Piecing together video, dialogue, music and sound as well as integrating visual effects to create the final finished film or television show.
The Editing Department assembles shot footage into a rough assembly and using complex editing software in an office setting, brings the final story together in a coherent narrative that fulfills the director’s vision. Editing roles can found at a post-production facility, or can be freelance positions, either union or non-union.
Entry Level & In-demand
What kind of jobs are available?
What those who work in this department bring to the work.
- Strong visual storytelling skills
- Knowledge of post production processes and editing software.
- Previous editing work experience in a professional film or television production.
1st Assistant Editor
2nd Assistant Editor
Assistant Dialogue Editor
Assistant Sound Effects Editor
Post Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Editor
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