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Film and Video Editor Job Description

A film and video editor is a person whose job is to prepare the final version of a film or video from the raw footage shot during the making of the film or video. The film and video editor edits the raw film or video footage into a final product that fulfils the vision of the film or video director and producer.

A film and video editor should be creative, imaginative, methodical, determined and reliable, and have a good sense of timing. They should be able to concentrate for long periods of time and work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

What does a Film and Video Editor do?

film and video editors may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Film and video editors may work normal office hours or shifts that include evenings and weekends. They may also work longer hours and overtime, especially around deadlines.

Film and video editors work in editing suites, television and film studios, and computer rooms, and may travel to visit film/video production sites. They spend much of their time working on computers.

What is Required to Become a Film and Video Editor?

There are no standard educational requirements to become a film and video editor, as skills are learned on the job by helping experienced film and video editors.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Film and video editors need to have:


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