30 May 2012

Job Role !! Film/Video editor email sent and website I looked at.

- Here is a website I have looked at for a film editor in Hampshire . I thought Ill look at this site to find out more about who they are as a company . They do animation , short films , post production  and you get to create a3D product animation .

 Here this shows I have sent an email to this video production company .



29 May 2012

Job Roles - Email I got back from Jess (Runner - middle man)!!

Here is a email I got back from Jess (Runner) - middle man  - She gave me a brief outing of what you do when being a runner . She said it's best to get some work experience so you get a real feel of what the environment will be like , so at big TV companies . You normally get paid  around £70 a day and it's normally paid monthly and this does change to company to company .  If you don't have  any work experience she said she said it be good to research about the company so you're favorite film and find out who made them . She said to write to the production manager /producer just asking about if they need any help with setting up productions and helping out with the clients/team etc so basically if they needed a hand. She gave me some websites to look at to get some experience in film . It was useful to hear someone with experience in the media industry telling me about the job and how to proceed further with this job . 

Evaluation for the press pack !!

Evaluation – on my campaign’s!!

Strengths and Weaknesses on my designs for my campaign of promoting our thriller.

For my campaign I created a poster and a website for promoting our thriller. I did a website because it was something different to do and I could put my creative side to it. My strength’s for my website – At first it was pretty straightforward because you could use a template; it gave you all different ones to choose from. I chose a template but it had all different writing in the boxes and different pictures which I didn’t want to use. I just got rid of these added my own stuff to it.  On the left hand side and on the top of the page it had all the tools I needed to change the images, the font, the colours, the design so changing how it looks;  I went into the page master and this is where you can add a picture to the background without it disturbing the text. You can insert pages so links, you always see them on a website to address you to other parts of the website. if I made a mistake with the links which I did I had a link where it said contact us but I got rid of the link because I didn’t want random people emailing me that be weird .If you click on the insert button at the top of the page it will give you a full range of media tools for you to use. The media tools I used for my website were an audio soundtrack of Marylyn Manson –Sweet Dream .I used this on the homepage because I thought it be quite nice to add it and plus it links into our thriller so I thought it worked quite nicely. Another media tool I used was a video tool which I’m posting up our thriller now; it’s taking ages to load it up so it may take some time. On movie websites you have a trailer of the film to give you snippet of the film. I used Hannah’s trailer she said it was fine to use.   I used a photo gallery as well which is posted onto the characters link of giving snippets of the film.

The links I am using on my website are characters so this tells the viewers an insight of what the characters are like; it’s also got the team members who worked behind the production. It has got keywords on there so giving you the main just of what is related in our thriller. It has got a comments page on the characters page which I used from the widget tool, so if anyone wanted to comment about the page or anything then they can do so. It be nice to have feedback but haven’t had anything yet. On the homepage I have used my own title sequence with changing the colour which I created in paint with using 1001 fonts. I like it as it gives that sparkly effect with the white dots.  It was easy to import it in by going to insert- picture then I went to my files and then it uploaded it. I transformed it by making it bigger which was easy to do as it had the arrow keys on it to increase the image just like Photoshop.  In the left hand corner I have an image of Damian where he is silhouetted I thought it be quite good to use , then next to him I wrote a brief outline of what our thriller is about . I added the classification of the film; it’s good to know what the age is on films. I used sub titles of who made the film possible I used a red colour for this as the colour represents blood and danger. In the top hand corner you have the audio player it plays the song sweet dreams.  On the right hand corner I have used an image of Hannah which I have Photoshop by making it a bit darker with changing the levels. At the bottom I have an image of Hannah where she has her hands round Damian in the hospital I just made the image look a bit bigger as it looked a bit small before .  This creates theatre of the mind as it implies questions to our viewers “Who is she?” What is she doing there?”  and “Why has she got her hands round him ?”. Another image I have used is where the blood is dripping from Damian’s arm I thought that looked effective.  It was pretty straight forward of uploading images – insert picture it took a second to download.  In the middle near the bottom of the page I have the use of cinema screenings so introducing it to our viewers like it’s an actual film being shown at the cinema.

I used an about us link so this tells the viewers of what were about and what we have created. I gave the viewers the locations we used and why. I thought that be quite nice. I got the photos from the internet then I inserted them into Photoshop I changed the hue saturation / changing the colours and turning the image in black and white. I did create my own image with using an image of 4 people so stick men then I used the magic wand tool to get rid of them, I stuck to the one stick men. I did change the colour of it to red linking it to my colour scheme. I created my own words to it as well showing that media is fun with the use of words around it. I thought It be good to use my own image onto it.  

