Film & Video Producer [Certificate Level]

Qualification: National Certificate: Film & Television Producer
NQF Level: 5
Accreditation : MICT Seta
Timeframe : One year minimum
What does a film & video producer do?

The film and video production industry is growing rapidly, as technologies become more affordable and consumers' watching habits evolve. This has created many new opportunities for those in the film and video production field.

 

In short, a film and video producer oversees all aspects of a video or film project, from start to finish. This includes everything from budgeting and scheduling to hiring crew members and working with clients. They must have a good understanding of all the different aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production, in order to ensure that a project runs smoothly.

In the past, film and video producers were often behind the scenes, working with directors and crew members. However, with the growth of social media, many producers are now becoming more visible to the public. This can involve creating content for social media platforms such as YouTube or Instagram, or working on marketing campaigns for films and videos.

What are some of the skills covered during this qualification?

Video & film production equipment

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  • Cinema, DSLR, Mirrorless cameras and lenses

  • Video lighting equipment and techniques

  • Camera cranes, sliders and gimbals

  • 360 degree cameras

  • Audio recording hardware and techniques

Video, photo, TV & film production management software

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  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Switcher Studio

  • Studio Binder 

Film & video production techniques

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  • Pre-production: Screenwriting I & II, project planning and film studies.

  • Production: Cinematography, directing, working with actors etc.

  • Post-production: Ingesting, editing, color grading and audio mixing. 

  • Music videos, short-films, interviews etc.

Live video & multi-camera broadcasts

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  • The Blackmagic ATEM Production Environment

  • Live streaming techniques

  • Multi-Camera Video Production and Post

Is there a demand film & video producers?

As technologies become more affordable and consumers' watching habits evolve, the demand for skilled film and video producers continues to grow.

 

Films and videos are now widely used for advertising, promoting brands, and telling stories. In order to create high-quality films and videos that capture people's attention, organisations need skilled professionals who can operate complex production equipment, collaborate with other team members, and tell a story in an engaging way.

 

Skilled film and video producers are in high demand due to their ability to create content that is both creative and effective!

Can I work for myself?

 

Film and video producers have the ability to generate their own income in a number of ways. Some producers work on creating content for social media platforms such as YouTube or Instagram.

 

Freelance video producers are able to generate their own income by working directly with their clients. They typically produce wedding videos, event videos, corporate videos, and music videos.

 

This allows them to maintain a high level of control over the quality of their work, while also providing a more personal experience for their clients. In addition, freelance video producers are often able to generate a higher income than those who work for studios.

 

This is because they are typically responsible for all aspects of production, from pre-production to post-production. As a result, they can charge a higher rate for their services.

What are some of the different types of career paths I might follow as a film & video producer?

A director -A director is a person who is in charge of crafting the narrative for a piece of moving image media. Assisting in ensuring that the actors deliver strong performances and propelling the production forward is what they do.

A camera operator - A camera operator captures film, TV, and other media action. They work with the director to get the shots they want and with the actors to ensure they're in the right place and acting correctly.

Video editor -Video editors edit and enhance videos. They may add music or special effects or polish the video. Some video editors work for broadcast companies or studios, but others are self-employed and make videos for advertising or marketing.

Continuity person - Someone who ensures the movie's continuity. They make sure actors in a scene wear the same clothes and everything matches. This makes the movie look smooth and avoids confusion.

Screenwriter - Screenwriters write movie and TV scripts. They work with the director and other production team members to create an engaging story. They must write in different styles and genres and understand storytelling principles.