Supervising Film or Videotape Editor

Supervise activities of workers engaged in editing filmed scenes.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $112,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Supervising Film or Videotape Editors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in editing and assembling filmed scenes photographed by others: Reviews edited and assembled film on screen or edited videotape on monitor, to detect errors. Studies script and confers with producers and directors concerning layout or editing techniques to increase dramatic or entertainment value of production. Trims film segments to specified lengths and assembles segments in sequence that presents story with maximum effect, or edits videotape to correct errors, using editing equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May operate studio or portable, shoulder-mounted camera [CAMERA OPERATOR 143.062-022]. May be designated according to specialty as Supervising Editor, Feature; Supervising Editor, News Reel; Supervising Editor, Trailer.


Should I be a Supervising Film or Videotape Editor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Supervising Editor, Feature, Supervising Editor, News Reel, Supervising Editor, Trailer

    How to Become a
    Supervising Film or Videotape Editor

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