Careers in film, TV, and theater

Don Nardo, 1947-

Book - 2020

"Whether someone wants to be part of the magic that appears on large or small screens or the magic created on stage for live audiences, he or she is confronted by two general choices. One is to rely on one's talent and instincts alone; the other is to acquire some sort schooling. Although there is no right or wrong choice, most experts favor going to school. If the desired occupation is in the film industry. Nevertheless, virtually all who have managed to work for at least a while in t...heater, films, or television will attest that doing whatever is necessary to overcome the inevitable challenges is well worth it in the long run"--

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Series
Careers for creative people.
Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Informational works
Published
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc [2020]
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Audience
Grades 9-12.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781682826812
1682826813
Main Author
Don Nardo, 1947- (author)
  • Dancer
  • Costume designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Makeup artist
  • Composer
  • Director
  • Production designer
  • Stuntperson.
Review by Booklist Reviews

Artistically inclined young adults might dream about a career in film, TV, or theater. Whether they enjoy writing, performing, directing school or community plays, building sets or costumes, dancing, or stunt-acting, their dreams of making it big need to be tempered with the reality that only a few exceptional people make it to the top in this competitive world, a point emphasized by the author through job predictions drawn from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and experts in each field. Nardo explores various careers within the theatrical, film, and TV fields, from makeup artists to tv and film composers, using the same format for each highlighted career. For example, in the chapter on being a theatrical lighting designer, he gives an overview of what the job entails, avenues to becoming employed in the area, on-the-job duties, future prospects for employment (including potential salaries), and organizations that provide more information. The information given in this text-heavy resource comes mainly from websites for which, unfortunately, addresses aren't provided. This entry in the Careers for Creative People series (5 titles) runs on the dry side, but it lays out the facts about arts careers in a convenient package. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—This series presents extensive career options, giving readers a holistic perspective on each industry and the skills necessary for potential paths. Careers in Fashion features many different possibilities, such as visual merchandiser, fashion stylist, fashion buyer, and fashion illustrator. Men and women of a variety of racial and ethnic identities are portrayed in the photographs. Notably, the series gives readers an idea of what kinds of personality types are best suited to each career path. This can be a good thing, but it also might limit exploration. Chapters are long and the content in this series is advanced, making it a solid choice for advanced readers and their guidance counselors or caregivers. VERDICT Another strong addition to any collection, but could be especially useful for high school libraries or guidance counselor collections. Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—This series presents extensive career options, giving readers a holistic perspective on each industry and the skills necessary for potential paths. Careers in Fashion features many different possibilities, such as visual merchandiser, fashion stylist, fashion buyer, and fashion illustrator. Men and women of a variety of racial and ethnic identities are portrayed in the photographs. Notably, the series gives readers an idea of what kinds of personality types are best suited to each career path. This can be a good thing, but it also might limit exploration. Chapters are long and the content in this series is advanced, making it a solid choice for advanced readers and their guidance counselors or caregivers. VERDICT Another strong addition to any collection, but could be especially useful for high school libraries or guidance counselor collections. Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.