The average salary for a Film / Video Editor in Dubai is AED 107,385 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.

AED 35,234 - AED 225,543
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Salary AED 35,234 - AED 225,543
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AED 35,234 - AED 225,543
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Film / Video Editor

A Film/Video Editor should know his or her way around anything that pertains to audio and visual media. The order in which footage received is not that important because an editor should know how to take the footage and place it in a smooth sequence. The editor incorporates techniques that include inserting audio files for sound into video, while using linear editing systems such as Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer. The editor is also familiar with cutting unnecessary sounds that may hinder the production of the video. The editor also works on inserting effects that keep the video rolling and engaging, rather than time-consuming and dull. The editor will also select the best footage to place in the editing system's timeline. An editor knows which types of special effects are needed to make the production stand out. The editor is also responsible for post-production, which includes adjusting the levels of the audio film, cutting extra footage that may make the production lengthy, and adding effects which transition the film to the next segment smoothly. An Editor knows how to effectively use a voice-over technique, which inserts an audio excerpt over the video footage. An effective editor also adheres to the instructions of the director or producer to ensure that the project meets the specific needs of audience to which the video is directed. Finally, an editor will make sure that the production runs smoothly, without any holes in the production or story, and the editor will then render all of the effects and modifications made to the production, and then the video should be ready for presentation. The hours for an editor vary. Sometimes the editor will spend as little as an hour on a project, while some call for the editor to work continuously for more than four hours. The job sometimes can be tedious, but a good editor understands how important attention to detail is. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Film / Video Editor Tasks

  • Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
  • Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story, following scripts or instructions of directors and producers.
  • Review assembled films or edited videotapes to determine if corrections are necessary.
  • Operate computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product.

Film / Video Editor Job Listings

Key Stats for Film / Video Editor

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%

Experience Affects Film / Video Editor Salaries

▲31%

National Average
AED 107,000

▼5%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Film / Video Editor Salaries

National Average
AED 107,000

▼11%



Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 26%