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How do I become a film editor?

I'm planning on taking film editing courses at my university and majoring in it, I was wondering how should I go about getting a job as a film editor. Should I become an assistant editor to gain experience or should I just get a job at a company and edit videos for them. I would like to be able to edit film trailers, commercials, shows and maybe even some films. I would just like some advice from actual film editors.

Asked By: - 12/30/2011
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it is absolutely necessary for you to be trained in final cut pro. that right there has what it takes to get you ahead. im a filmaker and trust me, thats what their looking for. you need to know all the tricks to using the hpx 200 and hvx 6500. i recommend taking an ROP class for filmmaking. or taking a final cut pro... More
Answered By: Riley Jenner - 12/30/2011
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