K

Faculty - Film Making

Jijin has completed his Bachelors in Visual Communication from Calicut University and Masters in Film Studies from Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University Kerala. Overall, he has 2 years of experience in the film industry as an Assistant Cinematographer and has worked as a still photographer in two movies in Malayalam. He was part of many other short films and documentaries as director and cinematographer. For 2 years, he has been in the teaching profession where he worked as a Faculty of Photography at ICAT Design and Media College in Hyderabad. His core area of teaching and expertise includes Cinematography, Photography, Direction and Video Editing.

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