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WORKING IN THE
MEDIA INDUSTRY
Career I aspire for: Cinematographer
What does a Cinematographer do?
Cinematographers play an essential role in film production, dictating the overall look and visual style of a motion picture,
television show, music video, or advertisement. They're the person responsible for bringing a director's vision to life on screen,
handling all the technical aspects of visual storytelling.
Currently, the national average salary for a Cinematographer is around £52,400.
What does a cinematographer do?
1:Chooses a visual style for the film.
A cinematographer determines the visual style and approach of the film. For example, a cinematographer on a documentary film determines
whether to use re-enactments, or to rely heavily on photographs and found footage.
2:Establishes the camera setup for every shot.
A cinematographer decides which types of cameras, camera lenses, camera angles, and camera techniques best bring the scene to life.
Additionally, a cinematographer works with the script supervisor and, if necessary, the locations manager to scope out each scene and design
what the most effective vantage points for the camera will be. This helps preserve the intention and scale of the film.
3:Determines the lighting for every scene.
A cinematographer uses lighting to create the right visual mood the director aspires to achieve. They must know how to enhance an image’s
depth, contrast, and contour to support the story’s atmosphere.
4:Explores the potential of every location.
A good cinematographer understands what visuals excite the director and can make recommendations about what shots to capture.
5:Attends rehearsals.
A cinematographer attends rehearsals with the actors since the blocking for a scene will likely change and evolve. During rehearsals,
cinematographers adjust the camera in response to a particular gesture or action, and as actors adjust their body positions and blocking, to better
fit the framing of the shot.
6:Elevates the vision of the director.
A good cinematographer will introduce ideas and concepts the director may not have considered.
6 Duties and Responsibilities of a Cinematographer
Steps to become a cinematographer
1. Earn a film degree
While there are no degree requirements to become a
cinematographer, becoming highly skilled in your craft
through film school is a key pathway to gaining those
skills. Networking with other up-and-coming production
talents can also connect you to job opportunities in this
competitive industry, where members of a film crew
bounce from project to project, often bringing along
favored crew members with them.
Cinematography requires a lot of technical skills related
to photography, so studying or majoring in photography
could give you the foundation in camera work and
processes needed to become a good cinematographer.
2. Practice photography
As an aspiring cinematographer, it’s important to learn
your craft by experimenting with filming and still
photography to learn what works for shot composition.
Consider taking time outside of filmmaking to shoot as
much footage and photography as possible while taking
only lighting jobs in the industry, for instance. Once you
understand more about the fundamental aspects of
shooting on film, the more you can instinctively use your
knowledge to tell stories visually.
3. Become familiar with your equipment
A cinematographer is highly skilled at
using camera and lighting equipment. If
you want to prove you are ready to work
on set, you need to become familiar with
different kinds of video and production
equipment.
Along with knowing how to simply use
these devices, you also need to
manipulate them to achieve your (and
your director’s) artistic vision. You’ll need
to learn common techniques while also
producing your own to create your
signature filmmaking style.
4. Build your reel
Show production companies can tell how
serious you are about your craft by building a
portfolio, typically called a reel, of your best
work. In this demo reel, include clips of your
most compelling scenes or shots. When
building your work samples, collaborate with
other aspiring filmmakers to make short films,
music videos and even feature-length films if
your time and budget allow.
5. Make connections
Working in the entertainment industry involves
hustle and networking. You can make some of
these connections in film school, while others can
be found interning for a production company or
volunteering to work for student or lower-budget
projects.
Attend industry events to get to know people and
be prepared to discuss your work and knowledge
of film at any given time. Making a favorable
impression on the right person might just open
exciting opportunities.
6. Take on entry-level film crew positions
Most cinematographers don’t start out shooting major
motion pictures. It can take years of perseverance and
drive, as well as practice, to get the experience—and
the big break—you need. You may work on smaller
projects to build your reel where the budget is limited
and the crew is small, requiring the DP to take on other
supportive roles for themselves as well.
People pursuing this field usually start out as camera
operators, grip technicians, lighting
assistants or production assistants. As you progress in
this industry, you may be able to gradually take on
bigger projects and build a name for yourself.
