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Welcome to online course
"Global Career Counselor"
1: Career Insider Digest
Career Insider Digest is a deep dive into a profession of Filmmaker..

Total Time: 1.5 hours to complete

Preparation: Make sure you have a pen and a paper or a notebook that you can use to make notes while watching the videos.

Instructions: Watch the videos, make notes and write down your insights.

Class 1. Introduction: You will meet your expert and learn about their career journey.

Class 2. Job overview: In this module, you will become familiar with the occupation and the kind of tasks that this professional does on a typical day.

Class 3. Education & Skills: Your expert explains what education, skills and personal qualities are important to succeed at this job.

Class 4. Career Path & Salary Overview: Your expert shares what are the opportunities for growth and different paths within the field as well as ways to make a sustainable income.

Class 5. Positive & difficult aspects of the job: You learn what is the most rewarding and what kind of difficulties you face at this job.

Class 6. Advice: Your expert shares how to be successful at this profession and what mistakes to avoid.
Your Expert:
Ruben Rodas, Independent Filmmaker (New York, USA)
Ruben is a bi-coastal (NY-LA) Independent Filmmaker. His professional background includes extended experience as Director and Cinematographer of Narrative Films, Commercials , Music Videos , TV shows, Branded Content, and Documentaries.

In the year 2001 he was recognized for his award winning short film "Paper Airplanes." Consequently, he was hired as Director and producer for TV shows and promos at the Telefuturo network; Ruben is also the recipient of various awards including best TV show of the year for "Menchi" in 2001. In 2003 he joined producer Joel Cabrera and created the TV production company "FOQUS DIGITAL" where he directed several commercials and documentaries for some of leading national networks. In 2004 he came on board as one of the producers for two nationally televised sitcom series developed for the Telefuturo network: "GvsB" and "Animo Juan."

Ruben has directed and shoot advertising campaigns and various content for high profile clients such as NBC Universal, HBO, MTV, Adidas, H&M, Conde Nast, GAP, Groupon and many others.

Before you start watching this video, make sure that you have a list of paper or a notebook and a pen so you can complete the exercises suggested in the course.

It's important that you pay attention to the content as at the end you will need to answer the questions covered in the course.

Enjoy the course!
2. Practical Exercise
Ruben Rodas
Independent Filmmaker (New York, USA)
You can become a Filmmaker for a day and see how you like the experience!
The exercises are designed to give you a first-hand experience, expose you to the career and give you a deep insight of each occupation.

Total Time: 2-5 hours to complete

Preparation: none


Step 1: Come up with an idea for a short film, music video or any other type of video;

Step 2: Write the script for it and describe all of the scenes. Try to make the script 4 to 8 pages, but it depends on the length of your video;

Step 3: Ask your friends to help you with shooting and discuss the idea of the video and the script with them. You can use your phone or camera to shoot it;

Step 4: Direct the shooting and edit the final video using the free video editor app on your phone, your laptop, Youtube studio or any other free video editor that you can find online;
3. Occupation Worksheet
Gathering information and reflecting on your experience is a critical step in making an effective career decision. After learning more about the occupation and completing the practical exercise, take this quizz to summarize what you've learnt about the occupation.

Total Time: 1 hour to complete

Step 1: Complete the final quizz to summarize what you've learnt and reflect on your experience;

Step 2: After completing the quizz, click on the checkbox to receive a copy of your response. You can use the content from the quizz as the occupation worksheet;

You just completed the course and learnt more about the occupation. We hope that you had lots of insights and found this course helpful.

Now you can decide whether it is a right fit for you or not and if you want to learn about other occupations to expand your choices.
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