Georgia Film and Video Editing Degree Programs, Schools And Training

Career Information for Film and Video Editors in Georgia

As one of the top five production sites in America, Georgia has a booming film industry. Locals, not studio employees, perform many of the behind-the-scenes jobs on these film sets.

Video editors perform post-production work on any filmed project, from blockbuster movies to videos of corporate events. Students graduate from film programs with the ability to edit film or digital video, and an understanding of effective visual storytelling. They work in a variety of industries, including animation, film, and television. They may prefer to work as freelancers, join a studio or production company, or even launch their own company.

Georgia Film and Video Editing Schools

A career as a film and video editor typically requires formal training and education, preferably obtaining a bachelor's degree or higher. Continuing education to keep up with technology is also encouraged.

  • Emory University: This school offers a Film Studies degree program with both state-of-the-art and classic equipment in its multimedia classrooms.
  • Art Institute of Atlanta: This school offers the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Bachelor of Fine Arts program to prepare graduates for a career as a digital film editor.
  • Film Connection: This school's film program features on-the-job training, placing students in positions on actual production sets. All instructors are film professionals who also serve as mentors.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design: This school offers three film and television degree programs - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts, where students learn the art of visual storytelling.

What to Expect from Georgia Film and Video Editing Programs

Coursework in film programs covers more than the editing process. To succeed in this career, students require a full understanding of how to tell a story visually. This includes screenwriting, pre- and post-production work, and graphics. Typical courses in a film program include:

  • Design
  • Color and Theory
  • Storyboarding
  • Art appreciation
  • Film history
  • Computers
  • English and writing courses
  • Collaboration
  • Editing aesthetics
  • Production lighting

Students also take classes that help them deal with creative and varying personality types, as well as core classes like mathematics and science.

Resources for Film and Video Editors in Georgia

Editors have a wide variety of available resources online. These provide valuable networking opportunities, support in finding work, and continuing education opportunities that increase your value as a film editor.


  1. Georgia Film and TV Production, Georgia USA, http://www.georgia.org/industries/entertainment/georgia-film-tv-production/, accessed September 17, 2016
  2. Motion Picture Editors Guild, http://www.editorsguild.com/, accessed September 17, 2016
  3. Video Editing College Courses and Programs, http://learn.org/articles/Video_Editing_College_Courses_and_Programs_Your_Questions_Answered.html, accessed September 17, 2016

Schools for Film And Video Editors in Georgia are listed below.

Selected Film And Video Editing Schools in Georgia

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More Georgia Film And Video Editing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Central Georgia Technical College Macon Associate 5,233
Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville Associate 4,789
North Metro Technical College Acworth Associate 2,222
Sandersville Technical College Sandersville Associate 776
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah Masters 8,966
West Georgia Technical College LaGrange Associate 1,755

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Film And Video Editors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Georgia. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Film And Video Editors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Film And Video Editors relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Atlanta 0 $47690 0
Sandy Springs 0 $47690 0
Roswell 0 $47690 0
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