February has been a busy month! I have just about completed my Production Assistant internship at Warp Films in Sheffield and I have had the best time, not just for experience, but because I am a huge fan of their films. I have experienced working in their head office with some extremely talented and well-respected people, such as multiple BAFTA award winning Diarmid Scrimshaw, the Producer of ‘Tyrannasaur’, which was such a highlight for me.
While I was there, I had the chance to work on a wide range of tasks such as, working with contracts and preparing paperwork for distribution companies, checking transcripts for DVDs, film development research and valuable administration experience. I also got to experience the feeling of excitement of a film appearing at film festivals and waiting for reviews and award nominations to come in. I learnt so much from this experience and have enjoyed every minute of it.
During February, I also went to LSM’s Meet the Graduates event, which was brilliant, I got to see some old friends, meet with previous graduates and meet great 2nd and 3rd year students and it was nice to chat to people who shared similar interests. For all those who asked for advice, I hope that it has helped you in some way and that you make the most of your time left at university. I’ve already been booked for next year’s event (MtG 2015) so I will see you then! I also got the chance to be a part of LSM new Media Mentoring scheme! It was a bit overwhelming at first, but I am really enjoying being a mentor and can hopefully help my mentee, Lucy, along the way and make the impending date of graduation a little less scary. We get along so very well and when we got to know each other, we are scarily alike!