If shooting is like generating the raw material of a film, the edit table is where the film finds its final processed & packaged form. The art of editing, no longer an invisible art as it used to be, is perhaps the very essence of Film Making. 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 Digital Academy – The Film School are trained to be Editors and not mere machine operators. Through hands-on practical training using softwares like FCP, Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects, they are taught the fundamental and aesthetic principles of editing for film and television.