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Career Details :: Film and Video Editors
Edit motion picture soundtracks, film, and video.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Edits film and videotape to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
- Studies script and confers with producers and directors concerning layout or editing to increase dramatic or entertainment value of production.
- Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in editing and assembling filmed scenes photographed by others.
- Evaluates and selects scenes in terms of dramatic and entertainment value and story continuity.
- Trims film segments to specified lengths and reassembles segments in sequence that presents story with maximum effect.
- Reviews assembled film or edited videotape on screen or monitor and makes corrections.
- Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
- Desktop Publishers
- Directors, Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
- Photographers, Scientific
- Sound Engineering Technicians
- Talent Directors
- Technical Directors/Managers
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Judging Qualities of Things, Service, People
- Thinking Creatively
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Information Organization
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
Frequent Work Context
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Job-Required Social Interaction