5.5 days work week
Your work as an editor will involve:
* receiving a brief, and maybe an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script, or screenplay;
* assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer;
* inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronising and storing them into files on the computer;
* digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable;
* creating a ‘rough cut’ (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages;
* reordering and fine-tuning the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.
Additional tasks may include:
* overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing;
* experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements;
* suggesting or selecting music.