Film Editor Job Description

Film Editor Job Description

October 1st, 2019

A Film Editor removes rejected video content and fits pieces of film in sequence. Film Editors work with cinematographers and sound editors to produce audiovisual content.

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We are looking for a Film Editor to capture the vision of the Director. The responsibilities of a Film Editor include assessing multiple hours of film, assembling footage, and meeting film deadlines.

To be successful as a Film Editor, you should demonstrate excellent time management skills, the ability to turn a vision into reality, and be highly artistic. Ultimately, a high-quality Film Editor should have exceptional video editing skills, a creative approach to problem-solving, and to be able to work long hours.

Film Editor Responsibilities:

  • Reading the scripts to understand the vision of the Director.
  • Visiting set locations during filming.
  • Reviewing footage and selecting scenes according to the vision.
  • Trimming segments of footage.
  • Collaborating with Sound Editors, Sound Effects Editors, and Cinematographers.
  • Making revisions as per the request of the Director.

Film Editor Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television, Media or related.
  • Previous industry experience.
  • Strong knowledge of editing tools, techniques, and software.
  • Must be familiar with camera equipment.
  • Critical and analytical skills.
  • Great patience and concentration.
  • Organizational and time management skills.

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