video editor

A video Editor is a person who edits the captured video with soft wares. They obtain the captured footage and Arrange components on a time line in order to arrange them to match final aspects of the scripts. The effects are added and video is customized in terms of views and motion. Sound is also the very important part of video. Sound effects are added to enhance the quality and to improve video. Animated effects also play a key role in the quality video production. They show the imagination of producer and are most of time non realistic. After applying these enhancements the video is rendered in order to obtain final copy or single file in our required format. The process may seem a simple one but it takes several hours to properly edit and rip the videos to final file. The editors have to sit for long duration in the order to achieve required quality of video.

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Steps To Become Video Editor

Becoming Video Editor is a realistic goal and is not difficult to achieve the basic steps are just like following:

Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

Degree programs only to teach video editing are limited. Video editing is mostly included as a part of a course in video and multimedia production degree programs. And that is infect only a small part of entire film production processes covered in the whole curriculum. These topics in course may include non-linear editing as well as digital video production and also digital post-production. Some programs may also offer the digital production practicum in which students can also gain real-world training.

Step 2: Creating A Demo Reel

In the film industry demo reel serves as the portfolio of editor. Employers of Some Organization mostly want to see What a Job Applicant is Capable to do this is why the Applicant prepare their video to show its Capabilities.  And a demo reels mostly serves that purpose. Those Students who attend degree programs will have to develop a demo video reel to serve as a part of the graduation requirement. The demo reel mostly consists of some selections from the editor’s top work which demonstrate his or her editing skills and   Also His/her technical capabilities. This sample in usual includes with the name of applicant along with resume. The reel may either be as a DVD or as a video link to a website.

Success Tip:

   Keep the reel simple. Applicants should not try to impress the employer with excessive imagery or gimmicks. Showing only a few of the best samples keeps the employer away from becoming too much distracted by volume.

Step 3: Gaining Experience

Employers mostly prefer those applicants who have more experience in the technology they use in their organizations as well as their video editing methods. Graduates & All new editors may like to accept assistant editor’s positions in order to obtain related necessary experience. There are also many short-term freelancers’ jobs available online where graduates and new video editors can earn some valuable job experiences in video editing.

Step 4: Obtain Certification

There are three major preferable video editing software packages available online and in the market and several other minor packages. These include

  1. Adobe’s Creative cloud
  2. Apple’s Final Cut Pro Studio
  3. Avid’s Media Composer.

Graduates mostly prefer to seek certification in one of or more of these above programs to add these as a credential on their resume. Certification is a most reliable indicator which the recipient has is a test which demonstrates a specific level of competency.

Success Tip:

   Always select right certification e.g. Movie studios and some other larger operations usually use Avid’s Media Composer (Windows based) or Final Cut Pro Mac Based, while other smaller organization prefer to use Adobe Premiere. If only a single certification is practical, the candidate’s certification choice   should always be based on the career driven path which he or she has chosen.

Step 5: Maintaining Proficiency (competency)

Regular Updates to software programs and equipment occur mostly to keep up with global trends, consumer’s demand or to make current tasks more efficient. In the same way professional video editors should always consider to continue education classes which are offered by colleges and software companies to keep their skills according to current global trends.

Career Requirements

Graduate Degree Level Bachelor’s degree (4 Year BS Level degree in Computer Field)
Degrees in Fields Film Production, Mass communication, Digital video production, film & multimedia arts or other related field.
Required Experience 1 year entry level experience, 5 years for advanced and better positions.
Certification s Various Voluntary certifications available.
Key Skills Personal Creativity, communication skills,, hand-to-eye coordination, ability to use  various video editing software
Average Salary $67,210 per year (2016 median salary for all film and video editors)

Sources: U.S.A. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Final Words

Become a video editor person is not difficult task if you follow the steps. It take times but you not afraid. Just learn and practice. If you like this please share with others. If you read more interesting articles follow us on Facebook.