Search SEARCH

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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (4)
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
Source(s):
Answered By: fhotoace - 3/19/2008
 
http://www.videomaker.com/learn... 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
 
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Jobs.Quick-com
Local Positions Open in Your Area. Hiring Now - Apply Today!
Local.Jobs2Careers.com
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
www.JobDiagnosis.com
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
Degree-Accredited.com/Degree

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-202
eTrustLogo