Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salary
Pay for TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (83 percent) of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$33,570 - $71,789|
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Job Description for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture
Post production specialists in television, video, and motion pictures are responsible for completing post-production tasks such as editing, formatting/compressing video, and verifying that all content meets the project's needs. They also process and mix tapes and verify that audio meets specified standards.Read More...
These specialists may be tasked with scheduling mixing and editing sessions to digitize content, and they should work well with other specialists to achieve objectives under strict deadlines. They may work with both digital and physical media such as DVDs, discs, and tapes and transfer content into different formats, and they must be proficient with professional applications to include effects and make cuts to raw files. They use a personal computer to edit content, write reports, mix audio, make edits, and blur content, and they work with networks and media specialists to delete or add content and advertising offerings. They may participate in decoding or encoding files according to the region in which they will be broadcast, and they should be organized and pay close attention to detail. They also work in a fast-paced environment and report their progress to a post production manager.
A bachelor's degree in cinematography or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in the industry is highly beneficial. Industry certifications are also helpful.
Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Tasks
- Use a variety of techniques to clean up and improve video and audio for effect and comprehension.
- Create and insert animation, sound effects, titles, subtitles, and other information.
- Edit sound, video or combined files with Photoshop, Lightwave, Final Cut Pro, or other software.
- Act as expert for each project, knowing available story, and technical information.
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Popular Skills for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture
TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Adobe After Effects indicates knowledge of Apple Final Cut Pro.
Pay by Experience Level for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $52K. TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $59K by contrast.
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