Digital Film Technician Career Field

digital film techCareer Overview

Digital film technicians are part of the vast world of multimedia production. They can actually specialize in many different aspects of the film and media industry. Sometimes, they are called digital multimedia specialists. Digital film technicians specialize in working with the digital  film production side. They specialize in creating, editing, and manipulating digital film that is utilized in the motion picture world, on television, in advertising, and even on the internet. Digital film technicians are often also skilled in editing and creating the audio aspects that go along with digital film creation.

Education Requirements

Associate’s Degree in Digital Multimedia Production
Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Multimedia Production

Jobs in the film and video industry are very competitive. Even though a degree is not required to work in the field, any formal education and training you can get will give you an edge when trying to get hired. Employers like to hire digital film technicians that have experience and formal training. The best college degree to have in this field is a bachelor’s degree (4 year degree) in digital multimedia production or film creation. Some colleges also offer an associate’s degree (2 year degree) and a shorter college diploma in digital multimedia production.

Coursework

Digital Film Editing
Writing or Film and Television
History of Film in America
Cinematography
Lighting for Film and video
Video Production
Audio Production
Film Animation
Film and Video Financing

Employment Trends

Job Availability as of May 2008: 55,400
Projected Employment in 2018: 62,400
Average Annual Salary for film and video technicians in U.S. in 2008: $39,410

Top Colleges

Full Sail University
The Arts Institute
Everest College
Westwood College
University of Phoenix

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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