6 months course for online editing or switching and sound recording. This stream is necessary in every aspect of TV media industry letting you a wide range of jobs ahead.
Video editing work has mainly been associated with the Film, Television and Broadcasting industries where most video editors are employed either as employees of post-production houses or work as freelance workers and their work or duties are more specialized to the task they perform for the Film and Broadcasting industry such as film, sound or music editors.
However, with the advent and technology innovations of new media (that is the internet, broadband capabilities and video sharing sites like You tube and others) and free or low cost non-linear digital video editing software, this industry has developed a whole new field and more and more industries or businesses are utilizing the services of a freelance or in-house video editor.
Sound Recordist – A professional Motion Picture Production Sound Mixer will usually first start as a boom operator. While a college degree or tech school diploma is not a requirement, to become a first rate pro Sound Mixer requires that this person have a good basic understanding of the psychology of sound and a good background of technical audio knowledge.
The human ear is somewhat complimented. Sudden loud sounds, for example, can cause hearing to become diminished affecting certain frequencies of audio more than others. Then human hearing will, after a long period of headphone listening, become “tired” and sounds will not be heard the same as “normal”. There is of course much more to the psychology of sound, all of this in my opinion vital to someone desiring to become a really first rate professional Sound Mixer.
At least some formal learning in sound technology is very important. Courses at a trade school or college (or even just studying sound technology text books) in electronic theory, reverb and acoustics would by quite useful.