Careers in Media & Communications

by Bailey L.

1.) Camera Operator

Job

Operate television or motion picture cameras by recording scenes or pictures for advertisements, broadcasts, films, or video production.


Responsibility


  • Compose and frame shots
  • Apply and change lighting, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings according to directors


Skills / Experience Needed


  • Communication
  • Steady hand for filming
  • Create new and original ideas
  • Creativity and imagination


Why would you want this job?

I have always enjoyed working with cameras. Filming's always amusing and interesting to me, so I rather be behind the camera instead of being in front of it.

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2.) Film & Video Editors

Job

Edit films, videos, or other media. Also adds soundtracks, such as music or sound effects, onto media.


Responsibility


  • Organizes and puts together multiple shots of films or videos into one according to directors or a script.
  • Review over the footage and look for any mistakes or corrections to make.
  • Trim and rearrange to improve footage recorded.


Skills / Experience Needed


  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Understand Concepts
  • Order/Arrange
  • Stay Focused


Why would you want this job?

I have had experience in video editing with effects. I find it really interesting and entertaining. The results of the product is always satisfying to see, especially if it's my work.

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3.) Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance

Job

Apply makeup to actors/actresses/performers to show what role they have and add effect.


Responsibility


  • Apply makeup to performers according to director/instructor
  • Do their job exactly multiple times to repeat the way the characters look
  • Work within the budget


Skills / Experience Needed


  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Steady hands/arms
  • Creativity
  • Artistic


Why would you want this job?

I have no experience with makeup, but I would like to learn more about it. Only because makeup on performers is another way of making art, but it becomes alive.

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4.) Graphic Designers

Job

Design or make graphics for commercials or promoting things. For example, they make packages, displays, or logos. Many types of media is used to make these decorations/effects.


Responsibility


  • Create designs, concepts, or layouts according to the clients
  • Determines arrangements of design, altering sizes and styles
  • Discuss designs and layouts with clients


Skills / Experience Needed


  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Understanding Instructions
  • Creativity
  • Artistic
  • Orignal Ideas


Why would you want this job?

I designed a cover on the computer for a class project and was told that I should become a graphic designer. I have experience with Photoshop and like designing things with technology.

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5.) Fine Artists (Painters, Sculptor, & Illustrators)

Job

Creates original artwork using all sorts of media and a variety of techniques.


Responsibility

  • Use a variety of materials such as pens and ink, watercolor, or computers to create art
  • Create visual elements such as lines, space, color, etc., to make art accordingly to a desired effect, like creating ideas, emotions, or moods into art
  • Discuss with clients. directors, writers, and editors to create art for them


Skills / Experience Needed

  • Creativity
  • Artistic
  • Original
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Steady hands/arms


Why would you want this job?

I'm an artist myself, so this job is what I have a passion for: art. I'm not the very best at art, but I do enjoying making it with any sort of media. It's easy for me to make art more than anything else.

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