Leo John Paul is a film technician in the field of editing and has over a decade of experience. This film editor of Tamil Film industry has earlier been associated with the making of the “Kolaveri-D song” as a video editor. Since then he has never looked back and has grabbed the attention of cinemagoers of editing many Kollywood movies one after another. Now, he is an independent film editor and has worked in every CV Kumar’s film productions till date.
After getting a visual communication degree, the editor was involved in making of short films and documentaries. In the year 2007, he worked as spot editor in Gautam Menon’s movie ‘Vaaranam Aayiram ‘ and had got to learn editing aspect by working with a high-caliber editorAnthony Gonsalvez. Although Leo John was interested in every aspect of filmmaking yet concepts of editing had touched his heart and soul.
In 2012, he became an independent editor in Pa.Ranjith's movie 'Attakathi'. Then he worked on several projects such as ‘Pizza’ ‘Pizza-II: Villa’, ‘
Settai’ ‘and 'Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara' and ‘Soodhu Kavvum’. All these films were blockbuster movies and each film had a different director. This provided Leo John Paul to learn various aspects of editing and become a thorough professional. Although this film editor has worked successfully so far in 14 movies, one of his movies (Vaaranam Aayiram) did not see the date of release yet.
As technology grew, the job description of film editors too had expanded. Leo John had to even work for the release of teaser and trailer. Film editing is actually the technical aspect of the post production of filmmaking, Leo John Paul has to watch the movie in great detail, he has to re-order the shots and scenes, shorten the length of the movie and even cut film slates and even edit dialogue sometimes.
Every job that he has worked either in '
Mundasupatti' or even '
Enakkul Oruvan' is indeed a creative aspect, as he has to give finishing touches to the movie. Sometimes he has to remove the unnecessary scenes and even fits pieces of scenes to make the film interesting. The job is much more than cutting and adding footage.His latest release has been ‘Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum’ which released this year.