30 May 2012
- Here is a website I have looked at for a film editor in Hampshire . I thought Ill look at this site to find out more about who they are as a company . They do animation , short films , post production and you get to create a3D product animation .
Here this shows I have sent an email to this video production company .
29 May 2012
Here is a email I got back from Jess (Runner) - middle man - She gave me a brief outing of what you do when being a runner . She said it's best to get some work experience so you get a real feel of what the environment will be like , so at big TV companies . You normally get paid around £70 a day and it's normally paid monthly and this does change to company to company . If you don't have any work experience she said she said it be good to research about the company so you're favorite film and find out who made them . She said to write to the production manager /producer just asking about if they need any help with setting up productions and helping out with the clients/team etc so basically if they needed a hand. She gave me some websites to look at to get some experience in film . It was useful to hear someone with experience in the media industry telling me about the job and how to proceed further with this job .
advertising campaign - research of films - marketing strategies, target audience and the different types of advertising platforms - advantages and disadvantages !!
Marvel was coming up with ways how to advertise the movie; They advertised it by super bowl ads, TV commercials and all over the internet. The internet has been a great way to get people’s attention of the Avengers film through Facebook. Marvel used this to generate a Facebook fan base. They did create Avengers Facebook page which they give people a contest (early screening of the Avengers) to its fans. This was to give fans two free tickets to see the premier in Hollywood in April; This was a form to draw viewers in.
The advantages of a poster of Prometheus is that it gives you insight of what the film is about with the aliens in the background, letting you know it is Sci-Fi film with its dark use of features creating an enigma feel to it. Posters make you want to know more about the film without revealing too much of it. Posters can give you a real feel of what the poster is about with its use of dark colours. Posters can keep the audience guessing of what’s going to happen in the film with the little inter titles so a bit of snippet of the film. The poster was aimed to be dark of the universe to reaming as enigma of a thrilling experience of what to expect. The aliens are battling out to save the human race before its tool late with its coolness of technology. You want to attract your audience in especially to Sci-Fans which probably will watch this.
27 May 2012
- It shows I have emailed three of these jobs from my recent job roles blog - here are the sent emails =)
|email I sent to Levy Joffrion magazine assistant editor/writer/journalism|
Here I went onto this blog http://www.thefilmeditor.com/contact.html to find out about a film editor .
I find out a bit more about the job itself as film editor . Here it shows I have emailed her (Janelle) about the job itself basically what I asked above -contract , paid - monthly-weekly - and training .
Janelle - film editor. I sent her an email to find out more about the job.
It basically includes the stuff from before - contract , paid -weekly /monthly and training . It's best to get more of a professional point of view of what it's like in the media industry as they have experience of this . This is the website I used to email her - http://www.runnersinproduction.com/fixed/contac
20 May 2012
The Job role I have looked at is editorial side of a magazine. I have looked at this because I do enjoy making magazines. I did do my FMP last year on a magazine which took a while to do , as I had so much information , but it was good fun designing a magazine how I wanted it to look. It's all bout the layout , colour , images how there going to be positioned , text as well and other stuff as well. It be good to write you're own articles about the latest gossip or whatever.It be good to get you're work published out there for the public to read. I enjoyed making a magazine , this is idea of a job for a career.
Here I have found another website that helps with publishing you're own work , with the use of training involve . They have over 7000 staff all over the world . Macmillan is one of the largest and best known international groups. It does meet the high standards of education , fiction and non-fiction publishing forms with providing courses. Macmillian is a a private company , that helps people with development of proceeding further in the media industry with it's publishing operation.You can work for them with publishing you're work to them or even being apart of their team to get you started,it could leave you a career afterwards .
When working in the media industry , it can be hard as you are working against other companies with bigger or smaller promotions . It can be tense as you know that you have to up you're game. In the media industry today you have to show of you're skills with using you're best advantage of producing high standards of you're work . The company may push you to develop you're work even further of asuccessful
editorial person . It has said that editors often become their own manager , where it leads to a much calmer route. Some editors do work from home , whether it's to be closer to family , or you want to work for yourself . Freelances have a benefit of getting the magazines done in you're own sort of time , still having a social life so there is no need to travel . Free lance rates vary , there is a benefit of holiday pay , sick pay , pension and maternity cover . As you're out in the wide world you do start to make contacts with working with other people as well, who can help you explore the world of different contacts that means they may have a job that you are looking for .
