Film & Video Communication

The primary aim of the Film and Video Communication programmes is to train versatile & design-informed communicators, fluent in the conception and production of short films, on a range of educational, cultural, social, entertainment, and marketing communication needs. Students first go through the foundation of basic visual communication skills, along with inputs in social studies. Thereafter the grooming continues in theoretical as well as technical aspects of film making leading to holistic conceptual abilities.

Film & Video Communication

The primary aim of the Film and Video Communication programmes is to train versatile & design-informed communicators, fluent in the conception and production of short films, on a range of educational, cultural, social, entertainment, and marketing communication needs. Students first go through the foundation of basic visual communication skills, along with inputs in social studies. Thereafter the grooming continues in theoretical as well as technical aspects of film making leading to holistic conceptual abilities.

Film & Video Communication Design at a Glance

How has this Discipline evolved over last 5-10 years ?

Over the last decade this field has witnessed a tremendous boost :

  • More and more specialist creative jobs are created with the growth of the entertainment industry and technological developments
  • This field has a great number of freelancers rather than fixed employees
What are the Career Options available - Specialist Roles ?

Following are the Industries Designers can work for :

  • Production Houses
  • Television Channels

Designers can work in the following roles :

  • Production Designer
  • Cinematographer
  • Art Director
  • Video Maker
What do these Designers do - Regular Tasks?

Professionals may work on a variety of productions including :

  • Commercials
  • Corporate training videos
  • Theatre
  • Feature films
  • Music videos
  • Television programmes

Tasks may include :

  • Usage of graphic softwares, VFX,Special Effects
  • Cinematography & Editing
  • Animation
  • Creating thematic designs for sets, props, camera and lighting angles, costumes, locations and other technical requirements.
What are the Skills & Aptitudes required to be successful at this Career ?

Using your creative and digital technology skills are key aspects of a career in film and video editing. The following Skills & Aptitudes required to be successful at this career :

  • Originality & Creative Thinking
  • Ability to visualise the output
  • Understanding the clients’ requirements
  • Awareness about the latest trends

About Film & Communication Design Schools

Which colleges offer programs in this discipline in India ?
Sr No. College/Institute Location Courses
1. NID Ahmedabad B.Des & M.Des in Film & Video Communication
2. Srishti Bangalore 2 year Professional Diploma in Digital Video Production
3. IIT, IDC Bombay
  • Doctoral programme in Design
  • M.Des in Visual Communication
4. Institute of Design Pune 4.5 year Graduate Diploma Programme in Film and Video Design
5. Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune
  • 3 year Post-Graduate Diploma Course
  • One year Certificate course in Film and Television in Direction, Cinematography, Editing and Audiography
  • 1 & 1/2 year course in Animation and Computer Graphics
6. Satyajit Ray Film Institute Kolkata

3 year Diploma course in :

  • Film Direction
  • Motion Picture
  • Photography
  • Editing
  • Sound Recording
7. Prasad Film & Tv Academy Chennai

2 year Full-Time Post Graduate Diplomas in :

  • Film Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Sound Recording
8. Whistling Woods Institute Mumbai

2 year course in :

  • Film Direction
  • Cinematography
  • ScreenWriting
  • Editing
  • Sound Recording
9. Asian Academy Of Film Delhi
  • 3 months courses in Direction, Acting, Editing, Camera and Graphics
  • 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Film & TV Production, Journalism
  • 3 year BA in Mass Media, Cinema and Television
  • 2 year MA in Mass Media, Cinema and Television
10. Film Institute of Tamil Nadu Chennai

3 year Diploma course in :

  • Film Direction
  • Motion Picture
  • Photography
  • Editing
  • Sound Recording
11. St. Xaviers’ Kolkata 3 years diploma program on Mass Communication and Videography
12. Framework Academy Pune

6,12 and 24 months diploma program in :

  • Acting
  • Direction
  • Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Animation
13. Digital Academy Mumbai

6, 12 and 24 months diploma program in :

  • Screenplay Writing
  • Film & Television Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Film & Television Editing
  • Sound Recording & Engineering
  • Film & T.V. Production Design
  • Producers’ Course
  • Film Making
  • Acting
  • Animation & FX
14. Centre for Research in Art of Film and Television Delhi

1 year diploma program in :

  • Acting
  • Direction
  • Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Photography
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
15. School of Audio Engineering Chennai, Delhi,
Mumbai, Bangalore,

1 year diploma & 3 year degree program in :

  • Audio engineering
  • Film making
  • Animation
  • Creative Media
What & How will you learn in this Program ?

The General Program Structure is as follows :

  • The primary aim of Film & Video Communication programme is to train versatile design-informed communicators, fluent in the conception and production of short films on a range of educational, cultural, social, entertainment and marketing communication needs
  • Students first go through the foundation of basic visual communication skills, along with inputs in social studies
  • The grooming continues in theoretical as well as technical aspects of film making leading to holistic conceptual abilities

About the Work Industry/Job Market

What are the New Trends in this Discipline ? What can we expect in the near future?

The following recent trends can be observed in the Film and Video Communication discipline :

  • Social Impact Storytelling
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Increased Attention to VR & AR
What is the Top & Average Salary that can be expected by Freshers ?

The average salaries in this field are :

  • Freshers can expect an average pay of Rs.4.5 L
  • With increased Experience and Specialisation the pay can reach 6.5 to 7.5 L per year
What are the top Associations, People or Links to follow for this Discipline ?

Associations to Follow :

  • Ramesh Sippy Academy
  • Subhash Ghai – Whistling woods
  • NYFA
  • ZIMA & ZICA

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