Editing and Graphics Course:
Starting from this year Fantasy Media is also engaged in the Education business for Video Editing and Graphics Designing and special effects, which primarily focuses on providing better education and training for video editing and graphics. Our goal is to provide not only training, but to teach the art of video editing. Students at Fantasy Media are trained to be Editors and not mere machine operators. We at Fantasy Media are committed to creating globally competent Graphics and editing professionals through our innovative teaching methods. All our endeavors at Fantasy Media are to create opportunities for our students, employees, business partners to lead a better life.
The Editor is the one who makes the final decisions about what needs to be seen and heard in a film, while also controlling its rhythm & pace. Extremely technical and yet tremendously artistic, a career in film and TV editing is monetarily as well as creatively satisfying.
The current trend is the non-linear editing system that digitizes and stores footage onto computer hard disk drives. Modern day software allows this video and audio information to be viewed, modified, and eventually played back in real time from the system, without changing the original rushes. The technology nowadays is such that it allows the Editor to directly broadcast his or her work in full resolution from a workstation or print it to celluloid, videotape or hard disk.
Students at Fantasy Media are trained to be Editors and not mere machine operators. Through hands-on practical training using software’s like FCP, Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects, they are taught the fundamental and aesthetic principles of editing for film and television.
Introduction to our Film & Television Editing course:
A film is made twice, once on the writing table and the other on the editing table. Editing as an art has come a long way from tape splicing to non-linear editing where-in you can retrieve and edit instantly any frame in a video clip without modifying the source files. Non-linear editing systems are not only user-friendly interfaces but are cost effective as well.
Film and Video Formats
The course explains the different workflows of film and video formats in detail. Celluloid film is an optically acquired image, while video is an electronically generated image. Interestingly, video technology is now at a point of great convergence with celluloid, with the emergence of HDTV, DI processes, 2K, 4K & 6K formats. Nowadays, a deep technical understanding of both these formats is an absolute must for an Editor.
The knowledge of continuity is as necessary for an Editor as the knowledge of grammar is necessary for a Writer. Continuity constitutes the very heart of film knowledge. It is the knowledge that allows Film Makers to weave visually distinct shots into a seamless continuum of time and space. Using well-known codes and conventions of pictorial language, a credible world of reality is created by the principles of positional, directional and relational continuity. Even those who want to break free from such codes and conventions must possess the knowledge of what they are breaking free from. Continuity knowledge is not only a matter of spatial & temporal organization but also constitutes a deep stylistic understanding of the film medium.
Editing Different Genres
The aesthetic requirements of the various genres & types of audiovisual media are quite different from each other. The aesthetics of long fiction narrative is different from short fiction narrative, which in turn is different from documentaries or advertisements or corporate films or daily soaps. There are various genres and cross-genre conventions and then there are ways to break those conventions. The main thing is to develop a mind that is flexible and agile enough to adapt to the various aesthetic requirements of the job at hand. We insist on the ability of Editors to understand the subtle shifts of styles in various formats of Film Making and excel in all formats.
- No previous knowledge required, however being computer savvy would be an added advantage.
- Short-term intensive hands on course that covers all aspects of editing in detail
- Strong theoretical base with focus on high cinematic standards and aesthetic standards
- Basic and Advanced editing formats for feature films, serials, music videos, ad films, documentaries and corporate films
- New-age styles of editing and in house professional Non-linear editing set ups (FCP, Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects)
- Editing practice will be given on rushes of released feature films
- Unlimited practical time with prior booking
- Editing curriculum devised to adapt to any media
- Students can take their edits as their demo reel
In short, an editing student from Fantasy Media is equipped to edit in Film, Television as well as print media