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Top 30 Film and Video Editor Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
What are you most proud of in your career?
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Question 2 of 30
What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
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"My biggest professional disappointment is that I did not get a raise in my past job. However, I realized down the line that the job was not the right one for me, and I am glad to be in the position I am now, applying at this company instead."
A good response is for the candidate to discuss one example of when they have been disappointed in the past in their career. A person may have accepted a job position they regret, or wished to progress faster in their career, as a few examples. The candidate should not only discuss why this was a disappointment, but how they recovered from it and found new hope moving forward.
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Question 3 of 30
How would you describe yourself as a Film and Video Editor? What techniques and styles do you deploy?
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"I utilize a mix of various cuts when editing film or video from the 'L & J Cut' used commonly for documentaries and commercials, to 'Jump Cuts' used in interviews, to 'Cutaways' that are typically used as transition pieces to give the audience a view of what's happening outside of the main character’s environment."
The candidate should describe what kind of editor they are and what styles they work best with while editing. Doing research on the client's style beforehand is a good idea to see yourself if you are able to produce work that is similar to what they have done in the past. It is also important to reference the different styles and techniques you use or have used that will help their film and video editing projects.
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Question 4 of 30
Tell me about your favorite project as a film and video editor.
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"My favorite project was working on an independent film that went to the Cannes Film Festival last year. I learned so much from the other older editors and photographers on set, yet I was the one who was tasked with editing all of the sound, which later won the film Best Sound and Tracks at the festival."
The candidate should proudly describe one of their favorite projects they have worked on and why it was their favorite. They may reference certain techniques they used in it, or describe the feeling of the outcome upon watching it back as a final product.
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Question 5 of 30
Who do you admire most in the film industry?
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Question 6 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 7 of 30
How do you present your edited and final work to your client(s)?
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Question 8 of 30
Are you willing to work overtime to meet a deadline?
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Question 9 of 30
What are your preferred working hours?
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Question 10 of 30
Would you prefer to work as a full time employee or as a contracted freelancer?
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Question 11 of 30
Were you part of a student filmmaker society during university?
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Question 12 of 30
What program(s) do you use for video editing?
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Question 13 of 30
In your opinion, what is the most exciting advancement in the industry this year?
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Question 14 of 30
Do you aspire to be a director or producer one day?
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Question 15 of 30
When was the last time you faced a high-pressure situation and how did you react?
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Question 16 of 30
Who do you admire the most in film editing?
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Question 17 of 30
How do you react to criticism about your work?
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Question 18 of 30
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a film and video editor?
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Question 19 of 30
What do you like most about being a film and video editor?
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Question 20 of 30
What do you like least about being a film and video editor?
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Question 21 of 30
What is the most rewarding part of being a film and video editor?
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Question 22 of 30
What is the most difficult part of being a film and video editor?
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Question 23 of 30
Are you a detail oriented person?
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Question 24 of 30
How is your vision?
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Question 25 of 30
What are your career goals?
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Question 26 of 30
What equipment do you use for filming? (i.e lens and/or lighting)
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Question 27 of 30
What are you looking for in terms of career development?
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Question 28 of 30
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 29 of 30
Do you work well on a team?
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Question 30 of 30
What type of leadership style do you take direction best from?
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Question 1 of 30
What are you most proud of in your career?
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Achieving a lot with very little resources.
Question 2 of 30
What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
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1.
My biggest disappointment has been not have been able to find a profession in what I love doing.
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My biggest professional dissappointment was shutting down my first start-up project after working as hard as I could on it for 3 years. An unbelievable learning experience and wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Not being able to capture all the moments during events, weddings and documentaries.
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I have new styles in video editing.
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My biggest professional disappointment was not receiving a grade point average above a 3.3. I feel that if I had worked harder in my earlier years, I would have performed better. Lesson Learned.
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I've always learnt of every project where I could work, so from my perspective I've not suffered a big disappointment yet. I would have like to have more success with some projects which pass unnoticed; but I accept that it's something outside of my control.
