How to Become a Film Editor

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The motion picture industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that requires a variety of professionals to produce many different types of films. Film editors are specially trained professionals that edit films and related media.


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What does a film editor do?

Film editors edit films, video, and soundtracks for a variety of purposes such as motion pictures, cable broadcasts, and television industries. They chose and combine many different shots and scenes to produce sequences. They help create the finished motion picture by choosing the story, dialogue, special effects, sound, music, and other related elements. Film editors make decisions on what scenes and angles are best for the film. They often use technical equipment and a variety of computer and digital equipment to complete their tasks.

What kind of training does a film editor need?

Film editors typically need at least a high school diploma, but most employers prefer applicants with formal postsecondary training. Many colleges, universities, and film schools offer a variety of programs. Many film editors have a bachelor degree and they often complete courses in camera equipment, film editing processes, and editing techniques. Prospective film editors often complete internships or shadow experienced professionals to gain practical experience in the field. Many film editors begin their careers in entry-level positions and advance to editor positions as they gain the necessary skills and experience. They usually start out performing simple tasks and move on to more advanced duties as they gain experience. Film editors often complete continuing education and additional training as needed throughout their careers to keep their skills up to date and stay abreast with advancements in the field.

What are the prospects for a career as a film editor?

Employment of film editors is expected to grow about as fast as average for all professions, increasing 12% from 2008 to 2018 (1). The expansion of the motion picture industry will drive job growth.

Job prospects are expected to be good with strong competition. Film editors with advanced training and extensive experience will have the best job opportunities. Some job openings will arise from the need to replace film editors that leave the profession.

How much do film editors make?

As of March 2010, film editors with less than 1 year experience earn average annual salaries between $20,482 and $36,625. Those with 1 to 4 years experience earn average annual salaries between $29,339 and $44,892 (2).

A career as a film editor is an excellent choice for individuals with a strong interest in the film industry and performing a variety of editing tasks. Film editors must have a solid understanding of the concepts, techniques, and principles of film editing. Creativity, eye-hand coordination, detail orientation, and good problem solving skills are necessary characteristics. Film editors must have good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact with many different people. They must be able to work under stress and pressure and make quick decisions.

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