1 Where Creativity Meets Career
2 1 Introduction Digital Media Industry Audio Engineering and Music Production Film and Video Production Confessionals Facility and Blueprint Employment Outlook Tuition and Financing F.I.R.S.T. INSTITUTE 2309 Silver Star Rd. Orlando, FL
3 2 1 3 F.I.R.S.T. INSTITUTE Is a unique, innovative, and extremely hands-on solution for entering the rapidly expanding industry of Digital Media. With a finely tuned blend of industry professional mentors and an electrifying educational experience, F.I.R.S.T. molds the future with the skills to stamp a lasting imprint on careers worldwide. Think... Your LIfe, Your Passion, Your Career Your Life - Become Acquainted with Orlando Culture Creative Arts, Downtown, Night Life, Music Scene, Independent Films Your Passion - Your Dreams Become Reality Through Education Hard Work, Dedication, Tenacity, Drive, Focus, Determination, Sacrifice, Commitment The power to educate the future is a great responsibility, we take that responsibility seriously and have dedicated ourselves to inspire every student - to guide them toward success. Your Career - Success is in Finding a Career You Love Reward, Freedom, Challenge, Excitement, Creativity, Achievement, Recognition Donney Smith Director
4 4 2 Digital Media [def] Digital Media is a form of electronic media where data are stored in digital (as opposed to analog) form. It can refer to the technical aspect of storage and transmission or information or to the end product, such as digital video, augmented reality, digital signage, digital audio, or digital art. Florida s digital media industry association, Digital Media Alliance Florida, defines digital media as the creative convergence of digital arts, science, technology, and business for human expression, communication, social interaction, and education. Source: www. wikipedia.org Our passion is to educate the future! With every new student, we see the opportunity to shape their mind, build their confidence, and provide excellence in their education. Alan Forbes Director of Operations
5 5 Audio Engineering & Music Production From classic analog consoles to new digital technology, work in a hands-on environment that stimulates your creativity. Become familiar with every aspect of a complex recording studio, then learn signal flow while working with recording consoles and microphones. Dive into the art of recording live bands with the latest software solutions. Once you have grasped the basics, you will move into voiceover and commercial production for radio broadcast before immersing yourself in music production and sequencing. From your own Mac creation station, you will develop mesmerizing dance grooves, earth-pounding hip hop tracks, and even fuse genres to birth a new sound. Become exposed to the world of post-production and Foley art all while developing your own sound effects library and posting frame-by-frame on some of the hottest new movies to hit theaters. Adding to your palette of skills, you will go in-depth into the art and technique of editing, mixing, and mastering. In less than 8 months, you will acquire the tools needed to take your projects from inspiration to conception to a finished product!
7 7 & Film Video Production Direct, produce, and edit your vision for the world to see! Work in a hands-on environment that is comparable to a real production house with editing workstations equipped with every tool you need. Accomplish one goal - gain skills that will have an impact on the world and jump start your career. Start with the history of film and video - go behind the scenes to examine creative styles of some of the greatest films of our time from the best in the business. Learn the technique of shooting in HD, work hands-on directing short films, produce music videos and product commercials, and edit inside Apple s Final Cut Studio. Spend the next several months learning all the different aspects of a production to increase your marketability in the field!
8 8 9 I ve had more doors open up for me here in the past 5 months than I ve had in the past 10 years. It s about dedication and working and dealing with people who have the same dedication and drive to not only succeed themselves but want to see you succeed as well. Vaun Marks Recording Arts Graduate Confessionals One of the things I was most impressed about was that [the students] were very comfortable with the software we were using...i felt they were very well trained coming into [the project] and then, on top of that, to have a very good, positive attitude was overwhelming. Brian Bazala Bazala Entertinment, Inc - Fireball Run. We have worked with many exceptional graduates from F.I.R.S.T. They are to be commended on their professionalism and work ethic, whether they work an onsite video production or complete the voiceover and post for a commercial. It s great to see a school providing higher education for actual employment in this industry. Marsha Reece Silver Lining Studios It s not just 70 or 80 students in a large classroom with only lecture. This is an industry where you have to have mentorship...the small class size has afforded me that ability to be a mentor. Richard Ott Record Arts Program Director
9 10 11 & Facility Blueprint A School Designed with You in Mind. 7,000 square feet of endless innovation waiting for you to pilot the helm of unlimited creativity. We have Analog and Digital Recording Studios. Video Editing, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro Suites. Live Rehearsal Rooms. A Sound Stage with green screen. Final Cut Labs, Mac Computer labs with individual workstations, and a Student Lounge.
