Day in the life of
Video Editor – Alexander Zin
I’m a video editor for a small independent company that deals in music videos. Ever since I was in my student years I had a hard time pinpointing what exactly I want to do in filmmaking. My journey started with director studies but after some time I fell in love with film editing and it’s something that I’ve been doing in the past couple of years.
Daily, my work brings me to many problem-solving situations. As part of my activity, I need to make sure I realize the vision of the director, correct any errors or parts that weren’t thought out during filming, and also make sense of the sequence to bring a coherent finished product that both radiates artistry and at the same time be easily watchable.
As the main selling point of this job, I find it to be the great variety of tasks and projects one could work on. Every film/clip has its structure, its purpose – it is a universe on its own, and is the editor’s job to bring order to the fragmented bulk of raw material.
Rarely there are any major drawbacks, but I have come to realize it is a bit of a loners job. Stuck in a studio for hours often working alone might not be ideal for people that seek the social aspects of working in a film crew. Nevertheless, for me, seclusion is not a big problem, especially nowadays when communication goes through the internet much more often anyways.
Film and Video Editors
edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.