Being a video editor can be rough at times. Most people have no clue what you do. You fight with the computer half of the day. And you hardly ever see the light of day because you’re often trapped in your windowless edit bay. Let’s take a look at some pains that only you’d understand if you’re a video editor.

 

What people think you do…

Has someone from a different department ever given a tour of your building to a guest? They walk by your office and attempt to explain what you do:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

Clients…

You’ve been working with a client for weeks on a video. They’ve reviewed the heck out of it and you’ve been able to complete every single one of their requests. You can see the light. You’re almost done. Then, as always, they bring in someone brand new to the project. They haven’t been involved the entire time and have no clue the magic you’ve performed to get the video to this point. And, as always, their feedback is:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

You submitted your invoice three months ago. Your unanswered emails turn into unanswered calls. When you’re finally able to get a hold of them:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

You’re upset, as you should be. Then they finally pay you (four months late):

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

Deadlines…

TWF you walk into the office in the morning to check on the absurdly lengthy export you set up the night before only to find there was an error:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

It’s the night before your video airs and you haven’t been away from your desk in 37 hours. This feels like the only solution:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

What you spend your day doing…

Admit it. You spend more time looking at this than creating art:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

Emotions…

What you want when you get feedback on your first draft of a project and they have literally no idea the pain, sweat, and tears you’ve gone through to make it this good:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

What you want to say every single time you get feedback because they don’t get the depth and complexity of what you did in the video:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

But then you remember you were able to sneak in that funny shot with the thing in the background and no one noticed:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

Final_V14…

You did it. After a few extra evenings in the edit bay, several dozen crazy edits you were able to pull off, and one all-nighter later you’re feeling like this:

 

Pains of Being a Video Editor in GIFs

 

Video editors can have it rough. But you wouldn’t trade it for the world. Hopefully us at Soundsnap are able to help you out on your projects. Keep on grinding.