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Video Editing

A Video/Film Editor works with the raw footage of a Film, cutting and placing footage together to create the final sequence of the finished Film. A talented Film Editor is able to make the transition from one scene to the next very natural. In some instances the Film Editor is responsible for more than just editing the Film. They may handle some music, sound, visual effects and Graphics. They work very closely with the Director of the Film or Project, as well as other department heads, to help realize the collective vision of a project.

Because the technology in the Film industry is always changing, a Video/Film Editor needs to stay up to date with the tools and software available. They also need a strong background in Film or Broadcasting and computer courses can also be incredibly helpful, since most applications and tools are computer-based these days. Non-linear editing or digital video editing is the buzzword in today’s digital world. Digital video editing makes use of Computer technology to facilitate whole editing process onscreen. With Indian Cinema and entertainment industry crossing all geographical boundaries, Video Editing career has surely emerged as a lucrative option to many of Indian youngsters.

Video/Film Editing courses will help understand the nuances of cutting and editing videos. This is done through hands-on, practical training. These days, professional editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Avid’s Media Composer are popular.

Where does a Film or Video Editor work?

Most video/Film Editors will work in studios, typically in an area where they have access to multiple Computers and editing equipment. Editing jobs, however are on the increase because apart from the new Movies, as a Freelancer he can works in TV Serial, News, AD Film, Music Video, Documentary, Corporate Film, On Line Event etc.

Besides Media houses, large Film studios, Electronic News Channel groups, one can also find wide ranging opportunities in various Production houses scattered all across the country. The increased popularity of online video clips has also resulted in large number of job opportunities for competent video editors.

What is the average Salary of a Video/Film Editor?

Video/Film Editing can be a very lucrative career. Initially, one can earn a salary between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month. With some years of experience and expertise gained in Video Editing, a Video Editor‘s career is on the smooth track with high pay-package and other benefits. A creative and experienced Video Editor working for a large studio can earn a salary of anywhere between Rs. 40, 000 to Rs. 75,000 per month. One can also have the liberty to work as a freelance in a firm where he could be paid on hourly basis, which could be Rs. 500 – 1500 per hour. 

Course Fees : Rs. 20,000/-
Course Duration : 6 months
Class Schedule : 2 days per week
Project : Individual Film
Contractual Assignment : Different Fiction & Non-Fiction TV Programmes, TV Commercials, Music Video, Documentary, Corporate Films etc

Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room[Joe Dante]

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