According to creative skill sets website there are approximately over 300 kinds of jobs in the media industry, throw all platforms of media like TV, Radio, Publishing, etc. The media industry is a full on passion driven industry, which pushes the boundaries of creativity, so theres no wonder why their are so many job opportunities for the thousands of media, communications and arts graduates each year.

However some people don’t know what job is right for them, and waist time going throw trail and error than working according to individual strengths. Here are two examples of job roles in the media industry I find interesting.

  1. Graphic/Title Designer (TD), and 
  2. Editor.
1) Graphic/Title Designer (TD) 

According to media match magazine (online)  Title Designers design the opening titles, captions and credits for film and TV productions. They may spend a great deal of time researching or creating specific fonts which accurately reflect the film’s genre or period. They also contribute to creative decisions such as the choice of color, and whether to include animation or special effects. They may be freelance (i.e. to be self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments) and pitch for work using their show reels, or they may be employed by digital, special effects and design companies. Title Designers are often required to work long hours with strict deadlines.

 You will need a degree in Graphic Design, Film, Photography or Illustration. College courses provide the opportunity to build a strong portfolio of work which is vital in such a highly competitive arena. In terms of the job, some start out in advertising agencies or design consultancies while others may begin as juniors in digital special effects houses and gain immediate experience of working on films. A strong portfolio of work is a prerequisite to gaining entry into film and television design even at a junior level. Titles Designers must have a good knowledge of graphics and typography plus a good working understanding of computer and graphics software packages. Knowledge of animation techniques, film cameras and digital editing, is also required.  – See more at: http://www.media-match.com/usa/media/jobtypes/graphic-titles-designer-jobs-402723.php#sthash.0FlGOExK.dpuf

2) Editor

The Editor works closely with the Director, crafting the daily rushes into a coherent whole. To ensure that the story flows effortlessly from beginning to end, each shot is carefully chosen and edited into a series of scenes, which are in turn assembled to create the finished film.

Editors work long, unsociable hours, often under pressure, in an edit suite. They are employed on a freelance basis by the Producer (sometimes with the approval of the film’s financiers), based on their reputation and experience. Editors often work on television drama, as well as on feature films.

The Editor works closely with the Director before shooting begins, deciding how to maximise the potential of the screenplay. Editors check the technical standards, as well as the emerging sense of story, and the actors’ performances.

Because scenes are shot and edited out of sequence, Editors may work on scenes from the end of the film before those at the beginning, and must therefore be able to maintain a good sense of how the story is unfolding.

Editors select the best takes and edit them together to create scenes. In some cases, an improvised line or an actor’s interpretation of their role may create some on-screen magic that can be developed into a new and exciting scene.

During the post production period, the Editor and the Director work closely together, refining the assembly edit into the Director’s Cut, which must be approved by the Producers, until they achieve picture lock or Fine Cut (when the Director and/or Executive Producer give final approval of the picture edit).

Editors usually work in a supervisory role during the subsequent music and track laying, and sound mix.

there are not any specific qualifications to become an editor, however here is a link with a list of courses that will help boost, or further your knowledge of the carer  – Film production courses awarded the Creative Skillset Tick



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