From raw digital materials to final film, video editors are involved with all editing work required prior to the presenting of a video. The digital industry continues to expand and video editors have the choice to work in any of several video sectors from music videos to commercial and advertising sectors. Video editors work closely with the support of a digital team, and usually receive instruction from the digital team manager. Being part of the post-production team, the video editor has an important role in the final quality and outcome of the relevant digital recording or video. Where videos are being prepared and edited for specific broadcasting media, the video editor need to be familiar with broadcasting criteria to ensure a successful end-product. Working in the competitive digital industry, video editors need to keep up with the latest video editing and digital technologies. This will also contribute to professional development keeping you one step ahead of the pack.
Video editors receive their instruction, raw data or raw cut that requires editing and finalising from the project manager, producer or client. It is important that the video editor understands his or her client's or team's desires for the final digital product. Video editors need to carefully review the digital data to identify the best editing steps for this specific digital media and the final audience. The video editor needs to apply his or her mind when working with digital software, and according to technical expertise create a cut that is an improvement on the raw data. Video editors need to remain in regular contact with their producers or team managers, reporting on progress and showcasing drafts prior to the final edit and cut.
- Excellent digital media skills
- Ability to understand a clients brief and implement this in the video editing process
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work as part of a team