Summary Of Industry and Career<br />produces many of the world's feature films and recorded television <br />industry is dominated by several large studios which are found mostly in Hollywood<br />industry produces made-for-television movies, music videos, and commercials<br />This industry also includes editing, film and tape transfers, titling and subtitling, credits, closed captioning, computer-produced graphics, and animation and special effects.<br />
Training & Education<br />Formal training is very helpful to workers in filmmaking and television production<br /> Many entry-level workers start out by working on documentary, business, educational, industrial, or government films or in the music video industry. <br />In addition to colleges and technical schools, many independent centers offer training programs on various aspects of filmmaking<br />
Training & Education Cont.<br />For example, the American Film Institute is a good college to get into this field<br />Promotion opportunities for many jobs are extremely limited because of the narrow scope of the duties and skills of the occupations<br />
Earnings and Salary<br />Earnings of workers in the motion picture and video industries vary, depending on education and experience, type of work, union affiliation, and duration of employment<br />In 2008, average weekly earnings of nonsupervisory workers in the motion picture and video industries were $627<br />
Average / Median Salary<br />For directors their salary vary widely. <br />Producers rarely have a set salary, because they get a percentage of a show's earnings or ticket sales’<br />
Expected Job Prospects and Future Trends<br />competition is expected for the more glamorous, high-paying jobs<br />better job prospects are expected for multimedia artists and animators and others skilled in digital filming and computer-generated imaging<br />Wage and salary employment in the motion picture and video industries is projected to grow 14 percent between 2008 and 2018<br />
Cont.<br />Wage and salary employment in the motion picture and video industries is projected to grow 14 percent between 2008 and 2018<br />
Daily Tasks<br />Daily tasks will vary depending on what field in the movie and film industry you go into. It can vary from writing screenplays to selling popcorn at the concession stand. The truth is that in the film and video industry has a bunch of specific jobs for each individual.<br />
General Working Conditions<br />Unusual hours are normal in this industry, with 22 percent of workers having part-time schedules and 14 percent having variable schedules<br />comfortable surroundings<br />Filming outside the studio or on location may require working in weather<br />stamina to withstand the heat of studio and stage lights, long and irregular hours, and travel is also needed<br />
Continued<br />Directors and producers often work under stress as they try to meet schedules, stay within budget, and resolve personnel and production problems<br />Actors, producers, directors, cinematographers, and camera operators face the anxiety of rejection in this field<br />Writers and editors must deal with criticism and demands to restructure and rewrite their work many times until the producer and director are finally satisfied<br />
Nature Of Work<br />The nature of this work is very busy. You are constantly doing something and the stress that follows is high. Even after all of this many people will say that the results of this industry is great. They can contribute to making films that will be remembered through history and the pay can be fairly high. All in all it’s a risky business.<br />
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