This short post is for a video editor needing a little bit of inspiration. Being a video editor goes way beyond cutting a video. Hope you enjoy it, friend.
You’re not just a video editor. You are way more than that. 🖥
You’re an artist. You paint a story that others can’t. 🎨
You’re a detective. You are on a never-ending search for lost files. 🕵️♀️
You’re a construction worker. You build your digital house brick by brick, shot by shot. 🔨
You’re an entrepreneur. You create business opportunities for yourself. 📇
You’re a chef. You build flavors throughout the cut. 👨🍳
You’re a visionary. You take a mess and have to see a bigger picture out of it. 🔭
You’re a firefighter. You are constantly putting out your clients’ fires time and again. 🚒
You’re a farmer. You plant the seeds of foreshadowing and let them grow into wonderful emotional moments for the viewer. 👨🌾
You’re a judge. You make the tough decisions given the information and content at your disposal. 👩⚖️
You’re a voiceover artist, producer, extra, grip, gaffer, talent, colorist, shooter, or director. You do whatever job is needed to finish the video. 💪
You’re more than just a video editor.
I hope this can provide you with a little inspiration if you’re a video editor feeling down. Times are still tough for most of us and even when they’re not for everyone you may still be going through something that is difficult or challenging. Give me a shout if you need to get something off your chest.
Remember, you are not just a video editor. Hang in there.
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