EP 243 . 06 Jul 22

Power of editing

With Nitin Baid

In the episode

  1. What is your definition of editing? How intuitive or how planned is it?
  2. Directors like Hitchcock, Ray, and many other filmmakers edited their films. Any thoughts on “why”? (apart from expensive celluloid). Almost every shot was planned and storyboarded. Then, where according to you the boundary between the filmmaker and editor lie? What do you add so the story or the narrative doesn’t change but something changes – What is that?
  3. Where and how the digital world has helped editors?
  4. Speaking of the digital world… fake news, fake beautiful eyelashes with Instagram filters, cleaning unwanted people and objects from the subject, fake virtual backgrounds on zoom, do you all see it as part of editing? If yes, what is your take on it? To the ugly side of editing in the digital world
  5. In my world of design, we often say, a good designer should understand code, copy, and design. Basically, the medium in which it reaches the end-user. Similarly, in the editor’s case, it’s everything from lights, sound, tools, and filters. What is the most critical aspect?

About Nitin Baid

Jean-Luc Godard once said, “Every Edit Is A Lie”. Well in today’s episode, let’s explore the different dimensions and layers of editing. We have Nitin Baid with us on Audiogyan. He is a film editor and a director in making. Nitin has worked for films like Masaan, Trapped, Gully Boy, 83, Raazi, Gangs of Wasseypur, Gunjan Saxena and many more.