Film and Video Editors

31%

Will "Film and Video Editors" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 36% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Start worrying

or 31% probability of automation

Projected Growth

18%

by 2024

People Employed

27,570

as of 2019

Median Annual Wage

$63,780

or $30.66 hourly

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Job description

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

SOC Code: 27-4032

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Comments

Philip Lepherd (Small chance) says
Many large and small aesthetic choices are made by an editor. An editor can take a story in any direction they wish. AI would not have the emotional intelligence to determine which.
Jul 04, 2020 at 09:25 AM
MultimediaCreative says
There will be significant automation of processes in the next 5 years, seeing what platforms like Tiktok are doing with background replacement & auto- masking its a bit terrifying actually. I think what will become available to everyday people outside of the industry in terms of software will limit willingness to spend on services from industry professionals, making it increasingly difficult to justify rates
May 31, 2020 at 06:40 PM
Jacen (Highly likely) says
Editing is super easy. Computers have the ability to learn
Mar 09, 2020 at 08:10 PM
Josseph Cetraro (Small chance) says
Unless they develop a program that can do automatically an inspirational and artistic film with the sources we give it, I don't think it's possible.
Oct 30, 2019 at 06:13 AM
Mix-Movie.com says
Can artificial intelligence ever fully replace a human video editor? Jim Tierney, President of Digital Anarchy thinks it's usage may be more assistive than as an outright replacement.
Oct 21, 2019 at 06:05 PM
AI Killed My Grandma says
I back this statement... it's like the AI program in the movie The Final Cut with Robin Williams. It sorts the footage of a humans entire life seen through their own eyes in an insanely cohesive way, but he still has to make the creative decisions.
Jul 29, 2020 at 09:23 PM
Leighton (No chance) says
It won’t be because it needs to be driven, it's a creative thing
Aug 30, 2019 at 11:01 AM
Josseph Cetraro says
I agree but, do you know about thispersondoesnotexist.com? If an AI can do that, it seems easier it to create paintings and stuff, which are strongly related to art. That's a way to begin it sure will take time though. Anyway I think the same as you, too.
Oct 30, 2019 at 06:17 AM
sparksight says
thanks for the advice
Aug 06, 2019 at 03:15 PM
Scott Dingwell says
There is an element of creativity. Other technical aspects could easily be automated.
Apr 01, 2019 at 11:21 PM

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