The average salary for a Film / Video Editor in South Africa is R192,528.
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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 …Read more
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.
The top respondents for the job title Film / Video Editor are from the companies GetSmarter, Multichoice and ETV. Reported salaries are highest at Multichoice where the average pay is R339,570. ETV pays the lowest at around R156,000.
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Popular Skills for Film / Video Editor
Apple Final Cut Pro
Adobe After Effects
Skills in Video Editing, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe After Effects.
Pay by Experience Level for Film / Video Editor
An entry-level Film / Video Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R174,979 based on 9 salaries. An early career Film / Video Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R177,786 based on 163 salaries. A mid-career Film / Video Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R234,293 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Film / Video Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R287,594 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R270,000.
Years of Experience
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