So overall it was good to create a website how I wanted it to look, it was good fun. It was really easier to get use to the tools; it had all the elements of what I would need to create my own website. I did look at other websites to help me with my designing my website. I had an idea of what I wanted to create but I just looked on other sites to help me out a bit. I did find it a bit hard of what links to use on my website I wasn’t sure how many to do and what ones to create in a way. I was going through my images from our thriller I wasn’t sure what images to use because I didn’t want to give too much away before the screening of the film.  I was thinking how to position everything so images and what else shall I add to my website so I just added some random images in making sure they look right and I added the cinema screening to it with getting the images of the internet.  I added an image of Fareham College of representing us as media students and an insight of media life with the image I created myself. Overall I think my website is good with the main bits on it. I wanted to keep to 3 colour schemes blue is thriller, red representing blood and danger and black representing an enigma of something that is yet to be revealed. I didn’t want to over a dress it with too much colour. The toolbars were easy to use as well so I just got on with it without fiddling around with it to much.
Strengths and weaknesses for my DVD cover: 

For my campaign I have designed a DVD cover. I quite like designing DVD covers, it’s interesting if you ever did make a film then you can see how you’re DVD cover is going to look.  My strengths for my DVD – It was easy to get a template of a DVD cover, I just got it of the internet then inserted it into Photoshop.  It helps to get the layout right of a DVD.  At first I did download a converter to get the pictures of the video to a jpeg. I was going through of what images to use; I wanted to use an image of Hannah because that would draw people in by making them want to know more about the story line. I have a few images of Hannah where she is looking scary so in the end I decided to use an image of where Hannah is daggling the cross in her hands. I was trying to keep away from the images I am using for my website and print. I thought that be good image to use, it looks effective. It was a bit hard to get rid of the outline from Hannah, I was using the wand tool and the selection tool but with the wand tool it’s hard to get rid of the outline as it only does small bits of selections; the edges were a bit rough at the start but then I used the selection tool as well to get rid of the main part, it did sort the outline out which was good.  I was moving Hannah around because I wasn’t sure what the best position was for her, so I sent her to the back where she is in the centre of the cover. This creates enigma of who she is which is good because I don’t want to give too much away. Hopefully it will make buyers want to watch it. I like the glowing effect from the forest; I got an image from the internet of a forest then I changed the saturation of the image with it giving that blue glowing affect. I quite like the blue tint of the forest. I’m quite familiar with the tools because we used Photoshop last year so it’s pretty basic stuff.  

The title sequence I used from 1001 fonts I wanted a bold font for it to stand out. When I was filling in the letters with the bucket tool it wouldn’t cover the letters which I thought was a bit weird, so I used the paint brush to fill in the colours with selecting the magic wand tool and it worked. On the spine of the DVD cover I was a bit worried the alignment wasn’t right on the spine because when you have Photoshop up you can’t really see if the image, classification and company if it’s is going to fit on the spine .You have to fold it and when I did this the alignment was a bit off. I had to move around a few images due to it being of the spine a bit, I printed it of it worked fine.  At first I did use an image of where you see Hannah holding the cross but you couldn’t see the blood. In the end I added blood to the image of where she is holding the cross, it looks better seeing this .On the back of the DVD cover I used an image of Hannah where she is dying on the floor. I did change the levels of the image I wanted it to look black and white making it thriller with the use of the dark colours. On the right hand side I have a little snippet of the storyline; I don’t want to give too much information away as that would spoil it. It keeps the audience in suspense of what is going to happen in this thriller. It’s good to do this because you want to keep your audience guessing and making them think of what is going to happen next.

So overall it was pretty straightforward on how to do this. Last year we did this with our horror film, we created a DVD cover for it. It was good to make my own DVD cover for our thriller with keeping to the thriller types of dark, enigma, suspense, blood, and main image to draw your audience in etc. Using Photoshop was pretty easy with using it last year so I’m quite familiar with the tools. On the back cover I didn’t want to add any more pictures to it because I duplicated the image from the front cover I didn’t want to ruin the forest image as it looks nice and quiet. I just kept to the one of Hannah as it makes you want to know more with using theatre of the mind “What happened to her ?” , “is she dead ?” and “Who is she?” . It’s good because I could design the DVD cover in a way I wanted it to look. It was easy to post the classification onto the cover, the barcode and the grid you get an image from the internet then insert it into Photoshop , you just square it off then drag to your   cover which is easily enough to do; this is what you would find on a back of a DVD cover.  Just a small problems with the tools but I resolved them with using a different tool which worked the same way so it wasn’t that bad.  I duplicated the front cover of the classifications to get the classification on the spine was easy to do, I just had to get the lining right of it. I think my DVD cover is good, I like my main image that I have used and as well as the background with the blue tint it I think it looks good. With some DVD’S they can give you too much information and images so I kept mind in simple terms without overdoing it which I think looks good.  

advertising campaign - research of films - marketing strategies, target audience and the different types of advertising platforms - advantages and disadvantages !!


