Hands–On Training to Become Highly–Skilled in Video Production
Video is everywhere! Websites, training videos for a profession or an art, YouTube, there is more of it now than ever before! With a degree in Video & Motion Graphics you'll be able to pursue your dreams. With a dream comes reality and we also have an immense community outreach where students are assigned a client so they can get the hands on experience and confidence along the way. Not just a vision, but a path. Passion for the work is what will keep you craving more time to shoot, edit and create motion graphics, and that's exactly what this program entails.
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Becoming Skilled in the Video Production World
Associate of Applied Science
Graduates of Madison Media Institute's Video & Motion Graphics Associate Degree program enter the professional world with confidence after being mentored by industry professionals; they know they're entering the field with the skills employers are looking for, including the ability to creatively edit commercials, documentaries, music videos and film scenes. Many of the Video & Motion Graphics graduates work in corporate video, television and production houses. Some have moved on to careers in the film industry but those in video are directors, videographers, editors, production assistants and motion graphics gurus.
As a student in this program you'll learn storyboarding, editing and production, camera techniques, live direction, and much more. You will be able to compose and create beautiful footage by using and understanding lighting design, creative camera focus and composition. The hard skills we teach are videography, editing, teamwork and high-end post production.
The media business isn't based solely a on technical skill, that's why we delve into film history, entertainment law, freelancing and breaking trends in the motion graphics and video industries; so you're better equipped to enter the workforce.
Video & Motion Graphics graduates are prepared to meet with clients, discuss fundamental elements of video, and pursue interesting projects in this exciting and ever–changing industry.
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The "Must–Have" Industry Standard Software Skills
As a Madison Media Institute Video & Motion Graphics student you learn both Macintosh® and Windows® operating systems. You'll enter the professional video editing industry with experience using industry standard software applications such as:
- Adobe Premiere®
- Adobe After Effects®
- Adobe Photoshop®
- Adobe Illustrator®
- Cinema 4D®
Practical Experience in a Professional Video Production Studio
At Madison Media Institute, you'll work in a professional quality video production studio. There are also six video editing suites, a master control room including digital television control room software, professional lighting and photography equipment available to students. Our studios and equipment mirror what's being used in the field of Video & Motion Graphics. The confidence you'll gain from being so well versed, rarely goes unnoticed by employers.
Career Opportunities for Qualified Video Editors & Videographers
Graduates and other individuals with training in Video & Motion Graphics work in digital film and video production, motion effects and visual effects.
Some interesting positions you may pursue in this field include:
- Production Manager
- Master Control Operator
- Production Assistant
- Motion Graphics Specialist
These positions are typically found in corporate video, television, and production houses.
If you have the vision, let us help lay out the path, with a degree in Video & Motion Graphics…Sign up today!
Meet Our Featured Instructors
Nella Citino is Chair of the Video and Motion Graphics department and a media veteran with over 20 years experience in the video and broadcast industries. She has a Bachelor's of Arts from Kent State University, and a Master's of Arts from Bowling Green State University. Nella has supervised several national, regional, and local broadcast programs and a variety of online projects. She has produced, directed, and written documentaries, children's programs, and news segments.
Her television production credits include: Get Real! - national children's show, Zoom! – national children's show, Prime Time Wisconsin - Statewide Arts program, The Science of Inspiration.
Awards and national recognition include: Five Gabriel Awards, Seven Emmys from the Chicago Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Central Educational Network, Silver Awards, Special Recognition Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, Chicago International Film Festival, Gold Award, Three Telly Awards, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award, Parents' Choice Award
Nella continually seeks opportunities for students through community outreach to nonprofits. She is a board member of the Educational committee of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and original board member of Film Wisconsin.
Ray began his career in the media arts with Wisconsin Public Television in 1986, while pursuing a Bachelors Degree at The University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. His work has been seen on The History Channel, HGTV, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The NFL Network, and many others. His corporate clients have taken him around the country and the world to capture manufacturing processes, live events, training videos, and destination videos. Ray has helped develop, shoot, and edit numerous projects in curriculum development for K–12 educators to use in the classroom. His documentary work has covered a myriad of subjects including living with HIV/AIDS, diabetic athletes, eating disorders, immigrant migration into the mid–west, and indigenous tribes of the Caribbean. Along the way he is proud to have worked on more than 13 EMMY, TELLY, and Parent Choice award winning projects, as well as award winning projects for CINE, New York Film Festival, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and others.
Josh holds an Associate's of Arts degree in Digital Art and Animation, as well as a Bachelor's of Science in Entertainment Media Business From Madison Media Institute. He has been professionally involved in numerous aspects of media production for over 10 years, working in the audio/video and design fields as a Flash developer, animator, web designer, videographer, motion graphics artist, musician, and editor. His video and web design credits include groups such as Seasons After, Sevendust, Stone Sour, Godhead, Kittie, Tim Reynolds, Willy Porter and Monte Montgomery among others. He has won numerous Telly Awards and currently stays busy with a successful freelance career focusing on motion graphics, and mobile web design.
Nancy has her Master's of Science in Communication from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She is also an Apple certified Final Cut Pro Trainer and board member of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Board of Directors and member of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Foundation.
She has worked in commercial and public television for over 17 years as a reporter, producer and assignment editor. Her award credits include two Midwest Emmy Awards and a Wisconsin Broadcaster's Award, and she currently has her own production company, Video Sherpa.