Patience, precision and passion are typical hallmarks of a film editor. In a role that blends technical expertise with artistic flair, an editor will often work alongside the director on how a narrative unfolds, bringing together various elements to tell stories that are both effective and compelling. Employed as freelancers, or as part of a team in post-production and television studios, they will spend hours in editing suites laboriously watching, selecting and trimming raw footage before adding sound and graphic elements to create finished films of various lengths – whether that be a 30-second TV trailer, a three-minute music video or even a three-hour feature film.
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