Video Editor Sample Resume

Martin Johnson
1234 Crescent St.
Dallas, Texas 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: Martin

Seeking to work as a Video Editor with a production company or television station, where I can use my creativity to help tell a story, while learning and growing in the industry.

Qualifications Summary
  • Extensive previous experience with videography of dance and sports.
  • Strong ability to operate S-VHS and digital video equipment.
  • Extremely proficient with non-linear and computerized video editing systems, including Videonics digital edit controller, digital video mixer, and title generator.
  • Wide knowledge of Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Mac operating system.
  • Evening and weekend availability.
  • Dynamic team-player, strong ability to work independently, professional, and loyal to the company.
  • Proven high abilities to be an efficient, multi-tasking, dependable & reliable worker.
  • Excellent writing and oral skills, observant, keen on details, goal oriented.  
The Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media Production (June 2003)
The University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Associate of Arts (June 1999)
Work Experience
Video Editor: June 2003 - Oct. 2009, WCLQ TV, Dallas, TX
  • Responsibilities included: Receiving a brief, and sometimes an outline of footage or a shot list, or screenplay, assembling all raw footage with the camera shots either recorded or manually transferred onto high-format video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer, inputting uncut rushes and sound, synchronizing and storing them into files on computer.
  • Also responsible for: Digitally cutting the files in order to determine the sequence of a film and determining what parts are usable, creating a 'rough cut' of the programm/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages and re-ordering and tweaking the content in order to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the video.  
Editor: May 1999 - May 2003, NiteLite Studios, Dallas, TX
  • Oversaw the quality and progress of audio and vision engineering and editing, consulted with the director, producer and client throughout the post-production process, experimented with styles and techniques, selected the most effective shot of a scene in terms of drama, story relevance or continuity.
  • Other responsibilities included: Assembling the final video production sequence, consisting of shots taken from the raw camera footage, contacting directly producers and graphic artists to assemble video content for national and local television distribution, providing non-linear video editing, image manipulation and color correction of all assigned productions.    
Technical Competencies
Adobe Creative Suite 2.0: Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, PhotoShop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, Version Cue CS2, Adobe Bridge; Auto Desk Maya 8; Microsoft Office Professional; Adobe Macromedia studio 8; Final Cut Pro 5; DVD Studio Pro 4; Soundtrack Pro; Motion; Avid Express Pro; Pro Tools; Mac & PC platforms, Macromedia Director 2004.  

*References available upon request.