Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators
- Requires a bachelor degree
- Pays around $55,700
- Shoot and film TV shows, movies, videos, etc
- Edit film based off of directors guidelines
- Select what equipment should be used. ex. Lighting, camera, lense
- Collaborate and discuss with director on how to improve scenes or film.
- Requires many skills. (communication, computer, creativity, visual, hand eye coordination, etc)
- Job usually requires a bachelors degree and cinematography classes should be taken involving a mix of film and theory with practical training.
- You can choose to major in photography or radio and television to help.
- Entry grade level education is what is accepted.
- Have an understanding of editing software and digital cameras.
- Editors must pass an exam to gain a certification in an editing any specific software.
- This all seems adequate for going into this career.
Some colleges that give majors in communications, technology and technicians are DeVry institute of technology long island city, Capital technology university Laurel Maryland and SUNY college at old westbury. Devry offers an associates, bachelors and masters degree. Capital technology offers an associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate and certifications. SUNY give a masters and a bachelors degree.
Film and video editors usually work in a studio or some sort of office by there self or with the director or producer for long periods. On the other hand camera operators shoot film on sight at the location, they could be sent away from home for awhile to film with all their equipment. Some camera operators film in dangerous and uncomfortable locations such as battlefields or natural disasters. Work hours vary on the type of operator and editor.
I am very much interested in film and video editing. What I like about it is there is no one type of editor as there are many different editing programs and I also like the idea of getting editing tips off fellow employees. I'm not that interested in camera operating but it would be good to know about camera angles. Something that might worry me is deadlines for videos. A question I would ask would probably be about deadlines and would I have to work extra hours and rush my work? I'm eager in exploring this career and possible outputs for the future. If I don't get into this career I could be a Director, Photographer or a Graphic designer.