Jobs available in the Creative and Media Industry.. I want to sing in a band! I want to be a Manga Artist! I want to be a computer game designer! By Rubina Begum 10Q
*Dancer* They dance and perform the routine that the choreographer teaches them and rehearses with them, in front of an audience. They are expected to be in charge of learning and rehearsing the routine before the performance. * Choreographer * They create the routine that the dancer performs, keeping in mind the timing of the routine and dancers, the dynamics of each movement etc, and also guide the dancers through learning and rehearsing the dance. *Costume Designer* The costume designer has to create and produce the costumes worn by the dancers in performances, as well as being responsible of keeping track of the budgeting of the outfits to make sure they don’t overspend. *Dance therapist* A dance therapist attempts to relieve stress for, and promote self esteem in their patients , in order to correct a number of physical and emotional ailments. They use dance as a tool to heal both the mind and the body as dance therapy relies on the belief that state of mind can affect overall health. *Hair and Make up Stylist* A hair stylist shampoos, cuts, colours and styles the hair for performers before their performance. He or she may educate clients about hair and scalp care, remove unwanted hair or dress a wig. Some stylists even do nails and skin care. Performing Arts - Dance
Performing Arts - Music *Composer* Someone who creates music and tracks from scratch, or someone who instructs others in the way they play their instruments etc. They write a piece of music for theatre, TV, radio, film, computer games and other areas where music is needed. *DJ* A DJ is selects a range of tracks that mix nicely together in order to create a “mix”, for a party or disco. They blend songs together in order to create a suite of music in which the audience is unaware of the transitions between tracks. Not only does this keep a dance floor energy on a constant flow, it can also sound very good when elements between two songs interact. *Music video director* *Public Relations* They talk to journalists about putting in adverts in news papers, radio, televisions, magazines, billboards , internet etc to promote the song, album, music video,, musician, or singer/band, through the fastest way possible, using the media. *Video set designer* Set designers in any line of work, be it films, music videos, or plays, look at a picture or sketch of the set, design it from scratch to use as a guide when building the set, and use every way possible to create it. They have to gather all the equipment and materials before hand by themselves e.g. All the wood, paint, metal, paintbrushes etc needed to make the props. But they also need to look at the budget they are given and plan the set building out carefully to avoid overspending.. Lastly they have to be creative and inventive with what they have, even if it’s only scraps, lots of money isn’t needed. Money can’t buy dreams. They are driven by a given music track, to create a concept and main focus for the video and direct it, as well as instructing the actors, musicians etc in the video in what ever they do. They also decide what camera shots should be used where and the style the video is shot etc. They are in charge of everything.
Performing Arts - Drama *Production Manager* They manage the building of the set, the cost of the transport , the production budget, the costs and times of using the rehearsal room, dealing with the stage manager’s overtime and keeping an eye on the costume design costs and duration. *Dramaturge* A dramaturge is in charge of selecting what is relevant, from the irrelevant information in the script, and deciding which parts of the play script should be cut out, what’s most important etc. They also proofread the script before the actors start rehearsing with it. *Play script writer* This person plans, writes and rewrites the script for the play from scratch, until it meets the director’s standards, needs and wants. The play script is later sent down to the actors, to memorise, rehearse and eventually perform on stage. * Producer * This is a key role, they listen to the director’s ideas and see how these ideas can happen and develop them. They look after the whole budget and use it carefully, adding up the costs, wages etc, as well as juggling different costs on top of others. A producer helps the director when in need and forms a partnership with them, later helping to make important decisions. They also need to find ways of getting hold of extra money if needed from loans, sponsors etc. Sometimes they even have to have a big creative input , naming the play etc. They need to have a sense of what appeals to various audiences and deal with marketing and press e.g. Posting trailers on websites etc. *Play Director* The director is the key role, in my opinion as without him you can’t put the play together, everything would be a mess. He leads the creative team, choreographer, vocal therapist etc. He needs to have an understanding and think about what they want the audience to experience, what appeals to the audience , what kind of actors and stage you’re going to pick, and who you’ll need to recruit . On top of all that, you need to lead the rehearsals and direct and instruct what the producer needs to do, how to promote it, how the actors move, the lighting and music set in each seen, what costumes need to be made and where to get them from, what props need to be made, how the set should be designed and most importantly, how to do all that, and stay within the budget set.
