Moderator: Sabrina Dent SabrinaDent.com
Mairan Murray Development Producer, Waddell Media 1.  Previous career, if any: 2.  Number of years in new media: 3.  Profe...
John Henry  Donovan Head of New Media, H+A Group 1.  Previous career, if any: 2.  Number of years in new media: 3.  Profes...
Fiona Dixon Web Designer and Developer, Digital Crew 1.  Previous career, if any: 2.  Number of years in new media: 3.  Pr...
Donogh MacCarthy-Morrogh TV and Web Video Director, StormVids 1.  Previous career, if any: 2.  Number of years in new medi...
Sabrina Dent Chief Pixel Pusher, SabrinaDent.com 1.  Previous career, if any: 2.  Number of years in new media: 3.  Profes...
So...  What is it you do, exactly? (In sixty seconds or less.)‏
And...  How did you get your first job? (And how long did it take?)‏
Now...  Questions from the audience. (That means you in the back row there.)‏
Mairan Murray Development Producer, Waddell Media Finally...  Advice for those entering the new media job market? "Do...
John Henry  Donovan Head of New Media, H+A Group Finally...  Advice for those entering the new media job market? New Media...
Fiona Dixon Web Designer and Developer, Digital Crew Finally...  Advice for those entering the new media job market? Have ...
Donogh MacCarthy-Morrogh TV and Web Video Director, StormVids Finally...  Advice for those entering the new media job mark...
Sabrina Dent Chief Pixel Pusher, SabrinaDent.com Finally...  Advice for those entering the new media job market? A classro...
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It Beats the Dole: Careers Paths in New Media

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Slide show introductions and content for a panel discussion at Barcamp Cork featuring Mairan Murray, John Henry
Donovan, Fiona Dixon, Donogh
MacCarthy-Morrogh and Sabrina Dent.

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It Beats the Dole: Careers Paths in New Media

  1. 1. Moderator: Sabrina Dent SabrinaDent.com
  2. 2. Mairan Murray Development Producer, Waddell Media 1. Previous career, if any: 2. Number of years in new media: 3. Professional training, if any: 4. Tools used daily: 5. Percentage of daily skills self-taught vs. training: Day Producer TV3, Senior Content Producer BBC Eight years MSc in Multi-Media Systems, Trinity College Dublin <ul><li>Pen and paper </li></ul><ul><li>Final Cut Pro or Avid </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>BaseCamp </li></ul>75% learned on the job, 25% through education or training
  3. 3. John Henry Donovan Head of New Media, H+A Group 1. Previous career, if any: 2. Number of years in new media: 3. Professional training, if any: 4. Tools used daily: 5. Percentage of daily skills self-taught vs. training: Industrial Designer, Artist, Picture Framer, Chef and Barman Eight years Video tutorials available on the web <ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver </li></ul><ul><li>After Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Modo </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrator </li></ul>90% self-taught
  4. 4. Fiona Dixon Web Designer and Developer, Digital Crew 1. Previous career, if any: 2. Number of years in new media: 3. Professional training, if any: 4. Tools used daily: 5. Percentage of daily skills self-taught vs. training: Receptionist/Administrator One and a half years FAS course - eCommerce & Web Design <ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox web developer tools </li></ul>50/50
  5. 5. Donogh MacCarthy-Morrogh TV and Web Video Director, StormVids 1. Previous career, if any: 2. Number of years in new media: 3. Professional training, if any: 4. Tools used daily: 5. Percentage of daily skills self-taught vs. training: Graphic Designer Seven years BBC Health and Safety Training, BBC Camera <ul><li>Pen and paper </li></ul><ul><li>Safari </li></ul><ul><li>Final Cut Pro </li></ul><ul><li>After Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Final Draft </li></ul>75% self-taught and experience
  6. 6. Sabrina Dent Chief Pixel Pusher, SabrinaDent.com 1. Previous career, if any: 2. Number of years in new media: 3. Professional training, if any: 4. Tools used daily: 5. Percentage of daily skills self-taught vs. training: Teaching, non-profit development, agony aunt Twelve None <ul><li>PaintShop Pro version 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrator </li></ul><ul><li>JEdit </li></ul>75% looking stuff up, 25% asking questions
  7. 7. So... What is it you do, exactly? (In sixty seconds or less.)‏
  8. 8. And... How did you get your first job? (And how long did it take?)‏
  9. 9. Now... Questions from the audience. (That means you in the back row there.)‏
  10. 10. Mairan Murray Development Producer, Waddell Media Finally... Advice for those entering the new media job market? &quot;Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.&quot; Howard Aiken
  11. 11. John Henry Donovan Head of New Media, H+A Group Finally... Advice for those entering the new media job market? New Media trends change rapidly over a very short time. Keep on top of it all by exploring and acquiring new skills. New Media is all about balance and knowing just enough about everything.
  12. 12. Fiona Dixon Web Designer and Developer, Digital Crew Finally... Advice for those entering the new media job market? Have a good portfolio of you work, even if they're only sample projects.
  13. 13. Donogh MacCarthy-Morrogh TV and Web Video Director, StormVids Finally... Advice for those entering the new media job market? Develop an eye-catching portfolio, work for free if necessary to build this up. Smell nice...
  14. 14. Sabrina Dent Chief Pixel Pusher, SabrinaDent.com Finally... Advice for those entering the new media job market? A classroom is a box. Think outside the box.
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