Visual Editing

Six-month course on Visual Editing

Faculty: A.V. Narayanan, C.G. Sriguha, Shaan Mohammed and Steven Bernard

Welcome to Orange Film Academy and Research Centre. Creating a story by stitching together video footages, music and sounds is the pleasure of a Visual Editor.

Our 6-month Visual Editing course aims to make you a professional Visual Editor.

This film editing course outlines many real-time projects like movie trailers, teasers, promos, Film/Tele serial editing, Ad film composition, Blue/Green Screen production&Color Correction. These skills can help video editors to make a career in the film industry with ease and confidence.

The course allows students to explore the importance of narrative structure and how it’s achieved through editing. Lessons include continuity, rhythm, pace, the role of editing in the final product, the aesthetics of editing style, and the craft of hands-on editing work using typical film editing software.

During a Non-Linear Film Editing course, students use editing software to develop skills in importing media and outputting projects. Basic and advanced editing concepts are typically explored, like screen direction, continuity, sound design, picture management, titling, color correction, and introductory special effects. Understanding special effects and aesthetic usage of the same in films, Incorporation of VFX and other plug-ins–Multiple video filters, Generators & Transition effects. Video Editing- Promo, Teaser, Movie Editing Techniques, Short Film Editing, Different Types of Editing Cuts, Color Correction, Video-Audio Synchronizing, Using Video Filters, Transition etc.

You will be learning software prominent in the industry and understanding import to delivery process- Avid Media Composer, FINAL CUT PRO (FCP) , adobe premiere and Da Vinci Resolve. Once you’ve finished this course you will be able to take your productions to the next level with your new Film Editing skills.

Faculty members- A.V. Narayanan, C.G. Sriguha, Shaan Mohammed (FTII Alumni) andSooraj E S/Steven Bernard/Sreekar Prasad( Industry experts)- are masters built on their experiences in many different fields of Visual Editing . All of them are award winning Visual Editors. As an academician, CG Sriguha has taught editing and film making at FTII, Pune; Rai University, Hyderabad; Manipal Group; L V Prasad Film Academy; Ramoji Academy of Film & Television, Hyderabad; SAE Colleges, Chennai. Apart from the Syllabus based classes, we will have Masterclasses by Sreekar Prasad, a leading visual editor of the Indian film industry as a whole. Bollywood’s reputed Film Editor Steven Bernard will deliver both workshops and classes. Assignments will be there to update your skill set.

The course is conducted as 100% Online, so that you can learn at the comfort of your home. The course material can be accessed for one year that will help you to watch the same lessons multiple times to understand the concept thoroughly.This will help self-paced and flexible kind of learning.

The basic qualification is Plus Two and there is no age limit. On discussions forum, students can ask questions and working together to solve each other’s questions. New batches will start at the beginning of each month.

You will most probably get jobs in Film Editing Projects, Movie Trailer, Promos, Teasers, Film Editing, Tele – Serial Editing, Ad Film Composition, Color Correction.

We hope to see you in this course!

  • Classes for 4 hours per week on alternate days.
  • Assessment will be made at the end of each semester

Learning Structure:                         Self/Instructor-paced

Duration:                                               6 Months

Method of Teaching:                        Recorded and Online classes

Language of Instruction:               English

Program starts:                                From 1st November, 2020

Eligibility:                                            Senior secondary school or equivalent

Course Fee:                                       Rs. 35,000/-

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  • Evolution & Relevance of Editing in Film Making

What Is Editing-Early Days of Editing- Evolution of the Concept of Editing (The History of Editing)

Analog & DigitalThe clapboard, continuity sheet and reports.

Classification of shots, scenes and shot takes.

Sorting and assembling.

Types of shots, order of shots, basic contents of shots, the scene.

Construction of continuity in Digital. This involves identifying and study of contents of disjointed shots which are to be assembled in a coherent narrative order with physical continuity to convey a story.

Editing of Digital silent continuity.  In this module, exercises will be given to each student to understand the principles of dramatic continuity and the use of bridging shots, cut aways, cut ins and jump cuts.  This involves editing rushes of silent stories with dramatic contents in narrative form.

Editing of Digital picture and sound, dialogue, order of shots, use of silent inserts and sound overlaps.  One exercise will be given to each student.

Introduction of sound editing, sound overlaps on picture and use of silent inserts. One exercise will be given to each student.

Contribution of the following film-makers:

Lumiere brothers

George Meiles, Edwin Porter, D W Griffith, Pudovkin,Kuleshov, Eisenstein

  • Aesthetics of Editing

Continuity in Editing  Action continuityDramatic continuity-Inserts, cut in, cut away, jump cuts, inserts, Fade in, Fade outPrinciples of Editing -Timing, Pace and Rhythm Filmic Time and Space, Parallel Action-Sound Editing: Sync Track, Ambient track, Music Track- Basic understanding of titles, duration and Vfx.

Dramatic –Dialogue Editing/ Narrative cinema/ Mise-en scene

the poetics of music, lyrical rhythm, song editing, rhythm, beat, background music, transitions in songs & to familiarize students with concept of playback, intonation of instruments, background score, effective understanding of lyricsVisualization of the lyrics, appreciation of musical montage, dance rhythms Use of sound effects in the song sequences with example Use of songs as a transition device.

Music videos/Corporates/Ad’s

integrating the modern modes of cutting musical score using the Video effects & Animation &  with different genres of skilled editing techniques prevalent, in the industry and its objectives & other software familiarisation

Cutting a feature film

Narrative structure—Exposition—Crisis- denouement-Characters/ emotional balance/ overall pace/ Rhythm of the film–Reading & Understanding full script/ Constructive suggestions to improve or enhance – the final film intended–Use of sound effects/ music for enhancement and overall impact

Organizing the volume of rushesCutting with sound–Review of the rough cut – stage for second cut

Cutting for effective use of sound tracks–Online editing—spot editing—feature film

Understanding the script/suggestions/ execution/ preparation in editing. 

  • Editing – Non fiction- History of Documentary/ Significant milestones in annals of documentary/ International- National Documentary Scenario the aspect of non – fiction and it’s different characteristic application in the modern means of communication. The multiple layer of communication, various streams & attributes associated with Documentary/ Docu- Fiction/Spots/Social awareness fillers How to approach a feature film —understanding the wider canvas–Introduction to documentary/ Reportage/Docu Fiction/ Spots/ Social Awareness fillers–Duration – Impact—orientation—intended audience/ nature of visuals used- Effective use of Music, Graphics—Animation- information and other related footage 
  • Editing & the Digital Domain

Understanding special effects and aesthetic use of the same in films and other product formats-Understanding base  video layer, compositing and nesting, Incorporation of vfx and other plug-ins–Multiple video filters, Generators & Transition effects—basic understanding-Titling and basic animation to text in After Effects-Television Production basics

  • working with software’s prominent in the industry and understanding import to delivery process- Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premeire& Da Vinci Resolve.

Project; Media files, Clips and sequences; interfaces; Key board short cuts and short cut menus; Time code; Split Edits;Fundamentals of video formats; Video format compatibility; Audio format compatibility; ;Color Correction Features; Color Correction Filters; Color Correction Examples;

Emerging possibilities- Digital Cinema Projection and Digital Image Technician Role of DIT in today’s shooting scenarioFamiliarizing students with the upcoming trendVideo wall art installation aided with enhanced audio-visual presentation, new age media.