What am I going to do?

I am going to do a website and a DVD cover promoting our thriller film. I have chosen to do a website as it is something different to do and I can show of my creativity - design aspect of creating a website. I think this would be good a way to promote our thriller film people use the internet to find out information about films. The website will attract people to go onto my website with the font, images, key info, tabs layouts and etc. I will look on the internet to find out how to create a website by going on to free websites to get the layout functions of how to get the format for a website. I will use layout boxes to help me with my layouts and how the text is going to be positioned. I will use small thumbnail pictures on the website across the top of the page giving a few snippets of what to expect to see in the film. I will use a bold font with using a blue colour for the writing that will stands out. I will use 1001 fonts to look at the different types of bold fonts to help me with creating my title.

 I will use an image in the left hand corner of the page so probably an image of evil Margaret looking scary, where she is playing with the cross. I think this will draw people in making them want to know more. The colour code I will use for my website will be blue, black, red and white. I have chosen these colours because red represents blood -danger , blue is quite sutle but still remains to a thriller so a dark blue, white it easy to read and black as it’s a dark colour which remains enigma so a bit of mystery and that dark feel to it . On the website it will have a homepage icon button, characters about us etc. I will have these icons positioned across the top so there easily accessible to click onto; the colour for this will be in white. The font I will use will be size 12 aerial black so everyone can read it easily as some fonts are hard to read so I will keep it simple with using blue, red and black colours. The tile I used was from 1001 fonts, I used the program paint to change the colour and I added white dots onto it to give it that glittery affect. I used the colour red as it represents blood and danger. I will use another images as well on the website with relating to our thriller film and other images as well as represent media with images. I will look at which ones to use. I will download a video to image converter so I can use the images from our actual thriller. It will have information on the narrative (story); this will be positioned against the image of Damian (silhouetted). On the characters page I will have the text positioned in a table sort of thing with the images of who starred in it, bit about them of who they play and who did what in our thriller so for e.g. director, editing, scrip camera work etc. I will have the sub titles in a red colour so it stands out a bit and the rest of the font will be in a blue colour. At the bottom I of the homepage I will have the cinema listings of where the film is going to be shown at. My website will inform people about what the thriller film is all about giving them a brief insight to the story. On the website it will have the genre of it, key words, images and the classification.

I am also going to do a DVD cover illustrating our thriller film with images, fonts, narrative, classification, inter titles and a main image for the back cover and a main image for the front cover. I will go onto http://www.1001fonts.com/ fonts to look at some styles. I will look at ones that will work for my title sequence for my DVD cover. The font I will use will be from 1001 fonts. I will use the colour red as it symbolizes blood-danger which this does relate in our thriller film.  The background colour of this will be black as it stands out more. The main image I will use for my DVD cover will be an image of Hannah (evil Margret) where she is looking at the camera with daggling the cross in her hands. The images are different to the images I’m going to use for my DVD and poster for print. The image would make the audience be intreieve by this, making them want to watch the thriller film. The audience probably asking questions theatre of the mind used - “who is that old lady?”, “What is she doing there?” and “Why she daggling the cross in her hand?”  I was thinking of making the text slanted with it being on an angle.  I will play around with the transform button to see if I can position it differently. The names of the actors /actresses will be positioned just below the title. I will change the font to a different font style for this. The colour will be in red so it stands out. The classification will be on the right side and on the spine.

 On the back cover of the DVD I will use will be a small thumbnail picture of Hannah dead on the back which will be positioned in the left hand corner of the page. The narrative will be next to the image I think this will look good. The colour of this writing will be red linking into the front cover of the DVD. The font style will be easily readable for the viewers to read. At the bottom of this page there will be the info where it is unclear; you have the use of the approx time in the small table grid which will be positioned to the right hand side corner. On the left hand side just below the table will be the barcode just underneath the table. On the spine I will use the title on the front cover this will have to be transformed so it will fit onto the spine. I will have an image of the cross on the spine as well, you can see I have added blood to it. I will use Universal (Film Company) with the DVD symbol as well, using an image of the cross in the middle centre of the spine. The programme I will use will be Photoshop; I will get a template from the internet and insert it into Photoshop with using the right tools. I will use the wand tool to select the letters to change the colour. I will use the transform button by pressing ctrl t if needed to transform the letters. I will use the colour swats to change the colour. I will use the bucket tooI, I will change the contrast/brightness of the image so by turning it into a dark background maybe the use of having a moon in the right hand corner or get an image of a dark forest with changing the contrast of the image which I have done it has left with a blue tint on the image. I want to create that dark feel to it; it’s not what it seems when you watch the thriller film.


