'On-the-job' training on productions
PO Box 41000
London SW2 1HN
B3 makes connections between Britain’s multicultural communities and its creative industries. We do so by uniting the power of digital media with the creative potential of emerging digital artists, filmmakers, visual artists and sound artists. Our activities – workshops, screenings, studio sessions, talks, networking events – are all about nurturing new talent and creating industry connections. We help them develop, produce and distribute their work, from the first spark of an idea through to the first screening and beyond.
Over the past five years B3 has created a diverse range of innovative and groundbreaking projects across digital media, moving image, visual arts and film. These include the award-winning Blank Slate digital shorts in partnership with the UK Film Council; a partnership with the British Council for the production and distribution of B3’s digital shorts across its international network of festivals and cultural agencies; and Compass Point, a fast-track creative industries programme in collaboration with the National Film and Television School. More recent projects include Identities TV, an innovative DVD spoken word on film project made for mobile phone and digital cinema, and the Electric Greenhouse Digital Artists’ Residency in association with Artquest.
Students from B3 Media are looking for the following opportunities:
Unit 1B, The Plough Brewery
516 Wandsworth Road
London SW8 3JX
0870 950 4440
Cineclub trains professional filmmakers to help teachers and pupils understand the whole filmmaking process and to widen their appreciation of contemporary, classic and cult film. We offer schools (primary and secondary) and FE colleges a range of training programmes aimed at developing filmmaking skills using the latest digital technology. These include one or two-term programmes, summer schools and one-off masterclasses in production techniques.
Our workshop programmes are designed to complement the national curriculum and to offer real tangible learning outcomes that aim to inspire and motivate pupils and teachers. By training teachers in the filmmaking process and by encouraging talented young filmmakers in school to share good practice with other pupils we aim to encourage schools to use film as an integral part of the school day.
Participating schools become part of the Cineclub Network, which allows them to come together to share their films and their experiences of filmmaking and film watching. Cineclub enables children and young people to communicate ideas, challenge views and form opinions through the medium of digital film production and have their work publicly screened at cinema venues across London and the South East.
28 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ
020 7249 6600
The Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) is the national organisation working to promote talent and innovation in the documentary filmmaking industry. A single aim links all our work: to encourage, stimulate, promote and support the growth of a strong community of documentary filmmakers and film audiences. To achieve this objective, DFG provides a range of training and production opportunities, and organises a variety of events, screenings, pitching and peer feedback initiatives. We also run www.dfgdocs.com, the world's largest online resource for documentary filmmakers.
DFG is the largest provider of documentary training in the UK and a member of the Skillset Media Academy Network. We deliver training and consultancy in all aspects of documentary filmmaking, taught by award-winning industry professionals, for individuals, production companies, broadcasters and other related organisations.
Students from Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) are looking for the following opportunities:
The Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street
020 7613 7676
Film London is the capital's film and media agency. We sustain, promote and develop London as a major international film-making and film cultural capital. This includes all the screen industries based in London - film, television, video, commercials and new interactive media.
Film London currently delivers Market Place, Skillset's New Entrant Training Scheme for the sales sector; Assistant Location Manager Training; and the Company Placement Scheme.
Students from Film London are looking for the following opportunities:
121 Roman Road
London E2 0QN
020 8981 6111
Four Corners is a long established centre for film production and training, based in East London. We have a track record of over 30 years forfor delivering industry-standard training, particularly for under-represented groups, and are recognised for building skills and confidence through a professional approach that emphasises ‘hands-on’ learning in a practical production-led training context.
The integrated training and employability programme spans pre-entrant to new entrant/continuing professional development level, covering film & TV production and craft skills, led by industry practitioners. Training is largely hands-on in small groups, led by industry practitioners. Training offers London Open College Network accreditation at Levels 1-3, closely referenced to Skillset standards. Additional support includes business skills for freelancers, specialist master classes, film bursary opportunities and an industry-linked work placement scheme with leading production companies. Four Corners also offers professional photographic darkroom facilities and a growing arts and exhibitions programme.
Students from Four Corners are looking for the following opportunities:
Ground Floor West
3-11 Dod Street
London E14 7EQ
020 7538 8070
Hi8us South is a leader in developing innovative media and arts productions with and for young people. We develop both participatory projects with young people and professional productions for a youth audience.
We work in collaboration with professionals to offer young people challenging and creative media opportunities, and to open alternative routes into the industry. Hi8us South is part of the national Hi8us Network. Our core aims are: to enable young people at risk of social exclusion to articulate their experiences; to enable young people to use the experience of creating arts and media as a catalyst for change in their own lives and in their communities; and to create innovative television, film and new media through a collaboration between professional filmmakers, web-designers and non-professional participants.
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The Met Film School is London's leading provider of practical filmmaking courses, based at Ealing Studios. We deliver a range of full and part-time programmes - including our unique two-year degrees, as well as our new One-Year Visual Effects & Animation programme - all taught by industry professionals.
Students from Met Film School are looking for the following opportunities:
07950 798 702
Playful Innovations focuses on working with primary schools and youth clubs delivering digital video production workshops, media education and media literacy. We run Media Max programmes in primary schools where children gain training in script writing, camera techniques, sound, lighting, production, filming and editing. Our workshops run for 12 weeks at a time but can be tailored to the needs of organisations requiring our services.
