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

  • Artistic / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Art history

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Mix live images

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

  • Design graphics

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

  • Tune a projector

    Focus and tune a projector.

  • 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.

  • Edit digital moving images

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

  • Set up cameras

    Put cameras in place and prepare them for use.

  • Adapt artistic plan to location

    Adapt plans to other locations with respect for the artistic concept.

  • 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.

  • Create animated narratives

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Create moving images

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

  • Prepare personal work environment

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

  • 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.

  • Collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions

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

  • Convert into animated object

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Head of video storytelling
  • Videographer / editor
  • Artist in residence
  • Video assets director
  • Cinematographer
  • Content creator - warner bros. records
  • Gallery director
  • Digital project manager
  • Videography intern