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Become A Video Production Assistant

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Working As A Video Production Assistant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • $68,440

    Average Salary

What Does A Video Production Assistant Do At University of Pittsburgh

Editing with Adobe Create Cloud software (will be provided

How To Become A Video Production Assistant

Most producers and directors have a bachelor’s degree and several years of work experience in an occupation related to motion picture, TV, or theater production, such as an actor, film and video editor, or cinematographer.

Education

Producers and directors usually have a bachelor’s degree. Many students study film or cinema at colleges and universities. In these programs, students learn about film history, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, and the filmmaking process. Others major in writing, acting, journalism, or communication. Some producers earn a degree in business, arts management, or nonprofit management.

Many stage directors complete a degree in theater and some go on to receive a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Classes may include directing, playwriting, set design, and acting. As of May 2015, the National Association of Schools of Theatre accredited more than 180 programs in theater arts.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Producers and directors might start out working in a theatrical management office as a business or company manager. In television or film, they might start out as an assistant or another low-profile studio job.

Advancement

As a producer’s or director’s reputation grows, he or she may work on larger projects that attract more attention or publicity.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Producers and directors must coordinate the work of many different people to finish a production on time and within budget.

Creativity. Because a script can be interpreted in different ways, directors must decide how they want to interpret it and then how to represent the script’s ideas on the screen or stage.

Leadership skills. A director instructs actors and helps them portray their characters in a believable manner. They also supervise the crew, who are responsible for the behind the scenes work.

Time-management skills. Producers must find and hire the best director and crew for the production. They make sure that all involved do their jobs effectively, keeping within a production schedule and a budget.

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Video Production Assistant Career Paths

Video Production Assistant
Graphic Designer Marketing Specialist Product Manager
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Freelance Videographer/Editor Editor, Freelance Senior Editor
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Camera Operator Producer Writer And Editor
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Freelance Video Editor Senior Editor Content Manager
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Videographer Executive Producer Writer And Editor
Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Freelance Videographer/Editor Technical Director Production Manager
Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
Video Production Specialist Director, Video Production Production Director
Creative Services Director
8 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Web Producer Web Content Manager
Digital Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Manager Social Media Manager
Digital Strategist
5 Yearsyrs
Videographer Instructor Writer And Editor
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Editor Managing Editor Public Relations
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations
7 Yearsyrs
Associate Producer Account Executive Marketing Consultant
Head Of Marketing
6 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Production Manager Account Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Producer Project Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Technical Director Video Editor
Media Director
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Editor Account Executive Public Relations
Media Relations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Associate Producer Executive Producer Managing Editor
Publications Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Camera Operator Production Manager Sales Manager
Sales And Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Communications Manager Social Media Manager
Strategist
7 Yearsyrs
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Video Production Assistant Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    64.1%
  • Female

    33.6%
  • Unknown

    2.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    78.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.6%
  • Asian

    8.3%
  • Unknown

    1.9%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    51.3%
  • French

    12.8%
  • Cantonese

    7.7%
  • Mandarin

    7.7%
  • German

    5.1%
  • Yoruba

    5.1%
  • Korean

    5.1%
  • Portuguese

    2.6%
  • Japanese

    2.6%
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Top Skills for A Video Production Assistant

VideoProductionAudioEquipmentFinalCutProAdobePremiereProDVDAthleticsWebsiteCameraSetupAdobePhotoshopCameraOperationYoutubeVideoProjectsVideoShootsVideoContentPromotionalVideosMotionGraphicsDigitalVideoHDVideoEquipmentFacebookCustomerService

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Top Video Production Assistant Skills

  1. Video Production
  2. Audio Equipment
  3. Final Cut Pro
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in teaching 4th and 5th graders basic video production skills to prepare them to produce their own TV show.
  • Operated video cameras, video control consoles, and audio equipment.
  • Edit and color correct on Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.
  • Experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Audition.
  • Created the companies first hunting DVD for retail sales in coordination with the lead video producer and company graphic artist.

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