Experienced film editor needed to assist with examining and organizing large volume of video evidence in ongoing police investigations. Must be able to prepare clear, thorough, yet succinct presentations.
Familiarity with police proceedings
Minimum 3 years experience working with current editing software
Excellent attention span
Critical, unbiased observation skills
High natural resistance to curses/hexes/hypnotic suggestion
Impeccable dramatic timing!
Competitive salary and benefits package included!
With a few exceptions, like Cloverfield, most found footage movies aren’t presented as the entirety of the footage that was found. Some, like the later Paranormal Activity movies, are even composed of footage from lots of different cameras spliced together.
Now, there are plenty of people who have difficulty sitting through even a tight, well put-together, eighty minute found footage movie without getting seasick or hurling expletives at the screen. This job would be hell for them for obvious reasons. But even if you’ve got a soft spot for the genre as I do, it’d still be pretty close.
Ignoring for a moment that what you’d be watching would be real in your own universe, taking out the inherent fun of horror, there’s the fact that most of what you’d be watching would look less like this:
For all that boredom, there’s no true downtime. Doze off, take your eyes off the screen to check your Facebook, or even unconsciously space out for a moment, and you risk missing that half second you were looking for when that picture fell off the wall on its own. It’s the worst possible combination of being busy and doing nothing.
And that’s assuming you really are just the offscreen found footage editor. The way cashiers fear armed robberies, you’d always be dreading that one tape crossing your desk that puts you in the movie.