Portfolio Preparation is designed to prepare you for a career in Video Production.  In this course you learn basic job skills, how to prepare for an interview, how to pitch professional video projects, how to market and promote your skills, how to create a resume and professional portfolio of your video work through the development of a website and dvd reel.

The Portfolio Preparation class prepares students to seek out and find different kinds of employment in the video industry.  Focus is on job resources, job search tools and preparing resumes, cover letters, demo reels and other portfolio material for finding work in Video Production.

In the Portfolio Preparation Course, you will create a Demo Reel, an online Portfolio, a Resume and a Pitch Video.  You’ll learn about Video Industry resources, job search sites, production resources, job protocol, interview strategies and about film festivals and contests.  You’ll also learn some techniques for starting your own video business or otherwise working as an Independent Video Professional.

Portfolio Tools Used: • Adobe Premiere Pro • After Effects • Illustrator/Photoshop • Online Portfolio Builders

Products Created: • Demo Reel • Online Portfolio • Creative Resume • Cover Letter • Pitch Video • Film Festival Submission • Interview • Business Plan

Associated Jobs: • Director • Producer • Assistant Director • Director of Photography • Cinematographer • Camera Operator • Camera Assistant • Gaffer • Grip • Digital Imaging Technician • Boom Operator • Production Sound Mixer • Production Assistant • Editor • Assistant Editor • Motion Graphic Designer • Colorist • Videographer • Documentarian • Writer • Independent Video Professional