Technical
Theatre
Career I aspire for-
Technical Theatre and Events
• Technical supervisor
• DSM-Deputy Stage Manager
• Lighting designer
• Desk operator
• Technician
• Camera operator
• DOP

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Working in the media industry b1.pptx

  • 2. Career I aspire for: Cinematographer What does a Cinematographer do? Cinematographers play an essential role in film production, dictating the overall look and visual style of a motion picture, television show, music video, or advertisement. They're the person responsible for bringing a director's vision to life on screen, handling all the technical aspects of visual storytelling. Currently, the national average salary for a Cinematographer is around £52,400.
  • 3. What does a cinematographer do? 1:Chooses a visual style for the film. A cinematographer determines the visual style and approach of the film. For example, a cinematographer on a documentary film determines whether to use re-enactments, or to rely heavily on photographs and found footage. 2:Establishes the camera setup for every shot. A cinematographer decides which types of cameras, camera lenses, camera angles, and camera techniques best bring the scene to life. Additionally, a cinematographer works with the script supervisor and, if necessary, the locations manager to scope out each scene and design what the most effective vantage points for the camera will be. This helps preserve the intention and scale of the film. 3:Determines the lighting for every scene. A cinematographer uses lighting to create the right visual mood the director aspires to achieve. They must know how to enhance an image’s depth, contrast, and contour to support the story’s atmosphere. 4:Explores the potential of every location. A good cinematographer understands what visuals excite the director and can make recommendations about what shots to capture. 5:Attends rehearsals. A cinematographer attends rehearsals with the actors since the blocking for a scene will likely change and evolve. During rehearsals, cinematographers adjust the camera in response to a particular gesture or action, and as actors adjust their body positions and blocking, to better fit the framing of the shot. 6:Elevates the vision of the director. A good cinematographer will introduce ideas and concepts the director may not have considered. 6 Duties and Responsibilities of a Cinematographer
  • 4. Steps to become a cinematographer 1. Earn a film degree While there are no degree requirements to become a cinematographer, becoming highly skilled in your craft through film school is a key pathway to gaining those skills. Networking with other up-and-coming production talents can also connect you to job opportunities in this competitive industry, where members of a film crew bounce from project to project, often bringing along favored crew members with them. Cinematography requires a lot of technical skills related to photography, so studying or majoring in photography could give you the foundation in camera work and processes needed to become a good cinematographer. 2. Practice photography As an aspiring cinematographer, it’s important to learn your craft by experimenting with filming and still photography to learn what works for shot composition. Consider taking time outside of filmmaking to shoot as much footage and photography as possible while taking only lighting jobs in the industry, for instance. Once you understand more about the fundamental aspects of shooting on film, the more you can instinctively use your knowledge to tell stories visually. 3. Become familiar with your equipment A cinematographer is highly skilled at using camera and lighting equipment. If you want to prove you are ready to work on set, you need to become familiar with different kinds of video and production equipment. Along with knowing how to simply use these devices, you also need to manipulate them to achieve your (and your director’s) artistic vision. You’ll need to learn common techniques while also producing your own to create your signature filmmaking style. 4. Build your reel Show production companies can tell how serious you are about your craft by building a portfolio, typically called a reel, of your best work. In this demo reel, include clips of your most compelling scenes or shots. When building your work samples, collaborate with other aspiring filmmakers to make short films, music videos and even feature-length films if your time and budget allow. 5. Make connections Working in the entertainment industry involves hustle and networking. You can make some of these connections in film school, while others can be found interning for a production company or volunteering to work for student or lower-budget projects. Attend industry events to get to know people and be prepared to discuss your work and knowledge of film at any given time. Making a favorable impression on the right person might just open exciting opportunities. 6. Take on entry-level film crew positions Most cinematographers don’t start out shooting major motion pictures. It can take years of perseverance and drive, as well as practice, to get the experience—and the big break—you need. You may work on smaller projects to build your reel where the budget is limited and the crew is small, requiring the DP to take on other supportive roles for themselves as well. People pursuing this field usually start out as camera operators, grip technicians, lighting assistants or production assistants. As you progress in this industry, you may be able to gradually take on bigger projects and build a name for yourself.
