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FILMMAKER: Raising Money Is Part Of Film Making

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Emmy, a filmmaker, talks about her career as a film producer and director. She shares what her typical days looks like from editing video to raising money to get her current project finished. She also talks about her her career path as an editor in Hollywood and what's needed to finish film projects.

Job Title: Filmmaker
Employer: Independent Producer

Job Summary: Film and Video Editors

Job Description

Film and video editors and camera operators record images that entertain or inform an audience. Camera operators capture a wide range of material for TV shows, motion pictures, music videos, documentaries, or news and sporting events. Editors construct the final productions from the many different images camera operators capture. They collaborate with producers and directors to create the final production.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Most film editors have had several years of experience in related jobs before they are given an opportunity as an editor. They normally start out as an edit room assistant, taking notes or doing other simple tasks for an editor, before becoming an assistant editor. After several years of learning about editing as an assistant, they may be given an opportunity as an editor. Like camera operators, editors typically start out on small productions and move on to bigger and more expensive ones as they gain experience.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
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0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Irregular, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Creativity, Teamwork, Technical skills, Hand-eye coordination

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m='11700'>are</span> <span m='11870'>in</span> <span m='11970'>the</span> <span m='12080'>editing</span> <span m='12500'>room,</span> <span m='13360'>cutting</span> <span m='14960'>the</span> <span m='15190'>film,</span> <span m='15700'>putting</span> <span m='16100'>it</span> <span m='16210'>together</span> <span m='16570'>to</span> <span m='16840'>create</span> <span m='17080'>a</span> <span m='17120'>story.</span> </p><p><span m='18580'>A</span> <span m='18820'>lot</span> <span m='19020'>of</span> <span m='19090'>the</span> <span m='19190'>time,</span> <span m='19630'>we've</span> <span m='20450'>been</span> <span m='20710'>translating</span> <span m='21660'>our</span> <span m='21790'>footage.</span> <span m='22055'>So</span> <span m='22320'>that's</span> <span m='22540'>taken</span> <span m='22810'>a</span> <span m='22880'>long</span> <span m='23110'>time,</span> <span m='23600'>since it</span> <span m='23740'>was in</span> <span m='24010'>Arabic.</span> <span m='24280'>And</span> <span m='24770'>we're</span> <span m='24960'>not</span> <span m='25140'>a</span> <span m='25350'>native</span> <span m='25670'>Arabic</span> <span m='26030'>speakers.</span> <span m='26660'>So</span> <span m='26750'>we</span> <span m='26820'>had</span> <span m='26960'>to</span> <span m='27040'>hire</span> <span m='27330'>translators.</span> </p><p><span m='28240'>There's</span> <span m='28480'>a</span> <span m='28540'>lot</span> <span m='28780'>of</span> <span m='28880'>fund raising,</span> <span m='30680'>trying</span> <span m='30940'>to</span> <span m='31330'>get</span> <span m='31520'>enough</span> <span m='31710'>money</span> <span m='31990'>to</span> <span m='32080'>finish</span> <span m='32450'>the</span> <span m='32540'>film--</span> <span m='33890'>a</span> <span m='34000'>lot</span> <span m='34180'>of</span> <span m='34250'>phone</span> <span m='34530'>calls,</span> <span m='34810'>a lot</span> <span m='35030'>of</span> <span m='35100'>grants,</span> <span m='35750'>applications</span> <span m='36410'>to</span> <span m='36520'>grants,</span> <span m='36880'>a</span> <span m='36940'>lot</span> <span m='37100'>of</span> <span m='37170'>writing,</span> <span m='37770'>a</span> <span m='38260'>lot of</span> <span m='38330'>phone</span> <span m='38680'>calls.</span> <span m='41190'>Sometimes,</span> <span m='41750'>I</span> <span m='41810'>feel</span> <span m='42080'>I'm</span> <span m='44890'>just</span> <span m='45140'>trying</span> <span m='45360'>to</span> <span m='45430'>raise</span> <span m='45660'>money</span> <span m='46000'>than</span> <span m='46200'>actually</span> <span m='46910'>doing</span> <span m='47210'>creative</span> <span m='47650'>things.</span> <span m='48100'>But</span> <span m='49020'>it's</span> <span m='49170'>all</span> <span m='49320'>part</span> <span m='49570'>of</span> <span m='49660'>making</span> <span m='50000'>a</span> <span m='50060'>film.</span> <span m='50630'>It's</span> <span m='51040'>not</span> <span m='51240'>always</span> <span m='51690'>all</span> <span m='51930'>creative.</span> </p><p><span m='53430'>I</span> <span m='53590'>was</span> <span m='53770'>a</span> <span m='53830'>film</span> <span m='54130'>editor</span> <span m='54500'>in</span> <span m='54570'>Hollywood</span> <span m='55260'>for</span> <span m='55340'>many</span> <span m='55590'>years.