Wednesday, 21 May 2014

16. qualifications and experience

Job roles:
Film Director
Film Camera Operator 
Make-up Artist 
film sound technician


Film Director - A degree in journalism, media, film or communications helps, but it is not always required. while earning your degree, you can also work in television, and maintain contacts in the industry.

Film Camera Operator - The Operator will already have served for several years through the Camera grades (Trainee, 2nd AC and 1st AC) of the Camera Crew in order to qualify as an Operator. The only extra information an Operator needs is to constantly update on shooting techniques, lighting set–ups and other practices by testing out new equipment, studying trade journals, attending exhibitions and joining industry forums and associations.

Make-up Artist - Academic qualifications are not as important as creative and practical skills. It is still possible to become a make-up artist without a degree or Higher National Diploma (HND). However, many make-up artists do take qualifications before going freelance. The London College of Fashion offers a two-year Foundation Degree in Specialist Make-up Design, as well as a range of short courses.  This is a competitive business and you need to be keen and hard working to do well. 

film sound technician In the UK, Sound Designers usually only work in the Theatre Industry where they are responsible for overall sound for the stage production. In professional Film and TV terms, the job description Sound Designer is used mainly in the USA to describe the senior Sound Technician for the production. He/she will usually have overall responsibility for sound on a production but more often, only the Post-production operations - the show has been already shot by the time he/she joins. They will supervise the sound editing, find, or maybe create, special Sound Effects, maybe commission suitable music to compliment the production, maybe supervise and organise replacement dialogue sessions (ADR) as required, all in close collaberation with the Director and Producers They will also supervise the final mix in conjuction with the Re-recording Mixer. In the UK Film Industry, we use the grade Supervising Sound Editor more frequently, which is the equivilant job, and most will advertise their services under both descriptions. A Supervising Sound Editor will usually be a senior Sound Editor of many years experience, so: Qualifications - long experience in Sound Editing, Dialogue Editing, Sound Post-production are the main ones.

Actor - The first step to becoming a good actor is learning how to act. It is important to take drama classes, acting classes and engage in other activities that will maximise your ability to perform. Having connections will assist you in your endeavour. Most effective strategy today is connecting with professionals and those seeking to become professionals through social media websites. There are different techniques that you may use to successfully launch an acting career. Acting is more than just performing roles in the theatre, on television, or other venues.

Film Director - University of sussex & University of Nottingham 

Film Camera Operator - Training, 2nd AC and 1st AC
Make-up Artist - Arts University Bournemouth & University of Hertfordshire
film sound technician - University of Lincoln & University of Surrey.
Actor - University of Bristol & University of Chester 

1 comment:

  1. pass for merit include key skills and work exp options