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Film Industry Training Scheme 2009

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(back l-r - David Shillitoe, Sophie Pollock, Lisa Pugh, Gwen Gorst, Charles Curran / front l-r - Jaqueline Davies, Katie George, Claire Polydorou)

Film Scheme 2009

The film new entrants training scheme followed our pilot scheme which we ran in 2007-2008 for 4 trainees. This was a 12 month paid apprenticeship style scheme with 8 trainees in the following grades:

  • Production Trainee x 2 (Gwen Gorst & Charles Curran)
  • Archive Trainee x 2 (David Shillitoe & Katie George)
  • Costume Assistant Trainee (Claire Polydorou)
  • Make-up and Hair Assistant Trainee (Lisa Pugh)
  • Assistant Editor Trainee (Sophie Pollock)
  • Assistant Script Editor Trainee (Jaqueline Davies)

Induction Course

The training started in December 2008 with a five week induction course to the Industry with experienced cameraman/director John Shackleton. During this period the trainees:

  • Completed a practical film project titled 'Fixed Penalty' (see video below) which enabled trainees to be involved in the whole production process
  • Received sessions and talks from industry professionals
  • Skillset Careers Advice and guidance on their CV during the scheme
  • Completed the City and Guilds Induction Certificate for the Audiovisual Industries.

Fixed Penalty from Cyfle on Vimeo.

Industry Placements

The majority of hands-on practical training that the trainees received was on the job working on professional productions with professional people and building up their contacts base.

Placements include feature films and drama as well as broadcasters (Mr Nice, Patagonia, Dagenham Girls, Nottingham, the British Guide To Showing Off and dramas Pobol y Cwm, Blodau, Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures III, Crash) as well as Agencies like the Wales Screen Commission and the Film Agency for Wales. The 2 Archive trainees went on placements at BBC Wales, ITV Wales, S4C and the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales in Aberystwyth.

Other Benefits of the Training

Trainees also received:

  • Off the job specialist short courses
  • Mentoring from experienced industry professionals
  • An Exit Programme which will include workshops delivered by industry people on how to go freelance.

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This scheme was supported by the Skillset Film Skills Fund, S4C/TAC and Welsh Assembly Government

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