1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2536-17 Film and Video Editor

Makes and implements editorial decisions regarding mood, pace and climax of films, television, video productions and commercials.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • trims and edits film or video segments and arranges and joins them in sequence to optimise intended message or story
  • views processed film or video tape, to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot
  • works first hand with Directors and other production personnel during the editing process
  • manages shot film and video tape from laboratory stage through post-production to completion
  • edits and balances music and effects
  • adds graphics, special effects and credits to films and video tapes
  • selects stock shots from film and video library and edit and incorporate them into films
  • may work with a Sound Technician

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