Video editors study footage, select the best shots, and assemble them in the most effective way. Their goal is to create dramatic continuity and the right pace for the desired mood. They must have a good eye and understand the subject of the film and the director's intentions. The ability to work with digital media also is becoming increasingly important since most editing now takes place on a computer.
Hours: 40+ hours a week
Opportunities: Broadcast, film, web
Pay: $46,000 annually
Training: Bachelor's degree is sometimes required.
Citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2008-09 Edition , Motion Picture and Video Industries, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs038.htm (visited July 22, 2009 ).
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