Here I have used the editorial side of a magazine of what the job description is . An editor can take more than one role when becoming a editor for a magazine so for e.g advertising , editorial , researcher editor, the press , journalist and commissioning etc which all link together when promoting and advertising .
This shows all different agencies that work around the UK , that gives skills of publishing printing and marketing etc. The jobs will help you prepare yourself for the media industry.They all have the professional standards who will help you achieve what you want and will teach you onto a successful career in editorial , marketing, journalist, fiance and editor etc. There's all different jobs within the media sector that you can choose from . The jobs at the agencies you can work part time or full time depending on the company .
It's always good to gain portfolio showing of you're work so for e.g photographs , magazine articles , short films ,radio and you're skills with sending you're work to companies .It's a great way to show of you're talent with showing it in a book with it being presented professionally. It be good idea to attend workshops to help you find out what it is really like with being practical so the tasks that are needed to be done and also with talking to the people who work in the industry . Events are good with showing off you're work so competitions are good way to get you're work seen . Here it shows I have looked at website to create a portfolio , it has information on about film studies so you can research further in the film industry .You can see on there as other people have published their work to the site as well. The BBC will get you're noticed . You may find yourself being un paid if you do work experience . Competition of works is everywhere , you have to up your game so you need to be ready to work hard . Networking is essential so you have different contacts. You should send you're CV to as many production companies as you can . Then follow up with a phone call to show you're committed to the job role .
Salary at the start are likely to arrange of £14,000 to £20,000 and they can vary according to size and as well as the employer depending on what you are doing and high it is if it's a big production . Average salary's are around £26,000. After to 10 - 15 years , senior editors salaries range from about £23,000 to £40,000, with higher salary's possible in the larger publishing . Working hours can be very long 9-5 with some extra hours , often without payment , for overtime. Work may involve extra hours as deadlines approach and need to be done dead on the deadline .
Code of Practice:
It's said that you must not give any in accurate information about a person when publishing about them in an article.Your not allow to let any information or even pictures to be misleading, you can't say anything that will ruin their reputation so for e.g if they tell you something in confidence . The editor has to have a lot of respect for their people who they are writing about . If there is anything that you have put in there you're senior manager looks at it and if he notices something about it you have to correct it straight away ; you will have to write a apology which will have to published on the article at the bottom of the page .The editor has the right to protect and to keep some information private,if they spill it out in the magazine then that is known as defamation. Depending on the editor they could make it out more than it needs to be . The editor will have to justify it with their people first before it is broadcasted and published out into the world .The editors (photographers) have to get permission from the person before they take a picture . Journalist's they must not intimidate or harass the person, if they want to decline on the situation. If they are asked to leave they should do so immediately without question. The editors and journalist's have to respect these people and they must ensure that they meet these principles and perform in the right manner . Journalist's have the right to protect each individual and protect a persons confidential sources of information .
Film Video /Editor
The Job role I have looked at is Film/Video editor . I have looked at this because I do enjoy editing with adding the affects , editing the footage , making it look like how you want it to look and working with the sound effects so what works right with the footage. I did enjoy editing our thriller film and editing our TV advert from last year it was good fun though , even though some people hate editing but I like it. =) It's all about getting it right with the audio sound beds , sound effects , using the razor tool to cut the rights bits of the footage , using the right transitions if needed and using the right tools . It be good fun editing material (footage) in the right standards . This is an idea of a job for a career.
What's it all about:
Editing is all about meeting the expectations of what you have been asked to do . With editing there is a lot of things that you need to take on board so for e.g how you're going to make a final piece of the outcome. You will have to fiddle around with it to get the outcome you want , using the right tools when editing. You have to decide on how you want it to look , deciding on what footage you want to use as you may have filmed it a few times to get the right shots.You will have to make a decision on the sound affects , for what is suitable for you're footage and etc. The job role itself you are responsible for you're own production with broadcasting , so using the right material and assembling it into a final product for broadcasting across the world . This is the key role for post production (so making films for TV programs) . With this this can really show of you're skills with being creative and showing you're ability to produce a high standard editing . The editor will work with the director to make decisions on how to perform further with producing a final piece. They will work together with helping each other out .