  • 6. Career I aspire for- Technical Theatre and Events • Technical supervisor • DSM-Deputy Stage Manager • Lighting designer • Desk operator • Technician • Camera operator • DOP
  • 7. TECHNICAL THEATRE ROLES • What is a DSM? The DSM (Deputy Stage Manager) will also generally cue the show, giving calls and 'go's' to the actors and all departments, enabling the changing of scenery, lighting and sound to be coordinated. • What is a lighting designer? The Lighting Designer is responsible for the design, installation, and operation of the lighting and special electrical effects used in the production. • What is a desk operator? The role involves powering up and rig checks of a large-scale ML rig, checking and replenishing of stage consumables such as haze and low fog fluid and operating the lighting desk during the show. • ole involves powering up and rig checks of a large-scale ML rig, checking and replenishing of stage consumables such as haze and low fog fluid and operating the lighting desk during the show.
  • 8. Events • What is a technical supervisor? Provides work direction and participates in the construction, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection, and repair of electronic, electrical, mechanical, telecommunications equipment. • What is an events technician? Live Event Technicians prepare and set-up technical equipment for such events. Ultimately specialising in sound, lighting or video, Live Event Technicians will carry out routine and one-off technical preparation and set-up of equipment for events.
  • 9. How can I get into the industry?
  • 11. Apprenticeships What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences.​ Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An apprenticeship includes: •paid employment with holiday leave •hands-on-experience in a sector/role of interest​ •at least 20% off-the-job training •formal assessment which leads to a nationally recognised qualification POSITIVES OF AN APPRENTICESHIP NEGATIVES OF AN APPRENTICESHIP You get practical experience There is a limited career choice You can improve your skills You may not get to experience university life You get paid You start with a lower salary You can gain a nationally recognised qualification You get given more responsibilities early on You finish without debt Shorter holidays
  • 12. BBC Apprenticeships Get experience within BBC production teams making world-class content for their audiences on radio, TV or digital platforms. I would learn on-the-job as part of a BBC production team, developing my knowledge and skills in an area that interests me, while working towards my apprenticeship qualification. Depending on my chosen placement area, I could be helping to produce ideas and stories for content, providing logistical support to productions or learning how to use technical equipment and specialist software. Get BBC Academy industry training delivered by experienced trainers to learn skills on how to make content for programmes, research, operate technical equipment such as cameras, editing and lots more. I would study for my apprenticeship qualification, learning both on and off the job. An industry recognised apprenticeship qualification in production. I would have the chance to apply for internal vacancies as well as gain lots of experience to help seek out new challenges and work opportunities within the BBC and wider industry. Applying for a BBC apprenticeship would allow me to:
  • 13. Technical Theatre Apprenticeship Professional Discussion Requirements 1. The principles of stage and production design, construction and application within cultural venues. 2. Safe and sustainable working practices and legislation, regulation, industry and organisational policies, procedures and requirements relating to health and safety. 3. Safety and compliance requirements and procedures involved in preparation, inspection and maintenance of systems and equipment, and why these are important. 4. Electrical and mechanical properties, processes, systems, techniques and procedures relating to the technical stagecraft environment. 5. The commercial environment in which the organisation operates, the application of efficient and effective working practices including time management and financial considerations. 6. Personal and professional development and ability to identify and suggest improvements and adapt to the changing environment in line with organisational and performance vision. 7. Working with and respecting others, maintaining effective professional relationships, including establishing lines of communication with clear personal and organisational benefits. Creative Venue Technician (level 3) Apprenticeship training course Also known as: •Automation technician •Lighting technician •Sound technician •Stage technician •Theatre technician •Venue technician •Video technician Typical duration:24 months Creative Venue Technicians will: •take personal responsibility for safety of self and others •have a flexible approach and will be adaptable to change •be willing to work unsociable hours in a variety of locations for extended periods •be punctual, reliable and personally responsible •be self-motivated with a positive and disciplined approach to work •have a commitment to personal and professional development •develop professional working relationships and treat others with respect using appropriate channels and etiquette •have drive and determination to complete a task on time Maximum funding:£9,000 Maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training. A technical theatre apprenticeship would allow me to further develop my knowledge and craft under the guidance of a professional whilst earning a wage. An apprenticeship would also allow me to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst working on live projects with professional clients.
