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Job: Video Editing Assistants

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Title Video Editing Assistants
Categories Video Editing, and Video Editors
Job Information

Video editing assistants assist film editors and directors and accrue valuable experience that can help them move up to senior positions of their own. They work closely with the editor and director of a production, keeping track of all shots in a database and often editing some pictures themselves.

While there is no education necessarily required to become a video editing assistant, there are several degree programs in film and video editing that will help one’s resume and chances of getting noticed. Students must take classes that will help them master computer programs like Final Cut Pro, Avid and Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects, and become experienced in using Apple computers if they wish to stand out from the pack. Potential video editing assistants must also be comfortable with video and lighting equipment because they may be used in varying roles on a film set.

Video editing assistants must be familiar with database management skills, which involves keeping track of all shots and coding them with numbers and timecode. Video editing assistants must also possess the skills to understand the working of a movie, television and commercial film set, since they may be asked to perform a job outside of the video editing specialty.

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