MBTI® Test INFP Film and Video Editors

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Artistic, Enterprising, Investigative (AEI) (GOT)

In a career as a film or video editor, possessing certain personality preferences and characteristics is extremely beneficial to the pleasure, general ease of work tension, and best fit an individual will find in this field. A certain Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI® test) personality type often finds happiness and satisfaction in this role more than others. Because of their perceptive, lively and innovative natures, Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Perceiving (INFP) Myers-Briggs test types often thrive in careers as film and video editors.

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Much like the name suggests, film and video editors are in charge of synchronizing and editing the moving pieces of a film, video, or other digital media type. They are given the often daunting task of taking all of the footage that was shot over a span of months and packaging it into a smaller, more succinct piece for audience viewing. They work with directors and producers to create an exceptional finished product that showcases the best of the filmed footage, while also making sure that their cuts and edits tell a story and constantly grasp the viewer’s attention. Film and video editors work to create the maximum “wow” factor from their cuts and pacing, and choosing the best shots of any given scene is a huge part of that. Along with the visual component of the film, these editors work with sound producers and musicians to incorporate taped dialogue, sound cues, musical numbers, and other effects.

Film and video editors require a great discerning eye and an exceptional knowledge of various digital editing software programs depending on the media. For instance, they might use graphics software like Adobe PhotoShop, music editing software like Avid Digidesign Pro Tools, or video editing software like Apple Final Cut Pro. Furthermore, because they are often involved with the creation of websites or uploading of videos to video sharing platforms, a familiarity with Adobe Systems Flash Player, Google Video, HTML, and Java are also helpful in many cases. Overall knowledge of computers and other electronics is also imperative, as is knowledge of the film production world and how the production cycle works from start to finish. Understanding fine art theory and certain management skills are also important in this career, alongside sound judgment and critical reasoning skills.

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Finally, strong communication skills in written and oral English help film and video editors communicate with other members of their team as well as with clients and employers to ensure that their work is of the highest possible quality. Oftentimes, a Bachelor’s degree in a film-related field is preferred, but there is no set standard for a required education level in the film and video editing field.

Below are some employment trends for Film and Video Editors:

  • Median wage: $30.66 hourly, $63,780 annually
  • Employment: 39,800 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Much faster than average (11% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 4,700

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INFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Audiovisual Specialist, Broadcast Technician, Craft Artist, Film or Video Editor, Fine Artist, Food Preparation Worker, Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Occupational Therapist, Proofreader or Copyeditor, Technical Writer.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)