Film and television editors edit and assemble films and videos from raw, unedited footage ('dailies' or 'rushes'), taking into account the mood, pace and climax of films or television productions.
Duties & Tasks
Film and television editors may perform the following tasks:view processed film and video with production personnel to analyse, evaluate and select scenes and to decide which scenes need to be improved or reshot
trim film and copy video segments to specific lengths, arranging and joining them in sequence as a final product or for inclusion within a subsequent broadcast or longer production
import, compile and render digital audio and visual footage on a computer to enable the content to be presented with maximum effect
select and incorporate visual effects and transitions for maximum effect
select stock shots from a film library and edit and incorporate them into film or video.
There is often a need to work long or irregular hours. Work may need to be carried out on location.
artistic flair and interest in visual media
attention to detail
able to work as part of a team
able to take direction