If you have good hand-eye coordination, passion for photography and oodles of creativity, you can become a cinematographer that the industry needs. With the increase in the number of feature, advertisement & documentary film production companies, and new TV channels being launched every other day, Cinematographers have immense career opportunities.
The Indian Institute of Photography (IIP) after achieving a pre-eminent position in teaching photography now presents CINEMATOGRAPHY program. According to Mr. Rajesh Goyal, Director, IIP “The Indian moving pictures industry is on an impressive growth curve and requires industry-ready cinematographers to drive its growth. We at IIP are committed to develop cinematographers with the required skills to excel in this field.”
At IIP, students will be taught on advanced HD cameras and the course content would cover framing & composition, indoor & outdoor setup lighting and special effects, audio-visual effects, film appreciation and analysis, exposure controlling and understanding of ideas and Indian cinema.
Scope and opportunities for Cinematographers are very wide in the field of movie making, television programs, documentaries, ad films etc. in India as well as overseas. Immense opportunities also exist with production houses that make short films, documentaries and television serials. One can also freelance for advertising commercials and music videos.