An opportunity came up a couple years ago to work in Shine Network, the consultancy department of Shine Television, now one of biggest production companies in the world. The department’s role was to support other production companies / broadcasters in different territories around the world making Shine formats. I learnt in depth about world media, how commissioning worked, pitching, programme making, editing, filming. From Australia to Romania, part of my job was to visit sets around the world with the teams making a number of different show like: MasterChef, On Born Every Minute, Biggest Loser and Minute to Win it.
BBC Education Partnership – SPOTY 2012: “….never pass up any opportunity in the media, as you never know where it is going to lead you….”
From Olympic heroes to sporting legends, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year was definitely one of the most amazing weekends! It all began with a trip down to Salford’s Media City UK where students were selected through a competition. Continue reading
From Sarah Barrow:
More and more of our students are signing up for the Lincoln Award – a great scheme to help them think about all those extra-curricular things which could be of use when looking for a career and/or further study. If you are interested, just contact Jess Shields – firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of the scheme can be found here. Continue reading
Women in Film and Television, the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK, is looking for two exceptional candidates to fill key full-time roles, working to CEO Kate Kinninmont, and helping to build on the outstanding success of the company. Full details. Continue reading
As well as working as a lecturer in the LSM, Grant Bridgeman is in demand as a professional broadcast sound recordist. He recently worked on ITV’s smash hit, Mr Selfridge.
Level 3 student Katie Harris responded to a call for applicants to work as runners on Dragon’s Den, but wound up working last summer on BBC2 programme The Planners, due to be aired on Thursday 31st January at 8pm (Northern Ireland only!) If you can, watch out for her runner credit.
You may be able to see the programme on i-player after the broadcast; check on the BBC Northern Ireland web page
Katie also co-ordinates the New Wave show on Siren every Tuesday 4-5pm.
It’s a Kids’ TV prog called ‘Which is Witch’ and I play the character ‘Ava’ who is a witch and older sister to one of the main characters. It was filmed in Belgium (which was great as I’ve never been) and its all done in 3D with SFX. It was a really good experience. The cast are English and the crew are French! lol so it was interesting everything having to be relayed in French and then translated (if need be) The cast were all fun to work with. I’ve attached a couple pictures of me in character, along with another member of the main cast (who was actually in the BBC Three hit comedy series ‘Some Girls’)
Filming was fast yet efficient, as they film two episodes a week and everyone is lovely, yet hardworking, which is EXACTLY what you need for projects like that. Again the feedback for my performance was really good, so who knows, where that new contact could lead. I’m not entirely sure when it airs, but I’ll definitely keep you posted. Continue reading