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VFX Editor

Aliases: VFX Editor

Industry/Sector(s): Media and Entertainment


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a VFX Editor is expected to perform include:

  • Understanding requirements for post-production

  • Planning the process for post-production.

  • Preparing and finalising effort estimates and work plan in accordance to requirements

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team 
  • Travelling maybe a part of this job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is available

 

Working hours

  • Media and Entertainment companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

  • Shift system maybe available

  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Minimum – Preferably 10th Standard pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 1

  • Ability to understand the principles of broadcast traffic operations

  • Ability to handle fundamentals of broadcast technical operations

  • Familiar with the features and workings of the scheduling software and how to use it effectively

  • Ability to monitor available inventory at all times

  • Knowledge about how to calculate the exact time available for paid and promotional advertisements

  • Well versed in scheduling advertisements keeping in mind exceptions and special requests made by the agency

  • Ability to re-schedule advertisements upon changes in content duration and scheduling made by the content production teams

  • Understanding about how to check the format and quality of advertisements and ensure they are fit for airing

  • Well versed with applicable legal and regulatory requirements – including broadcasting rules and regulations

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Digital software such as After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Adobe, Blender and Autodesk Maya

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • MAAC Preet Vihar 
  • GCS Computer Tech Pvt Ltd
  • Aptech Limited, Aptech House 
  • Arena Animation all across India
  • R. K. Films & Media Academy 
  • FX School 
  • IL & FS Skills
  • Reliance Aims
  • VFX Media and Design 

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
http://nscsindia.org/AboutUs.aspx

 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
https://targetstudy.com/courses/certificate-in-vfx-visual-effects.html

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 2

VFX Supervisor → Movement to other occupation*                         

       ↑

VFX Editor

      ↑

VFX Assistant Editor

* Other industry verticals like Advertising, Marketing, and Warehousing are turning into key verticals for the Media and Entertainment services sub-sector.

(Click here to view the Career Map in VFX Editor or click on http://www.nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/files/media-entertainment.pdf for the Career Map)

 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3

  • For candidates with up to 2 years’ experience - ₹ 7,000 to ₹ 8,000 per month

  • For candidates with 2 to 5 years’ experience – ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 30,000 per month

  • For candidates with over 5 years’ experience – ₹ 40,000 to ₹ 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

2+ Years of work experience

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

  • Media and Entertainment companies, colleges and institutes across India

  • Self-employed

KEYWORDS 

 

  • VFX Artist
  • Visual Effects Editor
  • Visual Effects Artist
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152166.0211VFX Editor
ISCO 20082166 Graphic and Multimedia Designers
NIC 200859123; 58203; 59112Post production activities of video production;Publishing of computer games for all platforms; Video production
QP ReferenceMES/Q3501VFX Editor
NSQF4NA
REFERENCES 
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http://www.jagranjosh.com/careers/animation-1286366197-1

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1 Qualification Pack – VFX Editor Level 4

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http://www.nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/files/media-entertainment.pdf

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http://www.payscale.com/research/IN/Country=India/Salary

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4 ”Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Media & Entertainment Industry Sector (2022) – A Report” released by NSDC

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http://www.ibef.org/industry/media-entertainment-india.aspx
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