Pune: Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has launched its first course under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in Pune.
The 20-day foundation course in digital video editing began at the FTII on Tuesday.
The 10 participants selected for this course are from places across India like Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Haryana besides Maharashtra. They include five women students.
The course was inaugurated by Bhupendra Kainthola, FTII Director, in the presence of RN Pathak, Dean (TV), Varun Bhardwaj, Registrar and Neeraj Voralia, Course Director.
In July 2017, FTII had received approval from NSDC to conduct skill-oriented short courses under the Special Project category of PMKVY. The approval grants FTII the status of 'training provider' for film and TV short courses. The qualification packs (QPs) approved under PMKVY include editor, make-up artist, character designer, sound assistant, assistant cameraman, scriptwriter and unit production manager.
“The course is of foundation level and will expose the students to the basic concepts and techniques of editing. It will help them explore the possibilities of digital non-linear editing (NLE) and also provide opportunities for practical application of video editing techniques,” Kainthola said.