As a film or tv editor, you are responsible for the final product that is seen on screen. This means that it’s important to use editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Premiere Pro to create the perfect scene. However, this will only take you so far because there are usually many errors or omissions in the footage that can’t be fixed by software alone. If you want to make sure your work is up to par before sending it off for distribution or publication then hiring a professional editor could be exactly what you need! In this blog post we will discuss 10 reasons why professional editors should be considered an integral part of any film or tv production team and why they’re worth every penny they charge!
1. You don’t need to be a video editing expert. Perhaps the most important reason of all. You don’t need to be a film or tv production expert to know that there’s more than one way to edit video. There are many software programs (mentioned above) which allow creatives with little editing experience the ability to create brilliant scenes. However, these applications only get you so far because it is impossible for them to fix errors in footage without human intervention.
2. A professional editor can make your videos look more professional and polished. There isn’t a magic wand here – unless you count the professional editors themselves. They know how to make your videos look more sophisticated and polished because they’ve been editing for years. Their decades of experience have given them an expert eye which can be applied to anything from a film project, short video or even just one scene in a tv series.
3. Professional editors have access to industry-leading software which can do editing tasks that you never even imagined possible. The film and tv industry has invested a lot of money in the development of professional editing tools. These are some pretty expensive pieces of equipment, so there’s no way an amateur could afford them or learn about their operation without years of experience. It takes time and energy spent on intense training courses in order to take advantage of new technology and keep up with changes happening within our ever changing world.
4. Professionals know how to edit footage together in a way that makes sense, even if they’re not familiar with the topic of your video or what you want it to convey. On top of this know what is stock video and how best to use it. They can cut out the parts that drag and keep everything necessary for a cohesive story – and do this with an outside eye – another perspective.
5. When you hire a professional editor, the footage goes through an editing process to remove any mistakes or problems that could’ve come up during filming. They are experts at finding ways around technical difficulties and will have solutions for anything that may happen when filming is underway.
6. They will help you create captivating content that is tailored specifically for your audience’s needs and interests. They’ve likely seen the film, read the script, and know your story inside and out. They know what you’re going for and will help you get there. They’ve also seen what has succeeded and what has failed, and can help you make the right decisions on length, etc.
7. They’ll help you save time by taking care of all the tedious tasks involved in producing a high-quality video on your own such as transcribing interviews, creating storyboards, searching for music clips, etc., so you can focus on other aspects of running your business while still getting an amazing final product!
To summarize, professional editors do this for a living. They have the right equipment and software, and know them inside and out. They have the experience required, can help make the content compelling, and can remove technical errors and mistakes. They’ll even take care of the tedious tasks that you don’t want to!
If done well, editors can take raw film material and turn it into something spectacularly beautiful (or sometimes hilariously funny). While filmmakers work on their visuals, editors handle everything else from crafting soundtrack music to adding sound effects and transitions between scenes so there’s one cohesive product instead of just fragments.