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skafetzakis 18.12.2010 00:48

Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Hello, i am Stelios and i live in Greece.
I would like to ask for some information about working on TV stations in Switzerland.

I am acknowledged in video editing (post production editor) with AVID Technology.
I have worked for 3 years in the Greek Public TV and specifically in international news and broadcasting.

Now i’m working on producing in a large television station. Ant1 TV Channel.

http://www.antennaeurope.gr/index.php

http://www.antennaeurope.gr/onair&air=5737

I know the main language in Switzerland is German or French

However, I can speak Greek and English.(i will learn to speak the language while living in Switzerland)
Is it possible to find a job with these qualifications?

Looking forward for your answer
Thanks in advance.

jrspet 18.12.2010 04:17

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Welcome to the forum.

Have you looked at the jobs and training sections ?

http://www.sf.tv/unternehmen/einzel....avpath=stb/ste

http://www.sf.tv/unternehmen/einzel....avpath=aus/moe

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/front/jobs.html?cid=77480

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/front/ab...html?cid=77472

Fluency in German and / or French is expected, and substantiated with a certificate of competency for non-native speakers.

Guest 18.12.2010 09:38

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
What exactly can you edit if you don't understand the language ?

skafetzakis 18.12.2010 14:22

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

What exactly can you edit if you don't understand the language ?
Yes i know that is difficult, but i suppose that i will speak English...
But you are right, What exactly can i edit if i don’t understand the language
!!! :confused:

I love this country and I will try to learn German! The satiation in Greece is sucks, and a lot of people want to find a real job in Europe. :rolleyes:

Thanks for your advices

18.12.2010 15:17

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Sympathies, but maybe look for a job in Britain?

fatmanfilms 18.12.2010 17:33

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Hi,

Most Editors are freelance, many local companies make videos where the primary launguage is English. You can find work but not a full time job.

I regulary work in Zurich & Geneva as a cameraman, launguage has never been an issue. I have been here since 1994, 90% of my work is in English, I charge more than the locals.

skafetzakis 18.12.2010 18:05

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ittigen (Post 1048494)
Sympathies, but maybe look for a job in Britain?

Most Editors are freelance, many local companies make videos where the primary launguage is English. You can find work but not a full time job.

I regulary work in Zurich & Geneva as a cameraman, launguage has never been an issue. I have been here since 1994, 90% of my work is in English, I charge more than the locals.

i also search job in GB.I could not find full time job too, but my first priority was Switzerland!. It's not always all feasible in our life :confused:
and these days, nothing is going well here!!

fatmanfilms, as a cameraman do you know which program is famous for video editing in Switzerland, as for local companies or for TV Stations.


Thanks for your information

Guest 18.12.2010 18:47

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 1048573)
Hi,

Most Editors are freelance, many local companies make videos where the primary launguage is English. You can find work but not a full time job.

I regulary work in Zurich & Geneva as a cameraman, launguage has never been an issue. I have been here since 1994, 90% of my work is in English, I charge more than the locals.

I don't have topo much idea, but camera man is technical i guess so maybe not so important the language issue, editor i would have thought that at least a modicum of understanding of what you are editing could help matters.

skafetzakis 18.12.2010 18:49

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

I don't have topo much idea, but camera man is technical i guess so maybe not so important the language issue, editor i would have thought that at least a modicum of understanding of what you are editing could help matters.

I know this is right. :mad:

fatmanfilms 18.12.2010 22:59

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

I don't have topo much idea, but camera man is technical i guess so maybe not so important the language issue, editor i would have thought that at least a modicum of understanding of what you are editing could help matters.

The best picture editors cut without the sound, the pictures tell the story....
I look at camerawork as creative rather than technical, if I don't get the right shots the final piece will look poor regardless of what launguage the editor speaks.

skafetzakis 18.12.2010 23:03

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 1048749)
The best picture editors cut without the sound, the pictures tell the story....
I look at camerawork as creative rather than technical, if I don't get the right shots the final piece will look poor regardless of what launguage the editor speaks.

thanks :) you give me a hope!!!!
please if you know tell me about my previous question!
Thanks again.

fatmanfilms 18.12.2010 23:05

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
As it happens the Kantonpolitzi Zurich were advertising for a cameraman / editor recently. I think the closing date was last week, looking at the jobs section of the Kantonpolitzi website may help you. FWIW the head of the department speaks English & sent me a link to see if I was interested. He knows I speak very little German.

skafetzakis 18.12.2010 23:10

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 1048752)
As it happens the Kantonpolitzi Zurich were advertising for a cameraman / editor recently. I think the closing date was last week, looking at the jobs section of the Kantonpolitzi website may help you. FWIW the head of the department speaks English & sent me a link to see if I was interested. He knows I speak very little German.


i cant find a website ''Kantonpolitzi'', i suppose the job is closed!

tell me, as a cameraman do you know which program is famous for video editing in Switzerland, as for local companies or for TV Stations.


Thanks for your information

jrspet 18.12.2010 23:11

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
http://www.kapo.zh.ch/internet/siche...o/de/home.html

http://www.zh.ch/internet/de/service...e_stellen.html

skafetzakis 18.12.2010 23:19

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
thanks jrspet ,
There are no new advertisments

thanks anyway!

fatmanfilms 18.12.2010 23:44

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Avid & FCP are used by most production co's

Try writing to:-

Stadtpolizei Zürich
Hr. D. Facen
Hr. F. Rüegg
Chef Filmdienst/Personalbereichsleiter
Postfach
8021 Zürich

Date your letter before 12 Decmeber!

skafetzakis 19.12.2010 00:05

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 1048775)
Avid & FCP are used by most production co's

Try writing to:-

Stadtpolizei Zürich
Hr. D. Facen
Hr. F. Rüegg
Chef Filmdienst/Personalbereichsleiter
Postfach
8021 Zürich

Date your letter before 12 Decmeber!

before 12 December? it's expired...
if i send email? is it possible?

Thanks fatmanfilms. i appreciate.

fatmanfilms 19.12.2010 10:04

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
From memory the expiry was the 16th but I could be wrong which is why I said 12th. I would send an application in, there is a chance they will look at it!

skafetzakis 19.12.2010 10:28

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 1048876)
From memory the expiry was the 16th but I could be wrong which is why I said 12th. I would send an application in, there is a chance they will look at it!

ok then, i will try to send a CV.
Please, if you hear something else tell me! i will appreciate it!!
Thanks

skafetzakis 19.12.2010 19:49

Re: Job on TV Station (Video Editor)
 
if I start german lessons, how much time will it take me to learn the language? in order to be able to communicate !!


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