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+ Actors Job Description
Actors are entertainers. They bring a writer's words to life by portraying characters on stage, screen and radio. Though the career can be glamorous, the road to success is often long and difficult. Most actors have to compete for parts through auditions. They need to be able to handle criticism and rejection. Once hired, actors spend hours memorizing lines and rehearsing. The workdays can be very long, especially on film shoots > view more

+ Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
The world of cameras and photography is becoming increasingly complex. What once was a simple mechanical matter of allowing light to enter a box and engrave an image… now can involve complex electronics and computer chips. So camera and photographic equipment repairers need very specific knowledge and training. Career schools offer classes in subjects like computer or film technology. Manufacturers and retailers offer on-the-job training > view more

+ Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
There are many kinds of camera work. Camera operators capture the excitement of breaking news and sports… Work in studios on television broadcasts… And create exciting visual images for motion pictures and commercials. This is a field with a wide range of opportunities that share common requirements: The ability to capture an image that conveys meaning. And the technical skill to record that image reliably > view more

+ Film and Video Editors Job Description
Between the camera…and the audience… comes a very important job. Film and Video Editors edit soundtracks, film and video for the motion picture, cable and broadcast television industries. They select the scenes captured by the camera operator…and put them in a sequence. It sounds simple. It isn’t. In addition to creativity, a thorough understanding of what needs to be communicated drives each decision > view more

+ Film Laboratory Technician Job Description
Before motion picture footage can be edited into a film, it has to be processed, prepped, transferred and digitized into an editing system. Film laboratory technicians process and prep the film for that transfer. These workers are involved in many tasks in a film processing facility, and may specialize. While it helps to have a discerning eye, some lab techs rely more on their sense of touch -- working comfortably and accurately in complete darkness! In order to show you this, we're simulating the procedures with the lights on > view more

+ Grips and Set-Up Workers, Motion Picture Sets, Studios, and Stages Job Description
There’s more to making a movie or television show, than what the audience sees. Behind the scenes there are workers responsible for moving equipment and building sets. Called Grips, or Set-up Workers, they are the “muscle” on a film or TV shoot. Grips are “jacks of all trades.” They assist the electricians with lighting. They help move and set up camera equipment. Working under the guidance of the set designers, grips handle the movie’s carpentry needs > view more

+ Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
An actor’s appearance is a major part of his or her performance. Making the actor look right for the role is the job of the Makeup Artist. Professional Makeup Artists work in TV, movies and live theater. They begin by reading the script and learning details about the production. To create their designs, they consider many factors, including the age of each character and the setting and time period of the story > view more

+ Photographers Job Description
The subjects vary. And so does the equipment. Photography is a business in transition from the old ways, with 35-millimeter film developed in chemicals… …To the new digital imaging that is more immediate, and can be manipulated with computer software. Photography is an art form. But very few photographers who specialize in “fine art” make enough money to support themselves solely through their artwork > view more

+ Photographic Processing Machine Operators Job Description
Between the click of a camera and the enjoyment of the photographs, comes the work of photographic processing machine operators. These are people trained to load and operate photographic printing machines, film developing machines, and mounting presses. Familiarity with computers is increasingly important for these workers. When the work is completed, they make sure the images were developed properly > view more

+ Radio and Television Announcers Job Description
Getting paid to talk is not as simple as it sounds. Whether voicing an advertisement… anchoring a TV newscast … or hosting a radio show…. announcers call on an array of skills. For example, you need acting talent to record voice-overs in films and commercials, because though you’re not seen on camera, you’re still playing a role. Disc Jockeys are entertainers who play scheduled music and commercials between jokes, interviews and topical information > view more