I have now lost count how many times I have been asked how to become a porn video editor. Whether it’s via email, Twitter or Instagram message, I never get tired of answering any porn editing related questions.
But after getting an email on 29th November, 2018, I thought I would be better off creating a blog post about getting involved in porn editing. This would save me time. Instead of writing the same thing over and over, I can simply direct people to this blog and let them read all about it.
My short guide to How to Become a Porn Video Editor
First of all, I would highly recommend investing in a powerful computer and industry standard editing software. I would guess that anybody sending you footage to edit will be filming on 4K. So trying to edit on an old P.C/laptop using Window Movie Maker will be a struggle.
But, having said that, if you have never edited before, then by all means experiment and learn the basics of video editing using your own content of free editing software.
Get yourself a showreel. Once you are confident that you are an editor, you need to show people what you are capable of doing. Being able to provide a link to a potential paying client is a must.
The slight problem is that if you are including porn in your showreel, you are not going to be able to use YouTube. So you may want to set up an account with a popular porn tube site to host your video. BUT, there’s always a but…if you have used copyright video in tour showreel, it might get deleted from a tube site.
How to Become a Porn Video Editor Using Social Media
So, you’ve got a showreel, you think you can edit, now you need some clients. My journey into becoming a porn video editor started by creating a Twitter account that made it who I was. has nearly 30,000 followers. I think it was the best thing I could of done when I first started.
I used my Twitter account to look for FREE EDITING WORK. Getting as much porn editing experience as possible was very important to me. It also helped to create a network of potential clients for the future.
One of my first non-paying customers was Sarah Peachez. At first I thought someone was playing a joke on me. I could not believe I was editing videos for a well established solo girl pornstar at this early stage in my career. I will always be grateful to Miss Peachez for taking a leap of faith on me.
After 3/4 months of editing for free, I was contacted by one of the most influential guys in the porn industry. His new porn production company were looking for porn video editors.
My biggest piece of luck, was that their office was actually in the same city that I lived in. A complete fluke. I worked part-time for approximately 6 months whilst still in full time employment on my “normal job”. Then, when the time was right I became a full time porn video editor with the guys now known as FakeHub.com
If you have any other questions about How to Become a Porn Video Editor, feel free to tweet me