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Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Films: Pluses and minuses

There is a sense of power in weeding out the unnecessary bits of film and showcasing the best efforts of the cast and crew. It is the editor who finally gives shape to a film, reports Pratik Ghosh.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2008 03:13 IST
Pratik Ghosh
Pratik Ghosh
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes
         

Pluses:

You can earn lakhs a month if you are good at it, and the jump can happen in a year or two depending on the quality of your work
There is a sense of power in weeding out the unnecessary bits of film and showcasing the best efforts of the cast and crew. It is the editor who finally gives shape to a film
Now, one can even edit at the site when shooting is on.

Minuses:

Long hours at the studio, fighting loneliness and going through taxing schedules.
Tension at workplace can run high especially with deadline approaching.
Your eyes are affected for sitting long-hours in front of the computer screen.
You ought to have patience to deal with the director.