In Spring 2016 we are launching a series of eight Intro to Film Skills courses that will run from our hub at Pinewood Studio Wales and in Birmingham. If you are excited to learn more about the possibilities of a career in Film and have an existing skill that you want to learn how to transfer to film then please contact us now to register your interest. We are delighted to be able to offer these courses for the extraordinarily low price of £75 per course, thanks to the generous support of Creative Skillset but places are extremely limited.
These courses will give you the unique and invaluable opportunity to spend a few days with industry top liners direct from the sets of the biggest films made in the UK to find out more about how to forge a successful career in your chosen field. This elite band of tutors have reached top levels of success in the industry, many of whom have also been recognised by the British and American academies for their excellence. Since our incorporation 3 years ago Creative Media Skills have trained many of the professional crew that facilitate large productions shot in the UK including Pan, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Far from the Madding Crowd, Downton Abbey, The Danish Girl, Mission Impossible 5, The Avengers, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Ron Howard’s Heart of the Sea & Ridley Scott’s Exodus.
Dates will be released in early in 2016 but in order for us to provide the training that you really need and want please contact us now to register your place and tell us what areas you would like to focus on. We have previously run Intro to courses in Producing Writing and Directing, the Art department, Set dressing, Hair & Wigs , SFX makeup, Stunts, Greens & living props, Costume design, Props Making and Physical SFX. If any of these areas interest you then please register today to make sure that you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.
The film industry in the UK is growing massively and there is an increasing need for new talent in these areas particularly in regional areas like Wales and the Midlands. Now is the time to invest in your future. According to a recent article in Stage ‘The creative industries need to provide 1.2 million workers by the year 2022 in order to keep up with the growth in the creative industries‘. Training such large numbers to a high level of competence is a matter of urgency to ensure the continuation of the reputation of UK film crew as the best in the world, and not just in London but regionally throughout the UK.
A recent report in ‘Sector Insights’ shows that new tax reliefs ‘have resulted in an increasing trend to produce films and tv in regions outside London but warned that their efforts are sometimes hindered by a lack of skills away from the capital‘.
Creative Media Skills has established itself as a foremost provider of high quality, professional targeted film and TV training to the industry. Now with hubs at Pinewood Studios and Pinewood Studio Wales our masterclasses and workshops run regionally throughout the UK with (past training programmes have run in Glasgow Salford Belfast and Cardiff).
Our training programmes are constantly evolving – get in touch and tell us what training you need and we will do our best to accommodate it ….
This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.