Profession video artist

Video artists create videos using analogue or digital techniques to obtain special effects, animation, or other animated visuals using films, videos, images, computer or other electronic tools.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

  • Art history

    The history of art and artists, the artistic trends throughout centuries and their contemporary evolutions.

Skills

  • Maintain audiovisual equipment

    Perform routine maintenance tasks on audiovisual equipment as well as minor repairs, such as replacing parts and calibrating the instruments, on equipment used in processing sound and images.

  • Develop animations

    Design and develop visual animations using creativity and computer skills. Make objects or characters appear lifelike by manipulating light, colour, texture, shadow, and transparency, or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion.

  • Create special effects

    Create special visual effects as required by the script, mixing chemicals and fabricating specific parts out of a wide variety of materials.

  • Collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions

    Coordinate the artistic activities with others who are specialised in the technical side of the project. Inform the technical staff of the plans and methods suggested and obtain feedback on feasibility, cost, procedures and other relevant information. Be able to understand the vocabulary and practises concerning technical issues.

  • Tune a projector

    Focus and tune a projector.

  • Adapt artistic plan to location

    Adjust plans to other locations with regards to the artistic concept.

  • Set up cameras

    Put cameras in place and prepare them for use.

  • Convert into animated object

    Convert real objects into visual animation elements, using animation techniques such as optical scanning.

  • Create digital images

    Create and process two-dimensional and three-dimensional digital images depicting animated objects or illustrating a process, using computer animation or modelling programs.

  • Design graphics

    Apply a variety of visual techniques in order to design graphic material. Combine graphical elements to communicate concepts and ideas.

  • Manage online content

    Ensure the website content is up to date, organised, attractive and meets the target audience needs, the requirements of the company and international standards by checking the links, setting the publishing time framework and order.

  • Mix live images

    Follow different video streams of a live event and mix them together using specialised equipment and software.

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

  • Create animated narratives

    Develop animated narrative sequences and story lines, using computer software and hand drawing techniques.

  • Prepare personal work environment

    Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.

  • Create moving images

    Create and develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional images in motion and animations.

  • Define artistic approach

    Define your own artistic approach by analysing your previous work and your expertise, identifying the components of your creative signature, and starting from these explorations to describe your artistic vision.

  • Edit digital moving images

    Use specialised software to edit video images for use in an artistic production.

  • Provide multimedia content

    Develop multimedia materials such as screen shots, graphics, slide shows, animations and videos to be used as content integrated in a broader informational context.

  • Contextualise artistic work

    Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.

Optional knowledge and skills

design materials for multimedia campaigns consult with design team plan art educational activities develop artistic project budgets set up projection equipment develop educational resources participate in music studio recordings manipulate object to create illusions consult team on creative project develop educational activities consult with business clients participate in artistic mediation activities create storyboards present exhibition keep personal administration assess conservation needs