Film or Videotape Editor

Edit motion picture films, video tapes, and sound tracks.

What does a Film or Videotape Editor do?

Edits motion picture film, television or cable television video tape, and sound tracks: Evaluates and selects scenes in terms of dramatic and entertainment value and story continuity. Trims film segments to specified lengths and reassembles segments in sequence that presents story with maximum effect, or edits video tape, using editing equipment. Reviews assembled film or edited video tape on screen or monitor and makes corrections. Confers with supervisory personnel and others concerning filming of scenes. May specialize in particular field of film or video editing, such as feature, news, sound, sound effects, or music.