The rise in demand for content across different platforms (films, television and digital media) has opened up many avenues for the youth. Youngsters today prefer to take up off-beat roles with a creative bent. While many choose to work in the limelight as actors, news anchors or RJs, there are those who prefer to work behind the scenes, as a part of the production team. One such important part of which is video editing. Find out how can a Video Editing course help get employed?
When you watch a film or any video, do you ever wonder how smoothly one scene transitions into another? Or how well the background music fits into a situation? That is what video editing is all about. It is not just cutting out the unwanted parts out of the raw footage. Rather, it is an art of storytelling which requires creativity and an eye for detail.
Thus, video editing can be understood as the manipulation of raw footage captured digitally to turn it into a compelling video. It is an important pillar of visual media such as films and television shows. Video production however, is a tedious and challenging process irrespective of the medium and involves three stages:
While idea development, scripting and the initial planning is covered in pre-production, post-production is the stage where all the different elements are pieced together to achieve the final results. Video editing falls in this division and is often called the backbone of post-production. Before computers came into the picture, editing was done using video tapes where numerous video clips from different tapes were recorded on a new tape in the desired order. This was called linear editing.
Today, video editing is done digitally, using computers and specialised software and is known as non-linear editing. Some of the most commonly used programs are:
• Adobe Premiere Pro
• Final Cut Pro
• Sound Pro
• Live Type
A video editor is responsible for using these software to create a gripping video. They work on a number of things to produce content that is worthy of being broadcast on multiple mediums. This includes blending video footage, audio mixing as well as graphics and visual effects. As a video editor, you will be working on numerous projects that will range from advertising commercials, public service announcements, documentaries, films, TV shows, videos for digital media and so on.
Video editing is one aspect that can either make or break your content. Even if something is not well shot, good editing is still capable of turning it into a stunning work of art that invokes emotions in the audience. Whereas a badly edited film will turn out to be a disaster, no matter how brilliantly it is captured. As a career path, it is a promising one, apt for tech-savvy people with a knack for creativity.
Jahangirabad Media Institute offers a diploma course in non-linear editing that helps students to develop an in-depth understanding about the nuances of video editing. Right from the basics of editing to preparing a portfolio- our hands-on course offers industry relevant experience to the students.