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Film & Video Editors

Also called: Editor, Film Editor, News Editor, Video Editor

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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.
  • Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
  • Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.

Knowledge

Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • come up with lots of ideas

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects Hot Technology
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
Web platform development software
  • AJAX Hot Technology
  • Hypertext markup language HTML Hot Technology
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$63,780
$32,750
$168,320
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