Students from Playful Innovations are looking for the following opportunities:
2 Robert Street
London SW9 0DJ
Raw Material promotes access and opportunity in media education, production and professional development. Education provision consists of creative music, songwriting, instrumental tuition and studio production courses, video film production and post production courses. Professional development consists of artist development bursaries and film production bursaries. Professional services consist of studio recording, mixing and mastering, video film production and editing, sound track production and programme production.
Students from Raw Material Music and Media are looking for the following opportunities:
No. 25, 99-109 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5QL
020 7223 6677
Spectacle is an award-winning independent production company specialising in social documentary and community media. Our practice is workshop-based with an emphasis on participatory democracy, urbanism and social justice. We currently have several projects in London and Brussels. We offer ‘on-the-job’ camera and editing training on productions, work experience and work placements. Spectacle only employs freelancers who have come through these channels. Please visit our website for information on our short courses and open workshops. We are always happy to hear from the motivated and passionate.
Students from Spectacle are looking for the following opportunities:
London N7 9LF
020 7607 8660
The Film and Video Workshop is an educational charity dedicated to helping people use multimedia as a creative tool for communication. We aim to work with as wide a range of people as possible and especially focus on those who are disadvantaged due to social, cultural and economic circumstances. We facilitate a large variety of courses for about 500 people a year. These range from introductory to advanced and some are accredited through LOCN. Current courses include: Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, DVD studio Pro, After Effects, Maya, Motion and Illustrator. We have a modern purpose built training centre and a wide range of software and equipment. A few of our courses are based on bursaries which provide students with a production budget and equipment. Currently there are three animation bursaries. We run the London International Animation Festival, the largest screening of animated shorts in the UK. We also facilitate projects for Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery.
Our Education Department runs projects for approximately 800 young people a year, mostly in schools but also in youth clubs, prisons, and community centres. We are the largest producer of young-people-made animation in the UK.
Students from The Film and Video Workshop are looking for the following opportunities:
N & P Complex
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath
The Production Guild is a representative body for production accountants, financial administrators and production executives working in film and television drama. We deliver a range of accredited training programmes for new entrants and industry professionals funded by the Lottery through the Skillset Film Skills Fund and the UK feature film industry. We run two annual new entrant schemes: the Assistant Production Accountant Training Scheme and Assistant Production Co-Ordinator Training Scheme. In addition we deliver a number of professional development programmes aimed at current practitioners including: PG Progress – Production Management for individuals keen to progress to the next level of their careers as production managers; PG Progress – Accounts II, a fast-track programme for those wishing to move into production accounting; and PG Empowers, a seminar programme designed to expand the working knowledge of existing industry professionals.
Students from The Production Guild are looking for the following opportunities:
1 Thorpe Close
London W10 5XL
020 8964 2641
The Video College offers free, hands-on, production-based video training with a strong drama element for those traditionally under-represented in the film and television industries.
We run a regular programme of activities with young people (12 to 19-year-olds), often working in partnership with: schools and youth clubs, Youth Offending Teams (YOT), migrant and refugee, community and arts organisations. We have developed programmes for the 14-19 Creative and Media Diploma.
For 18-year-olds and over, the Video College’s series of production-based courses (introductory to more advanced) are all accredited in line with the industry’s Occupational Standards. Tutors are working professionals who provide high-quality training in craft and production skills and introduce trainees to the realities of working in a fast-changing, competitive industry. Our Placements Co-ordinator assists trainees in finding work and, through regular contact with industry employers, is able to match individuals’ skills to positions that companies need to fill. Short courses in financial management support trainees in making the transition from unemployment to freelance work. The Video College is a Skillset approved industry training provider.
Our small production arm provides ex-trainees with the opportunity to gain paid experience on professional productions and a resource for community organisations and statutory agencies.
Students from The Video College are looking for the following opportunities:
2-4 Hoxton Square
London N1 6US
020 7505 4747
Built on over 20 years of successful delivery, VET is one of Britain’s top training providers in the craft and technical grades of moving image and sound on all platforms. Our practical and student-focused courses are taught by working professionals who know how to demystify cutting-edge technology and care about facilitating learning for all.
VET is a Skillset approved training provider and a training delivery partner of Avid, Panasonic and Sonic Solutions and is a 'preferred supplier' for the provision of training and development to the BBC. As the sole Avid Authorised Education Centre in the UK we offer a range of certified courses leading to Avid accreditation. We also offer industry-standard short courses and bespoke training including: High Definition (HD); videos for Internet TV, mobiles and handheld; broadcast technology; Final Cut Pro; digital camera operation; and tapeless post production workflow.
Delivered in state-of-the-art facilities located in sun-kissed studios overlooking Hoxton Square, VET’s courses address the skills and knowledge gaps of a range of media practitioners, from independent filmmakers and artists to broadcasters.
In addition to training, we have a production arm and offer post-production services, including editing, audio dubbing, IPTV, mobile and DVD.
Students from VET are looking for the following opportunities: