This is a technology/process that is continuing to gain popularity. It’s basically using the same technology that is used on TV to give the weather report. This technology is being used more and more in everything from web-based training materials to the advertisements you see pop up on your computer when you visit various websites. To do green screen work properly, you need an understanding of video production (described earlier), lighting and the software needed to blend captured video with the desired green screen background (which may also be video). From a technology perspective, there are various industry standard technologies available on both Apple and PC computers that allow you, with a little practice, to fairly easily create green screen productions. Also, if you want to do freelance in this area, you will most likely need your own green screen (generally lime green colored cloth), video camera and lighting equipment, and a place to produce it.
This potential job option is very different than those previously described. This job, as the name implies, is the process of presenting data in graphical ways that help make data easily intelligible. This includes the use of standard data presentation vehicles, such as pie charts and line and bar graphs. At first glance, this may seem rather simplistic, but to do it right is truly an art form. The reason is threefold:
- First, pie charts and simple bar graphs are not your only options. There are an enormous number of 2D and 3D graphical paradigms that can be used, both singularly and in combination.
- Second, to perform this task effectively, you should have a strong understanding of data. In fact, a background in statistics would also be of value.
- Third, you would need the technical ability to create these visual data representations using Microsoft Excel and potentially any one of a number of advanced graphical software packages.
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