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  • How to become a Pro TikTok Creator?

    A Pro TikTok Creator produces short-form video content that is to be published on TikTok. They would typically be involved from the pre-production to post-production process, should there be required edits and additional animations to make.  Pro TikTok Creators should id ...
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  • How to become a Live Stream Producer?

    Live stream producers are increasingly crucial crew members in today’s media production industry due to the rise in demand for Virtual and Live Stream Events. This is especially so in the current midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as some countries and cities are sti ...
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  • How to become a Sound Assistant?

    Learning how to become a freelance sound assistant can become a vital stepping-stone to a successful career in film and television production because sound assistants work alongside and under the supervision of two technicians who generally have more experience and more skills ...
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  • How to become a Camera Operator?

    A camera operator for video is the person who literally shoots the video or the still photographs during the planning stage. A Freelance Camera Operator is someone who a director hires to handle either a single camera or to manage a team of camera operators. This is a supporting ...
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  • How to become a Film Director?

    You have passion for film. You know every movie ever directed by your favorite directors – even the less appreciated ones. You drive your friends crazy on movie night, describing the artistic and dramatic techniques utilized. And you know how you would have done it better. You ...
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  • How to become a Producer?

    Producers play an important role in video production both in management and creative capacities. Opposed to being an in-house producer, you have the freedom to work on whichever projects you choose in terms of the genre and the people you’ll be working with. Depending on the ...
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  • How to become a Video Editor?

    If you’ve always dreamed of a career in film editing, but aren’t sure you want to tie yourself to a specific studio or broadcast facility for most of your career, you may be wondering whether you’ll be able to make it as a freelancer in this highly competitive industry. Re ...
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  • How to become a Photographer?

    Traditionally freelance photographers have been experts in creating high-quality still images, in monochrome or color, and have been hired for portraits, family group photos, weddings and other significant events. But there’s now an increasing demand for photographers with ski ...
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  • How to become an Assistant Shooter?

    When you want to become a freelance photographer, it always helps to be a freelance assistant shooter first. In order to find a job as an assistant, you have to be willing to work hard. If you don’t have much of a portfolio, you will probably need to work as a lighting assista ...
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  • How to become a 2D Animator?

    2d animation is an exciting career path with many opportunities in film, TV, video games, advertising, and much more. If you live for drawing and creating visual effects, 2D animation just might be the right career path for you. For video production in particular, 2D animators a ...
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  • How to become a 3D Animator?

    Becoming a freelance 3D animator means that you have the special skills to make the imaginary world appear real. The art of manipulating images with computer software allows 3D animators to give characters and objects depth, texture, sound and varying colors. By creating people ...
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  • How to become a 3D Graphics Artist?

    If you’ve enjoyed drawing from a young age, moving on to computer animation or 3D printing as technology has become more advanced, you may be wondering whether you can parlay your 3D design skills into a freelance position that allows you to complete projects from the comfort o ...
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  • How to become a 3D Modeling Artist?

    As technology has progressed, the video industry has progressed with it. Many movies used to employ concrete props to represent special effects. This quickly advanced to chroma key, or green screen, technology and has culminated with the development 3D modeling technology. There ...
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  • How to become an Art Director?

    The Art Director for a film or video project helps to turn artistic vision into cinematic reality. Art Directors are responsible for working hand in hand with the Production Designer to bring a production its visual identity. An Art Director may work on feature films, documenta ...
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  • How to become a Boom Operator?

    A boom operator is a member of the sound team. They are responsible for holding and positioning microphones on booms and for the placement of clip-on and radio microphones. Expect to support the sound team as needed too. ...
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  • How to become a Cartoon Animator?

    People who love to draw and doodle may be natural candidates for freelance work in cartoon animation. A cartoon animator is someone who is talented in the areas of art and writing, as they create scripts and pictures which work together to tell a particular story. Cartoon anima ...
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  • How to become a Compositor?

    When it comes to creating realistic and believable visual effects, few jobs are as important as the compositor. These artists combine previously created layers of images, computer animation and live action to static plates. It is through this process that audiences will eventual ...
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  • How to become a Costume Designer?

    To launch your career to new heights, and take control of its trajectory, you can leave the corporate world behind and take the role of a freelance costume designer. As a costume designer, you have the power to breathe life into the characters depicted in each performance you ov ...
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  • How to become a Director of Photography?

    A film director of photography (DoP) is the person who provides a film with its unique visual identity, feel and look. They help to tell the story of the film by making artistic and technical decisions regarding lighting, shot selection, camera operations, film stock, and other ...
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  • How to become a Lighting Assistant?

    A lighting assistant or technician is the individual who controls the lighting and visual effects seen in live events such as music concerts, theatres, corporate events, and in film as well as TV work. He or she is responsible for all the production’s electrical systems and ef ...
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  • How to become a Location Manager?

