Multimedia is a broad field to work in with a range of jobs specializing in a specific form of media. These jobs require creativity when working with technology and strong communication skills.
A graphic designer creates visual concepts such as logos, animations, illustrations and they prepare layouts using graphic software and tools. These concepts are then used for applications such as brochures, magazines, or websites to reach their goal of selling a product or advertising a certain message to viewers. This job is competitive so it is important to be up to date with the current software and technology. Important qualities for graphic designers are being able to communicate strongly, to be creative, to have time-management, and to have analytical skills.
Video game designers use their love of video games and programming to create a game. They create game concepts and make prototypes, taking hours to create the perfect game. This industry is growing due to the advancement in technology, making it possible to produce better quality games. This job requires you to be creative, innovative, and detail-oriented. You must understand programming, have story-telling and narrative skills, and excellent communication and presentation skills. You should also have strong analytical and thinking skills to produce video games and resolve issues with them.
Film and video editors use video-editing software to manipulate recorded footage to entertain audiences. This includes the creation of movie, documentaries, music videos, or T.V. shows. Film and video editors can add cuts, special effects, or transitions to transform their footage into their desired final product. They also use certain camera angles and lighting to get the right shots. This job can require collaboration with producers and directors to help achieve the artistic vision for their goal. You need to have communication skills, computer skills, physical stamina, visual skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity for this job.
Sound engineering technicians record, compose, and manipulate sounds. They are also called sound mixers because they mix and layer recorded sounds to compose their own soundtracks. Their sounds can be used in movies or audio records. People who work as a sound engineering technician are usually in the in the music and film industry. This job requires you to know how the equipment you’re working with operates. It also requires you to have strong communication skills and in-depth knowledge of audio and recording software.