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|
|Videographer||Red Associates Us, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 13, 2013||$65,460|
|Videographer||Red Associates Us, Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2012||$52,000|
|Videographer||Form & Fiction LLC||San Francisco, CA||Sep 21, 2016||$50,000|
|Supervising Videographer||Gogotech II, LLC||New York, NY||Mar 24, 2015||$50,000|
|Videographer||Cold Climate Housing Research Center||Fairbanks, AK||Jul 25, 2014||$48,960|
|Videographer||First Slice Media LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 23, 2016||$48,000|
|Videographer||Grand Supercenter, Inc.||Lyndhurst, NJ||Aug 25, 2016||$45,935|
|Videographer||Cold Climate Housing Research Center||Fairbanks, AK||Jul 25, 2011||$45,000|
|Graphic Designre/Videographer||Jets International LLC||New Orleans, LA||Jan 03, 2016||$41,000|
|Videographer||Sinovision Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 17, 2016||$38,610|
|Videographer||Sinovision, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 23, 2015||$38,610|
|Videographer||Ya Zhou Wen Hua Enterprises Limited (N.Y)||New York, NY||Oct 11, 2015||$36,837|
|Videographer||Sinovision Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 01, 2015||$36,648|
|Videographer||The Sanctuary Theatre, Inc.||Washington, DC||Sep 01, 2013||$36,523|
|Videographer||The Number Three Film Productions Us Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 01, 2014||$35,000|
|Videographer||Sinovision Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 08, 2016||$32,432|
|Videographer||T.B.S. GUAM Corporation||Sep 29, 2010||$32,000 -
|Videographer||Sinovision Incorporated||New York, NY||Sep 07, 2015||$31,200|
|Videographer||Sinovision Incorporated||New York, NY||Sep 18, 2014||$30,700|
|Videographer||Sinovision Incorporated||New York, NY||Sep 24, 2014||$30,700|
|Videographer||Sinovision Incorporated||New York, NY||Sep 26, 2014||$30,700|
|Videographer||Sinovision Incorporated||New York, NY||Sep 17, 2014||$30,700|
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