Media - Television * Actors * The work an actor does depends on what type of play/film it is. If it’s a drama, your main aim is to memorise, rehearse and perform the your lines in the script.. If you’re acting in a musical, you have to be able to sing, act and occasionally dance. In a comedy, you have to learn the dialogue as your main objective is to deliver the story behind the script to the audience. You may also need to sing a little in comedies, but not as much as you’d have to in a musical. He needs to become the character of the role he’s been given and make the play or drama seem so real, that the audience get pulled into their world. *Cameraman* A camera man is a very busy person, they have a lot to do, and not much time to do it. This is why many camera men such as Robert Singer, who directs and produces many fantastic, jaw-dropping Supernatural episodes, uses the 16 shot. This saves time, as you then have many different shots, at different angles, so you can pick your best shots from those. They need to be able to understand the director’s ideas clearly and be able to portray it in the right way, and find a way to achieve what the director asks them to do. They use various camera shots, lighting and angles to attract the audiences attention. *Dialect Coach* They assist an actor in assuming a certain regional accent in order to perform convincingly in radio, theatrical or film productions. Dialect coaches are skilled in diction and linguistics, and don’t necessarily have to have the accent that they’re teaching. *Video editor* An editor gets given all the footage shots filmed during the filming and carves it into the story the director wants to show, by cutting and taking out the deleted scenes and unusable parts. They chop away any unwanted portions and mix the audio from audio tracks with background music etc. They also can add effect to blend in, overlay or fade out etc as the video flows through it’s sequence.
Media - Radio *Audio Technician * They are responsible for ensuring that the sound recording is of the highest quality possible. Their primary role is to set up and operate recording equipment, in advance of the performers’ arrival and must be available for sound checks, adjusting the settings and equipment required. They are also responsible for finding and winning new jobs or business, it’s important to make business connections with club and venue managers, as they are responsible for contacting the audio technician. Finding new clients is a vital part of the job, this can be achieved through targeted advertising and building important business relationships, this helps provide new information and contacts regarding new jobs and other potential business opportunities. *station manager* The radio station manager has the responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the station including managing the various departments, scheduling on and off air staff, dealing with promotions and other advertising issues as well as ensuring that the station follows are regulations and guidelines. The station manager is also the liaison between the station owners and the employees and works to make sure that all employees are following the goals of the owners with regards to the type of station and level of professionalism. * Radio journalist * Radio and television journalists gather and present news, including information about current and historical events, things that have changed in the world and other topics of interest such as Music, Films, Food, Animes, Mangas, Korean pop, Japanese pop, Taiwanese Pop and Thai pop stars etc. *Broadcast Assistant* They give practical support to programme producers and presenters and ensure that shows run as smoothly as possible by managing a range of activities in a busy environment. They plan, research and produce live and pre-recorded radio programmes.
Media - Film *Casting Director* They are a link between the director and the producers of a movie or a television project. Their job is considered one of the busiest jobs around. They have to literally go through thousands of portfolios every day and keep taking interviews. It’s very difficult as they have to choose the best in every aspect, acting, personality, looks etc. Eventually they choose which characters play which role, after overseeing all the auditions. They are also in charge of the hiring of all the extras. *Lighting and sound technician* The lighting and sound technician is responsible for the light and sound of the production. They need to make sure that all equipment is securely put on, and turned off when needed, and oversee that the show runs smoothly. This is a key role, as if you make just one mistake, the entire play/show/film could be messed up. *Stunt Coordinator * A stunt coordinator, usually an experienced stunt performer, is hired by a TV, film or theatre director or production company to arrange the casting (stunt players and stunt doubles) and performance of stunts for a film, television programme or a live audience. In many cases, the stunt coordinator budgets, designs and choreographs the stunt sequence to suit the script and the director's vision. *Art designer* The art director reports to the production designer, and more directly oversees artists and craftspeople, such as the set designers, graphic artists, and illustrators who give form to the production design as it develops. The art director works closely with the construction coordinator to oversee the aesthetic and textural details of sets as they are realized. *Visual effects supervisor* The visual effects supervisor is in charge of the visual effects department. Visual effects refer to post-production alterations to the film's images. They are not to be confused with special effects, which are done during production (on set). *Film editor* The film editor is the person who assembles the various shots into a coherent film, with the help of the director.
