@sweep: Thanks for the article link :) Yeah you're right,I don't plan on doing VFX. But I also don't expect to start my own project right off the bat. I would probably start as an assistant in cinematography, editing or even directing - and I'm pretty excited for that too. Also, how was your experience of working in Mumbai?
@infamousbig: Thanks! That's a lot of unorganized but really useful information. About the "just start filming" part, I've been trying to do that at every opportunity during my 5 years at architecture. Now that I can focus on film, I'm sure I'll be able to devote all my time to it. If I join a film school, then it'll add to it (Plus free equipment!) (Also, architecture acts as my second basket for my backup eggs :))
From everything else you said, you think it would be a better idea to grab any opportunity I get in India itself, make a name for myself and rise a bit, and then think of moving on to opportunities elsewhere? Or do you think moving out immediately and studying film outside, then transitioning to a career in that same country would be more preferable? (I realize there might not be a "right" answer for this, but I'd like to know your opinion all the same)
@demokk: Thanks, you've given me plenty to think about :) Also I hear it's easier to move to Canada. Maybe I should try working my way through there? (Even though Canada's the butt of all jokes for some reason, don't really know why :P)
@naoiko: Thanks for the advice :) Every bit is useful.