  • 14. ITV apprenticeships Getting onto an ITV apprenticeship would allow me to learn from professionals whilst getting paid to do it and pick up an industry-recognised qualification on the way. ITV are also the largest commercial broadcaster in the UK.ITV offer a wide range of apprenticeships so my options are not limited as ITV Apprenticeships include: • Business Services • Broadcasting • Online, Pay & Interactive • ITV Studios • ITV News • Newsroom Assistant • Junior Journalist • Team Assistant • Talent Coordinator
  • 15. Jobs in the media
  • 16. Entry level positions Development department Starting with an idea, directors, producers and screenwriters develop a film and raise the money to make it happen Production management department Once funds are raised, the line producer, assistant director and locations manager do the detailed planning.
  • 17. Entry level positions The make-up, costume, props and set dec departments make sure the film looks right, construction builds the sets Craft department Technical Department Ready to film, the director of photography, lighting technicians and sound mixers capture the action
  • 18. Entry level positions Post-production department Once filming is done, editors, sound designers and colourists put it all together and make different versions. Sales and distribution department Sales and distributions executives get the film onto screens, whether that be in cinemas, on TVs or phones.
  • 20. Example of a future career/job opportunity Senior Camera Artist- job post Guildford Job type Permanent Salary Negotiable Location: Guildford Discipline: Production Reference18865 Contact Name: Connor Green Job description Supermassive Games are seeking a Senior Camera Artist to work on one of their exciting new projects! With a passion to deliver high-end cinematic games, Supermassive Games is carving a unique and exciting path in the games industry.As a Senior Camera Artist you will take ownership of the camera work for scenes in one of their cinematic games. You’ll help ensure the scene meets the cinematography and art direction requirements of the game, pushing the quality as high as possible within technical and production constraints. Your responsibilities… •Supporting and mentoring junior artists and working alongside the direction team to achieve the creative vision for the game to another version •Creating / editing cameras for motion-captured game cinematics to effectively build a scene, tell a story, add visual flair and high production values. •Help to drive narrative story-telling through effective use of framing, lens choice and edit •Using camera to help convey emotional experiences •Working with the Art Director / Game Director to achieve the desired look and style •Working closely with the wider art team to improve workflows and processes •Collaborating with other disciplines such as lighting and VFX artists, graphics programmers and level designers to create great AAA game experiences The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role… •4+ years’ experience as a camera operator / creator, cinematographer, or editor in either real world or digital productions •In-depth understanding and practical experience of cinematography and the ability to ‘read’ a film and understand the psychology of camera work •A natural talent with framing and composition •An understanding of physical cameras and lenses •Technically minded and able to problem solve •A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates your ability •Editing experience preferable •A solid understanding of cameras and comfort in choosing focal length, aperture, focus etc •A working knowledge of cinematography and the language of film •Good understanding of the theory and application of Composition and blocking •The ability to build out a scene from mocap data with selection of shots and cuts •A comfort with editing, and understanding of its use in emotional storytelling Experience with a real time engine such as Unreal Engine, or similar (UNITY, CryEngine, Frostbite, etc.) is a bonus but not essential.
  • 21. Example of a future career/job opportunity Wedding Photographers & Cinematographers- job post Muse Media West Midlands Part-time, Freelance Shift and schedule Weekend availability Monday to Friday Work Location: On the road Hello, A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our growing team of Photographers & Cinematographers. We are midlands based. We are currently looking to take on photographers and cinematographers to be a part of our ever-expanding team. We specialise in luxury wedding photography and cinematography for Asian weddings. Ideally looking for people with experience. But not essential as training can be provided. This will also be reflected in the daily rate. Our Instagram page is @musemediauk Please also add your social links if you have any of work online. About Us (and the Role) Hi, we're Muse Media! We provide photography & Cinematography content for Asian wedding industry - from storytelling and photography to drone videography and & Cinematography. The best part is that all the editing and post-production is done for you. All you have to do is rock up, take the shots. Happy days! We deal with all the admin, business development and other boring bits so that you can focus on what you do best: taking epic shots! More hustle; less hassle :) How It Works If your application is approved, you'll receive an email and instructions for your trial job - this is so that we can see just how amazing you are, and if you need any pointers to improve your photography skills. The sooner you get the trial job done and dusted, the sooner you'll be out there! I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards. We are searching for a photographer who has the ability to create stunning images in a range of settings. The ideal candidate has a passion for taking pictures and communicates well with others. The photographer will report directly to the art director and will be asked to produce traditional photos as well as take photos that incorporate digital manipulation. Responsibilities: •Provide quality images for the company. •Communicate with the client in a timely manner. •Research and learn about the product to provide a quality photo shoot. •Take care of the equipment used to record images. •Have knowledge of basic photo editing software, preferably Photoshop. •Be able to work alone or under close supervision. •Be on time for work.
