What is a Music Editor?
A music editor is someone who is responsible for compiling, editing and syncing music for a film's soundtrack. A music editor will help achieve the director's musical vision on film, ensuring the soundtrack is properly structured and that all the components work perfectly together. The music must be carefully placed within the film and appropriate to the story and setting so that it is a complimentary addition rather than a detraction.
The music editor will often work closely with the picture editor in order to achieve the best fusion of image and movement. He or she must have an excellent understanding of how music is performed, recorded and constructed. A vast knowledge of pop and classical music is a must and an understanding of how music can affect images and create drama is essential.