I want to be a film editor. What classes should I take?

I want to be a film editor for a future career. I was wondering what high school and college classes will be good to take for this job? I make a lot of movies with my friends and family and edit them on iMovie. I really enjoy it. But I don't want to be a writer, just an editor. Any suggestions on classes?

Asked By: Lily G - 3/19/2008
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Well, let me start by saying well done. You are in the right direction using the right operating system and (basically) the right software. As for courses you could get a job in film editing with a generic media qualification, video compositioning or more specifically; you can do degrees specifically in Film Editing... More
Answered By: OnePenToRuleThemAll - 3/19/2008
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Everyone on the crew has some kind of film degree. My class had people going into the industry at all levels and positions, for AD to AD's assistant, film editor, music editor, Foley, gaffers, sound crew, second unit directors and cameramen, even the production stilts photographers. One of my classmates ended up as a... More
Answered By: fhotoace - 3/19/2008 More
Answered By: hlkljgk - 3/19/2008
If you're serious about editing, you'll want to invest in Final Cut Pro or Avid. iMovie is great to start out with, and even the regular Final Cut is powerful for the price, but it's the advanced features of those two big boys that define the pros -- things like integration with post processing applications, color... More
Answered By: Bentley - 3/19/2008
A degree in film, digital media, communications will be very helpful. While earning your degree, you can also work at the local tv station for more experience, making industry connections, and help pay the bills. Film and television are very similar. To learn more, read these... More
Answered By: Rudy G - 3/22/2008
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