MUMBAI: Whistling Woods International (WWI) has opened admissions for its January 2010 batch. This January 2010 batch is primarily targeted towards the students, working professionals and NRIs, who have the passion in any of the eight identified fields of film making or media entertainment and people who are looking at filmmaking as a second career.
Three years of WWI initiating this curriculum have seen about 44 percent of working professionals who are looking at film making as their second career calling. "I joined WWI because it is one of the most reputed institutes in filmmaking. Also, the faculty at WWI is really helpful. The fact that they are currently part of the industry we got a lot of real cinema exposure," said Neelima Balachandra, an alumni of WWI who was working with Google as a senior ad words representative before joining WWI.
"Filmmaking was not just a dream for me it was my passion as well. I worked as a software engineer for 2 years at Wipro but now I joined WWI to follow my passion. WWI has the best facilities for any course in filmmaking. They provide us with the latest technologies so that tomorrow when we graduate from this institute and enter into a new world we are updated and upgraded on technologies. Also, the faculty at WWI is astonishing. They are so well educated in their fields. I am glad to be studying in an institute where I have the resources to choose filmmaking as my second career," said Abhishek Ghosh Choudhary who is currently studying direction at Whistling Woods International.
"I knew there is lot of talent in many professionals working in other sectors who can make brilliant films provided they learn the basics of film making for two years experiencing it from professionals. At WWI we do not have teachers, but professionals from the industry who guide and mentor the students," said Whistling Woods International founder & chairman Subhash Ghai.