Film and Video Editor Career Field

film and video editorFilm and video editors update and edit soundtracks, film, and video for the movie, cable, internet, and television industries. Some camera operators do their own editing

Educational Requirements

Associate’s Degree in Film/Video Editing (2 years of college)
C
ollege Certification in Film Editing

Trade schools, colleges, and universities offer certification programs and degree programs in film and video editing. Film editors also need strong skills in digital camera equipment and the computer equipment and software used for editing film and video as almost all editing is done on computers in today’s film industry. Many editors will start out working part-time and gain experience and a reputation before getting hired full-time.

Educational Courses

Film/Video Editing Equipment
Digital Film Equipment
Camera Usage and Positioning
Editing Software and Techniques
Filming Styles

Employment Statistics

Number Employed in 2008: 25,500
Projected Employment through 2018: 28,600
Average Annual Pay for film and video editors in 2008: $50,560

Great Colleges

The Arts Institute
Full Sail University
Everest University
American Intercontinental University
International Academy of Design and Technology

Related Careers

Artists and related workers
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators
Graphic designers
Photographers

Article Reference: bls.gov

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