Prometheus is about a group of explores (scientists) who enter this world where they enter the dark side of the universe.  Their mission is to find about the life forms of these aliens. They find themselves stranded on the aliens base of the universe as there’s nowhere to run;so there fighting for survival. They must fight against the aliens to save the human race. Their target audience is aimed at older viewers who appreciate the intelligent of smart dramas who are into the world of Sci-Fi technology. This would be related to all older people who are keen to know about the human race and who are interested in Sci-Fi technology .(aliens)The explores are fighting for survival with adding horror to it; where as some scenes maybe scary with the dark features for e.g. monsters and  the gory bits of blood. Soon there be an online structure of this introducing this film with its film trailer, characters, story, and genre.  When it’s out in June it will be a proper official site. 

The marketing Strategy is proving to be really effective due to its mystery elements and has a lot of sci-fi elements linking into science technology with the aliens as well as saving the human race. I think this will get a lot of sci-fi fans who are interested in the world of science and how science technology is being used; its a broad genre of linking into aliens and Sci-Fi technology. Sci –Fi fans have been asking for bits from the film .They must be excited about this film if there into fiction of science on how the world revolves around this technology .The Prometheus at the moment is up against the new launches of spider man, avengers and the dark night rises.The team of the Prometheus has been very smart by upping their game of their marketing strategy (suspense ).Ridley Scott is well known for its alien movie film which does relate to  his new movie Prometheus( about explores who enter this world –investigates these creatures). Scott Ridley is well known for his well Sci Fi films and it’s said this one will be even better with adding mystery to it. The technology they have used has increased making it better with the visual elements of Sci-Fi.  On the internet there are spoilers of the movie with showing snippets of the film, bloopers, trailers and one of the films shows a full intent of the movie; which is giving away too much information for its audience. Some of his fans don’t want to see this as they said “what’s the point of seeing the film if it’s giving a way the more important bits”.  It’s kind of looking bad on them with revealing too much. It is marketed across the internet all over websites, YouTube, and Twitter .When you look onto the website of Prometheus, the director Ridley Scott is well known for his film this is what his viewers want to see -must see of Sci-Fi technology.

Prometheus is advertised all over the internet; people have published a video about Peter Wyland who stars in Prometheus who talks about the future “Prometheus”. A load of people of 20,000 have commented and has posted this up on Facebook and over 6,000 people have posted and commented on twitter.  This is to promote the film of Prometheus of talking about artificial life. http://blog.ted.com/ted2023/. They have midnight screenings coming in June, the premier will be at Fareham; they have advertised it on all sorts of websites for people to go and see it. They have advertised bits about the program of what to expect from the upcoming film with its technology they are using for the aliens. It will support pictures of what to expect from the film to the fictional side of what his staff is like.  They have made the site so people can visit there site and so they can sign up to it by unlocking challenges and exclusive content which they will find out a bit more about the world Ridley Scott has created .
This is a great way to get viewers to interact with them and signing up to this site. Hopefully it will increase its chances of having loads of viewers who will then watch the film in June.  There is another site linked into this, it will lead you to its content of Prometheus it will give people a chance to look and read about the project of Prometheus so how they created it (ship). This is another great way to advertise this because people will read more about the film; it can draw people in if there into the technology side of Sci-Fi. It can relate to men who are scientists, it may teach them into a huge interest in finding out more about the latest technology they used in this film. Also the Prometheus Marketing team hooked up with Channel 4 to host this premier of the film. At the end of the trailer it enabled people to tweet about it of what they thought about the trailer. This did bring excitement to the people who watched this about the film.  


The Avengers is one of the well known films which people can’t get enough of with all its use of characters from Iron Man, Hulk, Captain Avenger and Thorn etc. They all come together to save the world from Thorn’s brother Loki from destroying the city. The Avengers need all the help they can get to stop Loki from ruin the earth. The Avengers have a good strategy of comic books illustrating these characters; it has came popular with comic readers of Marvel comics. It shows how these famous heroes come together in the film and how they have progressed in the comic book which is very popular with its audience.  Marvel Avengers have earned 218 million across the sky box office. This film is amazing with bringing all these heroes together to battle out on protecting their world from danger.