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Week on theoretical question.
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Perhaps being a failed actor - the stress of auditioning forced me to take a hard look at what I wanted and I took the decision to achieve success in the field of media and entertainment on a different path.
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I have never been disappointment.
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My biggest professional disappointment that I was not selected as video editor for music video competition.
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None as of now. This is my first job .
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My biggest disappointment was, a months ago, when de owner of my agency approve the script, and the storyboard I made, after a week he said all the work I did was a disaster.
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Not doing enough narrative work.
Question 3 of 30
How would you describe yourself as a Film and Video Editor? What techniques and styles do you deploy?
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Speed, creative and efficiency.
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My work describe my self as a film editor. Techniques and styles depends on project.
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Its depend of scene if its a simple seen I make a simple editing and I use my best.
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Unique and creative, outside of the box.
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Stringent, attention to detail, flare. I use a combination of techniques, jump cut vlog style, cinematic, documentary but I also like to blur and mixes styles. I love documentaries were alongside raw, factual footage we see, smooth, polished cinematic look. I am am also always looking for new styles and techniques, such as 2.5 D
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I like the challenge to make all pictures fit in together and as far as the technique or style is concerned, it depends upon the material I am given.
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I look at the flow of the clips and make sure that scenes fit and transition well together. Using fades and color correction to get a nice even flow.
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As a video editor and as per requirement high technologies will deploy.
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I will describe my self as someone that have passion for video production love to explore and create more ideas and covert it into reality ... The techniques and styles to always create new techniques and styles towards various video production .. Not applying one techniques and styles to a various video production it will not be interesting and it is not a way to move forward.
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Sensitive, meticulous, yet open minded. I take a step back and maximise my screen every few hours to get a better understanding of how the material is flowing, away from the 2cm squared box in my editing suite. I use my feelings, instinct and vision to guide me.
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I like to have a clear brief going into my project, planning is key for me! I like my videos to look clean and simple, but at the same time i'll give my client exactly what they want.
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I'm an up-tempo editor, with an emphasis on pop-style and to connect emotional beats between cuts.
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I have some professions in film editor I expected and I have interestes with editing.
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The way it look I would put the music to see how it sound and look.
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I feel I have a good sense how to cut footage thanks to making videos where there are mulitple things happening that I want to switch between.
Question 4 of 30
Tell me about your favorite project as a film and video editor.
Question 5 of 30
Who do you admire most in the film industry?
Question 6 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
Question 7 of 30
How do you present your edited and final work to your client(s)?
Question 8 of 30
Are you willing to work overtime to meet a deadline?
Question 9 of 30
What are your preferred working hours?
Question 10 of 30
Would you prefer to work as a full time employee or as a contracted freelancer?
Question 11 of 30
Were you part of a student filmmaker society during university?
Question 12 of 30
What program(s) do you use for video editing?
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Final cut, adobe premier pro creative suite.
Question 13 of 30
In your opinion, what is the most exciting advancement in the industry this year?
Question 14 of 30
Do you aspire to be a director or producer one day?
Question 15 of 30
When was the last time you faced a high-pressure situation and how did you react?
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I like pressure so I hand it with soft.
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1 month ago, researched for the problem domain and got into it.
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The latest Hotspur shoot. We had a tight dead line for the video release. We have story boarded and dont some pre production, however there was still alot of work to do. We were working with a solid crew, but they were armature so we had to work around there scheduled. our location also fell through last min. We considered postponing, but we desided to comit. We worked through the night, to dress the new set, gave people responsibulites, clear instruction and incoragment. Make them feel important, be proffesional and they we will part of a big thing and work hard and be honest with your crew/cliant. I always do, what ever it takes to get the job done.
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I had this float designing assignment and my partner was imposing the ideas instead of implying so I offered her lunch and talked openly about every point. In result of which we secured 2nd & 3rd position in the competition.
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Resolving poor sound qaulity.
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That was on monday shooting a chroma video and editing a man ceremony .. To remain calm and positive minded and focus is what I am by the grace of God.
