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Video Editor Course

Course Overview

Film and video editing is a popular career option in the media and entertainment industry, this plays a key role in the post-production. Our video editing course aims at the foundations and the techniques used while editing audio-video, from narrative scene editing to documentary editing, this course will help you to make a movie, short film, music video or documentary.

Audio Video Editor is a course for everyone and does not require any previous experience in video production.

Course Module

Introduction to Video Editing and its Tools

Starting with an introduction to the film and video editing, including both essential editing techniques and evolving technology, student will learn how to get started in video production, understanding the tools and techniques, what all aspiring video professionals need to know to begin a successful audio video editor journey.

Importing Media and Managing a Project

This module is based on project-based introduction to both the aesthetic and technical aspects of video editing. Student will get familiar with grammar of film editing, and technical aspects of the video editing.

Fundamentals of Video & Editing Language

In this module students will learn how to examine a script, storyboard, review footage, and shape the raw materials into a work of art. Starting from basic cuts, types of cut, how they are used to convey your message/story of the film, important factors to keep always in mind all will be covered.

Digital Graphics for Video Editing

This module is focused on still graphics using Adobe Photoshop that can be helpful for video editing projects, such as making a poster for your project, multilayer logo for animation, making cinegraphs, etc.

Adding Titles & Graphics

In this module, students will learn how to add dynamic titles to their projects, even how to make their edits more efficient by adding graphics and motion.

Audio & Video Transitions

In this module students will learn to add and manipulate transitions, when and where a transition is needed, how to add transitions narratively, adding both practical and creative effects to their clips, and also will learn about the transformation properties for adjusting.

Fixing & Balancing Audio

This module is focused on all about audio including creating a simple mix, adding effects to improve challenging audio issues, adding voice-overs and how to balance audio to make a smooth audio throughout the timeline.

Color Correction and Grading

This module will introduce the concepts behind color correction and color grading and will guide students through the process of correcting contrast, color balance, and hue/saturation in individual shots and for the entire film.

Using A/V Effects and Basic Animation

How to make your final edit more efficient and visually interesting by adding effects in your videos, adding motion to your titles, photos and graphics, basic animation techniques using After Effects, editing green screen footage and removing wires from the footage, applying visual effects such as stabilizing video, removing grain, and making video more cinematic with overlays etc. all will be covered.

Understanding A V CODEC and Rendering

This module is focused on how to deal with several choices about formats, codecs, and more. How these settings influence the quality and file size of the final output, it’s important to know about the right setting for desired result.

Understanding about rendering and exporting a project file is the final step in making your video. This module walks you through about all aspects of exporting a video in the right manner.

Course Duration

  • 3 Months


  • 90% Attendance is Mandatory

Software Covered

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Corel Draw
  • Adobe Indesign CC

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Print Media Designer
  • Photo Editor


What is the duration of Video Editing Course?

Duration of the course is 3 Months.

What will be covered in video editing course?

This course aims at the foundations & the techniques used while editing audio-video, from narrative scene editing to documentary editing, this course will help you to edit a movie, short film, music video or documentary.

I want to learn video editing for video songs and vlogs will this be helpful in that?

Yes, this course includes all the basics of video editing foundations & the techniques used while editing audio-video, from narrative scene editing to documentary editing, this course will help you to make a movie, short film, music video or documentary.

Why should I learn Video Editor from the Himalayan Institute of Digital Arts (HIDA), Shimla?

At HIDA, you get a first-hand experience of its interdisciplinary learning approach that helps you in building a secure future. Various courses and programs are formulated to provide you with an environment conducive to an interactive learning experience. Our excellent faculty, modern infrastructure, experience with on-ground projects via interactive class assignments and work-oriented learning makes our curriculum a unique one where students get personal attention and an environment of technology-infused learning which can prepare them for their careers.

What is the fee structure of this course?

Fee structure of all programs vary depending on the duration of the course, opting specialization in particular field, change in course structure or software and applying through different scholarship programs. For more information you are free to contact official no. of the institute or can write us at

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