Digital Video Editing and Design: Diploma Description

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In order to enter the modern world of filmmaking or video making, you need to know how to use digital video equipment. A graduate with this knowledge can enter the digital video field as a director or editor or within the film industry as an editor. Generally speaking this diploma requires the following coursework be completed: digital video equipment, digital video editing, digital photography, film directing, scriptwriting and digital sound editing. If this sounds interesting to you please read on for more information.
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Why Earn a Diploma in Digital Video Editing and Design?

If you love making movies at home and playing around with your video camera then you may have the ability to turn that into a career. Digital video filmmakers are used not only in places like Hollywood but at advertising agencies or public relations companies to make films and videos for clients. Digital videos are used for safety demonstrations in factories and digital training videos are used at a wide variety of companies across the country. This is a fast-paced and exciting career with the diploma focusing on training the student how to use the latest in digital video technology.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook for Digital Video Editing and Design

In the world of film these days digital editing is the rule and standard. It takes skill and technical knowledge to work in digital film editing. A Diploma in Digital Video Editing and Design prepares a student to enter the following careers: film director, video director, video and film editor.

Salary Information for Digital Video Editing and Design

Salary.com, www.salary.com, is an online resource that can be used to determine the salary potential for a variety of careers. Their data indicates that film and video directors earn between $17,566 and $40,312. Digital video and film editors earn between $22,464 and $39,855. A lot can depend on where the student is located and if the student is working for a major film studio or a smaller firm when it comes to the size of the salary.

Degree Specifics

Coursework for Digital Video Editing and Design

Classes involved in earning this degree will teach the student the techniques to edit film and video through the use of computers. Courses that a student in this degree program may take include the following:

  • Video Directing
  • Computer Animation
  • Video Editing
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Digital Sound Recording
  • Set Design
  • Set Lighting
  • Digital Sound Editing
  • Digital Photography
  • Scriptwriting

Skills Learned with a Digital Video Editing Design Diploma

The skills a student becomes equipped with when they earn this degree will prepare them to work in the film industry. Film can be used in a number of areas in the business world in addition to entertainment. Below are the skills a graduate with this diploma will offer employers:

  • Digital Video Directing
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Copywriting and Scriptwriting
  • Computer Animation
  • Digital Sound Recording Techniques
  • Digital Sound Editing
  • Digital Imaging Abilities

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