Key Skills Required :
Roles and Responsibilities :
- receiving a brief, and maybe an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script, or screenplay;
- digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable;
- creating a ‘rough cut’ (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages;
- reordering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the video/film.
- assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer;
- inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronising and storing them into files on the computer;
- overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing;
- familiarising yourself with the style of specific directors;
- experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements;
- consulting with the director, producer and/or client throughout the post-production process;
- selecting the most effective shot of a scene in terms of drama, story relevance or continuity;
- writing voiceover/commentary;
- suggesting or selecting music;
- if freelancing, negotiating rates of pay and conditions, managing business affairs, and/or liaising with an agent.