Media (Video, Film, TV, Journalism and Radio)

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    This course gives you the opportunity to explore digital film and video and some aspects of photography. Your studies will include • Use of the latest video and computer technology. (D.S.L.R’s, Industry standard digital video cameras and new software). • Practical assignments and live projects with industry professionals.

    INDUSTRY INFORMATION TV and film production Hours Your 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. Income 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. Key facts: 55,900 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 Local industry information 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

At Gloucestershire College we want students to develop their English and maths skills so that they achieve their learning goals and future career aims. For this reason all full-time students who have not achieved grade A* to C English language or maths GCSE will study these subjects as part of their course.

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Media (Video, Film, TV, Journalism and Radio)

Level 2



Start Date

September 2018 (TBC)

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