As one of the most recognised TV brands in the world, jobs in the BBC are some of the most coveted in the TV industry. Thousands apply for its production entry schemes each year, which have limited places available. Understandably therefore, the application process is tough so allow Don Kong, the BBC's Production Talent Pool manager, explain how to shine on paper.
By Rebecca Stewart @bexstewart1
Whether it’s breaking world events on the news; making light of cakes on the UK’s biggest features show; or hosting a live topical comedy series, being on-screen Talent remains one of the most sought after careers in Television.
If it’s your dream to be a presenter, reporter, performer – or to produce some of the biggest names in showbiz - then I Made It… On-Screen is the RTS Futures event you’ve been waiting for.
The latest RTS futures event offered essential survival tips for young TV talent working in the precarious freelance world. It's hard enough for newcomers to land their first jobs in the industry, but keeping the work coming in and building a career can be gruelling.
Starting out as a freelancer in television can be a daunting experience. It’s a fast-paced, vibrant and creatively stimulating industry, but it’s also overwhelmingly competitive and highly demanding.
How do you make those vital connections? How do you brush aside the competition with your CV? How do you dazzle in the interview to win the role, and how to do you ace the job so the first person to get a call on the next production is you?
Being able to self shoot is rapidly becoming a must if you want a job in the television industry and the ability to operate industry standard cameras will place you a cut above the rest when applying for jobs. The Canon XF305 is a BBC-accepted HD broadcast camcorder widely used in the documentary, reality and factual entertainment genres. In this video, Alain from Pro Motion camera hire shows you the ropes.
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.
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