Chosen Career AreaThe career area that I have chosen to research for my Unit 3 Summative is the Entertainment Industry. I have chosen to research this certain career area because ever since I was a little kid I have always been into things like movies and cameras. But as I got older, different things become more interesting to me like actors, camera shots, cgi/editing, and directing. Discovering and applying for entertainment jobs can be difficult and time consuming because the market is so fragmented. There are thousands of employers in the entertainment industry, all featuring their job openings in their own special place. But as I did my research I found some specific entertainment occupations and this report will show you all of those occupations whether you are going straight into work, looking for an apprenticeship, going to college, or, going to university.My Strengths:AdaptableEnthusiasmTrustworthiness Creativity Discipline Patience Respectfulness DeterminationDedicationHonestyVersatilityMy Weaknesses:Being too critical of yourselfAttempting to please everyone Being NoseyOccupation for going straight to work: Stunt Person/PerformerWhat is a Stunt Performer?: A stunt performer, often referred to as a stuntman, stuntwoman, or dare devil, is a trained professional who performs stunts, often as a career, mostly unemployed but gets paid for each stunt.Entry requirements for a Stunt Person:The age requirement for being a stunt person is at least 18, you also must maintain being physically fit.Some other requirements include:fightingwaterriding and driving agility and strengthfallingSkills required for a Stunt Person:You’ll need:Good people and communication skillsA high degree of responsibility and health and safety awarenessA willingness to work in dangerous situationsCalmness under pressure and quick reflexesAttention to detail and good planningAbility in several sports and outdoor recreationSome few acting skillsWorking hours, patterns and environments:Working hours can be unsocial, and irregular depending on filming schedules. Days on set can be very long, although you may spend a lot of that time planning and setting up stunts, and waiting between scenes. You’ll usually be self-employed and work on short-term contracts for each production. You may need to have another job to make some money while you are not on set. You’ll wear protective clothing, harnesses, and specialized equipment for some stunts. You could travel to locations and studios from all around the world, you will go to places you have never even seen before, but you may spend long periods away from homeWhat you’ll do:gymnastics or high diving, for performing all types of fallsswimming or divingfighting skills, possibly with weaponsadvanced driving, for crashes or pursuitshorse riding (not mandatory)You’ll set up, plan and perform stunts. You’ll need to carry out a full risk assessment and complete detailed paperwork before you perform each stunt.Salary:Most stunt performers are self-employed, and paid a fee for each stunt that they participate in. Occupation for an apprenticeship: CinematographerWhat is a Cinematographer?: A person who oversees or directs photography and camerawork in movie-making, especially one who operates the camera.Entry requirements for a cinematographer:working with a camera crewphotography and capturing images with lightplanning and lighting for any camera and lighting equipment that may be neededoperating cameras and heavy duty equipment like lenses and filters.Skills required for a cinematographer:an eye for detaila steady handcommunication skillsthe ability to lead and motivate othersa creative abilityWorking hours, patterns and environment for a cinematographer:You may need to travel overseasThe hours you work will be irregular and very long, you might work around 12 – 14 hours a day including evenings a weekends.What a cinematographer will do: You’ll be working with camera crews, lighting departments, and directors to get the right lighting, frame and mood for a film. You will plan camera shots, lighting, and angles.Salary: Cinematographers get paid around $23.00 per hour and get around $50,000 annually. Occupation for pathway to college: EditorWhat is an Editor: An editor is a technically inclined individual that is involved with making creative video editing decisions in the post-production of film making and video production.Entry requirements for an editor: There are no set requirements to be an editor, but you’ll usually need experience of editing softwares like Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or Media Composer.Some previously made projects will be useful to show employers.Skills required:You will need:patience and concentrationthe ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlinesa very high level of attention to detaila mixture of creative and practical skillsa good sense of awareness and timingWhat you will do as an editor:You’ll be part of a post-production team working with material recorded by camera and sound crews, and will add any extra effects. You’ll work on projects like films, TV shows, and music videos.Working hours, patterns and environments:Your working hours will depend on the production you are working on. You may work standard office hours or shifts. Some edits are very complex and take a lot of time.You may have to work much longer hours, in some cases up to 60 hours per week to meet your projects deadlinesYou will be working in studios and editing suites, you will spend the majority of your time on a computer.Salary: a film editor earns an average salary of $50,000 per year. Occupation for a pathway to university: ActorWhat is an actor?An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs in a theatre or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television.Entry requirements for an Actor:spend some time on a training course at a drama school or university. You could take a diploma, foundation degree, degree or postgraduate diploma in drama.With luck, experience and determination you may be able to find a job as an actor without training and just having pure talent. Acting is a very competitive profession. You will need as much training as you can get.Skills required for an Actor:You will need:determination and persistence a good memory for learning parts and lines quicklydiscipline and resilienceacting talent and creativityWhat you will do as an actor:As an actor you may be acting with a cast of actors or possibly alone. You will spend most of your time:contacting actors and agents to find more rolespreparing and going to auditionsattending fittings for costumesrehearsingresearching your roleslearning your linesMost of the time you will be working with stunt performers, make up crews, and camera directors and operators.Working hours, patterns and environments:You’ll need to travel to jobs and auditions. You may spend long periods away from home if your set is touring and needs specific shots in certain locations.Salary:There is no set income for actors. Only the most well trained actors get paid a very high incomeMost actors are self-employed and are paid a fee for each contract or performance.