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I was asked to create a promotional video summarising a handful of lengthy seminars with a two day, across the weekend, deadline. I canceled my commitments and dug straight in. I still forced myself to take breaks which meant I worked more efficiently and successfully until it was ready.
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I'm constantly faced with short deadlines and quick turn arounds in my current position, i've never missed a deadline, so feel its one of my strong points and work very well under pressure.
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When I spent 2 weeks in the field filming & I was required to edit and share videos. I had to prioritise my work and share systematically.
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Few weeks ago...I was able to stay focused, driven and continued to work efficiently.
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For a advertising. Done it finely.
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This morning and I reacted like a Pro. Bond style!
13.
The last time I faced a high-pressure situation was editing a short film called "The Terribly Unsettling World of Oliver". We had to have the film edited from editors, to directors, to producers cut in a one week period. It was very challenging but also exciting and it enabled me to develop better focus skills and collaborate with my director and producer instead of competing with them.
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Last time was at a wedding where I my client wanted a final edited cut within 3 hours. Did the best I could.
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I read in background then how I work in the present then I choose the field and target it the field situation then combines the past and present.
Question 16 of 30
Who do you admire the most in film editing?
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To be very honest, I hardly even know the name of the editors. I watch videos, tutorials and movies etc., to learn and enjoy not to get inspired.
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Bring all the componat parts togther.
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Satoshi Kon, Buster Keaton, Edgar Wright.
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I know you may not like my answer, but I dont have one choice, I dont even have one favorite video editor, it is simply impossible for me to do so.... I go al the way back to being fascinated by Tzigas Vertov Man from a camera, to the incredible work on Social Network, or 127 hours.
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Creatingyour own world in a different way.
Question 17 of 30
How do you react to criticism about your work?
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I accept it wholeheartedly that is what teaches.
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I try to be measured and open minded, inherently creatives are sometimes a little adverse to critism. I may not agree but I always listen, I let it sink in and consider the criticism whilst working and alway keep it on mind. I find that works for me, give peoples opinions the time they deserve and alot of the time they are relevant, maybe not compliantly but they enevatlbly influence my work.
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Criticism is like salt in food, when its not sprinkled over your dish, it becomes tasteless.
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Fine. Everyone's allowed their opinion, and criticism should really be translated to improvements.
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Politely when given chance.
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I'm a strong editor with a lot of experience. Criticism is part of the game and it makes the work better. Nothing is ever good enough. Bring it on.
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I accept the criticism, because they help you improve or understand how some people can react.
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After eleven years, pretty good, way better than when I just started, when I was a young adult. Know I actually look for it, I want it... I need as much as I need praise as well... Both thing help I the same manner, just from different directions.
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Without criticism, you will never get any better. While I may not completely agree with all criticism that is given I will take it and use it to become better.
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As long as its going to help me develop and the person givin it is willing to teach or walk me through it and not just yell and say get it right.
Question 18 of 30
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a film and video editor?
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Creativity and responsibility involved. As an editor you bear the responsibility of others people mistakes.
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I like the whole process, the way we capture the movement in frames I wanted to show my prospective while exhibiting the movie.
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Shooting in different angles and reveal scenes got me into it.
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I have always been interested in the technical side of the creative industries and how the art works with the technical prossess. I ran a studio for around 5 years, writing music my self. I have always been interested in video production so I borrowed some gear and make a music video for one of my tracks. I loved it, and I found I was pretty good at it. I had always notice techniques and now I was able to do them, or at least try. It went from there, I have always been a musican so music videos seemed like my natural out let.
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Basically everything that has got links with creativity suits me in any way. Being a video editor, I'll get the chance to re-touch the already painted canvases.
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Love film making and editing.
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Well it is a divine connection .. I didn't just start it on my own. I have the passion since I was in my mother womb so I am only coming to these world to fufil the purpose....
