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  1. What are you most proud of in your career?
  2. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
  3. How would you describe yourself as a Film and Video Editor? What techniques and styles do you deploy?
  4. Tell me about your favorite project as a film and video editor.
  5. Who do you admire most in the film industry?
  6. What are your salary expectations?
  7. How do you present your edited and final work to your client(s)?
  8. Are you willing to work overtime to meet a deadline?
  9. What are your preferred working hours?
  10. Would you prefer to work as a full time employee or as a contracted freelancer?
  11. Were you part of a student filmmaker society during university?
  12. What program(s) do you use for video editing?
  13. In your opinion, what is the most exciting advancement in the industry this year?
  14. Do you aspire to be a director or producer one day?
  15. When was the last time you faced a high-pressure situation and how did you react?
  16. Who do you admire the most in film editing?
  17. How do you react to criticism about your work?
  18. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a film and video editor?
  19. What do you like most about being a film and video editor?
  20. What do you like least about being a film and video editor?
  21. What is the most rewarding part of being a film and video editor?
  22. What is the most difficult part of being a film and video editor?
  23. Are you a detail oriented person?
  24. How is your vision?
  25. What are your career goals?
  26. What equipment do you use for filming? (i.e lens and/or lighting)
  27. What are you looking for in terms of career development?
  28. Do you work well under pressure?
  29. Do you work well on a team?
  30. What type of leadership style do you take direction best from?
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Film and Video Editor Information
March 17th, 2017

Film and video editors are highly talented professionals who possess the expertise required to edit movies and videos so that the finalized version is classy and coherent. Experienced film and video editors are in high demand in the movie and advertising industries. They take all the raw footage and edit it to create a movie or video that is seamless. As part of their job, film and video editors go through several tapes looking for scenes that seem out of place with the main storyline and other errors. They then add sounds and other background music and effects while making sure that they are all relevant to the main script.

Film and video editors must be multi-talented. In addition to being highly creative, they must also have advanced technical skills in video editing and computer graphics. A bachelor's degree in video editing, film editing, film production or an associated field is the minimum qualification required to work as a film and video editor. In addition, you must have a lot of experience under your belt to learn the finer nuances of film and video editing. The best way to get the required hands-on experience is by interning with an experienced film and video editor.

At your interview for a film and video editor position, the most important thing the prospective employer will want to hear about is your experience in this field. Make sure you take along something you have worked on to showcase your editing skills. They will also want to know how you would approach any film and video editing assignment that is given to you. Check out film and video editor mock interview questions to get a better idea of what to expect your interview.
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