  • 22. Example of a future career/job opportunity Videographer / Cinematographer Blue 16 London Apply on Internwise Full–time After a successful 2020, we’re kicking off the new year by expanding our team! We’re on a search for a Videographer / Cinematographer for our expansive marketing projects and activations. We need an individual who is versatile, open-minded and Gen savvy as many marketing projects involve modern and urban content. The role will include capturing content via videos, adverts and highlights (as specified by Blue 16 and our clients). A successful tenure will lead to more permanent opportunities. Duties: • Film videos on set or on location • Produce video content for social networks • Plan the shoot with the creative team • Edit footage in Post-Production
  • 23. Example of a future career/job opportunity Head of Cinematography Talent Heroes London Apply on Talent.com Apply on My Stateline Jobs Full–time About We are a creative and marketing studio solely for the games industry. We’re the go-to for blockbuster heavyweights because we know games inside out. We are made up of an eclectic team of gaming experts, storytellers, engine tinkerers, designers, and problem solvers. We are your your advertising agency, design studio and production partner all in one. Overview : As Capture Director you are responsible for our capture and cinematics product. You will lead, manage, and inspire the Capture Department to create, assemble and collaborate across specialised builds to deliver on the creative vision of each project. You will lead the team to be a one-stop shop for the capture process, developing assets from initial creative to picture lock, creating award-winning content that exceeds client and audiences’ expectations. Responsibilities : • Lead and be responsible for the capture and cinematics output of the studio • Accountable for the day-to-day running of the Capture Department • Line manage and mentor all members of the Capture Department • Collaborate with the Creative Director and Post and CGI Director on capture direction on pitches and client proposals • Lead and inspire the team to create high-quality capture and cinematics work that realises the vision of each project • Effectively manage the structure, workload and running of the Capture Department • Work with other departments to plan projects and deadlines • Educate and inspire the team to use new appropriate equipment and systems to support cinematic goals • Collaborate with the Creative Director and Post and CGI Director across all work and clients • Collaborate with the Engine Specialist and IT Systems Manager on game builds • Keep up to date with game engine systems and technology • Build strong and trusting relationships with clients and internal team members • Rally and inspire the Studio to produce the best possible game content • Collaborate with the Executive team to constantly improve and grow the Studio Skills & Experience : • Established experience within in game engine cinematics been directly in game builds • Experience managing a team within in game engine cinematics • Exceptional artistic eye for cinematics and high-quality production • Exceptional knowledge of cinematography, edit pipelines and workflows • Expert knowledge of cinematic technology and game environments • Awarded portfolio of produced work • Excellent communication and people management skills • Ability to lead, build, and inspire teams • Exceptional creative problem-solving skills • Deep knowledge and interest of the games and creative industries
  • 24. Example of a future career/job opportunity Casual Stage Technician We are look for Casual Technicians for our Back of House department, who will work with the full-time technical team as required on visiting productions. You'll be involved in all aspects of the Technical team's work, including working shows and events, fit-ups and get-outs, and contributing to the maintenance of the theatre's systems and equipment back and front of house. For full details please take a look at our job description download. We're keen to hear from people with a wide range of relevant skills and experiences. Key Responsibilities • Welcome and assist visiting production technical staff and companies to the venue, ensuring they are treated appropriately and always as an important and valued client. • Support the full-time technical staff in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of fit-ups, shows and get outs, in line with company policy, current health and safety legislation and the requirements of the visiting production or event. • Take pride in your working environment at all times ensuring that work areas are clean, tidy and safe. Under the direction of the full-time technical staff assist as required in the inspection, servicing and maintenance of the stage machinery and production equipment. • Work safely at all times, proactively identify risks to yourself, other colleagues and customers health, safety or security and take appropriate actions to keep everyone safe. • Implement and comply with the company Health & Safety Policy, maintaining the safest possible environment for your colleagues, visiting companies and customers. • Attend training as required developing skills and knowledge relevant to the role. • Work collaboratively as a team member, working well with others to ensure all required tasks are completed. Maintain a can do, professional attitude. • Proactively identify tasks which need to be done and take responsibility for completing them.
