HOD Editing Department

Prof. V.S.Kannan was born in a small town of Vellore to an educationist in Tamil Nadu. After graduating from Madrs University he joined Film editing course in Film & Television institute Chennai, 1971-74. He worked as a News Reel Editor in Tamil Nadu Films division with 200 News reel films to his credit. In 1976 he joined Delhi Doordarshan where he was acknowledged as the best editor (News). He was an established Master Trainer for DDK News Correspondents at Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. He is also a jury member for the selection of DD National awards. Working with UTV as chief editor from 1995-98 he has edited number of TV serials, documentaries and current affair programmes. He has edited ‘India Business Week’ programme for Starplus and India Quiz & Mastermind of Siddhartha Basu. He has to his credit four Tamil Feature Films as editor at Chennai. As a freelance editor for CNN for 5 years he had an opportunity to accompany US president Bill Clinton on his visit to India in 1999. He was a Chief Editor for Zee News from 1998-2003 and a technical head at Jain TV New Delhi from 20004-2006. As a technical head he had the credit of launching the LokSabha Television in 2006. His association with Television and cinema is more than 39 years. His passion for teaching made him join Asian Academy since 2009. He is also a jury member for the selection of DD National awards since 1998.

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