Film and Video Editors


Also called : Editor, Film Editor, News Editor, News Video Editor, News Videotape Editor, Non-Linear Editor, Online Editor, Tape Editor, Television News Video Editor, Video Editor

What they do


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.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Communications and Media
      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics
      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Telecommunications
      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    SKILLS


    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking
      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Active Learning
      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    • Complex Problem Solving
      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    ABILITIES


    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Information Ordering
      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Fluency of Ideas
      The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Social Orientation
      Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Development environment software

    • Enterprise application integration software

    • Filesystem software

    • Graphics or photo imaging software

    • Internet browser software

    • Music or sound editing software

    • Presentation software

    • Spreadsheet software

    • Video creation and editing software

    • Web page creation and editing software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Considerable Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Four-year bachelor degree

    • Experience

      A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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