Film Direction Course in Chennai


A world sans direction is a world sans entertainment. And we believe that direction is the one that brings us joy, happiness, and a sense of fulfilment from a film. Visualite Academy proudly offers a Film Direction course for movie enthusiasts who want to make his/her dreams a reality. We build you with the skills such as leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving, etc along with the basics of filming, directing, photography, screenplay, writing, and editing. Thus, a complete picture about direction will be taught by our teachers who are experts in the filmmaking line. You will be practising with the cutting-edge technologies and tools that are best in the market.


We impart you the crucial knowledge by conducting more hands-on sessions than theoretical sessions. Our tutors are well-qualified professionals who are practicing direction in various genres of visual media. They have a record of projects in the filmmaking industry and will teach you the know- how skills related to direction. Hence, we want our students to learn direction from the talented directors in the field and to gain the vital knowledge easily.


What is direction?

A (film) director is a person who brings out a film by working closely with the artists, cameraman, scriptwriter, producer, and other visual and graphic design technicians. He/she controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay.


Duration of our course:

There are two options available for the direction and scriptwriting course. One is a three month programme and the other one is a six moths programmes. Both have weekday and weekend sessions that enables the students to choose classes according to their convenience. The classes will happen for two hours everyday.
What do we offer in our direction and scriptwriting course?
Our course is a mixture of theory and practical sessions.


Three months direction course is split into three modules.

Module 1:
  • History of Cinema
  • What is direction?
  • The role of a director in a film
  • Basics of screenplay writing

  • Module 2:
  • Importance of audio and visuals in a film
  • Film appreciation
  • Pre production for a film
  • workshop for mock pre production process

  • Module 3:
  • Technical and aesthetical aspects of film making
  • Film movements
  • Three c’s of screen playwriting

  • The six months direction course is split into six modules

    Module 1:
  • History of Cinema
  • What is direction?
  • The role of a director in a film
  • Basics of screenplay writing

  • Module 2:
  • Importance of audio and visuals in a film
  • Film appreciation
  • Pre production for a film
  • workshop for mock pre production process

  • Module 3:
  • Genres of cinema
  • Technical and aesthetical aspects of film making
  • Fiction and non-fiction cinema
  • Three c’s of screen playwriting

  • Module 4:
  • Role of the direction department on set
  • On set and off set work of the direction team
  • Continuity in direction
  • Film movements

  • Module 5:
  • Role of the director in post production
  • Scheduling
  • Documentary film making
  • Directorial analysis of films

  • Module 6: (practical module)
  • Three shot exercise
  • Six shot exercise
  • Short film/ documentary film

  • Career opportunities

    As film direction is one of a kind in the world, it also gives a ton of opportunities for young directors. For fresh and new directors, we have listed below some of the exciting jobs:


  • Assistant video/Film director
  • Animation film director
  • Director for commercial films
  • Creative lead
  • Assistant Director
  • To have a comfortable working environment in the film industry, we give our valuable guidance to you through an After Course Tutoring Support program. To have a safe and secured career in the direction field and its related areas, you can get our help anytime you want. In this program, we will share you with the information related to the current market trends and its challenges. Our experts will teach you the methods of approaching a director and how to become a part of his/her team. Apart from these, you might be facing tiny hurdles while you work, and in order to handle them smoothly and swiftly, you can seek our support, as we always give significance to our student’s queries.

    If you are interested in learning the other areas like photography, videography, editing, digital film making, etc you can pursue the course at your pace and convenience. We always encourage our student’s curiosity and inquisitiveness. If you are an old student, you can learn the next course at discount rates, be it a 1 day crash course, 2 days workshop, 3 months diploma course or a 6 months/1 year professional course. We encourage our students to widen up their area of interest and become an expert.

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