As a third year, the daunting acknowledgment that Uni (of Lincoln) is over soon and I will need to fit into reality hits hard. I am fortunately one of those people who likes to get stuff done early so my period of stress and panic hits way before deadline day – this is something I’ve always done in all aspects of my life including career prospects. I did my first piece of work experience in the Media Industry at 18, working as a runner for a week at CrowTV Post Production. This mainly consisted of making teas and coffees and the occasional cocktail (cocktail Fridays is a theme I’ve seen in more than one Post Production house). After that, I started Uni (Media Production course) and felt studies were more important. Around the end of my first semester of the second year, I looked at my CV and thought I needed more work experience.
If there is one thing I’ve learnt from seeing my siblings go through University and then try to get a job is that experience is everything. When I say everything, I do mean everything! It is all well and good having great grades but you need to prove you can do the job required of you outside a university setting, whether that be through work experience jobs or an amazing portfolio full of ventures you took not because they were set by a lecturer but because you wanted to. I simply googled ‘media work experience in London’ and the first thing to come up was ENVY Academy.ENVY is a massive Post Production house in Central London with projects like Top Gear, Pointless, The Voice UK and Gogglebox among many other shows they edit. I applied for a week’s worth of work experience in the oncoming summer and they said yes!Continue reading →
Finishing university is such a daunting and scary prospect and it really is quite a shock to your life. I spent the lectures in my third year listening to the many wonderful graduates that came in to talk to us about life after university and I would always walk away thinking how did they do it and how would I be able to do that? I honestly did not think it was possible for me to do until I worked out the thing in common with everyone that came in; they all made their own luck and opportunities.
After the final hand in and a much needed rest, all I could see was the blank few months leading up to graduation in September and the countdown to moving back home to Hull. I started to feel a little lost so spent a lot of time updating my CV and applying for any job that I saw. It seemed like months of hard work, applications and the odd interview here and there had not paid off until late July. Continue reading →
I have enjoyed reading the alumni blog (I am not an LSM graduate but I did take some LSM modules as part of my course at the School of Computing). A runner position has just arisen at my company, Red Bee Media, that would probably suit recent School of Media graduates. It’s a runner’s job in the post production department that provides all manner of services for Channel 4. It should be a good ‘foot in the door’ here at Red Bee Media. We are industry leaders in a number of broadcast, video on demand and creative services. Its also a good opportunity to gain experience at Channel 4. The deadline is rather tight (17th March), and details are here: http://www.redbeemedia.com/careers
Bear with me if your reading this; the last time I posted on here was ages ago – I had just left LSM and was training to be a 3D camera assistant, but it’s funny how things can change… Continue reading →