These are full members of MITA who provide moving image training or training in associated media and operate independently of formal education institutions i.e. schools, further and higher education.
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:
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:
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:
143 Northfield Avenue
London W13 9QT
020 8840 6000
Greasepaint offers a fully comprehensive training for today's make-up industry combining fashion, film, TV and theatre. Since 1979, we have trained many of the top make-up professionals working in the industry, including BAFTA and Emmy award winners.
Our courses include a 14-week programme in film, TV and theatre make-up which includes porsthetics and hair; a five-week programme in fashion make-up and hair; and a one-week airbrushing course covering corrective make-up, special effects training, hair and nail and body art. We also provide bespoke training. On completion of training with Greasepaint, our agency offers work experience to graduates reaching the required standard, with the possibility of paid work as more experience is acquired.
Students from Greasepaint are looking for the following opportunities:
020 8813 1999
The GBCT represents DoPs, Camera Operators, 1st and 2nd ACs, Grips, Gaffers, Script Supervisors, Stills Photographers and other technical camera specialists. A non-political organisation that strives to be an authoritative presence in the industry, the GBCT is a company limited by guarantee, with a constitution that is both relevant and fair.
Current priorities include:
Collaboration on the preparation of the Skillset qualification structure/NOS and standards for technicians - including grips, all camera specialisations and script supervisors;
Ensuring that our members are informed and up to date technically, aesthetically and practically;
Being a proactive member of the Cine Guilds of Great Britain and the Image Forum.
Students from Guild of British Camera Technicians 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.
Students from Hi8us South are looking for the following opportunities:
18-20 Southwark Street
London SE1 1TJ
020 7407 0454
The Indie Training Fund (ITF) is a charity that raises funds for training via voluntary contributions from independent TV and digital media production companies. The ITF gives grants to numerous media training initiatives and delivers short course training and benefit schemes for members. Previously administered by Pact, the UK trade association for independent feature film, television, animation and interactive media companies, the ITF became independent in 2008.
Specialising in training for independent production companies and their staff, we run short courses on business and production skills for industry professionals. Courses are open to anyone from an independent production company and freelancers with at least two years proven work experience. We run schemes for ITF member companies, offering free and discounted training and cash back for in-house training.
Students from Indie Training Fund 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:
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:
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:
23 Carriage Drive
0845 837 7763
Skills Channel TV offers highly interactive and practical personal and business development activities with the aim of moving people and businesses forward. We offer tailor-made courses and events in creative industry leadership and management skills, business development, handling the media, training the trainer, coaching for managers and team building. As one of the UK’s leading media training consultants, we work with a wide range of UK and international brands – just trying to make a difference.
Students from Skills Channel TV 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: