Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Studies is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the operation and maintenance of camera and lighting equipment and the production of finished still, video, and film products under the supervision of photographers, directors, and editors.
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Studies majors and degree programs will cover courses in equipment setup and maintenance; lighting; power supplies; studio and film set tasks such as camera operator, grip, and best boy; plate and negative handling and development; laboratory procedures; and digital software applications.
Search for schools that offer a major in Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant (use the College Search feature and enter "photographic technology" or “film/video technology” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Studies?
A major/degree in this field of study offers a variety of job opportunities. The level at which you enter this career sector will depend on your level of formal education. Technician and assistant positions exist in such areas as camera operator, animation, audio, news media, social media, advertising, film/video/photo editing, and more. These positions run across the industry areas of education, government, public and private areas of business.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Studies:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
- American Society of Media Photographers
- Women in Film
- Cinema Audio Society
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