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Certificate Course on
Digital Film Making


In today’s digital age, demand for digital content is growing. This eight-week crash course in digital filmmaking offers hands-on training, equipping participants with practical skills for film production, advertising, and online content creation. It balances depth and accessibility, catering to busy individuals eager to enter the digital media landscape.

Course Objective:

The primary objective of this 8-week digital filmmaking crash course is to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to create compelling digital films. Participants will gain an understanding of the entire filmmaking process, from concept development to post-production, using digital tools and techniques. By the end of the course, participants will have produced their own short digital film, demonstrating proficiency in various aspects of digital filmmaking.

Course Outcome:

By the end of this 8-week digital filmmaking crash course, participants will:

  1. Have a comprehensive understanding of the digital filmmaking process, from pre-production to post-production.
  2. Be proficient in operating digital cameras and using video editing software.
  3. Possess the skills to write, direct, and produce their own short digital films.
  4. Gain experience in collaborating with others and receiving constructive feedback on their work.
  5. Have produced a completed short film that showcases their creativity and technical abilities.


Mr. Shreeram Rautaray
Assistant Professor

Mr. Amit Khatua
Assistant Professor

Course Logistics:

Duration: 8 weeks. 2 days per week
Course Fee: INR 10,000 + GST
Venue: SSU Campus

Start Date: 15 July 2024
Last Date to Apply: 13 July 2024
Contact: 7037304605

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

      Topics covered

  • Overview of the digital filmmaking process
  • Introduction to camera equipment and terminology
  • Understanding shot composition and framing

      Hands-on activities

  • Camera operation and shooting exercises


  1. Storytelling and Scriptwriting

       Topics covered

  • Principles of storytelling in filmmaking
  • Elements of a compelling screenplay
  • Script formatting and structure

        Hands-on activities

  • Writing a short film script


  1. Pre-production

       Topics covered

  • Film Production Pipeline
  • Storyboarding
  • Shot Breakdown

        Hands-on activities.

  • Preparing a comprehensive production plan for your short film with storyboard.


  1. Production

        Topics covered

  • Overview of production roles and responsibilities
  • Fundamentals of directing actors
  • Lighting techniques for digital filmmaking
  • Sound recording basics

     Hands-on activities.

  • Filming scenes from your short film script
  1. Post-production Part 1 – Editing

        Topics covered

  • Introduction to video editing software (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro)
  • Basic editing techniques and workflow
  • Incorporating sound and music

        Hands-on activities.

  • Editing footage from your short film


  1. Post-production Part 2 – Sound Design and Visual Effects

        Topics covered

  • Introduction to visual effects software (Davinci Resolve)
  • Basic visual effects techniques
  • Principles of sound design in filmmaking
  • Adding Foley effects and sound effects

        Hands-on activities

  • Enhancing your short film with sound and visual effects

  1. Post-production Part 3 – Color Grading and Final Touches

        Topics covered

  • Color Theory & and importance of color grading.
  • Introduction to color grading using Davinci Resolve
  • Finalizing your short film with titles and credits

        Hands-on activities

  • Color grading and finalizing your short film

  1. Screening and Feedback

        Topics covered

  • Screening of participants’ short films
  • Peer feedback and critique session
  • Reflection on the filmmaking process and lessons learned
  • Next steps in your filmmaking journey