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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Film Production Careers

5 OCT 2012
Career Path : Audio Engineering

When watching a film, it is easy to forget that what you’re seeing isn’t real. It’s also easy to forget about the people that were scurrying back and forth behind the screen to produce the fantastic illusion that presents itself in the form of a movie.

The truth is, behind that screen are directors, producers, assistants, camera operators, photographers, make-up artists, costume designers, sound engineers and the list goes on. While you don’t see these people, they are the ones truly responsible for the successful creation of the movie or production that you are watching. And every one of them is a highly trained professional.

While this is an abstract example, there was a time in the television business when writers refused to work. Television ratings fell to an all-time low, and television companies were forced to produce the phenomenon currently known as reality television. While this development had its benefits (and was, and still is, extremely entertaining) people soon realized the value of writers, even if they weren’t directly present in the production of a show, or a movie. The general public began to understand the importance of what happens behind the scenes.

Although the training is extensive, there is no other career like it in the world. If you are interested in film production, then you should consider earning the proper industry certification. Film production school will prepare you for working in the real world, and provide you with a network even long after you have graduated. You will also have the opportunity of being taught by highly trained, and well-respected professionals. As teachers, these accredited and experience professionals will be able to teach you the theory behind film production, as well as how to do the actual work involved in making a movie, or any other kind of production. In film, much is learned through experience, and who you know. Having professional certification provides you with the extra credibility to make you stand out in such a competitive field. The right film production school can help you do this.

If you are more interested in audio engineering, have a natural talent for creating and understanding music, then enrolling into an audio engineering program might be an option for you to consider. Professional training will allow you to take your training to the next level. Under the tutelage of other experience musicians and music professionals, you will learn how to understand the fundamentals of music, from everything from sound and recording to songwriting. Audio engineering school will also teach you the intricacies of musical theory and the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI).

Whatever medium you decide to study, you will be asked to present an individual piece to represent the conclusion of your studies. The making of this piece will be entirely your responsibility, and will provide you with a good idea of what will be expected, and required of you in the working world.

Working in an ever-changing field is the most rewarding job in the world, but you do have to put in the work to get there.

Visit Trebas Institute for more information on film school.