Film & Video Editing Career In India

With ICE segment (Information Communication and Entertainment) taking giant leaps, a lot of avenues have now been opened in the field of Video & Film Editing for creative people working in the media and entertainment industry.

What is Video Editing?

The whole process of making art aesthetically appealing lies in the technique of editing visuals. Video editing covers whole process of re-arrangement and modification of the video from.

What is a Video Editor's Job?

A video & film editors job is to take video tapes to produce a single refined piece of video. Today, video editors are considered to be back-bone of any post production process. The key responsibility of a video editor is to edit any visual media-form, like soundtracks, film and videos for the cable and broadcast visual media industries. Gone are the days of Linear Editing (Tape to tape), today new technology is used to edit the media.

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.

Film editing courses will help you 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.

Video Editing Eligibility Criteria

There is no formal educational qualification required to enter into this profession. All one needs is the training in the computer systems and programs used in digital video/film editing and an interest in editing visual media.

For doing specialized courses from reputed institutes like Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, candidates must possess the qualification prescribed by the respective institutes/ colleges. In general, Digital video editors often have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in animation or media arts.

Video Editing Personal Skills

Being Imaginative and techno-savy are essential for this profession. You simply cannot become a good video editor if you do not have a flair for the creative. You also need to have a sharp eye for detail, an analytical mind and the ability to work in a team.
Video editing career requires being abreast with the latest technological developments happening in his/her profession as newer technologies are being introduced quite regularly.

Video Editing Job Prospects

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.

Video Editing Salary

Initially, one can earn a salary between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000 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. 25, 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.

Video Editing Colleges/Universities

(Affiliated to Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad)
A-1/226, safdarjung enclave, New Delhi-110029
Ph: 26105611, 26167922
Fax: 26194545
Email: [email protected]

Contact information:
Film and Television Institute of India,
Law College Road,
Pune – 411 004
Phone: 91- 020- 25431817 / 25433016 / 25430017

Contact information:
Satyajit Ray File & Television Institute,
E.M. By-Pass Road,
P.O.: Panchasayar,
KolKata (INDIA) 700094
Phone: +91 (033) 2432 8355 / 2432 8356
Email: [email protected]

Contact information:
Whistling Woods International,
Film City Complex, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai 400065
Phone: 91 22 28416000
Fax: 91 22 28401492
Email: [email protected]

offers two year MA programme in various aspects of film making.
Contact information:
AJK Mass Communication Research Centre
Jamia Millia Islamia University
Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar Marg
New Delhi -110 025
Phone: +91 11 2698 7285, +91 11 2698 6812, +91 11 2698 6813
Fax: +91 11 2698 6811
Email: [email protected]

Contact Information:
CSKM Educational, complex,
Satbari, Mehrauli
New Delhi -110030,
Phone: 26805090, 26804210

Contact Information:
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001
Telephone: 0091-11-23361915, 3746668
Fax: 0091-11-23746035
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact Information:
Lajpat Nagar- IV, New Delhi – 110024
Phones (Office): 26294833, 26294836, 26482298
Fax No. : 011-26474425
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact Information:
International Institute of Mass Media
B-50, South Extension – I,
New Delhi – 110049
Phone: 011-2465 4512, 2465 4514, 2462 6660
Fax: 011-2462 6670
E-mail: [email protected] 

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