New adventures in hi-fi
October 3, 2007 1:38 PM Subscribe
How do I get started down an audio/visual career path?
posted by nightengine to work & money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am currently a technical writer with a background in both English and engineering. I have also been freelancing as a video editor for the last eight years, working with both Avid and Final Cut Pro. The freelance work is fulfilling but doesn't pay, since most local filmmakers defer payment until non-existent profits materialize. I'd like to use my admittedly varied background in service to a career involving multimedia (primarily video) work. But I'm not sure what I should be looking for. I think I'd be happy working in a company's marketing department or in events planning, but beyond those broad categories, what job title am I seeking? Where should I be looking for these jobs? My current employer has an A/V department, but it's small and prospects for growth are slim. Returning to school to specialize is probably not an option, but I'm willing to be low man on the totem pole again to learn what I need.