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
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
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