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सत्यजित रे फिल्म एवं टेलीविज़न संस्थान
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
An Academic Institute under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Govt.of India
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Post Graduate Progaramme in EDM

Department of Editing for Electronic and Digital Media

About the Department

The Department of Editing for Electronic & Digital Media was started in the year 2017. It has been our aim from the very beginning, to impart extensive and thorough knowledge about the art and technique of Digital Video Editing, keeping ourselves abreast of the ever-changing landscape of Digital Post Production Technology. That is why we give equal exposure to fiction, nonfiction, multicam exercises as well as a good understanding of computer graphics and the challenges of a modern Post Production Eco System through our divers curriculum.

Course Objective

Designed to train ‘editors’ who can handle both online and offline productions to meet the challenges of cost effective fructification and to prepare students to match the demands of postproduction for the emerging media landscape, the course in Editing for Electronic and Digital Media trains students to excel in both live as well as in offline productions. Extensive theory classes, backed up by rigorous practical sessions will allow students to absorb the skill and knowledge needed to tell compelling audio-visual stories. Exposure to various state of the art digital nonlinear postproduction platforms and cutting-edge file transfer protocols will ensure that students are conversant with the latest technologies in their field.

At the same time, extensive practice of working on multi-camera productions will familiarize them with the relevant technologies to handle the pressures of industry workflow.

Course Duration

2 Years divided into 4 semesters.

Total no of Seats

7 (Seven)

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
Candidates successful in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) will be called for Orientation and Interview.

Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of written examination(JET), orientation and interview.

Faculty & Academic Support Staff


faculty

Shantanu Pal

—Associate Professor, Editing

Postgraduate Diploma in Cinema specializing in Editing from SRFTI, Kolkata. Shantanu worked as an editor in Doordarshan, Kolkata and as editor in charge for a satellite channel; as a freelance editor he has done many fiction and non-fiction projects for television. Served as a Lecturer in Editing at St. Xavier’s College in the Department of Mass Communication and Videography. He conducted workshops and Lecture sessions for various media institutes and is empanelled as an examiner/paper setter for West Bengal University of Technology, West Bengal State University (Film Studies Department), Roopkala Kendra (an Institute of Film and Social Communication, Government of West Bengal) etc.

faculty

Sudipto Shankar Roy

—Assistant Professor, Editing (Digital)

An alumnus of SRFTI Sudipto Shankar Roy is an industry professional since 2009 both as an Editor as well as a Motion Graphic Artist. He has been associated with Advertising Films both in Kolkata as well as in Mumbai in various capacities but most importantly as a Post Production Supervisor. He was the Visual Effects Artist for the film ‘Crossing Bridges’ which won the National Award in 2014. Sudipto also won the Best Editor Award at the 8th Cut.in Festival in 2015, organized by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences for the film ‘Jalasayanam’. Several documentaries and short films edited by him have been selected and awarded in prestigious Film Festivals like Imagine India Film Festival, Kolkata International Film Festival, Signs FiIm FestivaI, Vibgyor FiIm FestivaI etc. He has in the past imparted knowledge to students of various institutes like WLCI Kolkata, iLEAD, Aliah University, IIT Kharagpur etc. Apart from his engagements as a professional and a faculty member, he is also independent filmamker.

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Jishnu Sen

—Video Editor

Jishnu Sen is a graduate from SRFTI with specialization in editing, 2015. His first short film ‘Monsoon Rain’ was selected for Munich International film festival, 2013. His Diploma film ‘Gudh'(Nest) was selected for Cinefondation at the 69th Cannes Film Festival,2016, Tel Aviv Film Festival, Israel, 2016 and won him the national film award for best editing in the 64th National Film Awards, 2017. After graduation he as worked on many short films, documentaries, web series, music videos and feature films in different languages like Hindi, Bengali, English, Nepali, Marathi,Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya. Nishi and others. ‘Nimtoh’ (Invitation) edited by him, was selected for Work in progress Lab and co-production market at Film Bazaar, 2018. It won the Prasad lab DI award. ‘Nimtoh’ won the jury prize at Jio Mami Film Festival, 2019 and had it’s world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2020. ‘Dusk’ a short film edited by him won the coveted ‘Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award’ at KIFF,2021. He has also edited many web series like Byomkesh, Fish n chips, Shubharambha for Hoichol, Sree Venkatesh Films.

Facilities

1) An Audio Visual Classroom
2) An Edit Lab with interconnected work stations for integrated course
3) Individual Edit rooms for Specialisation

The Department is equipped with :
Several High End Imacs
Several High End Mac Pros

Software:
1 Adobe Creative Cloud – Premiere. After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator etc
2 Avid Media Composer
3 Davinci Resolve