Film and Video Editor Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Film and Video Editor interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Who do you admire the most in film editing?

"I look up to James Cameron because he has made some of the most creative films in history. I find his editing technique fascinating because he cuts from wide angles to tight shots quickly, and I aspire to create emotion in my films the way he does."

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30 Film and Video Editor Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Who do you admire the most in film editing?

  • 2. What type of leadership style do you take direction best from?

  • 3. Do you aspire to be a director or producer one day?

  • 4. In your opinion, what is the most exciting advancement in the industry this year?

  • 5. What program(s) do you use for video editing?

  • 6. Were you part of a student filmmaker society during university?

  • 7. Would you prefer to work as a full time employee or as a contracted freelancer?

  • 8. What are your preferred working hours?

  • 9. Are you willing to work overtime to meet a deadline?

  • 10. How do you present your edited and final work to your client(s)?

  • 11. What are your salary expectations?

  • 12. Who do you admire most in the film industry?

  • 13. Tell me about your favorite project as a film and video editor.

  • 14. What are you most proud of in your career?

  • 15. How would you describe yourself as a Film and Video Editor? What techniques and styles do you deploy?

  • 16. When was the last time you faced a high-pressure situation and how did you react?

  • 17. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?

  • 18. How do you react to criticism about your work?

  • 19. Do you work well on a team?

  • 20. Do you work well under pressure?

  • 21. What are you looking for in terms of career development?

  • 22. What equipment do you use for filming? (i.e lens and/or lighting)

  • 23. What are your career goals?

  • 24. How is your vision?

  • 25. Are you a detail oriented person?

  • 26. What is the most difficult part of being a film and video editor?

  • 27. What is the most rewarding part of being a film and video editor?

  • 28. What do you like least about being a film and video editor?

  • 29. What do you like most about being a film and video editor?

  • 30. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a film and video editor?