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Film or Video Editor

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A film or video editor prepares the final version of a film or a video, ready for broadcast. They work on projects for films, TV programmes, commercials, music or promotional videos and corporate videos for businesses.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for film or video editors is usually around £18,000 to £22,000 a year but trainees will start at a lower rate. With experience this can rise to £40,000 a year, sometimes more.

The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematographic and Theatre Union (BECTU) recommend freelance rates on their website.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
3073
2.3 %
RISE
2024
3143
  United Kingdom
2019
56453
3.4 %
RISE
2024
58367

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What Does it Take?

You must have:

You need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are aged 18 or over you may be interested in The Network. The Network is held each year alongside the TV Festival in Edinburgh. If selected you would attend for four free days of masterclasses and workshops which will provide you with the skills, knowledge and contacts to start a career in TV. You can usually apply from January to May.

 

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BECTU Scotland (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union)
E-mail: info@bectu.org.uk
Website: http://www.bectu.org.uk
Twitter: @bectu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BECTUOfficial

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
Tel: 020 7734 0022
E-mail: info@bafta.org
Website: http://www.bafta.org/initiatives/supporting-talent/scholarships/uk-programme
Twitter: @BAFTA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baftascotland/

The BAFTA Scholarship Programme awards a small number of scholarships for postgraduate courses related to a career in film, TV or computer games.

Edinburgh TV Festival
Tel: 020 7278 9515
E-mail: info@thetvfestival.com
Website: http://www.thetvfestival.com
Twitter: @EdinburghTVFest
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsEdinburghTVFestival

National Film and Television School
Tel: 01494 671234
E-mail: info@nfts.co.uk
Website: http://nfts.co.uk
Twitter: @NFTSFilmTV
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NFTSFilmTV

ScreenSkills
E-mail: info@screenskills.com
Website: https://www.ScreenSkills.com
Twitter: @UKScreenSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKScreenSkills

ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset) works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

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