What is a Video Editor?

Video Editor Job Description

Video editors are responsible for assembling camera footage, graphics, special effects, sound effects, dialogue and other raw video material into a product that is suitable for broadcasting.


The video editor must work closely with the director to ensure the desired results are achieved. 



Typical Job Duties

• Review screenplay, scripts and shot list

• Assemble all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto videotape in preparation for inputting into the computer

• Digitally cut files to determine the sequence of the film and identify what will be useful

• Create a rough cut of the video and determine the exact cutting for the next and final stages

• Understand the style and creative vision of specific directors

• Confer with producers, directors or the client during the post-production process

• Oversee the quality and progress of audio and visual engineering



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