Apr 2012 – Mar 2013: Building on the momentum of Bristol’s highly successful microfeature development initiative, it’s great to be back in the team delivering iFeatures 2. This time it’s a scaled-up, nationwide model, supporting and guiding 16 professional Writer/Director/Producer teams as they create their first or second feature length films. My role is to [...]
Mar – Nov 2012: With funding from Skillset’s Craft & Technical Academy, this exciting pilot is exploring the potential of linking training and professional development to south Bristol’s growing production space, The Bottle Yard. Offering a range of support to local film crew in craft and tech grades, the project will deliver valuable skills updates, [...]
Jan – Mar 2012: Currently developing a new suite of workshops for Bristol’s TV freelancers in 2012, working with Caroline Marshall of Bristol Media on behalf of the Bristol-BBC Anchor Collaboration. The BBC’s first working ‘city partnership’, Anchor embodies the BBC’s commitment to the region and its part in helping its creative industries to flourish. [...]
July 2010 – Dec 2012: It’s all about apprenticeships … working with associates Alison Bown and Sas Bonser, we started with a highly successful pilot of Skillset’s Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative & Digital Media back in 2010, which shaped this entry-level qualification into a truly robust and rewarding path for young people getting into the [...]
Jan 2011 – Jul 2012: Now training and mentoring a fantastic bunch of trainees on Cyfle’s ‘Digital Dimension’. This 7-month accredited training programme in multi-platform production and management is designed to teach the skills to create and produce interesting and exciting content across platforms. Based in Cardiff and Caernarfon, project is supported by Skillset Cymru, [...]
June 2011: Really looking forward to working with the training company for creative media in Wales, Cyfle, again to deliver a two-day intensive workshop in Cardiff in June, exploring the interactive project management process from start to finish.
Dec 2010 – March 2011: As a valuable add-on to the TV Futures scheme, it’s great to be working with friend & associate Sas Bonser to manage ‘Meet the Talent’ – an outreach project in which we’ll be working with colleges & community groups in the south west region to encourage new talent from a [...]
Nov 2010 – May 2011: Co-managing this unique structured training scheme with associate Sas Bonser, which aims to create a ‘multiplatform mindset’ within Bristol and the South West’s TV production workforce. We’re working in partnership with BBC Bristol and independent production companies across the region to deliver this exciting opportunity for new and recent entrants [...]
September 2010 – October 2011: Adding a new strand to my Training Manager role on iFeatures, it’s great to be managing the ‘MicroLights’ traineeship, enabling future film talent from across South West England to get hands-on experience with microbudget feature films.
I’ll be recruiting a bunch of committed & aspiring Camera, Edit, Production and Sound [...]
Dec 2009 ongoing: 12-month contract as Training Manager on this Bristol-based microfeature development scheme, funded through Bristol City Council, BBC Films, Skillset, NESTA and South West Screen. Supporting professional Writer/Director/Producer teams through this staged development process, my role is to develop and manage a programme of workshops and mentoring, including securing access to leading industry [...]