Pegasus Skills Training Programs for Multimedia Jobs

October 2022 to February 2023

Sponsored by The Dallas Foundation

Pegasus Media Project (PMP), in partnership with the DFW-area media industry leaders and creative technologies companies and employers, have created the Pegasus Skills Training Program for Multimedia Jobs, a blueprint for impacting the future of underrepresented art workers in the film/media industries. The program offers personalized education with access to state-of-the-art equipment, professional development opportunities, and paid On-the-Job-Training (OJT) in media arts and creative technologies with special outreach to women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+.

 

Video Production Boot-Camp

6 weeks in classroom training- October 1st- November 5th. 

36 hours of instruction, 60 hours of independent and group fieldwork on assigned projects. Classes are FREE for selected participants through an application process that is in line with the mission of PMP. Camera gear equipment, laptops, and software will be provided by the Pegasus Media Project for the duration of the program. 

The Boot Camp brings you the best tips, tricks and know-how in a 36-hour intensive training course. Candidates will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of short-form video production from PMP’s expert instructors.

 

  • Camera gear equipment, laptops, and software will be provided by the Pegasus Media Project for the duration of the program

  • The three phases of production (pre-production, production, and post-production)

  • The fundamentals of cameras and cinematography (iris control, focus control, color balancing, shot composition and camera movement)

  • The fundamentals of audio, as well as types of microphones and editing audio

  • The fundamentals of lighting

  • How to conduct site surveys for videotaping locations

  • How to use camera angles, lighting, sound, music, and dialogue to convey messages and tell stories

  • How to cooperate and work as teams to complete projects

  • How to edit short videos and get Adobe Certified

  • The business of Freelance Media Production

  • And much more!


 

On the Job Training OJT

Dec 2022, Jan 2023, and February 2023. 

Candidates get paid by PMP while working for local production companies, learning the necessary skills, and becoming a Certified Pegasus A/V worker.  The training prepares individuals for well-paying jobs in the media industry with promising futures. This approach provides companies with pre-qualified workers free of charge, encouraging them to take on more PMP workers. Upon completing the OJT, the company is encouraged to offer a position to the PMP candidate and pay them accordingly.

 

Screening and Celebration

Pegasus Collective Exhibition: The event showcases the creative works of emerging artist apprentices. This is a ticketed event. The event is open to the public with a special invitation to community leaders, Texas media artists, employers, curators, and educators. Date/ location TBD.

 

Virtual Explorer Series 

Online interactions with the PMP community, panel discussions, networking events, and master classes in the art of filmmaking and the artist freelancer.

 

Dallas Creative Access

A community-based network of PMP fellows, local organizations, media professionals, and industry-related employers designed to connect artists for employment. In addition, PMP fellows have access to our workspace at the Dallas Central Library, computers, software, Adobe certification, and camera gear, for the duration of the 5-month program, after which equipment access will be available at a discounted rate.

 

Jobs you'll be preparing for:

  • Freelance multimedia content producer

  • Video (assistant) editor

  • DIT (Digital Imaging Technician)

  • Camera (assistant) operator 

  • Production Assistant

 

APPLICANT  REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the application

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

  • Some prior media production experience as demonstrated in portfolio submission.

  • Highly Motivated, Responsible, Life-long Learner, Resilient, Ability to work Independently, and Passionate about their future in the media arts.

 

REQUIRED ATTENDANCE HOURS

  • Total of 36 hours of instruction, and 60 hours of independent or group work during the 6 weeks of boot camp

 

DATES

  • Boot Camp- 6 weeks, Oct 1- Nov 5.  Schedule is below

  • OJT- 3 months, Dec 22, Jan 23, Feb 23

  • Free Equipment Access- Oct 1, 2022 - Feb 15, 2023

 

LOCATION

Dallas Public Library 1515 Young ST Dallas TX 75201 and various production companies and organizations in the DFW area.

 

​SUBSIDIES

  • Stipends will be determined based upon available funded grants. After the completion of the 6-week boot camp, candidates will be paid while in the OJT phase of the program

 

For information about Pegasus Media Project, see https://www.pegasusmediaproject.com/

For information about the national Arts2Work program, see https://arts2work.media/

 

For questions email:

niloo.jalilvand@pegasusmediaproject.com

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REQUIRED ATTENDANCE

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Candidates must be

Highly motivated

Responsible

Life-long learners

Resilient

Able to work independently

Passionate about their future in the media arts

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