Sample 1 - State of California

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Film and Video Editors
(SOC Code : 27-4032)
in California

Edit motion picture soundtracks, film, and video.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$45.21$24.18$38.26$55.64

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202210,10010,9008007.9160

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,60462.4%
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,9664.2%
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers 5,2204.0%
Cable and Other Subscription Programming1,1711.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Communications Technology/Technician
Photojournalism
Radio and Television

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers.
Review assembled films or edited videotapes on screens or monitors to determine if corrections are necessary.
Trim film segments to specified lengths, and reassemble segments in sequences that present stories with maximum effect.
Determine the specific audio and visual effects and music necessary to complete films.
Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.
Set up and operate computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product.
Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
Cut shot sequences to different angles at specific points in scenes, making each individual cut as fluid and seamless as possible.
Mark frames where a particular shot or piece of sound is to begin or end.
Verify key numbers and time codes on materials.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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