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Film Editor job description

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Job brief

We are seeking a Film Editor to assess hours of film and assemble the footage according to the Director’s vision within the project deadline.

Responsibilities

  • Read scripts to understand the vision of the director and writers.
  • Evaluate footage and select suitable scenes according to the script.
  • Trim segments from the full footage.
  • Making adjustments as requested by the director.
  • Collaborate with sound editors, sound effects editors, and cinematographers.
  • Visit set locations during filming.
  • Fine-tune and reorder content to ensure smooth running and logical sequencing of the film.
  • Create an assembly edit of the film and determine the exact cutting for the next and final stages.
  • Oversee the progress and quality of video and audio editing and engineering.
  • Writing voiceover/commentary.
  • Suggest or select music.
  • Complete assignments within strict timelines.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in a film and production field
  • 2+ years of film editing experience
  • Incredible knowledge of professional editing tools and software
  • Familiar with camera equipment
  • Great concentration skills and patient personality
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Critical mind and a keen eye for detail
  • Passion in film and video editing
  • Ability to work under pressure

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