Film Editor

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					Film Editor
by Holly

Necessary Education
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Virtually all colleges, universities, and technical schools offer at least some courses in film study. The end result of these programs may be an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, or certification for the technical aspects of filmmaking. Most employers would like or even require a Bachelor’s degree, however, some film editors have never had any education. Most film editors attend some type of film school and/or train under another, more experienced film editor.
Interesting Fact: Quentin Tarantino was a high-school dropout and never spent a day in film school

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Required Skills
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Writing Skills Communication Skills People Skills Image Skills Computer Skills

Skills I Have and Where I need Improvement
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I have computer skills and have edited both movies and music before I have people skills to a point and usually work well with others

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Even though I have decent people skills, I am extremely independent. I like to take the lead in things that I do and I don’t like to follow behind others

Salary Ranges
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Median annual earnings were $53,580 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $30,610 and $74,650. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,710, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $110,720.

Work Functions
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Career Development- what education you need to have Research- using the script and the director’s vision to create an acceptable ending project Visual Thinking/Brainstorms- Talk with the director/producer/actors to find out about the overall “vision” of the final product Design/Development- have an understanding of what the director and producer what the final product to look like

Work Functions (Continued)
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Ongoing Collaboration- Working with a large group of people including the director, producer, sound technicians, and possibly actors. Presentation- Decide who the movie is targeted at and what needs to be taken out to keep it interesting for that group of people Production- Actually editing the movie to prepare it for final production and release Post-Production- Review to decide what you could improve on next time you edit a film

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Internet Books Businesses Directors Actors Producer Author or Screenwriter

Possible Challenges
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Working in collaboration with people/businesses Problems with equipment Keeping up with technology

Questions for A Film Editor
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What is the main objective of a film editor? ~to edit the final production of a film What are the typical hours of a film editor? ~usually 40-60 hours per week How long does a typical film take to completely edit? ~around 8 weeks What is the first thing a film editor must do? ~meet with director, producer, cast, etc. Who are some famous film editors? (next slide)

Famous Film Editors
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Quentin Tarantino – “Grindhouse”, “Little Nicky” Joel and Ethan Coen – “No Country For Old Men “

MORE Famous Editors
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Richard Francis-Bruce- “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “The Perfect Storm” , “The Green Mile” Carol Littleton- “Benny and Joon”, “The Other Boleyn Girl” Chris Lebenzon- works closely with Tim Burton; including “Sweeney Todd”, “The Corpse Bride” , “Edward Scissorhands” as well as “Eragon” and “Pearl Harbor”

SOURCES!!!!!
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www.bls.gov/oco http://www.imdb.com/name/nm049560 5/ http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/pr ofiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=66 http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/occguide/ FILMEDTR.HTM

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