This was a short-term shadowing placement which was based on the set of the british TV soap, 'Eastenders'. Here I had learned and gained industry experience, specifically working in the camera, sound and lighting departments that go into making the series. I was also taught by the crew and production teams such as my placement host, Anthony Brown (Sound Supervisor) who has been working for the BBC over 30 years. Additionally I experienced the various studios/sets and had learnt about the equipment they use and how things are shot such as using multi cameras for a single scene.
For this particular job, I was working behind a production team from an independent company that had created an online comedy-drama series, 'The Arrangement'. This role required me to assist the director on small jobs such as collecting and delivering equipment, scripts, as well as working with the cast, crew and generally looking after the studio guests.
Elstree UTC is creative college that specialises in behind-the-scenes multimedia, production arts and entertainment technologies. During my studies here, I had found my passion with film and creative media, learning and enabling me to produce my own creative ideas and dedicated projects. Especially with the assistance of project workshops and work experience opportunities such as working at the BBC, I have gained many technical and practical production skills that are required in a professional environment.