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Creative Career Paths

Creative Career Paths

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Creative Career Paths: Entertainment & Media

Curious how to channel your creativity into a career you’ll love? Want to learn more about professions you may have never heard of? Join us for this series of virtual events designed specifically for teens and young people exploring professions in the entertainment, film, TV, and media industries. Each program will feature a different working professional sharing the story of how they got to where they are today, and will illuminate the many different pathways one can build to achieve a successful career.

Series Host & Partner
Kimberley Browning is a filmmaker based in LA and is the founder and Festival Director of Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, which launched in 1998.  She is an Associate Short Film Programmer at Tribeca Film Festival and a Senior Programmer at Catalyst Content Festival. She has been the Executive Producer of HBO ACCESS since 2015, and is now part of the new WarnerMedia ACCESS Programs team, developing emerging writers and directors in episodic television. @HollywoodShorts

Event Recordings

Gloria Bigelow

Creative Career Paths:
Comic & Writer

Writer and comedian Gloria Bigelow has performed at top comedy clubs and on TV specials. Learn about her journey into the comedy scene, and her current work writing on Bob Hearts Abishola on CBS.
Watch event recording here.

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Creative Career Paths:
Commercial Director

Elizabeth Lippman, award-winning commercial director and photographer, discusses her career path in photojournalism, fashion, short films, and how she works to tell authentic stories.
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Creative Career Paths:
Video Game Production & Engineering

Learn from the pros at Warner Bros. Games about the production and engineering elements of game making, and what education, skills, and paths may help you get into the gaming industry.
Watch event recording here.
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Creative Career Paths:
Music Creative Production

Colleen Fitzpatrick, from Netflix’s Music Creative Production arm, shares how they help productions creatively execute music needs for shows like Julie and The PhantomsBlack AF, and Queen’s Gambit.
Watch event recording here.
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Creative Career Paths:
Costume Designer
Learn how film and TV costume designer Derica Cole Washington approaches visualizing a story and composing the dressed body on screen.
Watch event recording here.
Access Resource List here.

Creative Career Paths:
Visual Effects (VFX)
Learn how to get started in creating visual effects for film, TV, and commercials with Michael Ramirez, a tracking/matchmoving/layout artist, and Josh Jaggers, DNEG Group President, VFX and Stereo.
Watch event recording here.
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Illuminating a Film Set
Go behind the scenes of film and TV sets, as we discuss the important role and careers in Electrical and Grip Departments with lighting designer Christian Epps.
Watch event recording here.
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Creative Career Paths:
Film Editing
Learn how an editor takes raw footage and assembles it into a finished product using both technical and creative storytelling skills. Hear from a professional editor about all the different editing jobs in film and TV, and how to get started in the industry.
Watch event recording here.
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Creative Career Paths:
Music Composition and Engineering
Interested in creating scores for film or an opening song for a sitcom? How about a catchy commercial jingle? Or do you have the creative instincts to become an arranger, remixing and reimagining music to fit a scene perfectly? Check out our conversation about all the different career opportunities in making music for the screen.
Watch event recording here.
Access Resource List here.

Creative Career Paths:
Production Design
From building a set to purchasing props to decorating a location, learn about careers in the art department. Hear from a professional production designer and how they bring the look and feel of a film or TV script to life.
Watch event recording here.
Access Resource List here.

Casting

Creative Career Paths:
Casting Director
Casting a film, TV show, or commercial is more than just sitting in an audition room. Learn how to prepare yourself for a job as a casting director and what it takes to land an internship or a job as a casting director from two seasoned professionals.
Watch event recording here.
Access Resource List here.

Creative Career Paths:
Publicity and Marketing
Learn about careers in publicity and marketing for the entertainment industry, and what skills are needed to create unique tactics that promote a film or show.
Watch event recording here.
Access Resource List here.

Creative Career Paths:
Animation

See and hear a panel of professionals working in the animation industry talk about different careers, skills and education needed, how to get started, and current trends.
Watch event recording here.
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Creative Career Paths:
Location Scouting & Management

See how you can translate a passion for spaces, logistics, and teamwork into a location management career, discovering unique locations that transports audiences into other worlds. For teens
Watch event recording here.
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Makeup artist at work

Creative Career Paths:
Hair & Makeup

Join us for a conversation with experienced artists and stylists on how you can start a career in hair and makeup departments for film and TV. For teens.
Watch event recording here.
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