April 29, 2015 at 4:31PM


What define a strong editor?

Something I've been thinking about a lot recently are the differences between a 'strong' editor and an editor who can comfortably put together a timeline.

The reason i want peoples opinion is because i might be applying for an internship and the person they are looking for has to be a 'strong' editor. What defines a strong editor? What do you guys think the standard would be?

Everyones opinions are helpful!!


This usually means an editor who can tell a visual story with the footage they are given, and in some cases they want an editor who can do basic motion-graphics techniques for transitions and titles, etc...

April 30, 2015 at 4:14AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

So they want a strong editor for free huh? I would define a strong editor as someone with throughout knowledge of all industry standard technology, as well as being extremely creative. You must be quick and precise as well. If the average editor can finish a piece in two days, a strong editor would take half a day and have less mistakes. It's also about how you take notes and work with clients, most editors are terrible at notes. Being organized is very crucial as well, I was taught that if you can't find a clip in under 5 seconds you are unorganized.

May 13, 2015 at 8:00AM


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October 13, 2015 at 11:43AM

Alex Ferrari
Director / Producer

A good editor should be able to suggest some options for presentation of the footages that director and DOP has worked on. The word options is very important because a director would already have something or the other in his/mind. These days directors know editing themselves. An editor should treat the footages like his baby and should be rational about cutting the footages long or short.

February 13, 2016 at 4:19AM

Bhushan Gaur
Director / Writer

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