Film Editor Resume Format

The movies you enjoy in theaters and at home are the immediate work of Film Editors Out of miles of disparate outtakes and rushes taken by the director, the Film Editor does some cutting and splicing to make heads and tails out of them.   The Film Editor works with the director and the producer to arrive at a commercial or theatrical release that’s acceptable to the public and the ratings board while reserving a DVD or director’s cut version which is advertised as “unedited.”

Film Editor Resume Format

Justin H. Cole

Santa Monica, CA

Phone: 310-332-2256

[email protected]


To be a lead or full time film editor in a large movie production company

Summary of Qualification

* 13 years of experience as a Film Editor first in major movie studio for the first 6 years before becoming a freelance film editor
* Excellent command of computerized film editing software on the UNIX and PC platform

Career Experience/Job History

2003 – Present:  Assistant Film Editor, DreamWorks

* Working with a script summary, watch and re-watch the film rushes and make judgment on the parts among the best shots to be included in the final print for approval by the film producers and director.
* Identify which parts need better dubbing, additional sound effects or a re-shooting as necessary

1997 – 2003:  Apprentice Film Editor, Warner Bros

* Assist the film editor in preparing, cataloguing and marking parts of film rushes be reviewed, cut and spliced for processing the pre-final print for approval


* Nominated for two films in the Best Editing category in the Academy Awards of 2004 and 2008
* Portfolio of films edited over the last decade is available during the interview.


1999 – 2000:  Diploma in Film Production, School of Film, Ohio State University

1994 – 1997:  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michigan State University


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