DV Skills in TV Programming
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|Whether digital or analog, high or standard definition and whether delivered over the airwaves, via satellite or through cable, television programming is ultimately about content. With the expansion of the television world from three broadcast networks to seven, and the proliferation of literally dozens of cable channels, the opportunities for individuals versed in digital video to contribute to creating that content are far greater than ever.|
|There are numerous ways to break into television production aside from having an Uncle or significant other in the business. First, you must decide what position you want and equally important, for what position your strengths make you qualified. If you are interested in digital video, you may very well have what it takes to get a position in post-production or editing where your digital video skills can be directly applied.|
|If you have a gift for schmoozing, you may be able to generate contacts by attending industry-sponsored seminars and workshops. It is important to concentrate on events sponsored by bona fide industry organizations, as these will feature speakers and attendees who prove helpful. Avoid seminars put on by private parties who are only interested in cashing the check from your sign-up fee.|
|In television you have to start at the bottom. No matter how much you know about digital video technology, the television industry has a great deal of very specific information you must master, names you will seem foolish if you don't recognize, and terms which will mark you as an outsider if you aren't familiar with them. Only by acclimatizing yourself in a modest position where expectations about you are not yet high can you escape being an early casualty of the cut and thrust of the industry.|
|A "calling card" of your work can be a short digital movie or video if you wish to edit or work in other areas of digital video such as broadcast graphics. You may be able to build a track record of experience by volunteering for digital video editing or other post-production work in student or very-low-budget independent projects.|