Editor

Needed competencies and skills

  • Technical aptitude
  • Wide experience of the post production process
  • Ability to use a variety of computer editing equipment
  • Developed sense of rhythm and timing in story telling
  • Ability to maintain a good sense of how the story is unfolding
  • Ability to create rhythm, pace and tension
  • Imagination and an understanding of narrative
  • Highly developed aesthetic audio/visual awareness
  • Design skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Patience
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to be creative under pressure
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures

Career Progression and Training Opportunities

There are currently no specific training programmes on offer in Ireland; however editing and post-production modules may be selected as part of an Honours degree in Film and Television Production. Marino College in particular offer tailored modules on Editing and Post-production. Industry experience is also hugely important.

More information (links to materials)

http://www.iadt.ie/en/ProspectiveStudents/SchoolsCourses/SchoolofCreativeArts/BAHonoursinFilmandTelevisionProduction/

http://www.londonfilmacademy.com/

https://www.dkit.ie/programmes/bachelor-arts-video-film

http://www.dbs.ie/film-media/ba-full-time-degree

http://www.ucc.ie/en/filmstudies/ba/

http://www.dbs.ie/film-studies/ba-hons/full-time-degree

Post-leaving Certificate Courses:

http://www.colaistedhulaigh.ie/courses/media/film-production

http://www.marinocollege.ie/further_education/creative_tv.htm

http://www.pulsecollege.eu/film/overview

http://applications.bcfe.ie/course-ITC-Television_And_Digital_Film.html

http://applications.bcfe.ie/course-IFH-Higher_National_Diploma_In_Film.html

http://www.bife.ie/PLC%20Courses/pages/TVFilmProduction.aspx