The Assistant film editor processes the final version of an audiovisual product (film, documentary, video movie) performing assembly operations.
Help film editor works in every way the film editor to perform the many duties of his competence as:
He realizes the so-called "shot" or the film and performs the assembly, trying to order and connect sequences, choosing images among those registered and the sounds appropriate to ensure the plot and the narrative continuity of the script;
Through editing, processing the final version of the audiovisual product as movies, documentaries, movies etc. videogiornalistici;
It helps the editor to prepare the sites and tools for filming, taking the role of assistant director;
He realizes the shooting according to directives received and controls the shot, checking the quality and the result of the choices during filming;
Helps the film editor to pre-assemble the footage selected cataloging the material filmed and is in charge of the actual assembly;
Is concerned, then, the video editing through finishing optimization tools.
The assistant film editor is also responsible for the equipment and the success of the filmed material, as guarantor of the image, the frame and the effects of light. The support film and audiovisual editor, usually carries out its tasks within television stations, TV production companies that provide services to television companies or create their own audiovisual products, as well as journalistic sites and publications on the web, usually working as a freelancer with Vat or collaboration contracts and only take employment if an employee hired by major television groups. The editor, depending on the area in which it operates, can make a career towards other professionals that require greater specialization and experience. It can also carry out their profession with always the small screen but in all local private broadcasters, characterized by a leaner organization than the TV more, for the production of news reports and documentaries, the same professional in charge, total , the conceptual elaboration of the themes, the assembly resumed. Must also admit that, the aid fitter film and audiovisual works in all three of the mounting processing stages, namely the pre-assembling of the selected shot, the realization of the assembly and the assembly of the product finishing. If the aid is fitter to carry out their tasks in an organization that is more streamlined national television reality, it can also deal with the elaboration of conceptual issues and the resumption of audiovisual product in collaboration with the editor and the director, defining the work plan, preparing the shooting location and realizing them.
The training program to become a film and audiovisual aid fitter, it is not necessary that you pursue a specific process but the candidate can either enter the profession after graduating from high school at a 'technical technological institution address (address and audiovisual media / graphics and communication address) or a secondary school diploma of the second degree from an art school (address Audiovisual and Multimedia). It is also advisable for the candidate to undertake a university career, enrolling in a degree program of DAMS - Discipline Art Music and Entertainment, Television and New Media address. After taking this first step, the candidate must
  make efforts to seek a vocational training course in which will learn the various techniques and theoretical knowledge for the profession and gain experience through internship and not only that you will find to play. As for the skills needed to carry out this profession, it is necessary that the aid fitter know:
The main elements of the television and film language;
The systems and computer technologies for data storage;
The mounting techniques and image corrections;
The editing programs (for example, Avid, Adobe Premiere, FinalCut etc.);
The graphics software and animation in 2D and 3D (eg Photoshop, AfterEffects, Flash, Maya etc.) And software for coloring of the images;
The technologies and methods of repayment of images of different audio-video media;
Shooting techniques and realization of the sequences;
The technologies and digital photography programs.
To carry out this profession, it is also necessary that the aid fitter is able to use in-depth information technology and telecommunications software as well as a good knowledge of the English language, expertise that will allow the practitioner to also work with foreign teams and find work abroad and will be working in an accurate, precise and have a lot of creativity. As for the journalistic field, the help film editor could also pursue a career chief operator, filmmaker or journalist and, if he works within the film, after gaining considerable experience in the field, will also cover the roles of author or director; in the technical area, he can become a cinematographer or director of assembly.