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Like making videos?

Maybe you’ve started making videos for TikTok or YouTube, or maybe you’ve started editing videos with apps on your phone.

Whether you see it as a bit of fun, or a creative outlet, creating videos is a powerful form of self-expression and communication that can help the world see things through your lense.

You may not realise it, but there are some serious skills you develop when experimenting with making videos. Things like:

  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding light and focus
  • Understanding the interplay with sound/music
  • Improving picture quality
  • How to capture the essence of a moment
  • Storytelling

Creating videos is a form of communication.

Knowing what you want to communicate and how to visually represent it is a major skill in itself that lends itself to many applications. When it comes to careers, there’s heaps of options that start with the skills you learn through making videos – and it’s not just about making movies.

Here are some of the more obvious pathways related to video production and editing:

  • Production Assistant
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Assistant Editor
  • Assistant Camera Operator
  • Grip
  • Boom Operator
  • Screenwriter
  • Location Manager
  • Special Effects Coordinator
  • Gaffer

But if you think even bigger, with the same set of skills, there’s a range of other career opportunities to explore:

  • Content production
  • Multimedia
  • Web development,
  • Animation
  • Art direction
  • Graphic design or illustration
  • Freelance photography
  • Advertising/marketing/Social Media
  • Interior design
  • Architecture/drafting
  • Drone videographer (for real estate or tourism)
  • Television studio Editing
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering
  • Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Design
  • Film, Television, Radio and Stage Direction
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring

Skills like attention to detail are relevant to so many jobs, ones that may not have popped up on your radar in the traditional ‘creative’ sense, these include:

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Design
  • Architecture

The list is pretty much endless.

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Who would have thought that a simple TikTok or YouTube video could open up so many possibilities!

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