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There has been no school ever to teach art to anyone and filmmaking is very much a devotional art. But what a filming school does it that it teaches you the tools that can improvise your art and can make you a better skilled professional in this competitive field of filmmaking.
|FFVA students working as assistant directors in a Feature Film OMOK|
|FFVA students during their project shoot|
With so many media schools blooming in cities across the world, many of us do get tempted looking at all the flashy advertisements, whether or not to get enrolled in one of them. After enough of scratching our heads, we do walk in and take admissions without actually having an idea that how we as a film making student will have an extra edge over others.
|Theory sessions at Flash Frame Visuals Academy (FFVA)|
|FFVA students working on set of Feature film shoot. Learning about Car rig shot|
|During Practical demo sessions, on-set of Feature Film OMOK|
|During the shoot, Flash Frame Visuals Academy students working as Assistant directors|
Imagine a movie without any audio. How uninteresting and unexciting it would be. Same is the case with film schools as well. Where many of these schools will boast of good cameras and lights and editing suites, make sure that they have equally good setup for sound design as well. Because after all sound too adds on more curiosity in a movie.
|FFVA students preparing for a Track shot, on-set of one of their short film shoots|
|Students learning on-set of a Feature film, Directed by the Founder & Director of FFVA|
A Healthy Competition
It's a common sight to see every new filmmaker or a filmmaking student being so confident about his idea and considering it as best ever. They fail to see that they are just one amongst zillions who think their idea as the best one and fail to improvise it further. But film school helps you to break this confidence, rework on your ideas and make yo more better in visualization and output brainstorming.
With this I don't mean that your original ideas won't be accepted. It might be accepted and might get rejected as well. The idea is to break the notion of your story being a 'good story'. Instead various sets of exercises would be conducted to take your story from good to the best. And ultimately your movie is your baby and it should reflect best of your thoughts and spirit into it!
|FFVA students learning about Jimmy shots, on set of Feature film OMOK|
|Initial stages of learning, in Flash Frame Visuals Academy|
Many film schools promise about placements, but very few actually fulfill it. So make sure you make a right choice. First and the foremost criteria to judge how credible a film school is looking at the number of students being enrolled in the school. More the number of students, more difficult it is to provide placement to so many. So less or limited students would help for easy placement and sure shot entry in film industry.
For instance Diploma students of Flash Frame Visuals Academy were absorbed as Assistant directors, asst Cinematographer and asst editors for the Tamil feature film Oru Modhal Oru Kadhal (OMOK), along with other Telugu and Hindi flicks, which are scheduled to release in Theatres by July, 2013.
Secondly see to it that film school makes you do projects as part of the curriculum. Gone are the days where one gets entry based on just certificates. Now industry experts want to see projects (read showreels) just to ensure that you already have had a brief stint with the practical aspects of filmmaking, whichever field it may be. Example, FFVA editing students have been absorbed by various production houses and studios across the country based on the projects they do at the end of their course.
So a film making school will make you see the real side of things and that in turn would help you to understand this field better.
|Flash Frame Visuals Academy - Graduating Ceremony of 2012 batch, with Filmmaker Mr.Balaji Mohan|
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