Take the Fast Train North

This is a free training day for media freelancers in digital, radio & television, to be held in MediaCityUK on Tuesday 20th Nov 2012.

The day is produced in partnership with the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset. Many leading training providers (DV Talent, Indie Training Fund, BECTU, ITV, Futureworks, The Farm, Grand Scheme Media, BBC Writers Room, and others) are coming together to provide a free training day for TV freelancers. To be eligible, you must have been a media professional for a minimum of two years and/or have three broadcast credits to your name and be employed on a short term or freelance contract. You must verify your work history in the mandatory section to be considered for a place.

The day is backed by Pact, Bectu, Broadcast magazine, broadcasters and many independent production companies.

Full details and application

Rhiannon Jones, class of 2011

After graduating with a degree in media production I took the usual route of trying to get as much experience as possible under my belt, in my chosen field of audio. I was fortunate enough to get land 5 different work experience placements across production facilities for Radio and Sound Post-Production for Film and TV.

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Jonathan Sidwell, class of 2007

Media Production graduate Jonathan Sidwell, now a freelance assistant director, has already worked alongside household names from the fields of retail, sport and music.

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Paul Rook, class of 2010

“Don’t turn anything down. Whatever the work is, take it, and be prepared to do things at short notice.”

After finishing my degree in May 2010 I went about applying for a few media jobs that I saw on the opportunities at Lincoln website. After a couple of interviews and rejections I decided making money was the most important thing for me to do. Continue reading

Enterpriseinc Scheme relaunched – but hurry!

From enterpriseinc:

Considering going self employed or setting up a business after University?
Enterprise inc offers funding to recent graduates in the East Midlands to support them in a new business venture.

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Calum Barre, class of 2011

I am currently employed with Gems Tv and Gems Tv Extra, working as a technical operator.  Gems TV is a reverse auction shopping channel specialising in jewellery, which broadcasts 24/7 on freeview  channel 43. The company also owns Gems TV eXtra and Jewellery Maker. Continue reading

James Gray has a new showreel

James Gray has posted a new showreel for 2012:

Hamish Patel, class of 2007

“Reputation is everything in this business. Make a bad name for yourself and people will find out.” Continue reading

James Gray

We have been trying to track James down for ages. No luck yet with his story, but he seems to be doing well, to judge by his Facebook pages.

“Freelance Camera, Sound, Editor, and DIT. From Broadcast, Film and Corporate. Working in Film, Broadcast and Corporate.
Working with companies such as – BBC, Foundation TV, Bentley, Ford, British Gas, Presenter Studio, and loads more.”

Here are some of James’ productions:

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Jordan Livermore Update

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