What are the working conditions of a film editor?
The working conditions of a film editor include long, irregular hours and sometimes shift work. They may travel overseas with the film crew. Film editors work in television and film studios, in house video units and private production companies.
First of all, using the term "movie editor" can be pretty ambiguous. It really all depends on the type of project the editor is working on. Obviously, big budget Hollywood film editors earn substantially more than lets say an editor working on a low budget independent film. Our industry is mostly freelance, meaning the editor is usually compensated based on his or her artistic and technical proficiency. I can say that the average post production…
Film directors more or less establish the tone of a film set, so one could say that directors are in charge of the working conditions there. Otherwise, directors work in their comfortable work locations, where ever they may be located: at home, on a production company lot, in an office and so forth. Also, depending on the phase of the movie, a director works in task-specific conditions.