According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 11% by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As technology advances and production companies and video freelancers are working with exciting new content delivery methods, such as mobile devices and online TV, there is a higher demand for content, leading to more work for camera operators, editors, audio engineers, multi-media artists, producers, directors, and more.
AMAP Phase III, also known as AMAP Studios, offers exceptional Phase II graduates the opportunity to participate in a cost-free vocational training intensive focused on media development for the internet, including film and television production.
In this 18-week residential program participants, referred to as Eagles, receive over 800 hours of hands-on training and education through partnerships with local community colleges as well as mentorship from entertainment industry professionals. Accreditation of the program is underway.
Royer Studios and the National Guard Youth Foundation coordinate with a network of businesses across the country to support Eagles in securing entry-level employment in promising fields where they can quickly experience professional growth.
Scholarship opportunities for Eagles pursuing higher education are also available.
We'll keep you posted as AMAP Studios launches.