Being in the dark has its perks…and problems.
Some of the biggest advantages of being an editor in video production are also the source of some of the biggest occupational headaches. Yes, you can get away with a casual wardrobe and will likely have all the seclusion you can handle, however, these things can also keep you out of people’s minds, robbing you of due credit for all your hard work. At that point, does it matter if you completed it in jeans or pajama pants?
Editors are, essentially, writers in disguise. People underestimate the power, influence, and contribution of the video editor. The script has already been written and the scenes already directed, but post-production is like being washed up on shore after a naval battle. Everyone’s exhausted, sacrifices have been made, and changes were deemed necessary, but you’re always left with something (unless things went really wrong).
Slow down, turn around, but don’t drown.
So, editing in video production can be a drowning feeling or, if you’re open to the inescapable obstacles that lie ahead, it can be the exact opposite. It can feel like you’ve finally made it up to the surface, giving you the chance to take a deep breath and readdress the story. You may not only find new meaning, but also have the chance to put your own signature on the project.
More than just the chance to play a role, though, editing also presents the opportunity to be the savior of the project. In video production of any kind, shots are always missed, steps are skipped, and crucial elements are inevitably forgotten. This is what makes it the most collaborative medium. Everyone has their own distinct opportunity to make their contribution.
Post is the last line of defense, so take advantage.
The difference here is that post-production is the last line of defense. The story has made it through development and the chaotic war zone that is the production phase. There’s been an abundance of equal opportunities for people to both heighten and hurt the project.
Now, it’s on you to put together everything you’ve gotten so far to create a compelling video that rises above the initial expectations. Remember, editing is what separates film and video production from every other medium. It’s what makes the art form, as a whole, completely unique.
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