Becoming 'industry ready': video editing from graduate to professional employment

Quinn, Jonathan (2016) Becoming 'industry ready': video editing from graduate to professional employment. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The aim of this thesis was to ask as honestly as possible, ‘what makes somebody industry ready?’ with a particular focus on the role of a film/video editor. This study defines the skills required to be a professional and the ways in which the role of an editor has changed over time. As well as looking at the history, this study explored the new ways in which an editor, or prospective editor, can differentiate themselves from other candidates. Including, what levels of education, experience, and how certifications in editing software may allow someone to be considered more trustworthy and employable than someone without said qualification. This thesis then analysed whether certifications in editing software are actually of value to a person trying to gain employment in film/video editing. This study also considered what employers look for in an editor when hiring new staff and what current editors would consider to be important attributes for an editor to have in order to be successful.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:02
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:02

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