By Ashtyn Creel
The screen fades to black. The credits roll. For the past two hours, you have been lost in a commotion of characters, camera angles and plot twists, all cleverly designed to take you out of your present cares and into the fantasy world of film.
Have you ever wondered how it’s all done? Read on to find out what you can do with a degree in digital film.
A passion for filmmaking is the first step in making a career out of it. There are many different careers available, from sound technician to film director. But having creative talent alone won’t help you stand out in the competitive industry. Most employers will want to hire someone who has earned a digital film degree.
There are many degree options available, such as an associate degree in digital film or a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual design with a digital film specialization.
It’s important to choose a school that uses industry-standard technology and offers classes that cover topics such as film camera operations, editing, art direction, lighting, sound, visual storytelling and post-production.
Storyboarding: Basic idea development is a required skill for any serious filmmaker. This course teaches students how to use scripting software to create compelling storylines through the process of pre-visualization.
Field Production and Lighting: In this course, students learn all there is to know about lighting and color for both studio and field environments.
Digital Video Editing: Students won’t get too far in their careers without a solid understanding of video editing. Much like Photoshop is to professional photographers, Avid Media Composer is a professional-level video editing program that aspiring filmmakers need to learn. This type of class helps equip students with that knowledge.
Film experts are needed in many different sectors. Depending on the job, you may be expected to travel to film location sites and carry heavy equipment for long periods of time.
By learning the art of filmmaking with a digital film degree, you can obtain the tools needed for a variety of film production jobs and be well on your way to landing the career of your dreams.
Careers to consider:
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*Salary ranges are according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.