Film & Video Editors

Film & Video Editors

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Film & Video Editors

What's it like?

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

Working conditions


  1. Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers.
  2. Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
  3. Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.

Top Skills

  • Active Learning.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Writing.
  • Judgment and Decision Making.
  • Time Management.
  • Monitoring.
  • Coordination.
  • Social Perceptiveness.
  • Persuasion.
  • Systems Analysis.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Systems Evaluation.
  • Negotiation.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Quality Control Analysis.
  • Instructing.


Film Production, Film and Photographic Technology, Film Production, Cinema Studies, Theater Arts.

Average Salary‚Äč

12503/ Month

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