Entertainment Careers

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    Napoleon once said that an army marches on its stomach; as anyone in the film industry knows, this is also true for the hundreds of people it takes to make a movie. Caterers are not just useful for providing massive quantities of delicious food at corporate events and...
  • Character Artist_thumbnail
    Video game graphics have evolved tremendously from the roving, pixelated yellow dot to the sophisticated 3-D characters in Modern Warfare. Studios rely on the artistic talents of character artists to drive the visual quality of the game, whether specializing in realistic...
  • Character Modeler_thumb
    The process of character modeling for video games relies heavily on computer software applications that allow artists to build a three-dimensional character from digital wireframes and virtual clumps of clay. Character modelers work in the medium of polygons, which are...
  • Character Rigger_thumbnail
    Fluid movement of a character is a vital element in creating a dynamic game-play experience. The expressiveness of facial features, the way a character walks, holds a battleaxe or carries a rifle are integral to the enjoyment of a video game—visually and emotionally. The...
  • Cinematics Designer
    Cinematics, or cutscenes, are the segments of animated storytelling that are intertwined throughout a video game to further the characterization and plot (as in Halo, Final Fantasy, and StarCraft). These elements have become integral to the way studios develop games, and...
  • Cinematics Director
    Similar to the work of a director for animated films or television, the cinematics director is ultimately responsible for the completion of animated sequences, or cut scenes, which are integrated into the regular gameplay to enhance the story and character progression.
  • Cinematics Editor
    In video games, cinematics editors progress the story and add a film-like quality to the user experience. A cinematics editor works closely with the larger department to craft animated sequences with attention to storytelling, virtual camera placement, and the established...
  • Cinematics Illustrator_thumb
    Cinematic sequences, or cut scenes, are incorporated between segments of regular gameplay to further the plot and deepen the player’s overall experience and interaction with the characters and story. These sequences have become increasingly sophisticated, with greater...
  • Clearance Administrator
    Vanilla Ice wasn’t fooling anyone when he tried to convince a judge that a synthesized snare drum hit was enough to differentiate the “Ice Ice Baby” bassline from “Under Pressure.” A little haggling from a savvy clearance administrator and a willingness to attribute credit...
  • Clearance Coordinator_thumb
    In the entertainment and media industries, clearing a property refers to the practice of securing permission to use copyrighted material or personal likeness, or researching a property to ensure that there are no ownership claims and disputes. This is a necessary step in...
  • College Marketing Rep_Thumb
    Instead of waiting until you’ve walked the stage at graduation to start your career in the music business, why not get a head start on the competition? Resourceful and motivated college students are needed by record labels and publicity firms to be eyes and ears on the...
  • Combat Systems Designer_thumbnail
    Before the Spartan soldiers face the Covenant aliens in Halo: Reach, a combat systems designer creates weaponry, armor, mechanics, and other game elements that combine to create a truly exciting gameplay experience. Everything from the Spartans’ active camouflage to Kratos...
  • Community Manager
    The primary role of the community manager for a brand or company’s website is to cultivate a thriving, active membership through positive interaction. He or she engages visitors to the website and forums, creating excitement around the products and encouraging lively...
  • Company Manager
    The company manager is hired by the general manager of a theatrical or live stage production, and is primarily responsible for managing payroll for the cast and crew and numerous other logistical concerns. As the person who signs the paychecks, the company manager is very...
  • Composer_thumb
    Obsession is a good beginning. Composers must be infatuated with every note: the pitch, the subtle undulations, the magnificent crescendos. These artists do not write songs, they craft aural experiences that persuade emotion. When combined with images on the screen, the...
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    The world of CG relies on the wizardry of compositors, who work in most areas of animation and post-production and are responsible for creating the seamlessly integrated combination of live action, computer graphics, and visual effects for film and video. Compositors work...
  • Concept Artist Film_thumb
    Within the art department of a film or television production, a concept artist aids designers in the rendering or drafting necessary to clarify ideas for the construction of props, scenery, costumes, and visual effects elements.
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    Before the character and environment artists can get to the business of creating in-game assets, the concept artist toils away perfecting the minute details of a soldier’s helmet or spacecraft. As is implied by the title, this person converts intangible notions of a...
  • Construction Buyer_thumb
    Hired during pre-production of a film, television show, or live production, the construction buyer works under the direction of the construction coordinator and construction foreman to source all materials necessary to complete the build of set pieces and scenery.
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    Take away the work of the construction department on a film or television program, and what you have are actors standing on a bare soundstage with no scenery to ground the story.