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The Role Of A Video Editor

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Video editing is about producing a final piece of work and story. The work of video editing is not only related to the film making process. Editing a video can be related to anything like songs, small shots advertising, etc. Like every media related field, where an editor plays an important role, a video editor is also considered to be one of the most important person, who can produce an entertaining piece of work by cutting and chopping different clips, music etc. A video editor should be aware of some important roles before starting a project.

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These are:

  • The work of video editing is related to the story of the shoot and it is necessary for the editor to work in collaboration with other production teams. He should be present from the beginning of the shooting to discuss with the director about the background, lights and colours. It is necessary for the video editor to give his valuable inputs to the team, before the shooting to avoid post production chaos.
  • It is the responsibility of a video editor to understand the subject before starting the editing. Unless he is familiar with the subject, he cannot develop the story out of that video.
  • A video editor must have the knowledge about music, though his work is related to removing, adding and putting together different clips to make a video. He should know where to use tragic emotional music or where he can create a happy moment with the right tune.
  • He should have a fair judgement making power while choosing the clips for the final piece of video. He should know whether the edited video is doing justice to the story line or not. He should do his share of homework, which include the most important part of reading and knowing the script beforehand.
  • The role of an editor also includes the ability to avoid jumping to the next shot without creating continuity. He must know the fact, that the audience can notice the flaw and it can ruin the whole video.
  • Last but not the least, in order to produce a fine quality of work, a video editor must have the knowledge about the software used in video editing. Without having a technical knowledge, all the efforts will go in vain.

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September 15, 2016