Digital Filmmaking: The ‘Hero’ Behind Lights, Camera, & Action
- May 2, 2016
- Posted by: iNurture
- Category: Blogs
What is Digital Filmmaking?
Digital filmmaking or digital cinematography is the art and process of making movies. It is different from traditional filmmaking in that movies are directly captured on a digital medium and not on traditional analog film frames. In the coming century, all movies could shift from adopting the traditional to the modern way of movie making. Thus, the whole process can be perceived as a shift of medium.
Skills Required to Succeed
Digital filmmaking as a career option will require training. Since this field encounters new tools every day, it is essential that professionals keep track of the latest developments.
If you wish to be a creative professional, such as a story writer, editor, director, or producer, you need to constantly innovate and ideate. If you wish to direct digital movies, you should not only have the skill to create stories but also be skilled at handling the camera. With courses being offered today on these aspects, it is not difficult to master the field with little practice. The chosen program has to be practiced with dedication and hard work as this is a job which will require long hours and intense ones. A film, as we know, goes through an insane amount of editing, and one needs to spend hours on recording; this will result in sleepless days and night. Therefore, dedication and perseverance are required to succeed.
Future and Scope
A recent report claims that there are twelve hundred new institutes that have come up in the past thirty years, and this number is on the rise. A simple Google search throws up a list of schools in each possible country of the world, evidence that the field has spread far and wide and many countries see a demand for these professionals.
A very high number of movies are released every year and some of these movies become very profitable. For instance, the highest grosser of 2105 was ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, which made $1,984,341,631. It is evident that the entertainment field is not going to die anytime soon.
The subjects that are offered depend on the type of course one chooses. Here is a general list of subjects that may be found across digital filmmaking programs:
- Film theory
- Film production
- Digital media production and screenwriting
Apart from these, there could be other supplementary subjects such as the following:
- Film Appreciation
- International Art, Literature & Culture
- Production Design & Music
Handling the camera is one of the initial steps in the process and is usually done under ‘technical training’. Thereon, the process gets more diverse and a wider appreciation of the arts will be expected and taught through proper courses.
To conclude, we have a million-dollar industry that is constantly on the lookout for students and enthusiasts from all over the world to take it ahead. Anybody creative person who is passionate enough has great opportunities beckoning him/her.