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Tips in 60 seconds... How to write a great BBC application

Tips in 60 seconds... How to write a great BBC application


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

I Made It...On-Screen

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.

Handbook: How to survive as a Freelancer

30th October 2014, 10:42

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?

Learn how to use an industry standard camera

Canon XF305 workshop

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. 


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