What does a Video Producer do?
Video Producers can create any type of video content, including creative projects, commercials to market a product and corporate instructional videos. They collaborate with clients to determine the purpose of a video, then develop a plan to accomplish those goals through film, animation and editing. To ensure a successful project, video producers plan a budget and negotiate with investors to finance their labor and supply needs.
Video Producers create a timeline for completing each part of a project and use that timeline to plan an overall production schedule. They’re involved with the day-to-day tasks of completing a video project such as writing and approving scripts, booking studios and film locations, directing their team and hiring Actors, Animators, Sound Technicians and Video Editors.
Video Producer skills and qualifications
A Video Producer usually has strong analytical and communication skills. Some Video Producer skills are:
- Leadership, coaching and collaboration skills to recruit negotiate, supervise and manage people
- Aesthetic and creative skills to select stories, write stories and generate ideas
- Analytical and decision-making skills to make business judgments
- Time and project management skills
Video Producer salary expectations
The average salary for a Video Producer in the United States is $49,805 per year. This is the average, but compensation varies depending on bonus packages. The salary estimates are based on salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Video Producer employees and users as well as being collected from job advertisements on Indeed.
Video Producer education and training requirements
A person wanting to work as a Video Producer should consider a bachelor’s degree in business management, arts management or nonprofit-organization management. It is useful for those planning on working in the entertainment industry to consider a degree in entertainment industry management. A master’s degree in these disciplines is helpful if the person wants to have a senior role as a producer. Film school is another option for those aspiring to be Video Producers. Film school classes and programs may include aspects of a Video Producer role, with some film schools offering specific classes for video production with a master’s degree concentration.
Video Producer experience requirements
A bachelor’s degree is preferred for a Video Producer job along with a minimum of two to five years of professional experience in television, radio, film, sound production or new media. Video Producers need technical experience and skills in video, audio and pre-, during and post-production, such as digital editing, video compression for multiple platforms and still, as well as motion graphics design. Video Producers can earn certifications or higher degrees to increase their experience.
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