Cartooning, Games and Animation *Comic book artist/ Manga ka* They design, write and sometimes animate comic books / Mangas that can be published as a book or online. They have to come up with the whole concept of it and solely create all the characters and setting etc themselves. As the work pile for a comic/ Manga artist is so much, Some artists have assistants who are aspiring artists to help them out for example, some artists roughly sketch our their characters and leave the details to be drawn on by their assistant, or they draw all the characters and main parts themselves, but leave the settings for the assistants etc. However lots of artists prefer to do everything themselves, so that everything is how they want it to be . However when it comes to comics, most of the time, they have separate people writing it, doing the art etc, as it’s easier to meet headlines and there’s not too much stress from work. A game artist is an artist who creates art for one or more types of games. Game artists are responsible for all of the aspects of game development that call for visual art. Game artists are often noted in role-playing games, collectible card games and video games. *Game artist* *Game designer* A game designer is a person who designs game play, conceiving and designing the rules and structures of a game. It is essentially the game equivalent to a screenwriter. The term applies to the designer of any game, whether a video game or tabletop games such as board games or card games. Visual Arts – They gives life to the characters that is needed for the animation/film/show. After reading the storyboard the animator imagines what the scene would be like and reads exposure sheets, which shows the directors' guides for the dialogue, action, FX, and how long the scene would be seen on screen. They then consult with the director on how the scene would be done and start roughly sketching it out, and eventually animating it. After that the scene would be checked by the director to see if the animator made the correct animation for the scene, if there's a mistake it is given back to the animator for corrections (fix up). After that the director checks it again and if it passes then it goes to Clean-up and In-between which is another department in animation production. *Animator*
*Architect* The architect is a trained professional who is central to the development of both the planning and the design components that form the basis for the construction of a building. the main purpose of an architect is to produce a design for a physical structure that meets the aesthetic, structural, and safety factors that must go into the construction of any type of public building. Generally, an architect is invited to bid on a construction project that is being undertaken by a municipality, private business or non-profit organization. The architect will work on designing a structure that will offer the best of all worlds. Ideally, the completed design will be functional for the purposes envisioned for the building. They will work to ensure that the original design is carried through to the finished product, with no alterations in materials or design that would lead to safety issues or compromise the quality of the building. They create, plan and style manufactured goods, ranging from automobiles to medical equipment. An industrial designer must have researched a product from all angles, including what its commercial uses might be, how it could be used most effectively and safely and how it could be produced most cheaply. They use sketches and computer programs to determine the shape, weight, size, colour, cost and other attributes of most products bought and sold from most manufacturing facilities. *Industrial designer* A graphic designer or graphic artist conveys information through visual solutions that promote or enhance a service, product, philosophy or entity. Graphic design is a professional umbrella term for a skill set that can be applied to a wide range of positions. A good graphic designer has strong interpersonal and marketing skills, in addition to a keen eye and an adept knowledge of electronic media packages . *Graphic designer* A Product Manager oversees the development of a product from concept development, through system demonstration, and into production. The Product Manager is responsible for the cost of the overall program to bring the item to market, the schedule of the development process, and the performance of the item once it is into production. They’re responsible for the overall success of a product from its birth to its burial; the product lifecycle. Product managers maximize a products return on investment by evaluating the product vs. its place in the market and where the product is in it's lifecycle. Maybe the product needs to an update to extend its lifecycle or maybe the product has matured enough to become a commodity in the market so it's price may need to be rethought. Product Managers are the key to getting the most bang out of you products. *Product manager*