I've been an editor for over ten years, having gotten started before entering high school. At the time, I found editing to be a means to an end, a necessary step in getting videos completed to be shared with the world. However, after learning the ins and outs of the craft, and the minutiae that propels it, I've come to love the craft. To me, editing is everything. It can bring a performance to life, bring a story to life, strengthen an argument... You name it, editing can do it.
In the time since I've picked up editing, I've learned a wide variety of different pieces of software, as well as read every book, newsletter, and essay I could get my hands on pertaining to the subject.
Below is a breakdown of the software I work with, the genres/video formats I'm familiar with editing and the books I've molded my approach to editing from:
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Final Cut Pro X
Da Vinci Resolve
Avid Media Composer
Genres/Formats I work in: