Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salary
TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $47K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male TV, Video, and Motion Picture Post Production Specialists survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Post Production Specialist, Television, Video, or Motion Picture
Post-production specialists for television, videos, and motion pictures are responsible for ensuring that all work after filming is completed to a satisfactory level, and they perform their own tasks and also serve as overseers for a larger studio and its crew. Their tasks may consist of video editing, including actual editing and creating an edit-decision list for a team of editors to use as guidelines, and they may be in charge of similar tasks related to visual effects, CGI, and audio editing to ensure that the sound is clear and no external noise interferes with production.Read More...
Strong organizational and time-management skills are important in this position in order to set and enforce strict schedules for teams to complete post-production processes within given time-frames. This requires strong delegation and communication skills to get the most out of these teams of employees, and they also serve as a point of contact between the studio and upper management and keep both informed and up-to-date on progress and expected completion times. A bachelor’s degree in audiovisual production or a related field is generally required for post-production specialists, as are strong leadership skills and five years of experience in post-production work.
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
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Adobe After Effects are similarly competent in 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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $59K.