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Who is responsible for completing the look of a movie or TV show? The video editor takes the shot video or film footage and pieces it together—typically with input from the director.
The job may be a staff position at a production company or post-production facility, but is often freelance—working project-to-project.
Lucio Vasquez—owner of Lucio Vasquez Video in Houston, Texas—says it’s fundamental that a video editor be very detail-oriented. He says it is common for editors to have attended film school or an institution that offers a media production degree. But he notes a lot of learning takes place on the job. Vasquez adds there are also a lot of online tutorials available.
According to May 2018 national labor data, the median annual wage was almost $63,000, with job growth projection between 2018 and 2028—at the time—expected to be 14 percent.