They say television is a small world. Who you know is often as important as what you know, so how do you get your foot in the door if you don't know anyone who can leave it ajar? Channel 4 industry talent specialist, Priscilla Baffour, offers her tips on breaking into TV without the contacts.
Missed our event on learning how to self shoot? Catch up on some of what you missed by watching our film of the event.
Television is a fast moving and highly competitive marketplace, where freelance contracts last weeks rather than years, and networking is essential to securing that crucial next job. Planning for the future is that much harder when you don't know where your next pay cheque is coming from, and having a long term plan can at times seem impossible...so how do you survive as a freelancer?
One of the best ways to stand out from the competition and land a job in the teleivision industry is being able to self shoot. The ability to point and shoot refers to the most basic skills needed for filming and it's generally understood that you can compose, frame and film a basic shot, such as for an interview. Learn the basic tips of this valuable skill in 60 seconds, as explained by Ollie, from Pro Motion.
The latest RTS Futures event sold out in just two days, reflecting the increasing demand in the industry for researchers and assistant producers who can shoot their own material.
“Shooting stars: a beginners’ guide to self-shooting” offered advice from a panel of self-shooters, chaired by executive producer Matt Bennett, whose credits include Channel 4’s The Island with Bear Grylls and Sky 1’s Ross Kemp: Extreme World.
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