I went to college for video production, much to the dismay of my family. They were sure I was making a huge mistake, and they let me know that they thought I should reconsider my choice. This went on for months leading up to me going to college, but I didn’t pay their remarks or worries any heed. In the end, I didn’t end up with a job in video production, but I can’t say that I regret my decision. Life tends to take you where it wants you to go not matter what you think. I learned a lot more than video production at college, and these things have become handy in my current career as a writer.
I attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and I learned both audio and video production there. I went at a bad time however, because they revamped the course while I was in the middle of it. It used to be strictly by their itinerary, and I just took the classes they gave me. In the middle of my education there, they switched it to electives, and you could major in audio or video production, and take more specialized classes. Because I was half way done with my education at this point, this did nothing to help me.
In fact, I missed out on quite a few classes because of it. Though my video production dreams didn’t pan out, I’m happy to say a friend of mine now has a great job, and has a great career ahead of her. She works in video production for a company that does a lot of high profile work for large corporations and even a few sports teams. I also have a lot of friends who were successful in concert production jobs, and I have run into a few of them at concerts I have attended in recent years. If you want to go into video production, do your homework first. Find a bunch of possible schools, and have a good look at what classes they offer. Find out how much hands-on training they offer, and see if they have an internship program. There are quite a few schools for video production, but you don’t want to waste your money on the wrong one. Visit each school before you decide, if you can that is, and ask about graduate success stores and job assistance after graduation.
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