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An Introduction to Film and TV Drama Production

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Film and TV production is booming in the UK and there is strong demand from industry for new recruits in ‘behind the camera’ roles. This introductory course is aimed at individuals who are interested in finding out more about the industry, how feature films and television drama productions are made and how to use their skills to become a part of it.

The course is appropriate for anyone interested in the screen production industry – from school or college students thinking about a future career to those looking to change career or return to work following a career break. 

Discover how to transfer existing skills or interests, which could be in anything from finance and administration to design and dressmaking, from construction to computers. You’ll be amazed at the opportunities in the world of film and TV production. 

Current students can find out what subjects to focus on to help them develop the creative, narrative or technical skills that the industry needs. 

In one fun-filled day you will receive a complete overview of the filmed drama production process – from script to screen – and a flavour of the administrative, creative and technical departments that collaborate to produce the final images. You’ll learn from experienced practitioners working in the industry right now and will get first-hand experience to provide you with food for thought if you are thinking of a career in the industry. 

The course is provided by the Guild of British Camera Technicians, a not-for-profit professional association in the film, TV and related media industries. The tutor will be Terry Bamber. Terry is a renowned first assistant director, second unit director and production manager with over 120 credits on film and TV productions in a 40+ year career. Starting out as an actor he switched to working behind the camera when he found many of his performances had ended up on the cutting room floor. He has worked on movies and TV from Bond to Bollywood and from Luther to Lara Croft. He provides a fascinating and insightful view of what it takes to make a career in the UK film industry.

Timeframe: Registration: 09:45 to 10:00; Tuition: 10:00 to 17:00 (with 45 minutes for lunch and short breaks mid-morning and afternoon at key points in the timetable) 

Tickets cost £75. Bursary tickets are available, as on all Bell House courses, please email [email protected] for more information. 

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