Department of Editing
About the Department
The department creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment for students working individually and in groups to ensure that they play determining roles as professionals with creative contribution in a variety of media related vocations. Our objective is to endow students with comprehensive theoretical as well as intense hands-on training with state-of-the-art technology used in contemporary professional practices worldwide.
About the Course
Students are introduced to the basic grammar of editing and taught to create a narrative in audio visual form, by manipulating space and time on-screen. Simultaneously, they are also taught about the historical evolution of the craft of editing. During their practical sessions, students edit several short exercises on Digital Non Linear Editing Systems. At the end of the integrated course, each student directs and edits a short film as the term-ending project.
In specialization, there are in-depth theory classes about the concepts of pace and rhythm,handling of time, continuity, and the other tools that an editor has to tell a story effectively. Students are also introduced to the major film movements in history (both in fiction and documentary), with special emphasis on the editing styles and conventions. A thorough grounding in digital theory (basic concepts of computer technology, analog anddigital video, compression formats and different media) is given to ensure students are at ease in the modern digital post-production environment. Throughout the specialization modules, students continue to edit various kinds of exercises like dialogue-based dramas, action sequences, musical sequences, advertisements, promos and documentaries on DNLE systems. In addition to theory and practical classes, there are up to eight workshops conducted by respected industry professionals on subjects like Graphics and compositing, Digital intermediates, Basic sound design and Digital Post-production workflow.
3 Years Divided into 6 Semesters.
Total No of Seats
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 subject to qualifying in Medical test.
Faculty & Academic Support Staff
Saikat Shekhareshwar Ray
—Assistant Professor & HOD-in-charge
Post graduate diploma in editing from SRFTI, Kolkata
Worked as the chief editor with a number of well-known directors, in projects commissioned by National and International television channels and funders. He has been the editor for “Hope Dies Last in War” a Swarna Kamal(National Award) winning film directed by Supriyo Sen. He has also edited films commissioned by Al-jazeera network, NHK, ITVS, Fokus, Finland and YLE. Apart from mainstream documentaries, he also has edited a number of Ads and corporate films.
Joined the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 2006 as a faculty in the Film Editing Department. In 2009, he joined the St. Xavier’s College as a lecturer in the Mass Communication and Videography Department.
National Awards 2007 (best editing non-feature) –Hope Dies Last in War
IDPA 2008 (Gold Award for best editing short fiction) – DhinTak Dha
IDPA 2009 (Gold Award for best editing, documentary) – Many Stories of Love & Hate.
The digital Non-Linear Editing section consists of 30 latest Avid Adobe and Final Cut Pro software to edit Standard and High Definition Video and higher resolution formats.
The department also imparts knowledge on Analog and Digital Video Editing (including online mastering).
For compositing & graphics and Color Corrections, we offer training on workstations like Adobe After effects and Da Vinci Resolve. The department has fully equipped class rooms, preview and conference rooms for regular demonstration, discussions and analyses with projection systems and digital editing demonstration facilities.