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.
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.
- 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.
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.