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Film & Video Editors

Also called: Editor, Video Editor, News Editor, Videographer

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What they do:
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
On the job, you would:
  • Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers.
  • Review assembled films or edited videotapes on screens or monitors to determine if corrections are necessary.
  • Trim film segments to specified lengths, and reassemble segments in sequences that present stories with maximum effect.

Knowledge

Communications
  • multimedia
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • come up with lots of ideas
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Premiere Pro software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
Web platform development software
  • Asynchronous JavaScript and XML AJAX
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$54,490
per year, on average
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