Entertainment Careers

  • 3-D Motion Tracker
    Motion tracking is the foundation upon which all live-action visual effects are built; this is the first step in creating a match move, which allows a computer-generated object to be inserted into live-action footage.
  • 3-D Scanning Technician
    Three-dimensional scanning is a process by which people, objects, or environments are analyzed by a device that can transmit that data for constructing digital 3-D representations of the subject. This process differs from motion capture.
  • A&R Administrator_thumb
    If you’re an Excel whiz by day but crawl the clubs looking for the next new thing after business hours, this gig may be the perfect marriage of “real job” and music love. Pantsuits and ties are optional; passion for number-crunching is required.
  • A&R Executive thumb
    The A&R (Artists and Repertoire) executive’s main focus is finding new artists and building a label’s repertoire, but the full scope their responsibilities are far greater. The A&R executive must maintain the balance of art and business. He or she should...
  • A&R Scout_thumb
    An A&R scout works for the record label and is responsible for finding new musical talent and developing that talent. A&R scouts are the first point of contact between artists and record labels, and by keeping up with musical trends and acts as they appear, scouts...
  • ADR Editor_thumb
    Nothing can take a viewer out of the fantasy that a film creates quicker than garbled dialogue. As a pivotal member of the audio post-production team, the ADR editor makes sure that all the spoken dialogue in a film is of the highest possible audio quality.
  • Advance Person
    Life on tour without an advance person isn’t pretty; imagine booking a luxury vacation online, only to realize when you arrive that the photos of the “five-star” resort have dramatically misrepresented its dilapidated state. The advance person on a touring theatrical...
  • Advertising Account Executive_thumb
    The advertising account executive works within a record label or third-party ad agency to drive album sales and public interest through the development and implementation of paid advertising campaigns. This person receives an assignment from the director of advertising and...
  • Advertising Agent_thumb
    The advertising agent, also called the ad representative, is hired by the producer or general manager of a stage production (theater, concert, or other event) to design and execute an ad campaign with the sole aim of selling tickets. Unlike strategies for consumer products...
  • Advertising Art Director_thumb
    Visual advertising should be eye-catching but is also intended to make an emotional promise to the consumer. The most difficult task of the advertising art director is to interpret the client’s vision as presented in preliminary concept meetings, and return with a composite...
  • Advertising Music Assistant
    Entertainment companies such as motion picture studios, television networks, and game development studios often hire third-party advertising agencies to put together ad packages including trailers, websites, and viral video campaigns to promote the release of a new product...
  • Advertising Music Director_thumb
    From simple jingles to fully orchestrated original compositions, visual advertising is far more impactful when accompanied by a soundtrack. Advertising media companies are hired by clients to contribute original songs to promotional materials and rely on the expertise of...
  • Agent's Assistant_thumb
    Working on an agent’s desk is a special circle of assistant hell, but if you can survive, the payoffs can make it worthwhile. Picture poor Lloyd, toiling away under Ari Gold’s abuse in Entourage, and you are not far off from reality. If the word “abuse...
  • AI Programmer_thumbnail
    The AI (artificial intelligence) programmer gives the game a brain, constructing a set of parameters by which the characters not controlled by the player operate and make decisions—a system of action and reaction. This is a deep field in game programming that requires a...
  • Animation Director_thumb
    Just as the art director ensures quality and a consistent aesthetic through the delivery of all art assets, the animation director is tasked with overseeing the staff of animators who work in video game development.
  • Animation Layout Artist
    In computer-aided animation, a layout artist serves a similar function to a cinematographer; this person is responsible for determining the shot’s frame, camera angle, camera path, and lighting of each key animation scene. While the camera is virtual, and an artist, instead...
  • Animation Modeler_thumb
    An animation modeler creates the CG character, environment, and hard surface models of an animated feature in three dimensions. They work closely with art directors to be sure that all models conform to the intended design and visual style of the animated film.
  • Animator_thumb
    Computer animation has cemented its place in film and television, leaving behind traditional hand-drawn animation. Yet, despite the evolution from painted cels to software, the techniques and principles of animation remain largely unchanged. Animators work like actors or...
  • Animator
    Video game animators, like cartoon animators, are responsible for portraying movement and behavior. They bring to life characters and creatures, and apply their skills to objects, scenery, and environmental effects. Whether the game is as stylized as Batman: Arkham Asylum...
  • Arranger thumb
    The role of a music arranger can get a bit blurry. There are many different avenues to pursue, and the lines between composer, orchestrator, and arranger are very thin. In the recording industry an arranger can work as a freelance artist for a band or musician to take an...