What do you do:
Within the job role you will take on different tasks to perform , you will you use the latest technology software this will be including: adobe premier pro to help you edit the footage effectively and adobe after effects to add a different element to it with being more creative with it's different use of tools . Adobe after effects is still common with the media industry as you get all these different video artists producing a different element of visual effect without needing a story and characters. You will use a good high quality sound software to help you produce high tech sound and high quality images . Depending on how the big the product is and what you're director whats you to do, the editor maybe able to put their own creative idea to the board with creating the narrative of the video. You may be able to structure it on how it's going to perform and the tone of the program so how it's going to look etc .Sometimes they maybe be able to give you freedom of the production , but with others they may only be able to work the machine . The process of work for the editor includes tasks such as providing shot list ,script , outline of footage so what you plan to do with it , assembling the footage so putting it onto the software program , storing files onto the computer ,putting them into the right format , cutting the footage correctly into a sequence , create a rough cut of the program, exact of the final program, tweeting the content and running a smooth production for the film/video. Other additional features may include: selecting the right sort of music for you're footage ,watching and taking notes on the process of editing , with working with directors and as well as clients. You may be able to experiment with designs, or either writing for a voice over (commentary) .
With this kind of job there is no need for qualifications , it's open to all graduates and diplomas . It's best that you have some experiences in communication , media studies , photography ,multimedia , and IT. You can still apply for this job, you can still apply for it if you're thinking of going to university as long as you have skills for the job then you’ll be fine in this sort of media industry. There is an entry without a degree and HND (Higher education) , but applicants must show a full commitment to enter this job role(media industry.) There are courses relating into this media industry so for e.g film/media production , this maybe good to have some full experience with knowing the knowledge of what is expected of you when you enter the media industry . Pre entry (skills that you have used) is very important when it comes down to a job because it will show you that you have full experience of this in media /film production , they want you to have this so it shows you are capable of putting these skills into practice . The Pre entry will also show that you have a degree on you're production whether it is outside or within you're degree. Best to have it recently showing that you are prepared for this job. It is good to have experience as a runner(entry level) first before heading straight into the deep end .You want to get use to the environment , getting to know the people , undertaking tasks so like an assistant , tea making looking after guests and preparing the stage etc . It basically gives you a justification of what it's like on a day to day basics and what needs to be done .
1. Is to have a good eye for exploring detail and having a critical mind.
2. Being creative showing you're skills off.
3. Willing to listen to others who may have some good ideas to help you in what you want to produce and you will need to work well with being an individual as well as working in a team.
4 . You will need to show off you're full dedication into this work force , self motivation and commitment.
5. Being organize is always good to know where stuff is and self time management skills so managing you're daily schedules so not wasting time .
6 . Written skills are needed and communication skills too .
It’s always good to get experience so maybe working at the BBC for a week, you maybe able to see how the BBC is run with meeting different people and the different teams who work together at the BBC . Going behind the scenes and like seeing it actually being broadcasted so a live program that is being produced that be cool . Then they might show you how they edit their piece of footage , how the software works with producing a high quality TV program onto our screens when broadcasted . They might show you the ins and the outs of how the BBC industry works . Gaining work experience will be good for this, producing you're skills even further. It may lead you into a first job or a training opportunity in editing . You get experience with using it in college with knowing the basic stuff from your lectures.
It's always good to edit you're own films or even footage , so you can get a rough idea on how to edit . It can be good fun when producing something in a way you want it to look . This is always good when going into the media industry with technical and required skills for the job . There is also a few short courses of program's that can help you with you're editing skills to become a professional which the media industry is big and is looking for people to live up to their expectations.
Here this shows I have found a website( the creative skill sets ) is a an industry body that helps with training courses and skills to help you within the media industry . It has resources to take you to the next level, there is all sorts of jobs on here which will suit each individual of what job they want . This website offers advice and support to those people who are not sure what they want to do . They offer all sorts of courses within the media industry so for e.g photo imaging , animation , film , advertising and editor etc . They do provide career opportunities if you're thinking of a future career . They provide you with easy access of information about the media industry .
Here is another website that I have looked at this also provides courses as well within the media industry; so whether it's film , radio , interactive media and television they provide the courses to you're needs .The BFI provides understanding and knowledge of these different types of courses . They run a variety of activities and services . BFI has a database where you can type into the search bar about the history , the different types of film companies. The website has statistics (Quantitative data) finding out about the facts of data about the film industry or the other media sectors . It has information on how films target their specific audiences through films on DVD and video . It discusses the marking strategies for this and there is loads of stuff on the website if you want to research in fuller detail about the different film companies and agencies as well. The website provides full in depth information that can help you with researching about a particular subject with exploring the world of film.
