The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Film editors critique and edit TV video tapes, sound tracks and motion picture films by determining which scenes to edit or eliminate. They make decisions based on quality and entertainment value. They can specialize in news, music or drama.|
|Duties:||They analyze film, videotape or sound track to evaluate the quality of the scenes and dialogue. They determine what parts of the materials should be cut out because of poor quality.
They search the material to identify repetitive or redundant scenes or dialogue that distract the audience's attention from the major theme of the production.
They decide what kind of background music or sound effects should be added or dubbed into the production to create the desired audience mood or emotion.
They determine what scenes must be refilmed and what new musical themes, narrations and subtitles must be produced to achieve the quality and effects desired by the producer.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Digital Art and Design
A.A.S. Internet Technology
A.A.S. Music Production
|Job Outlook:||Employment of film editors is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018. Competition will be keen and those with technological and computer skills will have the best prospects.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$26,000 to $30,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A college degree in fine arts with an emphasis on cinematography and music is the ideal preparation for this occupation. An associate degree can qualify you for technical assistant entry positions. Specialized courses in TV operation, film editing, audio-visual techniques and computer-based graphics and digital imaging will strengthen your credentials.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.