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I enjoy the directorship that an editor has over a film or video - they have the ability to almost complete change a storyline, simply by the inclusion of a certain frame at a certain point. When I realised this for myself, having also worked as an actress, I was flabbergasted, shocked and then seduced.
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I'm a very creative person in general, but this was something that I really got the taste for at uni, I really enjoyed the process of filming and editing and then seeing the piece all come together.
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I have a passion for this job. I find it so see easy when I work on film & video edits. Its so fulfilling.
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Basically I like films and animations I would like to be a good part of film making.
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Because I'm awesome at it.
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When I was in high school I found myself always doing little projects shooting videos skateboarding and snowboarding and putting them together. Even through university I started a YouTube channel with friends and I never did it expecting anything in return it was all because I loved it. I realized later that it was one of the only things I've always done throughout the years without losing any interest in it.
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I interesting the video editing and new styles it.
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My passion is entertaining people.
Question 19 of 30
What do you like most about being a film and video editor?
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Creative and responbility.
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The knowledge, what I m getting to know about the brilliant technologies in the field like cameras, software, the quality to bring the whole world feel the sense.
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I like to make video.. Its creates raw to real.
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Various scenes edited turning differently.
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Creating something, from nothing.... Or very little. Knowing the audiance could have a very different viewing experience depending on the edit. And also, overcoming production issues, grading so location lookes like it belong with the next location, masking brands out ect.
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What I like most is knowing what you want to do and focused on it ... And starting a project and finishing the same you project you started.... Beign a skilled fast and happy editor.. Because if you are not happy doing the job then you dont need to go further.. I am happy joyful doing the job .
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The carving of the piece at the start of the edit - seeing material in all shapes and sizes and putting pieces together like an usual uneven puzzle - and then coming back to the work a day after I've got to a near-final-edit and watching it back, finetuning anything that calls out to me, even if it's tiny.
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When the final product turns into a moving story.
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I love the creative aspects of video editing. I love how several pieces of film can have the same content but mean completely different things depending on the ways that they are edited together.
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Community, teamwork and the influences it possess.
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The new styles in the video editing.
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I most like the small wins.
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I love to dispose of a million of choices. 10 people can edit a piece, and for sure, every piece is gonna be different. And it could be that all of them are right.
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Emotion and moment. The split second as the ax hangs above the log, then the power and the punch. The wood is cleaved and the moment is made.
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What I like most is motion graphics it motivates me.
Question 20 of 30
What do you like least about being a film and video editor?
User-Submitted Answers
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It take lot of time and also not getting enough pay and name.
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Tech issues, computer crashes, rendering and time or he lack of it. Anything that stops me from working.
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There is no LEAST in anything you like or dislike it. And I love editing.
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Seeing how the story ubfold.
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What I like is creativity ... Seeing my self editing film, music, event, wedding ceremony editing them I feel joy with in me .... Dont do something because of money ... Do something because of joy then the money will come soon.. Joy first passion for my job first.
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When technology failure gets in the way.
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When I lack content to fill up my video edits.
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Film output is through my hands.
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The thing that I dislike the most about being a video editor is importing process and rendering times because after seeing footage I am usually extremely excited to work on it and that process of waiting patiently can be frustrating. However, it does teach me patience.
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Restrictions from not being able to obtain rights to items.
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Because the some editors cannot work properly I focus on the film editor.
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I don't like that for a lot of professionals, the editing is the same than to manage a software. It looks like if you're good moving your fingers quickly, you're better editor.
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Sitting in a chair for 12 - 16 hrs a day - Yeah stand up desks!
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Wasting time doing render.
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How under apreciated I was in my country given the lack of film culture.
Question 21 of 30
What is the most rewarding part of being a film and video editor?
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Getting to see how everything turns out in the end.
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Got to make own decision and scene presentation.
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Seeing the claints/audiance reaction to my work. Working closely as a production team and pulling a project off.
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Getting your job done as asked.
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The most rewarding part is having completed the job ..... Most editors starts jobs and jumps half way to another job the most rewarding is to complete the job you will fill fufiled.
