Film Editor Interview Questions

1 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
2 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
3 What kind of experience do you have organizing and stringing together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers? Share an example.
4 Name a time when you reviewed assembled films or edited videotapes on screens or monitors to determine if corrections are necessary.
5 Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
6 Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
7 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
8 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
9 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
10 How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? Share an example. (Try to determine if the candidate has a cooperative attitude or is otherwise good-natured.)
11 Provide an example of a time when you were able to demonstrate excellent listening skills. What was the situation and outcome?
12 Provide a time when you worked in a rapidly evolving workplace. How did you deal with the change? (Make sure the candidate is flexible.)
13 Share a time when you willingly took on additional responsibilities or challenges. How did you successfully meet all of the demands of these responsibilities? (Make sure the candidate is a self-starter and can demonstrate some initiative.)
14 Tell me how you would trim film segments to specified lengths, and reassemble segments in sequences that present stories with maximum effect.
15 What have you found to be the best way to determine the specific audio and visual effects and music necessary to complete films?