Fajr International Film Festival hosted a one-day editing workshop with Roberto Perpignani, who is an international professor of editing science and technique.
The Monday workshop at the IRIB College was an intensive course in the art and technique of editing, a comprehensive jump-start for anyone serious about a career in post-production. The purpose was to help students develop the practical tools they need.
Perpignani said: You can grow your reputation as a top editor if you have college education and devote time to film theory, if you have a dynamic vision, and if you have also worked with professionals. You should first learn the theory of this artistic job, gain experience by working with professionals, and edit with an insight and a dynamic vision.
About the importance of having a dynamic vision, he said: The spirits of music, poetry, painting and color work together in the art of editing. An editor needs to be aware of that in order to create a beautiful, artistic work.
The editor of Muhammad: The Messenger of God concluded by telling his students to not limit themselves to the boundaries of scientific knowledge: Instead, be creative, because creativity is primary requirement for editing. I’ve been in this business for 55 years, but I have never got tired of editing or teaching the craft to others. I constantly update myself in order to stay in the game and be relevant to younger generations.
Presided over by writer-director Reza Mirkarimi, the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival runs in Charsou Cineplex and other venues in Tehran until April 27. The organizers are receiving over 300 special guests, ranging from filmmakers to screenwriters, actors to critics and scholars. A-listers like Italian actor Franco Nero are also attending.