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Film Editor

Film Editor

“If you want to get into film or TV, and want a job that is both creative and practical, this could suit you well.”

Film Editor

Film or video editors put together pictures and sound to produce pieces for film, television and the rapidly growing online market. Skilled editors can have a big influence on the quality of the finished piece.

In this job you will need to have a good sense of timing, to put together pieces that flow well. You will need attention to detail and patience. You will also need the ability to meet tight deadlines.

This is a job where your technical skills and experience, plus your personal qualities, are likely to be valued more highly by employers than qualifications. You can get experience through voluntary work, working for equipment hire companies or by being a 'runner'. Courses in film, video or media production will teach you some of the skills you will need.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • specialist software knowledge - used when editing
  • film analysis
  • documentary, advertising and animation
  • the ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines
  • improved maths, English and IT skills

Your future

  • over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • arts and entertainment jobs are expected to expand by 37% across the South West by 2020
  • 199,000 new jobs will be created nationally by 2020 in the arts and entertainment sector - a 23% increase on 2010 job totals. 1,055,000 in total
  • 99% of Art, Media and Design students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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