  • 25. General Technician Ship Wide Example of a future career/job opportunity Responsibilities: •Install, set-up, operate and strike equipment for assigned ship wide and island events •Handle heavy equipment and road cases •Manage the daily use of wireless microphones, including frequency tuning, power management and signal path •Mix live audio with digital audio consoles •Manage sound/mic checks for ship wide venues and performers •Operate lighting consoles for intelligent and conventional fixtures •Report equipment and consumable challenges •Provide preventative maintenance and routine repair of all ship wide equipment •Maintain cleanliness of ship wide booths and lockers •Help with contingency plans Basic Qualifications: •Minimum two years' experience in a relevant Entertainment-based environment •Knowledge of computer systems or computerized control systems •Trade school/college diploma, preferred •Have a valid Driver's License
  • 26. Location Usually, the main area for not only cinematography but the media industry as a whole in the UK is London and looking at current job opportunities they are mainly based in London with Manchester and Leeds getting some exposure and opportunities so there might be a possibility that I would have to relocate to move up in my career. Even though, there are more opportunities in London the price to relocate there especially during the cost-of-living crisis would be an unethical decision as the salary for entry level roles is usually around £32,490 and although working in Media you can earn between £20,500 and £59,865 (according to Check-a-Salary) the high-end salary would not be available until I had gained years of professional experience. With average rent in London currently £26,316, which is by far the most expensive rate in the UK and almost £3,000 per year on monthly expenses. The average rental prices in London have increased by 14.3 percent compared to last year’s rental market data alone(according to https://www.rentlondonflat.com/). This means that if I were to relocate to London and earn an entry level position salary between £20,500 and £30,000 it would end up with me in debt and not being able to afford to live therefore when looking to break into the industry relocating to London would not be a wise decision.
  • 29. Fulwell 73, set up in 2005 by lifelong friends Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner and Gabe Turner, strives to make top-quality television and film productions. In January 2017 it was announced that James Corden would be joining the company with immediate effect as a fifth full partner. The company first came to the public’s attention in September 2007 with the release of its debut feature “In the Hands of the Gods” (Lionsgate). The film received great critical acclaim, opened on more screens than any other UK-made documentary and appeared in cinemas around the world. Since then, Fulwell 73 has produced many films and television programs across different genres. Its most recent theatrical film releases include: the most successful sports documentary of all time, ”The Class of 92” (Universal Pictures); the huge box office hits “One Direction 3D: This is Us” (Sony/Columbia), "I Am Bolt" (Universal) , "The Guvnors" (Metrodome), "Level Up" (Universal) and "White Island" (Carnaby International).Fulwell 73’s television slate is extensive, including many shows with some of the world’s top talent; Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Jimmy Carr, One Direction, Michael Mcintyre and Jack Whitehall have all made shows with Fulwell. Fulwell 73 also co-produces THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN with CBS Television Studios. As well as being a digital hit, with over 2.3 billion views, and two Emmys in its first full season, THE LATE LATE SHOW also holds the record for the highest viewed clip in the history of late-night television with “Carpool Karaoke with Adele.” Fulwell 73 is also co-producing two spin-off shows with CBS Television Studios: Sunderland-born founder of global production company unveils plans for film studios, creating one of Europe’s largest facilities, bringing 8,450 jobs. FulwellCain Studios, a joint venture between global entertainment company Fulwell 73 and Cain International, has today announced plans for Crown Works Studios in Sunderland, which will be one of the largest filmmaking complexes in Europe, creating some 8,450 jobs across the Northeast over the next decade. The plans are being described by city leaders as ‘the single most significant development announcement to come out of the Northeast in decades’ and will build on Fulwell 73’s existing presence in the city. The JV will spearhead the development of a 1.68m sq ft film industry hub at Pallion, with 20 premium sound stages suitable for major feature film and HETV productions. The scheme – which requires support from Government to go ahead - will be delivered in three phases, with work set to start in 2023 and the final phase set to complete by 2027. Fulwell 73 in Sunderland What is Fulwell 73?
