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Multimedia Technology

THE OCCUPATIONS
Video Editor Multimedia Artists & Animators Web page Designer Graphic Designer Audio/Visual Production Technician 2D-3D animator Computer Game Specialist Story Board Artist

Typical Schedule: Flexible work schedule 40+ hours per workweek Tools and Equipment: Computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras, servers, digital and analog audio and video equipment, multimedia software

WORKER PORTRAIT
Skills and Aptitudes: Communicates well Works under pressure Knowledge of design techniques Dependable and responsible Knowledge of media production Interests: Likes to work with computers Enjoys generating new approaches to problems Interested in a variety of media

ABOUT THE OCCUPATIONS


Multimedia professionals combine the use of audio, video, graphics, and text to provide and disseminate information to others in an aesthetic manner. Often, their final output is distributed on CD ROMs or DVD as catalogs, training sessions, books on disk, and tutorials. By combining graphics, audio files, animation, and video components, the product of multimedia specialists can often make stronger impacts than printed guides or tutorials. Multimedia artists must have an understanding of the production of audio files, video, 2-D and 3-D animation design, and computer graphics, as well as how to edit and enhance these files for use in a multimedia presentation. They must also be competent with computer hardware and software, not only on the production side, but on the user side as well, to help ensure the product will be cross platform. As multimedia moves to the Internet, many multimedia artists may do work comparable to that of a webmaster. Graphic designers use a variety of print, electronic, and film media to create designs that meet client needs. Most graphic designers use computer software to generate new images. They design promotional displays and marketing brochures for products and services, develop distinctive company logos for products and businesses, and create visual designs for annual reports and other corporate literature. Additionally, graphic designers, usually under the supervision of a design or art director, develop the overall layout and design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, and other publications. Many graphic designers develop the graphics and layout of Internet Web sites. Graphic designers also produce the credits that appear before and after television programs and movies.

OUTLOOK CAREER
Outlook Excellent Excellent Occupation Multimedia Artists & Animators Webmaster Avg. Salary $33,840-44,020 $22,800-34,800

______________________________________________ (Note: Individual earnings may vary based upon the job setting and position. These are ranges and not guarantees of earnings.)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Employers: Multimedia agencies Business, industry, and government agencies Educational and health care institutions In-house Art Departments Entertainment Industry

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