This course provides ‘one of its kind’ access to the skills required to break into the film, TV, radio and journalism industries. It provides a path to the industry through technical master-classes with working practitioners..
"Accommodation is excellent and learners benefit from access to professional studio environments and a wide range of current technical, paper-based and ILT resources which they utilise well.” (Ofsted, 2013)
All students will have the opportunity to work with national and local industry professionals to produce work of broadcast quality. This is one of the only FE courses in the country which provides: • Training on the Red digital camera system • Sony FS 700 training • Lighting and grip tutorials and training • Sound recordists training on the Sound Devices system • Avid, Final Cut, and Premiere CS6 training • TV studio, green screen, and vision mixer training You will have the opportunity to undertake a range of live projects in video and photography as well as numerous competitions. We have our own in-house design agency that will give you the opportunity to pitch for jobs and gain that all important industry experience. TV and film production working hours could be long and irregular according to the demands of a production. Freelance contract work is very common. The work is mainly office-based, but you would also visit studios or locations for meetings. Location work could be anywhere in the UK or overseas, so you may need to travel and stay away from home for long periods. Freelance production managers are paid a fee for each individual contract or project. Freelance rates can vary widely, and may be negotiated based on the type of production and your track record. Contact the Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) for current pay guidelines. Almost 60,000 people are employed in the TV industry, which is estimated to be 11% of the creative industries workforce. The TV industry comprises over 1,450 businesses, including: 10 (terrestrial) broadcast TV, around 250 cable and satellite broadcasters, around 1,100 independent production companies (indies), a growing number of community TV companies More than a third of the workforce is freelance, including 57% of the independent production workforce, 26% in broadcast TV, 12% in cable and satellite and 3% in community TV. Nearly half of the TV workforce has undertaken unpaid work within the creative industries. The TV workforce is highly qualified and a high proportion has media related degrees. Jobs in the industry include: Art and Design - Art Director Camera - Script Supervisor, Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Lighting Camera Hair and Make-up - Make-up & Hair Artist Journalism and Sport - Broadcast Journalist Lighting: Lighting Director, Gaffer Performing - Actor, Presenter, Agent Production - Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Location Manager, Production Manager, Researcher Sound - Sound Supervisor, Sound Recordist, Boom Operator Studio and Broadcast Technology - Transmission Engineer, Vision Mixer The South West has a strong production sector in Specialist Factual and Natural History production, both at BBC Bristol and in the independent production sector. Bristol is an established hub for television production. Two Four, one of the strongest independents outside of London and spanning TV, Interactive and Digital Media and Facilities, is based in Plymouth. There are around 1,800 people employed in the industry. In the West Midlands, both the BBC and ITV Central have studio bases in Birmingham. The BBC has two bases, namely the Mailbox where regional and network television and radio productions are produced, and the Drama Village at the University of Birmingham. ITV Central is located in purpose-built premises. There is a strong base of small independent production companies. The main output of these companies is factual entertainment for network and cable television. There are over 1,200 people employed in the industry
Media, Film, Video, Journalism
September 2018 (TBC)
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