Visual Editing

Six-month course on Visual Editing

FACULTIES ENGAGED FOR THE COURSE : Narayanan A V, Biju Sukumaran, Shaan Mohammed, Ansar Chennattu

EXPERT FACULTY: Sreekar Prasad, Praveen K L, Steven Bernard, Neil Sadwelkar, Suresh Pai, Archana Hande

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.

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. Other experienced teachers and State-award winning editors are Anas Chennatt, Shaan Rahman and Praveen K.L. 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 9th November, 2020

Eligibility:                                            Senior secondary school or equivalent

Course Fee:                                       Rs. 35,000/-

For further details:
Call us: 9496168654, 8921958160

 Module 1      

 History of Editing

Existence of Editing as a concept in our daily life- reading comprehension, writing editing in early days of cinema- -Sound in cinema, Editing the  storytelling art .

The Hollywood school- Griffith/Porter/MeleiesThe soviet school- – Their contribution in the language of Editing Kuleshov, Eisenstein, Pudovkin

Approaches to Editing in Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Godard, Bresson

Editing in films of master film makers-

The basics of Analog/ non- linear Editing- film- preproduction to final filmThe digital basics- from pixel to final image.

Workshop on Digital basics & interoperable modes in nonlinear software’s

60 marks questions & Assignments on the topics above 

Module 2

Editing devices & techniqueused in different modes of Communication

Time & space manipulation

Parallel editing- use of close up & continuity, Types of shots, order of shots, basic contents of shots, the scene. Inserts, cut in, cut away, jump cuts, transitions, Fade in, Fade out.

Action continuity Dramatic continuity-Jump Cut

Constructive Editing- Analytical editing.

Dramatic –Dialogue Editing/ Narrative cinema- Indian/ Western /

Songs as modes of communication& use of special effects in songs

appreciation of musical montage in films integrating the modern modes Video effects & Animation in music videos, ad’s corporates

Feature film- input to deliveryOrganizing the volume of rushes spot editing Cutting with sound–Review of the rough cut – stage for second cut./effects/non- sync tracks- background score -Cutting for effective use of sound tracks/ digital color correction/dcp/projection standards–—feature film

Workshop on Editing techniques & innovative methods of storytelling & communication

 (60 marks Questions & Assignments on the topics above)

Module 2-

Aesthetics of Editing

Understanding the script/suggestions/ working relationship with core members

Narrative structure—Exposition—Crisis- denouement-

Characters/ emotional balance/ overall pace/ Rhythm of the film–

Use of sound effects/

the song sequences in Indian films, music for enhancement and overall impact.

Rhythm,movement, pacein the overall finagling of the film.

Appreciation of non- linear editing styles used post 1990’s

Workshop with a reputed Editor on feature film editing

(60 marks Questions & Assignments on the topics above)

Modue 3

Non fiction

History of Documentary/ Significant milestones in annals of documentary

Essential difference in fiction &nonfiction

Editing different genres of documentary

Docu- Fiction/Spots/Social awareness fillers

Effective use of Music, Graphics—Animation

 Workshop with a reputed Editor on Documentary Editing

 (60 marks Questions & ProjectAssignment on the topics above)

Module 4

Emerging possibilities

Television Production basics                                                                                 

Digital Image Technician Role of DIT

Web series & OTT platform

Video wall art installation&new age media

 2 Interactive sessions with concerned faculties of the topics listed above

( 60 marks Questions & Project Assignment )

  • National award winning editors are intended to be engaged for the above mentioned workshops
  • [Workshop and master classes will depend on the availability of the presenters]