The movie you see in theaters is the immediate work of the film editor in crafting a seamless look and story that is meant for theatrical exhibition.  More often than not, the film editor can render more that 50% of film footages unnecessary for a 2-hour film and that is why directors often have at least two angle shots and lighting treatment per scene.  The Film editor often gets a mandate from producers to make a commercial theatrical release that’s acceptable to the public and the ratings board while reserving a DVD or director’s cut version which is advertised as “unedited.”  A resume for the job will require a portfolio of editor works.

Film Editor Resume Template

Harrison H. Cord

Santa Monica, CA

Phone: 310-332-2256


To be a lead or full time film editor in a large movie production company

Summary of Qualification

  • More than a decade experience as a Film Editor in an independent animation movie studio.
  • Excellent film editing exposure in computerized film editing software on the UNIX and PC platform

Career Experience/Job History

2005 – Present:  Freelance Film Editor

  • Work with a scripting summary, watch and re-watch the film ruches and decides on the parts among the best shots to be included in the final print in coordination with the film producers and director.
  • Work with sound effects editors who view films with editors, directors, and other technicians, and discuss the picture’s sound requirements
  • Identify which parts need better dubbing, additional sound effects or a re-shooting as necessary.

2000 – 2005:  Apprentice Film Editor, Warner Bros

  • Assist the film editor in preparing, cataloguing and marking parts of film rushes to be spliced together for the processing of the pre-final print for approvals.


1999 – 2000:  Diploma in Film Production, Ohio University School of Film

1995 – 1999:  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michigan State University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request