10 12 13 & Audio Engineering Music Production Employment Outlook Occupational Title Total - All Occupations Broadcast Technicians Sound Engineering Technicians Audio and Video Equipment Technicians Projections Data from the National Employment Employment in 2010 Projected Employment in 2020 Employment Change , ,800 11,400 30% 36,700 40,000 3,000 9% 19,000 19, % 61,200 69,400 8, % Radio Operators 1,200 1, % Employment Source: Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians, Audio and Video Equipment Technicians, and Radio Operators held about 118,100 jobs in About 65% worked in broadcasting and 29% worked in the motion picture, video, and sound recording industries. Roughly 28% were self-employed. Television stations employ, on average, many more technicians than radio stations. Some technicians are employed in other industries producing employee communications, sales, and training programs. The highest paying and most specialized jobs are concentrated in New Your City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Washington, D.C. - the originating centers for most network or news programs. Motion picture production jobs are concentrated in Los Angeles and New York City. Earnings Mean annual earnings of Audio and Video Equipment Technicians in May 2011 were $46,010. The middle 50% earned around $41,630. The lowest 10% earned less than $23,290 and the highest 10% earned more than $76,200. Mean annual earnings in motion picture and video industries, which employed the largest number of Audio and Video Equipment Technicians were $51,530. Mean annual earnings of Broadcast Technicians in May 2011 were $42,450. The middle 50% earned roughly $36,570. The lowest 10% earned less than $18,430 and the highest 10% earned more than $74,650. Mean annual earnings in radio and television broadcasting industries, which employed the largest number of Broadcast Technicians were $40,081. Mean annual earnings of Sound Engineering Technicians in May 2011 were $56,110. The middle 50% earned roughly $46,750. The lowest 10% earned less than $21,520 and the highest 10% earned more than $98,240. Mean annual earnings in motion picture and video industries, which employed the largest number of Sound Technicians were $73,470. Mean annual earnings of Radio Operators in May 2011 were $45,190. The middle 50% earned roughly $45,190. The lowest 10% earned less than $19,490 and the highest 10% earned more than $71,080. Mean annual earnings in state government industries, which employed the largest number of Radio Operators were $44,420. Going to F.I.R.S.T. Really helped me with my career, basically by bringing me to a certain standard. There s a lot of people that make music and there s a lot of people who understand music - but do they get it on a professional level?...f.i.r.s.t. provided that. Brian Pickens Recording Arts Graduate
11 14 15 & Film Video Production Employment Outlook Projections Data from the National Employment Earnings Occupational Title Employment Employment in 2010 Projected Employment in 2020 Employment Change Total - All Occupations 58,400 59,500 1, % Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 26,800 27, % Film and Video Editors 31,600 32,200 1, % Camera Operators for Television, Video, and Motion Pictures and Film and Video Editors held about 58,400 jobs in About 69% were self-employed with 45% working in broadcasting. Some self-employed Camera Operators contract with television networks, documentary or independent filmmakers, advertising agencies, or trade show or convention sponsors to work on individual projects for a set fee, often at a daily rate. Most salaried Camera Operators and Editors were employed by television broadcasting studios in large metropolitan areas. The highest paying and most specialized jobs are concentrated in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Washington D.C. Earnings for workers in motion picture and video industries vary depending on education and experience, type of work, union affiliation, and duration of employment. Mean annual earnings of Camera Operators in May 2011 were $49,430. The middle 50% earned roughly $40,170. The lowest 10% earned less than $19,770 and the highest 10% earned more than $87,850. Mean annual earnings in Radio and Television Broadcasting industries, which employed the largest number of Camera Operators, were $41,480. Mean annual earnings of Film and Video Editors in May 2011 were $66,690. The middle 50% earned roughly $52,940. The lowest 10% earned less than $26,350 and the highest 10% earned more than $126,250. Mean annual earnings in Motion Picture and Video industries, which employed the largest number of Film and Video Editors were, $74,980. It takes time and patience. You have to start from the bottom and work your way to the top. Ronnie Rodriguez Film and Video Graduate
12 16 17 F.I.R.S.T. Institute offers a unique educational experience to candidates with the desire to excel. Our programs are less than 8 months, class sizes are small, hours are flexible, and admittance is selective. Quality Education. Affordable Tuition Work A Full or Part-Time Job While Going to School There is an old proverb that states, Tell me and I ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I ll understand. Immerse yourself in training at F.I.R.S.T. today to fully comprehend the skills needed to succeed in the industry tomorrow! Tuition Audio Engineering and Music Production - $13,500 Film and Video Production - $13,500 Financial Aid available to those who qualify. Student loan options also available.
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