Free Lance Work:
Most of video /film editors today are employed on freelance basics where they are working on a short term contract. Editors may work on different variety's on post production so programs , films , music and advertising etc . The final stage of the process requires to have skills produced online who is working in specialist post production . The editors are responsible for their final product, the required specifications that are needed . The skills required will be colouring ,special effects and footage to a finish film production whether it is online or offline. Freelances in the other stages look at their equipment and they may extend their skills into camera or sound work to keep them employed to get some contacts . For freelances career you can make money from home if you're self-employed by editing you're own work and then publishing it . They always start off from a small production then it soon reaches to big projects . It's always good to have a good relationship with directors ,editors and production managers. It all pays off in the end as you start to meet new people and you will have a variety of contacts . More of a career development starts when you see you have the experience to proceed further with the skills required and bring practical strategies with you . The media industry is all about getting contacts , the people who you work with may provide you with a contact or even themselves may sign you up if you have the basics skills there looking for . The hours can be long as you're there editing away it takes time to get it perfect .
Here I have looked at the Prospects website to find out the information on the job description and the work activities that you must be able to do within the job. This is a good website for finding a career that you want to take on in your life .
Here I have used the film/video of what the job description is . A film/video is an editor can take more than one role when becoming a editor for film /video so for e.g broadcasting ,TV operator , floor manager , runner , production assistant and film/video producer . They all work together on different floors within the company to work together on broadcasting a TV program, there's all these different elements that take place on center stage and behind the scenes.
This shows all the different agencies that work around the UK , that gives skills on what to expect from the media industry. They help you with providing their skills to the test with helping you out in the media industry. The jobs will help you prepare yourself for the media industry.They all have the professional standards who will help you achieve what you want and will teach you to a successful career in being a professional film editor. There's all different jobs within the media sector that you can choose from . The jobs at the agencies you can work part time or full time depending on the company .
The starting salary's range from £18,000 - £25,000 for those employed by a television or post -production studio .With experience the salaries can range from £20,000 -£35,000 . Range of typical salary's at senior levels is at £37,000 - £70,000, if there working on a high project then they will get more money . Editors who work as freelancers are paid on contact basics . Hours vary depending on the production and may be standard office hours .Shift work may be involved if editing studios are booked at night. When there are deadlines to meet , long hours will be involved and overtime may be required .
The Job role I have looked at is a runner . I have looked a this job because it sounds interesting , you'll be there with helping out with on set stuff , meeting new people so clients ,you will get a real just to what it's actually like in a busy environment. You will see how things are progressed with being apart of the action on how the media industry works with day to day jobs needed to be carried out . It sounds good that you are being apart of it with helping team members out with what needs to be prepared and done . It's good that you will see what goes on on set and behind set .
The BBC offers work experience to give people a real feel of what the media industry is like with meeting new people that work a long the BBC and meet people on set . It's a great way to explore and get use to a busy environment as the BBC can be hands on deck .It will hopefully give you a clear understanding of what you're career will be like . You will find out more about the company when working as a runner. You will get to do different job roles when becoming a runner , researcher , floor manager etc. You will be part of a team which is good . You can easily apply on the BBC website - Here below is a brief outline of what to expect from you're placement at the BBC. Companies look for young people who want to know more and be part of the media industry . People who haven't attended university they still take people on if they want to gain work experience in media .
Here is the BBC website it shows you can apply to the BBC online . They offer 1,700 work experience a year , covering all the types of work they offer . You can easily search and apply for the job roles you're interested in .
Here I have looked at the Prospects website to find out the information on the job description and the work activities that you must be able to do within the job. This is a good website for finding a career that you want to take on in your life .
Here I have looked onto the Agency Central it shows the jobs of a runner in London with earning£20,000-25,000 a year . It depends on the growth of the client and what skills they have got to offer to the job . The job position is a job manager which works on the floor and as well as being a runner . They need to have a degree. You must be able to use Microsoft word , excel , power point and office . It be better if you had an interest in design.The jobs you will do are studio runner , answering phones from clients and other people , desk research , maintaining office supplies and etc .
A salary for a runner have increased a little bit over the past few years. The average starting salary for a runner is approximately £7-£8 per hour . Most of them are freelancers but are employed full time or on a short contact . The hours can be long as hell and unpredictable, often up to six days a week during the production . Broadcasting is 24 hours operation and the working style reflect this . You may have to work nights , weekends and public holiday's . Film and TV shoots often want to make the most of the daylight for filming so early mornings and late nights are common occurrence .
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