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Making a bad script great! :D
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You become the eye of the world.
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The finished product that you worked extremely hard to complete and logged all of those hours into. When you're satisfied with it and get the reactions you were hoping for.
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When the messages get across and the art is arguable.
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The most rewarding it gives a good editor.
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Upside down all the others steps in the production of a film, when you're editing you can see immediately the result of your decision.
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The screening. "No notes." And another satisfied client.
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It takes me to a higher place.
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The most rewarding is when you can see how people react with your video.
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Seeing something that I thought of in my head, on my screen watching it and knowing all the hard work that went into making happen.
Question 22 of 30
What is the most difficult part of being a film and video editor?
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Being the last stage of production.
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The editor not matching up the directors view and the shots where shoot in manner which is difficult to put in the movie.
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Looking for footage that isnt there. THAT shot.
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Accomplish your goal as an editor.
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The most difficult part.. That is a tough question .... Well it is when you are not getting the profit reward inother to move on because in these career you need financial support to reach your goal.... Alot of material we are using to work or exhibit the job are not free we need financial help to get the right equipment to achieve if even it is small of the equipment it is not a waste... Big things starts little.
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Making a bad script great... And conversions.
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When the story doesn't come out when well & when you are critiqued for the work you did.
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For me the most difficult part is accepting that a part is finished and moving on. The idea of locking picture is difficult because there are always changes that can be made.
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Being able to give the audiences what they fully want.
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Nothing difficult on the film but sometimes mind cannot work in just 20 to 30 minutes then the editor refresh it.
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The difficult balance that you need between patience and rush.
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Dealing with a blank timeline. I have suffered through this anxiety alot in my career but have worked hard to change my focus - I now trust in my process and my talent and can put that energy back into being creative where it belongs.
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When you have to do magic or something similar, using bad footage or footage out of focus.
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I think this is for life in general: Starting any project... Not knowing... never knowing... And than, as soon as you dive in, you start to know...
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Making something the best it can be when you know that a scene you shot was not as good as it could be or a shot that you thought was great didn't come out as good as you thought. You still have to take it and make it work and sometimes that is just frustrating hart to get your into working on project.
Question 23 of 30
Are you a detail oriented person?
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Yes, I always give my best efforts to all my projects. This is turn leads me to producing some very creative and detailed concepts.
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I am, to a sertain extent. Id like to think to the right level. I dont get caught up on the finer details of a project so that it might inhibit progress of the project. Id like to think I have a good sence of priority when I work.
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Well what do you expect from an editor?
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Yes I am by the grace of God.
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Yes. I'm a perfectionist.
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I am very detail oriented.
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Of course I am, you need to be it if you wanna work in this job.
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Of course, without being detail aware nothing would be easy downstream. Proper organization is the corner stone to creativity in what we do. I have a very high standard for my own work and push it through a rigorous amount of detailed inspection on many levels - Creative and technical, in picture, audio, delivery etc. - Respect for detail is why I'm able to be a 'a quick to aproval' editor.
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Yes indeed, in many ways... It's all about the simple details that give you those simple pleasures, most of ehich many people just wouldn't understand.
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Yes, when working on a project I like to break it down to the small parts I possibly can. It helps me figure out how to achieve my goal.
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Not to much, but I have an eye for it if neceesaaary.
Question 24 of 30
How is your vision?
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Being the foremost editors.
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To change some aspects of presentation.
3.
Auto corrected, sharpen and zoomed.
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It's great. I sometimes wear super weak glasses when my eyes get tired for reading, also as a prevention.
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The engage enlighten and entertain while telling stories.
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My vision is good editing.
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My vision is situational. Weeks out, horizons of creativity are limitless as we get closer to delivery I am able to be more pragmatic. I always have eyes for excellence however.
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To do all my best and let my country realize that there is vision a Nigeria.
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My vision for the future of video is that its quality will be getting better, much more real, so that the viewer could identify more with what you see.
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I'd love t be the go to go when it comes to trailers, music videos and / or video projects with a social impact.
