Editors

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Commercial video editors, and those who love them

Anyone else think it seems slow right now?

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How do I build my profile as an editor in this industry? I feel fully capable but I’m stuck in purgatory between being an assistant and full time editor. It’s frustrating.

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Freelancers - what % of work do you to at your own home/studio vs. at an agency/clients office

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Roll call. How much experience? Do you staff in a boutique? An agency? Freelance? If freelance, do you usually work in agency studios, prodcos...? Do you bring on a post producer to help on big jobs?

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Best or worst freelance experience !!

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What’s the highest day rate you’ve heard of an editor charging? I just found out what somebody is charging and it made my jaw drop.

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Who here is itching to switch to full-time? What’s the lowest salary you’d take to switch to full-time at an agency?

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How’s business lately? Everyone busy?

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I work at a post-house and made a spec spot using a bunch of footage that was provided to us by a client (direct to brand relationship, not via an agency). Clients haven’t seen....

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How do you deal when people try to put down-days in a schedule? We can’t realistically book other work on random days.

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So, how much money you all making? I’m freelance and did 85k Los Angeles last year.

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Why do so few producers take interest in learning technical information?

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What do you do in this scenario: company A has a first hold for 2 weeks. Company B would like to challenge but they’re only actually challenging for the first week and then (cont)

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Website question: is it bad to have a few spots that are over five years old? I keep them down at the bottom and the majority are much newer so they sort of serve as a ‘best of’ my older work.

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Pitch videos. It has now become standard to be handed a vo script with no thought as to what’s on screen. When did the editor's job become thinking up the images as well?

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Do most of you work in open office spaces or do you have your own offices? Curious if other editors find it impossible to focus when people are having meetings and calls near you.

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I’m 30yo w/ 6yrs copywriting experience. I realized I find my joy in edit, and it’s what i want to do. I’m self taught, no reel. Am i crazy? What do i do to get in the biz? What should i expect?

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I head editorial at A digital agency and I’m always looking to connect with hardworking and knowledgeable assistant editors. If you are interested in chatting please DM me.

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Need a great editor for broadcast spot and 2 digital spots. $600/day. Starting 6/26. Tight schedule. Must have subtle comedy chops. Please DM reel.

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