career advice

logicpro7

macrumors 6502a
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Sep 25, 2006
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London UK
im not sure if this is the suitable forum for this question,but it seemed the most relevant one.

ATM i am studying logic pro 7 using the apple certified course book and macprovideo dvd tutorials and i am due to take the exam in november in london.

after i have finally completed the logic course, i plan on looking into other apple certified courses using shake 4, and final cut pro, as i have a big interest in audio and video. (i have been reading the course books)
i know experience is just as important or most likely more important than the certified apple status,but its a personal achievement thing for me.

i just want some advice really on what is the best way to go regarding training and learning in regards to any future career or job prospects, is there a lack of HD video editors out there? or too many? :cool:
are there many jobs out there using shake? and as shake has come down in price and development has stopped on the shake platform is it still worthwhile studying shake? :cool:

any advice would be great,and just a note to say i am based in the UK not too far from london. :)
 

Markleshark

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Aug 15, 2006
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Carlisle, Up Norf!
Generally (From experience) you can have as many bits of paper that tell whoever you want what jobs you can do and what exams you've passed, but its real world experience that counts with employers. Really, if you have all the bits of paper id still be going in for jobs, but you need a lucky break to get a job to gain your experience. It's stupid how it works because how are you supposed to gain experience if you can not get a job. I know, I know. But the way forward is to get a part time job to keep yourself in money, get all your bits of paper and then go round people asking to do works experience for free. Gets you the experience and they might want to end up taking you on in the end.

As for the specifics of what you want to do, I can't offer any help with that I'm afraid.
 

dornoforpyros

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Oct 19, 2004
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Calgary, AB
Markleshark said:
Generally (From experience) you can have as many bits of paper that tell whoever you want what jobs you can do and what exams you've passed, but its real world experience that counts with employers. Really, if you have all the bits of paper id still be going in for jobs, but you need a lucky break to get a job to gain your experience. It's stupid how it works because how are you supposed to gain experience if you can not get a job. I know, I know. But the way forward is to get a part time job to keep yourself in money, get all your bits of paper and then go round people asking to do works experience for free. Gets you the experience and they might want to end up taking you on in the end.

As for the specifics of what you want to do, I can't offer any help with that I'm afraid.
ditto, I've found employers don't even really look at your pieces of paper in the creative field, it's all about your portfolio/work.
 

logicpro7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 25, 2006
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London UK
thanks guys,

looks like the best option is to study like hell, then start offering to do work for free as you say to gain some sort of experience/or portfolio of work.

:cool:
 

logicpro7

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 25, 2006
726
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London UK
just for future reference.
what would be the best or professional way in contacting employers offering my services for free?

am i right in thinking it would be best to speak to them in person via phone rather than via letter or email?