Young people (usually between 12 and 19)
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.
53-79 Highgate Road
DV Talent is an agency representing leading programme-makers as well as one of the country’s fastest growing independent training providers. Aimed primarily at TV freelancers and those wanting to get into the industry, our training courses are run by production people for production people. They provide the technical and editorial skills required to work effectively, creatively and responsibly, and our trainers are all distinguished and current filmmakers.
Our courses are supported by Skillset and are BBC accredited, and we work for all the leading broadcasters and independent production companies including Endemol, RDF, Tiger Aspect, Betty, Darlow Smithson, and Mentorn. We specialise in camera (Z1, A1, DSR and others) and directing courses, sound, lighting, Final Cut Pro, Avid Xpress Pro and Production Management courses, but we also create tailor-made training solutions to suit individual and company needs.
Students from DV Talent are looking for the following opportunities:
0207 704 9386
Working with young people at risk in the community, in prisons, in secure children’s homes and hospitals, we run workshops to create award winning TV programmes, photographs, DVDS, CDs and resource packs which are used to educate and inform others. Film It workshops are taught by industry professionals on broadcast quality equipment.
A Film It workshop offers young people the chance to: see a different, more positive future; gain skills that are needed in the workplace; create a CV to gain employment or further training.
Film It was the winner of the Best Broadcast by Young People at the C&YPN Positive Images Awards 2008.
Students from Film It are looking for the following opportunities:
180-182 Fazeley Street
0121 753 4866
First Light Movies funds and inspires film projects with five to 19-year-olds throughout the UK.
Since launching in 2001, it has enabled over 12,000 budding young filmmakers to write, act, shoot, light, direct and produce over 800 films. Working with filmmakers and organisations, First Light Movies films cover a diverse range of topics and genres, and make use of accessible digital film technology.
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.
Students from Hi8us South are looking for the following opportunities:
31 Friars Place Lane
020 8740 8802
Jacqueline Davis provides executive and high performance coaching, training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), consultancy and fundraising services.
She has over 22 years experience of providing training and development services for the media and creative industries. For 18 years she was CEO of Connections Communications Centre and its wholly owned subsidiary Ravenscourt Media.
She is currently providing executive coaching, high performance and career coaching, communication workshops for teams, motivation workshops for jobseekers and young people and NLP for business seminars. Jacqueline is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors, a master NLP practitioner and a hypnotist.
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:
8 Clifton Road
0779 111 4691
A television and film production company of worldwide standing and reputation, Praxis work across all media in:
BROADCAST PRODUCTION with documentaries, current affairs and factual programming, shot on film and video for UK and international broadcasters.
CORPORATE PRODUCTION with films, DVDs, audio, new media, web productions and consultancy for companies and organisations, large and small, often as an integrated package.
MEDIA SKILLS TRAINING with intensive courses and / or mentoring for freelancers in directing, producing, narrative and storytelling in documentaries, research for documentary, current affairs and factual films; business, commercial and marketing courses for would-be media executives and entrepreneurs; and various 'How to Handle the Media' courses for business and industry executives.
WRITING SERVICES. We write or assist/consult/advise on writing across literally all areas, covering television, movies, radio, business, commerce, the creative, journalism, print, policy, reports, marketing, PR, CVs/resumes and the web. For instance, for television and film we can help with writing at any stage whether the all important pitch, treatments, shooting scripts or screenplays for factual and fiction. We also offer proof reading and constructive analysis, sub editing and editing services. All with total confidentiality and speed guaranteed.
We think, we are also told, we offer something that is genuinely unique in our courses and through our on-going support system afterwards. The benefits include: high quality courses; ably taught by experienced film makers; small groups; immediately practical and useful approaches, checklists etc.; personalised courses tailored to delegates needs and wants; on-going support and mentoring after the course.
Students from Praxis Films 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:
5-13 Trinity Street
London SE1 1DB
020 7378 9400
Red Kite Learning is a registered charity and social enterprise that believes in equipping people with the knowledge and skills to fulfil their potential. We provide a diverse range of services linked through the themes of learning, work and progression. The scope and reach of our services has developed over the last 20 years, creating opportunities for thousands of individuals in London and beyond through a range of skills and employment programmes.
Red Kite Learning was a key member of the Into Partnership, a community information initiative based in Elephant and Castle, south London, which also ran the Into Media programme which supported individuals to make their own digital media productions.
Current programmes include a project delivering numeracy qualifications and job support to participants from Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth, and a project delivering work placements, training and employment support to participants with a history of substance misuse. Red Kite Learning is a promoter of the government's Skills for Life strategy, and works with many different groups of people to help them improve their reading, writing, maths and English. We also develop e-learning resources to support Skills for Life tutors and other skills and education programmes.
Students from Red Kite Learning are looking for the following opportunities:
129-131 Mare Street
London E8 3RH
020 8525 4330
SPACE media arts runs a wide variety of media arts training courses for artists, young people, local people and communities. We have gained a reputation as a high-quality, low-cost training centre.
We offer a constantly expanding and diversifying programme of still and moving image training, including film and video editing (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, After Effects), digital imaging (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), animation and web2.0 technologies.
In addition to this, SPACE media arts produces an increasing number of community facing, media-based educational projects for young people, with a focus on those who are disadvantaged due to social, cultural or economic circumstances. Working almost exclusively with new emergent technologies, such as mobile phone, bluetooth and web2.0 broadcasting platforms, these programmes promise to facilitate grass-roots access to the means of media production and promote community self-empowerment.
Students from SPACE Media Arts 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:
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: