View Full Version : They can't be serious!
03-10-2008, 06:14 PM
The top end of the salary range for this job is about $10,000 less than my first salaried job in this industry 10 years ago, and I had less experience than they're asking for!! Is this really what entry level jobs are paying today?
03-10-2008, 06:26 PM
Oh, yeah, that's about par for the course. It's fun job-hunting when "entry level" positions call for three years professional experience with Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and After Effects.
03-10-2008, 06:39 PM
And for that experience they want to only pay $15,000 (How much experience do you have to have to be lucky enough to get $25,000)? I truly feel sorry for anyone starting out today, good luck to all of you.
I think the assumption is: the software's cheap, so the work must be too.
03-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Yeah, I'd hate to be finishing up school and looking for a job as an editor right now as well. Wait, that's me. The future looks bleak, very bleak. Looks like I'll be purchasing that one-way ticket to America earlier then expected.
Is there any way to get around this issue or is it a case of crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.
03-10-2008, 10:16 PM
It's taken a while but I'm picking up work. Doing low-paid short films, showreels and the like brings experience and contacts who lead to better work. I've also been lucky enough to run across people who are willing to take on someone with less experience and provide a bit of on-the-job training. As they're still flicking work my way, I can't have done too badly. I need to be more aggressive hunting work down - not something I'm good at. Won't be giving up my part-time job anytime soon, however.
It's tricky picking up technical knowledge and skills. A lot of the courses out there only seem to deal with HDV or MiniDV which is bloody useless when you're trying to find real work.
10-10-2008, 03:13 PM
I surely hope no one goes for it! And I thought I was being somewhat underpaid!
I'm am wanting to find work elsewhere because I believe I am simply not getting paid what I am worth and I'm being given more and more responsibility everyday with not even a suggestion of a raise.
Unfortunately this is the kind of thing I'm coming across. What do people think we are anyway? Working in a position where you have qualifications and skills and getting paid less than someone working on a phone in a call center.
11-10-2008, 08:04 AM
I think this is for 'Three Drunk Monkeys'.
26-10-2008, 12:05 AM
If more people had the attitude of those on this thread, we'd see less of these jobs. If everyone looking for a gig looked at this ad and said "What an effing joke", they'd soon have to raise their pay or lower their expectations.
Geez... my first garden-variety retail job paid more than this.
Al and Gazza - stick with it. You pick it up as you go a lot of the time and if you want it and push hard enough...
There are some good online courses, too, by the way. Ripple Training are good for DVDs, creativecalf.net is always good for tech support (creativecow.net's little brother site), and also sites like fxphd.com for online courses and forum support (I'm teaching FCP213 over there at the moment).
26-10-2008, 09:07 AM
I just checked out the fxphd site and will definitely be signing up next term - too much going on at the moment. Mike Seymour gave a great talk about RED cameras last week and gave fxphd a plug. Incidentally the month before, John Scott came along to talk about editing. I don't know if he frequents these forums but it was an excellent Q&A session. (Mike didn't actually stop for breath for much of his presentation)
26-10-2008, 10:05 AM
Yeah that's Mike!
I just finished recording the RED class for the FCP course - it's actually the first digital acquisition format that makes sense to me. It's fiddly in parts, but all for a reason. And it's very FCP friendly, which is interesting.
I'm sure hearing John Scott speak would be awesome. Sorry I missed it.
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