VFX Editors are responsible for collating and incorporating all VFX shots into the current edit. In the early stages this may mean, storyboards, Animatics, PreVis/Post Vis and live action. As post production progresses they will collate all dailies submissions into the current edit. They run the dailies session in collaboration with the Supervision team. They must carefully manage past submissions to allow VFX Supervisors/Directors to compare progress through iterations. They work closely with Editorial and Production to manage all incoming media and outgoing deliverables.
To succeed at this job, you need:
Several years experience editing experience within the film and television industry.
Thorough knowledge of advanced file formats, colour space, time codes and editing software such as Avid, or Final Cut Pro.
Working knowledge of Compositing software, Nuke, After Effects, Fusion, Shotgun.
An eye for detail and thorough understanding of techniques, file formats, colour-space, software and technology relating to the live action visual effects
Excellent understanding of cinematic language, editing, & storytelling to communicate ideas.
Ability to interpret and translate someone else’s ideas/vision
To have a positive attitude towards direction and can continuously improve work
Excellent organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Proficient at working on time sensitive projects with passion & patience
Career Path to VFX Editor: Editor.
Career Path from VFX Editor: Editor.
Education Routes: VFX Editors, often have a degree in Film, Media Studies
This is not an entry-level role. Previous production experience as evidenced by a show reel is necessary.