Thursday, 15 January 2015

qualification and experience v2

TV Editor:

You don't need specific qualifications to become a TV editor. But what you would need is at least a qualification in media GCSE or A-Level, you would also ned a qualification in IT so you know how to work with computers and how things would work within a computer and TV. For a TV editor you will need to go into a course that will allow you to work on TV's so you know how they fully function and if something was to go wrong then you would be able fix it. When going into a course; to do with TV's it'll show you how everything work and how different things are added to the TV's such as: HDMI, all the different types of AV such as: AV1, AV2 and AV3 they all do different things and take you to different channels if you have the right equipment. So if  you have a Xbox, Playstation 2, or 3 then you can connect them to the one of the Av channels and it'll take you to the Xbox station.


The best way to get experience to work with TV's is to get an apprenticeship; as it would provide everything you'll need to know about TV's and everything that their is to know about them.

Boom Operator:

there are no formal entry requirements for Boom Operators, a demonstrable interest in sound is essential. Courses are available throughout the UK, including specialised short courses, City and Guilds qualification, BTEC National Certificates and Diplomas, Foundation degrees and first degrees, postgraduate degrees and diplomas.

If you look below these are the skills you're going to have to require to do this type of job.

Skills include:

  • Excellent aural skills
  • Physical stamina, dexterity and agility
  • Good timing and the ability to anticipate
  • A good memory
  • Patience, flexibility and reliability 
  • Precise attention to detail 
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity on set
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety Legislation and procedures.

To kick off your career in Boom Operating you're best of starting off at  working in Facilities Houses. Where they learn about sound, and then moving up the ranks and moving onto sound trainees.

Camera Operator:

No specific qualifications are required to work in this role, although film schools and training courses offer a good basic grounding in the skills and knowledge required and in practice many Camera Operators have studied for higher level qualifications. The most useful courses offer practical experience and may also include work experience placements.

Camera Operators usually learn most of their practical skills through hands-on experience on the job. However, continual professional development is vital, especially as technology changes rapidly. The National Film and Television School offers industry recognised short courses for all grades. New shooting techniques, lighting set-ups and other practices are learnt by testing out new equipment, studying trade journals, attending exhibitions and joining industry forums.

Key Skills include:

  • a good sense of visual composition, perspective and movement
  • physical co-ordination and strength
  • ability to combine creativity with technical skills
  • precise attention to detail
  • effective communication skills
  • ability to collaborate, and to work as part of a team
  • diplomacy and sensitivity when working with artists and crew
  • knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures.

Most Camera Operators begin their careers as Camera Trainees or Runners, progressing to 2nd AC and, as they gain more experience, to 1st AC. Throughout this progression, they must build upon their experience, and achieve a high level of competence when operating a variety of cameras. Once this level of expertise and experience has been achieved, they may become a DoP or a Camera Operator.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

interveiw questions

What is your greatest strength?
I have an extremely strong work ethic. When I'm working on a project, I don't want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule. Last year, I even earned a bonus for completing my three most recent reports one week ahead of time.

What is your greatest weakness? 

When I'm working on a project, I don't want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule.

Why are you leaving or have left your job? 

I found myself bored with the work and looking for more challenges. I am an excellent employee and I didn't want my unhappiness to have any impact on the job I was doing for my employer.

Tell me about yourself.

Iam a hard working independent person who if was given the job of runner would for fill the needs of the job, I'm willing and ready for all the challenges the job will present me with, I'm also punctual and always prepared for any situation.

Why do you want this job? 

I want this job because it seems tailored to my competencies, which include sales and marketing. As I said earlier, in a previous position I created an annual growth rate of 22% in a flat industry. Additionally, the team I would work with looks terrific.

Why should we hire you? 

you have explained that you are looking for a runner who is able to complete tasks and be willing to goo out of their way to get the job done. In my fifteen years of experience as a sales manager, I have developed strong motivational and team-building skills.

How do you handle stress and pressure? 

Stress is very important to me. With stress, I do the best possible job. The appropriate way to deal with stress is to make sure I have the correct balance between good stress and bad stress. I need good stress to stay motivated and productive.

 If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say?

I’m sure if you asked my friends that question they would say you should hire me because I have the skills outlined in the job description and I bring 10+ years of expertise to this position.  Words they’ve used to describe me are:  hard working, professional, trusted and a team player.

How do you evaluate success? 

I evaluate success in different ways. At work, it is meeting the goals set by my supervisors and my fellow workers. It is my understanding, from talking to other employees, that the GGR company is recognised for not only rewarding success, but giving employees opportunity to grow as well. After work, I enjoy playing softball, so success on the field is catching the winning pop-up.
What are your goals for the future? 
for the future i hop to forfill he needs or this job however i want to develop my career slowly moving up in the industry to a place where i fell comfortable.

cover / application letter

Dear West London Alliance,

I am writing to express my keen interest in the role of runner as advertised on Total-jobs. As you can see from my CV, I am a graduate with the required qualifications for this role and with additional, successful experience in the workplace.

Recently I undertook work experience at Saatchi and Saatchi where I was praised for my editing and media production skills. During my time there I was involved in key duties, such as creating an advert that is successful today, and i particularly enjoyed managing an advert where i helped create and structure an advert when I gained valuable insight into the industry/implementing a new filing system that saved time/shadowing a senior member of staff.

I hope I have convinced you that my up-to-the-minute qualifications, proven skills in the workplace and enthusiasm to learn would make me an asset. I am confident that I possess the attributes you’re looking for and am available for an immediate start. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss my application further.

Yours sincerely,

Harry O'Donoughue