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Career as Film Editors

Film editing is a post production technical part of film making. Film editors review the rough draft of a film and edit it using specialized equipment and techniques which involves extensive use of digital technology to prepare the best possible film for viewers.

Job Profile

Career as Film Editors
Film editors
  • Work closely with the director and producer during the entire process of filming
  • Confer with the producer to understand the scope and nature of the project to work with ad film, documentary or feature film
  • Consult the director regarding the story-line, screenplay and presentation
  • Advise the best way to film the script making suggestions for the settings, backdrop and scene, and the positioning of cameras etc.
  • Screen the unedited film and decide the final portions which should be clipped or redone
  • Check the film value in terms of quality, relationship to other parts, and the dramatic content
  • Edit the film on the computer and other devices
  • Prepare the final edited film and view it for opinion with the film director to finalize the sequence and timing for the different segments of the film
  • May specialise to work for news and documentary films, feature films, ad films etc.

Employment Opportunities

  • Ad agencies
  • Animation studios
  • Film studios
  • Government film production divisions
  • TV studios
  • Alivenow - Bangalore
  • Aptech Ltd - Mumbai
  • Gemini Film Circuit
  • Red Chilli Entertainment
  • The Associated Broadcasting Company Ltd (ABCL)
  • Yash Raj Films

How do I get there?

  • Std XII

    Stream: Any

  • Graduation

    Any discipline

  • Certification

    PG cert Film&Video editing

  • Goal

    Film Editor

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