What does a Video Editor do?
A video editor uses digital software to organize video and sound files into a final product. A video editor is required to possess both technical and creative abilities to be able to effectively create the vision clients have in mind. Individuals in this position usually have experience working with creative software and have a keen eye for creative digital design.
A bachelor's degree in film production or related field is generally required. Additionally, the ability to work within several software programs such as the Adobe Suite is considered an important skill in relation to the position. Being able to communicate clearly with clients and understand their goals enables a video editor to bring their concepts to life. Employees who are passionate about digital media and creative content development tend to excel in this position
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“The team is really close and I have worked alongside the same people for years.”
“Salary isn't the best and definitely not in line with the average amount for my job title.”
“Management truly cares about my well being and I felt empowered to push myself both creatively and professionally.”
“I am working in this company from past four months i felt the office atmosphere is really good”
“The salary was soo little (maybe because i'd been a student of this university)”
“I really wanted to enjoy working but it was more exciting for me to go home rather than to work.”
“I think yearly raises to account for Cost of living going up would be nice.”
“My team members ensure we all are able to achieve personal career goals along with company wide goals.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a video editor
When working as a video editor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Editing, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut and Adobe Photoshop.
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The most common qualifications to become a video editor is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.