    Everyone understands that having the proper location and background is crucial to the success of a film. When it comes to finding the right location and tailoring the location to meet the needs of the video, this is the important job of the location manager; however, the industry ...
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  • How to become a Location Scout?

    A freelance location scout is a comprehensive position on a video production crew. The bulk of their work occurs pre-production. Their job tasks involve the understanding of the costs associated with a script or with the director’s vision of the script. It is important that s ...
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  • How to become a Music Supervisor?

    Have you ever wanted to work in music? Have you ever wanted to work in television or some other video sort of occupation? You could do both. A music supervisor for film or video is the person responsible for coordinating all aspects of obtaining the right music for a specific pr ...
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  • How to become an On-screen Talent?

    If all the world’s a stage, then for actors, life itself is career training. As someone with the talent and drive for film, you have likely considered becoming a freelance actor. This has the potential to be a rewarding and enriching career, but only if you demonstrate and ref ...
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  • How to become a Production Coordinator?

    A production coordinator works with a producer or production manager. They help to coordinate with individuals involved in the filmmaking to ensure everyone comes together for the video production. They also serve as a supervisor to any of the production assistant staff. It tend ...
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  • How to become a Production Manager?

    A production manager is a person who takes a lead role in organizing video productions. They oversee hiring a staff and crew, structuring the company and deciding how finances and resources are efficiently brought into play. Production managers are among the top positions in vi ...
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  • How to become a Prop Master?

    The prop master is the person who takes the lead on getting all the props in a video production. If you’re looking for tips on how to become a freelance prop master, you will need to be able to have imagination, a sense of the types of objects used during different time period ...
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  • How to become a Runner?

    The role of a Runner on video shoots is one of the most entry-level positions on the set. While the job may involve seemingly menial tasks, many of the top Film Producers, Technicians and Directors today began their careers as a Runner on a film set. ...
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  • How to become a Script Writer?

    You might hold a prestigious degree from a notable film institution citing that you have successfully completed the course. However, becoming a successful freelance scriptwriter requires a bit more. First, you need a keen acumen in creativity that translates onto the pages of yo ...
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  • How to become a Set Designer?

    Some of the most famous film and theater productions in history have hinged on their set design — from the futuristic (but pre-1996) technology and cluttered sets of Twelve Monkeys to the detail-oriented backdrops in The Royal Tenenbaums. If you’ve been intrigued by set desi ...
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  • How to become a Set Director?

    As the creative and passionate force that drives the making of a film, a set director must fill many roles. In order to both visualize the structure and style of the film and define it, a set director needs to be effective at finding the right cast, editing the script for clarit ...
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  • How to become a Set Dresser?

    A set dresser is very important to any kind of film or theater production. Productions cannot always occur in the climate or the time period called for in the script, so the set dresser is responsible for remedying that problem. It is up to the set dresser to transform all of us ...
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  • How to become a Sound Editor?

    A band that creates a hit song can become an overnight sensation. And while the engineers and editors that work behind the scenes may not become household names as quickly, they earn a reputation in the industry. The best can become popular culture icons such as George Martin an ...
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  • How to become a Sound Engineer?

    Sound engineering, also known as audio or recording engineering, is one of the most technical aspects of the production industry. A good sound engineer is a master of manipulating, balancing, and reproducing electronic sound, whether it involves projection purposes for a live au ...
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  • How to become a Special Effects Supervisor?

    Do you have an eye for detail but a head for figures and deadlines? Do you love stories and have a passion for bringing them to life no matter what it takes? A special effects or SFX supervisor is far more than a glorified pixel shader: Actually, they are brought in on a video p ...
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  • How to become a Storyboarder?

    Working from a script, a storyboarder plots out a video’s action panel by panel. Storyboarding as a technique may have originally been developed by Disney for animated features, but today the technique is also used in live-action video productions. Here, “story” doesn’t ...
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  • How to become a Stunt Coordinator?

    When it comes to creating high impact stunts on film, few people play as critical a role as the stunt coordinator. Although they don’t often participate in the stunts themselves, the stunt coordinator is responsible for not only vetting and hiring the stunt crew, but they are ...
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  • How to become a Text Animator?

    Anyone who loves graphic design and feels a particular draw towards the creative manipulation of text may be well suited as a freelance text animator. As part of the video after effects team, text animators ease transitions from one video segment to another and highlight key pie ...
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  • How to become a Visual Effects Editor?

    The visual effects (VFX) editor is included under the umbrella category of Special Effects Artists, and is responsible for reviewing and editing visual effects after the footage has been shot. Whether physical or digital, scenes involving car crashes, explosions and other pyrote ...
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  • How to become a Voice Over Talent?

    Becoming a freelance voice over talent is a popular career option for many in the entertainment business — and for good reason. Voice over artists enjoy relative anonymity — a big perk for those with day jobs — and a huge amount of flexibility. It’s also quick work with l ...
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