Video Editing

How to Hire a Video Editor

Fiverr Team
November 9, 2021
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Coming up with the idea and filming your brand video is usually the fun part. But when the camera stops rolling, reality sets in. Somebody is going to have to edit all of the footage into something presentable. Thankfully, that someone doesn't have to be you.

Choosing the right video editor for your project can be a make-or-break decision. When creating digital videos for your brand, the final editing process can be one of the most time-consuming parts of production. If going through hours of footage, selecting the right moments, cutting them together, syncing sound, adding graphics, and exporting into an uploadable video file sounds overwhelming, hiring a freelance video editor is probably a good idea. It takes a real pro to do it right and in a timely fashion.

What Does a Video Editor Do?

Simply put, a video editor is someone who takes all of the footage you have shot for your video and cuts it together to create the final product. First, they download your recorded footage and input it into a non-linear video editing software program on their computer. From there, they can select and arrange clips, add music or other audio, and overlay graphics. Finally, they will export the completed video into a format that you can post online on social media, air on television, or embed on your website.

What to Look For When Finding a Video Editor

You'll want to hire a seasoned video editor with the right set of specialized skills, turning your raw materials into a polished video worthy of your company. Like with most freelance professionals, rates go up along with experience. Many editors will charge based on the project, some charge hourly. When trying to find a video editor, you'll need to consider the complexity of your project, your budget, and the desired skill level of the video editor.

Before you hire a video editor, you'll want to review their portfolio. This will give you the greatest insight into their skill level and personal style. Look for seamless transitions, where you hardly notice cutting between clips. Take note of any jarring or awkward transitions. Also, think about how the video editor's style matches your brand and your own personal taste. It is important to hire someone who can align with you on the tone and pace of the editing.

Finally, you'll likely want to hire a video editor with experience in the type of video you want to produce. For example, if you need a training video—look for video editors with experience making training videos. If you want video edited for social media, consider editors with specific experience in the medium you are creating for, such as Tik Tok, Instagram, or YouTube.

Why Do You Need a Video Editor?

A professional video editor will provide a polished product and could save you an enormous amount of time. Do you really want to do all of the video editing yourself?

To get started, you will need to provide prospective video editors with a description of your video needs. Provide an overview of the scope and specifications of your project. The more information and detail you can offer upfront will make sure that you hire the right freelancer and allow them to provide a price quote for their services more accurately.

Here are some questions to consider when creating a description of your project:

  • How many videos do I need?
  • What is the target length of each video?
  • Is the footage scripted or free form?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is there a tone or style you are going for?

Hiring a Video Editor

When it comes to getting your video project across the finish line, hiring a video editor is often one of the most important steps. A video editor can save you a great deal of time and energy. With Fiverr, you can connect with video editors all around the world to find the one that fits your needs and your budget. Fiverr streamlines the hiring process and allows you to negotiate directly with sellers. Browse video editing services now and complete your video content project.

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