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Film and video editors and camera operators typically need a bachelor’s degree in a field related to film or broadcasting.Education
Most editor and camera operator positions require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to film or broadcasting, such as communications. Many colleges offer courses in cinematography or video-editing software. Coursework involves a mix of film theory with practical training.
Film and video editors and camera operators must have an understanding of digital cameras and editing software because both are now used on film sets.Training
Editors may complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers may offer new employees training in the type of specialized editing software they use. Most editors eventually specialize in one type of software, but beginners should be familiar with as many types as possible.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Certification is a way for editors to demonstrate competence in various types of editing software. To earn certification, video editors must pass a comprehensive exam. Candidates can prepare for the exam on their own, through online tutorials, or through classroom instruction.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Film and video editors and camera operators must communicate with other members of a production team, including producers and directors, to ensure that the project goes smoothly.
Computer skills. Film and video editors must use sophisticated editing software.
Creativity. Film and video editors and camera operators should be able to imagine what the result of their filming or editing will look like to an audience.
Detail oriented. Editors look at every frame of film and decide what should be kept and what should be cut in order to maintain the best content.
Hand–eye coordination. Camera operators need to be able to move about the action while holding a camera steady.
Physical stamina. Camera operators may need to carry heavy equipment for long periods of time, particularly when they are filming on location.
Visual skills. Film and video editors and camera operators must be able to see clearly what they are filming or editing in the postproduction process.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Film and Video Editor||Left Hand Post LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Apr 09, 2016||$104,350|
|Film and Video Editor||Jamestown Associates, LLC||Philadelphia, PA||Feb 15, 2016||$100,000|
|Film and Video Editor||Jamestown Associates, LLC||Philadelphia, PA||Mar 15, 2016||$100,000|
|Video Editor||Sonicinvision, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 10, 2015||$99,570|
|Video Editor-Digital||Bloomberg L.P.||New York, NY||Jul 27, 2016||$97,500 -
|Video Editor||Bloomberg, LP||New York, NY||Jul 31, 2016||$94,000|
|Video Editor||Shortpeace Films, Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 28, 2016||$75,109|
|Video Editor||Avenues New York LLC||New York, NY||Sep 22, 2015||$75,000|
|Firm and Video Editor||Bricks and Mortar Media||San Francisco, CA||Jan 25, 2016||$71,011|
|Video Editor||Emotion Studios||Sausalito, CA||Jun 27, 2016||$67,808 -
|Video Editor||Emotion Studios||Sausalito, CA||Feb 09, 2016||$67,808 -
|Video Editor||Wow Media Products Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 06, 2016||$65,000|
|Director, Motion Design & Video Editing||Volkman Video, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 09, 2016||$65,000|
|Video Editor||Ya Zhou Wen Hua Enterprises Limited (N.Y.)||New York, NY||Sep 21, 2016||$53,706|
|Film and Video Director/Editor||Almanack Productions LLC||ME||Jan 12, 2016||$51,132|
|Digital Video Editor||Inspirehub Inc.||Richardson, TX||May 10, 2015||$50,627|
|Video Editor||Magic Circle Films International LLC||Auburn, NY||Sep 15, 2015||$50,003|
|Film and Video Editor||Yellow Brick Communications LLC||New York, NY||Aug 07, 2016||$50,000|
|Film/Video Editor||Form & Fiction LLC||San Francisco, CA||Sep 21, 2016||$50,000|
|Video Editor & Curator||Pond5 Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 13, 2015||$50,000|
|Video Editor||Supreme Productions LLC||Doral, FL||Jul 27, 2016||$48,277|
|Video Editor||VOX Network Solutions, Inc.||Brisbane, CA||Sep 25, 2015||$40,592|
|Film and Video Editor||Influence People Ltd||San Francisco, CA||Sep 12, 2015||$40,456|
|Video Editor||Ya Zhou Wen Hua Enterprises, Ltd.||New York, NY||Mar 09, 2016||$40,000|
|Video Editor||China Soul for Christ Foundation||Rohnert Park, CA||Jun 01, 2015||$40,000|
|Video/Motion Editor||Transcendent Enterprise||New York, NY||Sep 22, 2016||$40,000|
|Video Editor||Sonicinvision, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 10, 2016||$39,711|
|Event Video Editor||Team Bubbly, LLC||New York, NY||Dec 26, 2016||$39,131|
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