Do you know Rajkumar or Raju Hirani a renowned Bollywood film director started his career as a Video Editor?

Rajkumar Hirani as a video editor

Rajkumar or Raju Hirani is a renowned Bollywood Director, Script writer and Video Editor. The famous writer director was born on 22nd November, 1962 in Sindhi family and belongs to Nagpur, Maharashtra. He is one of the most acclaimed and successful directors of Indian Cinemas. So far he has made only 3 films in his career and all of them became super-duper hit at the box office.

Rajkumar or Raju Hirani begin his career as a video editor and also joined Film and Television Institute of India in Pune to sharpen his skills. During the tenure of his course he had won a scholarship at the Institute. As a video editor he had edited 3 Idiots (2009), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Tere Liye (2001), Mission Kashmir (2000), and Jazbaat (1994).

Presently the director has two studios where he carries on the edit work of his films; one in his residence in Goregaon and other is Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s office in Santacruz. Also the director shoots his scenes and edits them simultaneously.

While reading the biography of Raj Kumar or Raju Hirani, I came across an interesting interview that he shared on career in video editing. Let see what’s the famous director has to say about it.

Presently the profession of video editing offers fascinating career opportunities worldwide. Video editing refers to the process of manipulating video images using Non-Linear Editing Techniques. Primarily Non-Linear Editing technique refers to editing of recorded videos using digital editing software. Non-linear editing software are widely used in the digital media industry to give special effects, sounds, colors in the post production stage in order to give a real touch to the videos.

Popular Non-linear Editing Applications are:

Career Options Available in Video Editing Industry

The field offers sterling career options in video editing and broadcasting such as Compositor, Video Editor, Motion Graphic Artist, Post-Production Supervisor, Assistant Producers, Television Broadcast Technician, Television Camera Operator, Recording Engineer, Program Director, Broadcast News Analyst, etc…

Remuneration Packages in Video Editing

Based on survey reports published in newspapers and magazines the annual salary of an experienced video editor or professional video editor ranges from 4 lakh to 6 lakh per annum. Additionally career in broadcasting & production is more established and well-paid when compared to other profession.


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