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Film Editor Courses

A Film Editor puts together a movie production after filming has been completed. You’ll choose which scenes to include in the finished product and which footage to edit out. Film Editors make sure the film flows well and the director’s vision is carried out. You might make decisions about accompanying music, special effects and other film features.

Film Editors need to have strong leadership skills and be able to communicate well with their production team. You’ll need excellent attention to detail and should be able to manage your time well. Film Editors should be creative and be able to use a range of editing equipment and software.

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Popular Film Editor Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Film Editor. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Film Editor earn?

In Australia, a full time Film Editor generally earns $1,400 per week ($72,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Film Editor?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 2,500 people working as a Film Editor in Australia, compared to 2,200 five years ago. Film Editors may find work in larger towns and cities where productions are based.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Film Editor?

If a career as a Film Editor interests you, you could enrol in an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. This course will develop your skills in film making, television projects and stage productions. You could also consider a Bachelor of Screen Production where you’ll get more experience working on your own film projects.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within film, tv and production. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.