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Neil Goodman
Re: FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
on Sep 18, 2018 at 12:29:43 pm

[Mark Smith] "Lets say that Feature film editing which many people here might hold as the pinnacle of the editing realm is like the NBA to a basketball player. How many jobs are there in the NBA as a ’player’ which might be analogous to being an editor? Number of NBA teams * players on team rosters = not that many jobs at the top of the basketball world.
Same in the feature film world.
Still there are plenty of people making a living cutting videos and that number isn’t going down...
If Casey Neistat cuts his stuff on X, I’m not even sure he cuts his own videos but lets say he does. You may or may not like Neistat videos, but he’s making bank off youtube with the videos he puts out. While not feature film editing, his case is clearly a commercial success which is inextricably linked to his use of an editing platform to tell visual stories.
There are tons of people out there editing videos these days compared to 20 years ago as the price of entry to making a video has plummeted to tiny fractions of what was in say the year 2000. The commercial opportunities have greatly expanded and while cutting a feature still might be the pinnacle for some, making a Casey Neistat type of living off of making videos is certainly a strong lure to many up and coming editors."




I agree - and now there are kids who do indeed want nothing but to be the next Casey - so theyll follow that pathby vloging. But Id have to imagine at 20 years old - most kids entering into a film school have their eyes set on the prize and sadly enough barely any of them will make it there because like you said theres not enough positions and they'll find there are plenty of alternatives to features once they enter the workforce or even other interesting jobs other than editor.


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