Useful Links for Students

Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom. See their page on becoming a camera trainee:

Creative Skillset guide to getting started in the Special Effects (VFX) sector:
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Creative Media Skills identifies skill gaps within the film and TV Industries, and runs highly specialised training opportunities at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire and Wales as well as across the UK.See more:

The Indie Training Fund (ITF) runs training courses for production companies and freelancers across the UK. It is a not-for-profit organisation led by member companies, including many of the UK’s leading indies. ITF runs courses in most areas of TV, which are open to member companies, non-members and freelancers. See:

The Ultimate Freshers' Week Survival Guide:

The Big Future – useful guidance on how to go about chooseing a college plus tips across a range of aspects of college life.

US site with guidance on choosing a college and starting life at college once you have found the one for you:

StartinTV exists to help production and presenting newcomers to the film and TV industry start and develop their careers. The website enables talent members to make a CV and upload media, such as photos and showreels.

Broad-ranging resource of videos and blogs on everything from writing a script to the latest cameras and tech developments

Online security – a guide

Today, online privacy is integral. As the Internet has grown, the risk of fraud or identity theft has become greater. When you add in the threat of bank fraud, viruses, malware and the rise of social media, it’s more important than ever before to safeguard your personal information on the Internet. See how:

Tips for interviews

Before applying for a job, it is important to brush up on your interview skills.Using this fantastic resource guide, you can gain a detailed insight into how to answer certain questions, how to behave, body language and more.

Great online video resource of cine tips, opinion pieces and masterclasses from top DoPs talking about and demonstrating a wide range of topics and techniques of interst to camera crew. is a job portal specifically dedicated to the employment needs of students and graduates. StudentJob brings you into direct contact with interesting companies that are looking for temporary, part-time or full-time employees:





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ProAV Academy: Colour Management in Production

ProAV Academy: Colour Management in Production
30 Jul 19 @ ProAV, Eastman Way, 1 Hemel Hempstead HP2 7DU

KitPlus Show – Manchester

KitPlus Show – Manchester
5 Nov 19 @ MediaCityUK, The Open Centre, Blue, Salford M50 2HQ

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