How do you pursue a Career in Direction?


I find a Career in Direction very interesting. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Direction, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Direction. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Direction, I came across this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170409-0001/Others/Filmmaking/Career-in-Direction/english

Ajay Govind's outlook!

Ajay Govind has 13 years & 11 months of professional experience in Direction. Ajay Govind has worked in Direction as Filmmaker in Sisyphus Rocks Films. In Ajay Govind's own words, this is how Ajay Govind got into Direction: "After completing Bachelors in English Literature from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, I did Media Studies Course from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and here I was introduced to Film Theory and History and that was the time I discovered my interest in Direction. I have made over 40 documentaries, 5 music videos and Directed one feature film that released in 2014, "After the 3rd Bell"." Ajay Govind has a profile in a very interesting format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/ajaygovind

Career Video on Direction

In a video, Ajay Govind has talked about various aspects of a Career in Direction. Ajay Govind started by explaining Direction as: "A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. Generally, a film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.


In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Direction, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Direction. Ajay Govind touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Literature
  • Film Theory & History
  • Lighting
  • Composition
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Ajay Govind then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Direction:
  • Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Resource Management
  • Visualization
  • Interpersonal
Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Ajay Govind believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Direction:
  • Creative Satisfaction
  • Social Impact
  • Fame & Recognition
  • Monetary Potential
  • Non-Repetitive
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Ajay Govind believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Direction:
  • Uncertainties
  • Funding
  • People Management
  • Lack of Autonomy
  • Erratic Work Hours
  • Updating Skills

In the final section of the video Ajay Govind talks about How a day goes in a Career in Direction. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Direction, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170409-0001

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Direction was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. Career Counseling has a new meaning with LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: https://www.lifepage.in

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


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