directory of MITA members

continuing professional development

Training for experienced practitioners employed in the film, TV and audiovisual industries

B3 Media

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PO Box 41000
London SW2 1HN

020 72742121

www.b3media.net

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Artform development
  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Production experience

learner profiles

  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants

progression

Students from B3 Media are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment

Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG)

4th Floor
28 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ

020 7249 6600

www.dfgdocs.com

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Continuing professional development
  • Non-formal learning
  • Production experience

learner profiles

  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants

progression

Students from Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Ongoing education
  • Work experience

DV Talent

Studio 451
Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London NW51TL

0207 2672300

www.dvtalent.co.uk

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Accredited training (internal validation)
  • Business support
  • Continuing professional development
  • Non-formal learning

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants
  • Pre-entrants
  • Young people

progression

Students from DV Talent are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Ongoing education

Film London

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Suite 6.10
The Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JJ

020 7613 7676

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Production experience
  • Work placements

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants

progression

Students from Film London are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Production, commissions and funding opportunities
  • Work experience

Four Corners

121 Roman Road
Bethnal Green
London E2 0QN

020 8981 6111

www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk

what we do

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. 

training offered

  • Accredited training (external validation)
  • Artform development
  • Basic skills training
  • Business support
  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Non-formal learning
  • Production experience
  • Work placements

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants
  • Pre-entrants
  • Under-represented groups

progression

Students from Four Corners are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Internships
  • Ongoing education
  • Production, commissions and funding opportunities
  • Work experience

Greasepaint

Greasepaint Studio
143 Northfield Avenue
Ealing,
London W13 9QT

020 8840 6000

www.greasepaint.co.uk

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Accredited training (external validation)
  • Continuing professional development
  • Work placements

learner profiles

  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants

progression

Students from Greasepaint are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Work experience

Guild of British Camera Technicians

Panavision Building
Bristol Road
Greenford
Middlesex
UB6 8GD

020 8813 1999

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Accredited training (external validation)
  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Non-formal learning
  • Work placements

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants
  • Under-represented groups

progression

Students from Guild of British Camera Technicians are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Work experience

Indie Training Fund

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3rd Floor
18-20 Southwark Street
London SE1 1TJ

020 7407 0454

www.indietrainingfund.com

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Business support
  • Continuing professional development
  • Non-formal learning

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals

progression

Students from Indie Training Fund are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Ongoing education

Jacqueline Davis

31 Friars Place Lane
East Acton
London
W3 7AQ

020 8740 8802

www.jacquelinedavis.co.uk

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Non-formal learning

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants
  • Pre-entrants
  • Teachers
  • Under-represented groups
  • Young people

Musicalities Ltd

Snows Ride Farm
Snows Ride
Windlesham, Surrey
GU20 6LA

01276 474181

www.musicalities.co.uk

what we do

Musicalities is a consultancy specialising in music copyright clearance, music supervision and music publishing for the audiovisual industries.
We provide training in music copyright, related law and negotiating music clearance for film, TV and other media. Our aim is to supply relevant, up-to-date training for media professionals, delivered by industry specialists with years of experience and expertise. We run introductory courses, one-to-one sessions, in-house seminars and master classes customised to each client's needs.
As well as regular courses for the Indie Training Fund, the National Film and Television School and Channel 4, Musicalities have run seminars for many organisations including Universal Music, Ecosse TV, Tiger Aspect, Objective Productions, Ogilvy Worldwide, S4C, Pact, Welsh Music Foundation and Fremantle Media. We have co-hosted music copyright events with The Production Guild, leading law firms and the Hollywood Reporter.

training offered

  • Business support
  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Non-formal learning

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants
  • Pre-entrants

progression

Students from Musicalities Ltd are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Ongoing education

Praxis Films

8 Clifton Road
Brighton
BN1 3HP

0779 111 4691

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants
  • Pre-entrants
  • Teachers
  • Under-represented groups
  • Young people

progression

Students from Praxis Films are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Internships
  • Ongoing education
  • Production, commissions and funding opportunities
  • Work experience

Profile Media Services

The Old Farm House.
Tickincor Lower, Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary, Ireland

07710 412961

what we do

Profile Media Services specialises in the provision of training in make-up and hair for the film and television industries. Our courses include Laying on facial hair, Ladies hair cutting and styling, Men's hair cutting and styling, and Setting and dressing ladies’ long hair. We also offer a range of courses in the use of prosthetics, airbrushing and wigs to HD standard. Many of our courses are supported by Skillset.

training offered

  • Accredited training (external validation)
  • Accredited training (internal validation)
  • Continuing professional development

learner profiles

  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants

progression

Students from Profile Media Services are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment

Raw Material Music and Media

2 Robert Street
Brixton
London SW9 0DJ

020 77376103

www.raw-material.org

what we do

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.

training offered

  • Accredited training (external validation)
  • Accredited training (internal validation)
  • Artform development
  • Business support
  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Non-formal learning
  • Production experience
  • Work placements

learner profiles

  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants
  • Pre-entrants
  • Under-represented groups
  • Young people

progression

Students from Raw Material Music and Media are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Internships
  • Ongoing education
  • Own business development
  • Work experience

Shaun Moore Design

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Stable Studios
15 Priest End
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 2AE

www.shaunmoore.com

what we do

Shaun Moore Design was established in 1997 following the closure of the BBC Design Department to help fill the training gap with practical, vocational courses in design skills for art department.  Shaun Moore is a busy production designer, with extensive teaching experience.  A practising architect, he taught at Oxford School of Architecture for several years, and was then appointed Professor of Architecture, Kansas State University.  In 1994 he joined the BBC, becoming Senior Designer, and taught Design for Film & TV at Chelsea College of Art.  Now an NVQ Assessor and Skillst Careers Advisor, Shaun Moore still works as a set designer in the UK and abroad.  Between design contracts, his well-established CPD short courses are particularly appropriate for freelance designers and assistants.  Courses can be tailored to individual needs and can be offered on a one-to-one basis.  They have flexible course dates, are practical, and project-based.  They are intended to introduce new techniques, sharpen up existing skills, and 'sort out bad habits'.

training offered

  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Non-formal learning

learner profiles

  • Industry professionals
  • Pre-entrants

progression

Students from Shaun Moore Design are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment

ShortCourses@NFTS

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Beaconsfield Studios
Station Road
Beaconsfield
Bucks
HP9 1LP

01494 677 903

www.nfts.co.uk

what we do

ShortCourses@NFTS is the professional training arm of the National Film and Television School.  We offer over 70 courses in every discipline from Research to HD Lighting.  We offer a number of Skillset-supported courses as well as comprehensive training for the film and television industies.  Our courses include: Production Managers' Diploma (one year); the Directors Series (4 one-week modules); week-long courses in DV training; and a range of bespoke courses.

training offered

  • Business support
  • Continuing professional development
  • Non-formal learning

learner profiles

  • Companies
  • Industry professionals
  • New entrants

progression

Students from ShortCourses@NFTS are looking for the following opportunities:

  • Freelance employment
  • Full-time/part-time employment
  • Ongoing education