Video Editor

Cut, slice, and create amazing videos for your clients

Min Salary

$27,000

Median Salary

$55,000

Max Salary

$82,000

Industry

Marketing

Degree Required?

No

Overview

Ever seen a video on YouTube or Vimeo that you loved? The color, cuts, and scenery were just perfect? Video editors are the ones that take the raw footage and create the finished video that users watch. They are often responsible for condensing hours and hours of footage into a couple of minutes that tells a story and entertains the viewer.

Video editing works great for working remotely as all you need to work is a computer that has enough power to render and edit your videos. Many remote video editors work with clients from around the world and use file storage services like DropBox or Google Drive to deliver the finished products to their clients.

Average Day for a remote Video Editor

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

10 a.m. Start your day

Fire up your computer, check emails, and prioritize what you need to do for the day

11 a.m. Check in with clients

While you were sleeping, your clients had a few changes they wanted made to some footage you sent them. Quick jump on a Skype before they finish working in their timezone.

11:30 a.m. Make customer changes

After talking with your client, you start working on their changes

12:30 p.m. Lunch

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1:30 p.m. Continue working

Finish up your changes and start working on a new edit of conference footage your other client sent over to you. They want a highlight reel from the keynote speaker at the conference.

4 p.m. Check in with co worker

A quick 15 minute chat with your co-worker who is doing other projects for the same client. You sync up on the changes they requested and make sure both of you aren't overlapping on work.

6 p.m. Finish up

Start finishing up your day and taking down some notes for what you need to finish tomorrow

Common deliverables for a video editor

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

Rough Cuts

As you make progress through your project, you may need to send rough cuts to your client. Rough cuts are normally video that has been edited, but without the final touches like color grading or audio improvements.

Color Grading

Color grading is when you take the raw video footage and make sure that the color levels are correct. You can also change the look and feel of a video when color grading it to achieve the desired effect you are going for.

Finished Video

The final deliverable for most video editors is the finished video with all edits, audio, and color improvements finished.

by @austingrandt