Breaking into Video Editing

  • William Todesco

    Grip

    I have been out of college for almost five months now, and while I have found modest success as a contract editor for a small company in NYC, a job which took nearly three months of searching and grinding to land, but in that three-month I had applied to well over a hundred video editor positions between May and August, only to wind up with radio silence.

    I went to school to become an editor, among other things, but I have found more luck working in production as opposed to post-production. Are the prerequisites for being a video editor so high that any fresh college graduate is basically doomed from the word go? How do entry-level editors get their start?

    • 6th Dec 2019
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  • Christine Marsh

    Editor

    Hi William,

    I own a media production and design company where I produce, direct, edit, animate, etc, as well as teach others how to do this kind of work. I also occasionally need freelancers in production and post. I'm happy to review your reel and maybe give you some feedback on what you can do to set yourself apart from the crowd. I might even be able to bring you into a project if it's a good fit.

    Feel free to DM me here or connect on LinkedIn at @ChristineMarsh.

    Best,

    Christine

    • 22nd Oct 2019
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  • Amina Kearney

    Producer

    Christine,

    I'm also interested in having my editing reel critiqued as I have been a media educator (teaching youth) for 3 years and have just now started to apply for video editor positions and realizing how hard it can be to get noticed. Please let me know if I can send my reel as well.

    Thanks,

    Amina

    • 24th Oct 2019
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  • Christine Marsh

    Editor

    Hi Amina,

    I'm happy to help. Feel free to DM me here or connect on LinkedIn at @ChristineMarsh.

    Best,

    Christine

    • 24th Oct 2019
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  • Terrie Nettles

    Personal Assistant

    Hi Christine,

    I'm interested. Where are you located?

    Thanksgiving much,

    Terrie Nettles

    (818) 213-1117

    • 6th Dec 2019
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