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What type of equipment do film and audio editors use?

I am high school senior and need to know how to pursue a career in film and audio editing. #film-editing #audio-editing

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Steven’s Answer

I am seeing your question later than the other people who have answered, but their responses are fantastic. Charlie's contains so much essential and wise information; considering his experience that should really get you off and running. I would just echo the idea of college/university study as important, since years spent at such institutions may not be essential but they stimulate our brains and thought processes to develop and incorporate more sophisticated concepts.
The only additional thing I would contribute is that if you are interested in working in film, watch as many films as you can, of different eras, different countries and cultures, etc..... to get ideas and new questions, and inspiration. Not just the blockbusters of today, which are often formulaic, but independent films, which tend to experiment much more in style.
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Computers! Get proficient on both Macs and PCs if you're not already. The most efficient way to do this is to get a Mac and install Bootcamp on it so you can run both operating systems on one machine. As far as software for audio, learn ProTools, Logic, Reaper, etc. For video, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere are the most popular programs these days. You can download trial versions and watch some YouTube videos to get yourself started. Courses through college and trade schools will get you all the skills you'll need for a career. Some of these may be available online, too.

Personally I found a four year college degree to be essential with not only the necessary audio skills but also indirectly related courses like math, science, electronics, writing, music and psychology. A good combination of the basics sets you up to have a successful career, not to mention the flexibility to change careers or even go to grad school for a further degree.
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