  • 30. THE NORTHERN STUDIOS The only large-scale film & television studio complex in the Northeast, UK. Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom The Northern Studios is the only large-scale studio complex in the Northeast. They provide dry-hire studio and green screen facilities to suit a range of content producers and offer long and short-term hire to suit your filming or unit base needs. They are at the heart of an area with excellent location shooting opportunities, with incredible coastal, rural, urban, industrial and heritage settings all within a 45-minute drive. What is the Northern Studios? Facilities Studio 1: 20m x 50m (1000m. sq) 5m clear working height Studio 2: A large chroma green screen studio 20m x 20m (300m.sq) 5m clear working height Studio 3: 20m x 50m (1000m. sq) 5m clear working height The full working area is reduced on the north wall by mezzanine area. Drive-in stage access (doors are 4m H x 6m W)​ Production suite including offices and meeting room (with copier/printer)​ Dressing room/Wardrobe and Make-up room​ Accessible washroom and shower facilities​ Green Room / Refectory for cast and crew​ Workshop​ Set Build & Storage space​ All spaces are wi-fi enabled​ Stages have both three-phase and conventional power supply
  • 31. Working Freelance Most people who work in film and TV drama work on a freelance basis. This is because a drama tends to be made on a project-by-project basis (except for continuing dramas). A drama is made once it’s 'greenlit', namely when all the business deals and funding arrangements have been put into place. The cast and crew are then recruited - and disbanded as soon as the drama has been made. Depending on your role and the length of the drama, you could be working on a production for just a few months and then find yourself looking for work again. There can be great joy in working on a project-by-project basis in this way. Every job is different. You always meet new people. You have periods of intense work followed by times of freedom and rest, which suits some people well. You are unlikely to get bored. Even though working freelance is how most people work in the industry by working this way job security is limited meaning you always have to be looking for work to keep a consistent income due to the unpredictable nature of working freelance it usually pays a bit more to compensate the lack of job security. This also applies when looking for work in technical theatre as contracts are usually on a temporary basis and finding work can be a struggle. Therefore, I need to weigh up my options when thinking about what I would like to work as. Pros Cons Job variety NO JOB SECURITY No day is quite the same NO GUARANTEED REGULAR INCOME Earn slightly more Working Freelance Pros and Cons
  • 32. Regional Theatre and Touring Working in a regional theatre such as Sunderland Empire allows for a technician to be able to stay at home or local whilst developing their skills and knowledge. Depending on the type of theatre it means that only certain shows can visit the venue depending on their capacity. With a constant rotation of shows no day is quite the same however this also means that you can't perfect a show as much as you could due to the short lengths of runs(typically 1-2 weeks).Although with regional theatre it allows you to stay at home touring on a large or small scale allows you to travel to cities sometimes even countries you have never been to and although you are constantly on the move you will only work on one consistent show allowing you to know the show inside out and be able to develop your skill. Touring also allows you to visit a multitude of different theatres allowing you to develop skills and developing your ability to adapt quickly as not all venues will be the same and each will present new challenges.
  • 33. Driving Being able to drive as a freelancer is highly beneficial not only do some companies and job posts require it as a skill but it allows for you to access more work and opportunities easier. In theatre it allows you to get to and from work in unsociable hours when public transport may have stopped or be on a reduced timetable making it harder to get home. Driving is crucial especially when touring or working away from home as it reduces the stress of navigating public transport or arranging lifts, but it also gives you the freedom to be independent and not have to rely on people to get you from A to B. This is also the case for TV and Film especially in entry level roles such as runners as most of the time job descriptions highlight a clean driving license as a requirement for the position as it makes the employer aware that you can not only travel independently but can go on errands for the employer or access more remote locations that couldn’t be accessed by public transport.
  • 34. Evaluation of working in the Media Industry Media and theatre as a whole is a growing sector in the UK with more and more people being employed. Although there are many opportunities it is a highly competitive industry where experience stands out to an employer. To stand out I have many different areas I have explored and gained experience in, such as Northern stage Durham Fringe Festival and The Tempest to name a few. I have also developed specialist skills whilst doing work experience which can also stand out to an employer and put me apart from my competitors for a job. As a whole media is emerging more in the UK however most opportunities still remain in the south of the country therefore, I am prepared to leave home for work opportunities which also allows me not only to access more opportunities but shows to employers that I am flexible in where I work making me more appealing to an employer. I am also learning to drive which will allow me to access more opportunities when I get my license as this is seen as a vital skill by most employers. Overall, as the media industry is a competitive one, I am trying to gain knowledge and experience and develop specialist skills in order to stand out from my peers and increase my chances of gaining a position.