Film Editor

Posted Mar 20      Lagos, Nigeria

Performance and specifications

Job Type:
Read the shooting script and meet with the director to understand his vision for the film.
Make visits to the locations during filming to gain a sense of how the shooting is progressing.
Go through footage, once shooting is done, and select scenes based on their dramatic and entertainment value and contribution to story continuity. The editor is looking for the best combination of photography, performance, consistency and timing.
Trim the segments of footage to the lengths needed for the film and assemble them into the best sequence to tell the story.
Work with sound effects editors, sound editors and musical directors on sound, score and film sequences that will be added to the film.
Insert music, dialogue and sound effects, using editing equipment.
Requirements and Skills:

You will need to show:

a keen eye for detail and a critical mind;
creativity and a passionate interest in film and video editing;
patience and concentration;
the ability to listen to others and to work well as part of a team;
a high level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication;
organisational and time management skills;
the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
communication skills, both written and oral.
Education and Experience:

You don't need a foundation degree, HND or degree to be a film or video editor, but it is important that you show commitment and determination to get into the industry.

You need to be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills, and so a degree or HND that offers film or media production experience may be helpful. The following subjects are relevant:

communication and media studies;
fine art/visual art;
graphic design;
information technology/multimedia;

You'll need to be proficient in using specific editing software packages, such as Avid or Final Cut Pro. Courses that cover these applications are available at varying levels but they can be expensive, so make sure you research them fully to find a course that matches your career and training aims.
QUALIFIED APPLICANT SHOULD FORWARD THEIR CV TO : actetonicoilresources [at]gmail[dot]com

Ad details

As a film or video editor, you'll be responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that's suitable for broadcasting. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects. This is a key role in the post-production process and your skills can determine the quality and delivery of the final product. You'll usually work closely with the director to achieve the desired end result.
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