Digital technology and computer-generated imagery are rapidly displacing film as motion picture media. The new technologies open the door to production in small, independent studios, and much postproduction work is performed by contractors. In fact, most motion picture and video establishments employ fewer than five workers.*
Watch the entire list of credits at the end of a picture, and you will realize how many individuals contribute to the final production. A representative sample includes the following:
The most important factors when applying for a job in video or media production are demonstrated skills and experience. A college degree in a related field is a big plus, and you should have a creative, entrepreneurial spirit. This is not, for the most part, a nine-to-five world.
Globe University’s affiliate, Minnesota School of Business, offers 2-year and 4-year degrees in this area:
Both emphasize hands-on training in professional-quality studios at the school’s Edina facility. Call 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions to arrange a tour and learn more about the programs.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition
Globe University is accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees, bachelor of science degrees, associate in applied science degrees and diplomas.
Working collaboratively with fellow Globe Education Network member Minnesota School of Business, the university offers college degree programs online and on campus in locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region (the IDS Center, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield, Elk River, Lakeville and Woodbury), Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud and Moorhead, Minnesota (MN); Appleton, Green Bay, Wausau, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Middleton and Madison, Wisconsin (WI); and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD). Our online program is world-wide, and our campuses serve students from Upper Midwest communities including Fargo, North Dakota (ND) and Bloomington, Eagan, White Bear Lake, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Roseville, Maplewood, Minnetonka and Maple Grove, MN.