Question 25 of 30
What are your career goals?
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1.
Setting paces in video editing.
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Wanted to have good name in the field.
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I wanted to be a film maker.
4.
Become a graphics designer.
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I would like to be an owner or partner in a production company, but a hands on owner. Specializing in travel documentary and music video.
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I'd like to work freelance across the boards; from music videos to film. I'm not sure if my editing will fly in TV.
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Becoming strategic in all ares of communications.
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My career goals are to work as a video editor somewhere that I am constantly challenged and learning things. I also wish to run a successful business.
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To build a career through films, television and others.
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The first goals on my mind then how I work it.
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Everyday that I can work in this sector for me it's like a medal.
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I want to work at the highest level of this sport. I want to work hard and have fun doing it. Putting together world class productions that help sell work class fights.
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One of my goals is being part of a big company, leading a team. And make videos that stand out for their quality.
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My career goal is to be running my own studio and making short films to features, commercials, video games, music videos, etc.
Question 26 of 30
What equipment do you use for filming? (i.e lens and/or lighting)
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Patience and give the best in time.
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Its to serious work is work.
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Try try until you find solution.
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Ambitious, no nonsense, efficient.
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Style changes with the reference of work.
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I am normally very relaxed and easy to work with. I am open to others opinions and can stay focus for long periods of time.
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Trying to find the best way to finish the job the quickest and most accuracy.
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So I work sometimes good styling in the videos.
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I try to remain low key in a personal sense but aggressive and forward leaning when it comes to the actual work. I always look for what is best not what is good enough to cover a moment. Also, you won't have a hard time finding me, I'm always in the chair.
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Adaptable... Sorry for the short answer but yeah.
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I prefer to work a little at a time, but I find I get more done when I set a time and have a list of tasks I need to get done.
Question 27 of 30
What are you looking for in terms of career development?
User-Submitted Answers
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Want to learn as much as I can.
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I am going to learn on youtube.
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Learning skills to broaden knowledge.
4.
Learn, learn learn. In this environment technology changes, techniques change, trends move on and come back around and I am always looking to learn.
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To get new responsibilities and face the challenges.
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The next step...I'd like to be proud of the material I'm editing.
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Creative and focused and fulfilling.
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To refine my skills as an editor and to further my potential and knowledge.
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I'd like to build on my experience as an editor and produce more content.
10.
Leading a team, in a big company.
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Learning, always learning but always within an environment where I can grow and have a say in the creative process... You know, not being a machine like video editor...
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I am looking to work on a team that will help me continue to grow my skills as a filmmaker and editor where I can go on to achieve my goals.
Question 28 of 30
Do you work well under pressure?
User-Submitted Answers
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Umm... Depends upon the working scenario....
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That's my favorite thing.
3.
I have been doing time sensitive deliverables for the past five years - what pressure?
4.
I learned to work under pressure, focused on my goal.
5.
Absolutley yes... Done it all my life because being a video editor or being someone who works in any post production area is basically synonymous with someone who deals with stress constantly and even deprived sleep.
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I do work well under pressure, and do very well but at times I am know to start slow and build up momentum.
Question 29 of 30
Do you work well on a team?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I love brainstorming session to find new ideas to be implemented.
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I have work as a team in some capacities on the majority of my projects. I enjoy it.
3.
Yeah. I have a good background regarding that.
4.
Yes, I'm adaptable, amicable and enjoy being around people.
5.
Yes to I gain the knowledge in the team.
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I do. I am an emotion and thought leader on our current team. I bring unity of purpose and clarity of mission through respect for others personally and within their individual responsibilities.
7.
Always... I frequently work with others and not only have I had to do so, but also enjoyed it always, just as long as there is no ego war going around.
8.
Yes, I enjoy being on a team of reliable people. A good team can make completing the job or project much more easier and more fun.
Question 30 of 30
What type of leadership style do you take direction best from?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Dirrect and honest but willing to walk the talk.

About Film and Video Editor

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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