As a film or video editor, you'll be responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that's suitable for online marketing. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects. This is a key role in the post-production process and your skills can determine the quality and delivery of the final product. You'll usually work closely with the marketing team to achieve the desired end result.
Your work as a video editor will involve:
Receiving a brief, and maybe an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script, or screenplay;
Assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer;
Inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronising;
Digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable;
Creating a 'rough cut' (or assembly edit) of the footage/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages;
Reordering and fine-tuning the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.
Additional tasks may include:
Shooting video with DSLR
Experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements;
Suggesting or selecting music.