</span> <span m='58690'>I</span> <span m='58870'>was</span> <span m='59050'>an</span> <span m='59140'>apprentice</span> <span m='59650'>to</span> <span m='59950'>a</span> <span m='60250'>film</span> <span m='61030'>editor,</span> <span m='61520'>when</span> <span m='61670'>I</span> <span m='61750'>came</span> <span m='62110'>out</span> <span m='62220'>of</span> <span m='62280'>college</span> <span m='62740'>at</span> <span m='62830'>21</span> <span m='63300'>years</span> <span m='63510'>old.</span> <span m='64739'>He</span> <span m='66080'>took</span> <span m='66290'>me</span> <span m='66420'>under</span> <span m='66620'>his</span> <span m='66770'>wing</span> <span m='67070'>and</span> <span m='67380'>taught</span> <span m='67590'>me</span> <span m='67750'>all</span> <span m='67870'>about</span> <span m='68170'>film</span> <span m='68420'>editing.</span> <span m='68840'>And</span> <span m='69070'>it</span> <span m='69220'>wasn't</span> <span m='69910'>video</span> <span m='70280'>then.</span> <span m='70470'>It</span> <span m='70510'>was</span> <span m='71460'>film,</span> <span m='71740'>35-millimeter</span> <span m='72630'>film.</span> </p><p><span m='74720'>And</span> <span m='75050'>I</span> <span m='75100'>worked</span> <span m='75400'>for</span> <span m='75530'>him</span> <span m='75880'>for</span> <span m='76800'>probably</span> <span m='77130'>a</span> <span m='77160'>year.</span> <span m='77510'>And</span> <span m='77590'>then</span> <span m='77730'>he</span> <span m='77850'>got</span> <span m='78050'>me</span> <span m='78160'>a</span> <span m='78200'>job.</span> <span m='78920'>And</span> <span m='79440'>that</span> <span m='79640'>job</span> <span m='79870'>got</span> <span m='80040'>me</span> <span m='80150'>in</span> <span m='80320'>the</span> <span m='80960'>film</span> <span m='81160'>editor's</span> <span m='81520'>union</span> <span m='81940'>in</span> <span m='82040'>Hollywood.</span> <span m='83610'>And</span> <span m='84150'>that</span> <span m='84480'>just</span> <span m='84700'>led</span> <span m='84880'>to</span> <span m='84970'>more</span> <span m='85170'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='86620'>So</span> <span m='86970'>I</span> <span m='87080'>worked</span> <span m='87370'>in</span> <span m='87440'>Hollywood</span> <span m='87850'>for</span> <span m='88030'>about</span> <span m='88290'>15</span> <span m='88730'>years.</span> <span m='89380'>And then</span> <span m='89690'>I</span> <span m='89760'>got</span> <span m='89960'>tired</span> <span m='90280'>of</span> <span m='90430'>it</span> <span m='91750'>and</span> <span m='92150'>had</span> <span m='92400'>a</span> <span m='92450'>baby.</span> <span m='93600'>And</span> <span m='93720'>now</span> <span m='93840'>I'm</span> <span m='93940'>making</span> <span m='94180'>my own</span> <span m='94450'>films.</span> </p><p><span m='95500'>That</span> <span m='95670'>I</span> <span m='95740'>didn't</span> <span m='96000'>know</span> <span m='96150'>when</span> <span m='96260'>I</span> <span m='96330'>first</span> <span m='96590'>started--</span> <span m='100640'>I</span> <span m='100760'>think</span> <span m='101070'>it's</span> <span m='101300'>a</span> <span m='101380'>hard</span> <span m='101760'>path,</span> <span m='102160'>but</span> <span m='102300'>it's</span> <span m='102450'>a</span> <span m='102500'>very</span> <span m='102800'>rewarding</span> <span m='103420'>path.</span> <span m='103725'>And</span> <span m='104030'>if</span> <span m='104050'>it's</span> <span m='104210'>something</span> <span m='104550'>that</span> <span m='104760'>you</span> <span m='104890'>love</span> <span m='105440'>to</span> <span m='105540'>do</span> <span m='105970'>and</span> <span m='106190'>love</span> <span m='106690'>to</span> <span m='106820'>tell</span> <span m='107050'>stories</span> <span m='107700'>and</span> <span m='109290'>help</span> <span m='109520'>people</span> <span m='109940'>in</span> <span m='110010'>the</span> <span m='110090'>world,</span> <span m='110500'>I</span> <span m='110550'>think</span> <span m='110730'>it's</span> <span m='110910'>a</span> <span m='110960'>great</span> <span m='111420'>project,</span> <span m='112130'>a</span> <span m='112200'>great</span> <span m='112530'>career.</span> <span m='112900'>But</span> <span m='113040'>you</span> <span m='113130'>have</span> <span m='113330'>to</span> <span m='113410'>have</span> <span m='113520'>a</span> <span m='113570'>lot</span> <span m='113750'>of</span> <span m='113810'>perseverance</span> <span m='114750'>and</span> <span m='114860'>patience</span> <span m='116950'>and</span> <span m='118030'>the</span> <span m='118320'>ability</span> <span m='118780'>to</span> <span m='118870'>stick</span> <span m='119190'>with</span> <span m='119380'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='119550'>And if</span> <span m='120000'>it's something</span> <span m='120310'>you</span> <span m='120410'>really</span> <span m='120670'>want</span> <span m='120830'>to</span> <span m='120900'>do,</span> <span m='121200'>go</span> <span m='121430'>for</span> <span m='121780'>it.</span> <span m='122360'>But</span> <span m='122460'>I</span> <span m='122520'>wouldn't</span> <span m='122920'>do</span> <span m='123100'>it</span> <span m='123250'>for</span> <span m='123340'>the</span> <span m='123450'>money,</span> <span m='125580'>because</span> <span m='125850'>it's</span> <span m='126440'>not</span> <span m='126700'>about</span> <span m='127030'>that,</span> <span m='127320'>really.</span> 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