This film has been promoted across the United Kingdom and Canada with loads of viewers watching this and they think it’s really good with the visual effects. How ever this has a game on face book of the Avengers alliance which kids are playing wanting to be a super hero of helping people. Kids at young age they look up to these heroes they want to be like them with there increase of power they have. 1.2 million Players play it a day. This was introduced in March with getting more kids playing this and then they go and see the film in more proper live action. They have added it in 3D for a better experience with the special effects added. The Avengers earned 1.8 million at the midnight showings of this film; this is form of advertising the new film with telling people on the internet that there is going to be a midnight showing. The characters all engage in different elements of the film with the characters having different powers too each other. It makes it so good as there fighting out to save the world with showing their full engage power. It has gone over the 300 million mark across the world which they have loads of fans of there superheroes. There target audience is aimed at kids and I would say it’s more of a boy’s film with the action but I like it. Young kids who love to read comic books they market it with making it a bigger production which is even better than ever. It has good use of variety of special effects use with using these heroes all together which kids want to see them working it out kicking some ass. The Avengers have a great impact of an action pack film with the explosions with hulk in the air flying around, Thor and Loki fighting against each other; this makes the audience feel like there on the edge of their seat as they don’t know what is going to happen next. The best scenes of the movie is where Hulk is smashing into buildings and throwing around the aliens with his strong force. You have the Iron Man who is flying around shooting at the aliens with his source of power and etc. These shows the best visual parts when we see them battling with each other .This sets of a whole new experience, this delivers the internal conflict with are favourite heroes.

Marvel was coming up with ways how to advertise the movie; They advertised it by super bowl ads, TV commercials and all over the internet. The internet has been a great way to get people’s attention of the Avengers film through Facebook. Marvel used this to generate a Facebook fan base. They did create Avengers Facebook page which they give people a contest (early screening of the Avengers) to its fans. This was to give fans two free tickets to see the premier in Hollywood in April; This was a form to draw viewers in.

Everyone who signed up to the page then published about the Avengers to their friends. This is a good technique of advertising as this is getting published across YouTube; it’s bound to get loads of sign-ups with our favourite heroes. Marvel continued there advertisement with the Avenger’s Alliance which I said above with having loads of viewers playing in it. It’s said to have 8.2 million users monthly. Rob Waugh is online game person he said that “the game is well known game as people are playing their favourite superheroes and the movie parts so the action parts, fighting to try and save the world”. The games that are played by the users is linked into Facebook this goes onto the Marvel’s page with showing the users score of who played the game. The game is increasing with Facebook users publishing onto their friend’s wall. Now Marvel has introduced the official website which people can download screen savers, wall papers and cover photos etc.  Review’s by the public is said to have a brilliant performance from Hulk “smash”. The Avengers have done well with its power and force and it keeps the viewer’s entertained with their heroes. 
The advantages of this campaign is that they produced a poster  which gives you a real feel of these heroes on the poster , It shows  there ready for battle. You have the visual special effects of where the hulk is standing there like he is ready to fight. It does show that he is tough and strong. It makes people want to watch it; it doesn’t revel too much about the film which is good. It has the massive A sign of it showing the A for Avengers. The poster is used at cinemas to draw people in to make them go and watch it. Disadvantages of a poster it may not be as noticeable if it’s somewhere else where you wouldn’t go. It has al lot of video clips of the trailers and interviews across YouTube which has a lot fans who are interested in this film. Some people are intreive and expired by this film which has come together nicely.  

The advantages of a poster of Prometheus  is that it gives you insight of what the film is about with the aliens in the background, letting you know it is Sci-Fi film with its dark use of features creating an enigma feel to it. Posters make you want to know more about the film without revealing too much of it. Posters can give you a real feel of what the poster is about with its use of dark colours. Posters can keep the audience guessing of what’s going to happen in the film with the little inter titles so a bit of snippet of the film. The poster was aimed to be dark of the universe to reaming as enigma of a thrilling experience of what to expect. The aliens are battling out to save the human race before its tool late with its coolness of technology.   You want to attract your audience in especially to Sci-Fans which probably will watch this.

Advantages of a poster:/Disadvantages

Posters can be advertised across billboards, cinemas and college etc; so everyone knows about the latest films that are upcoming. The more you see of posters the more you will remember it.  However disadvantages of a poster it can sometimes reveal too much of the film depending what sort of film it is. It can sometimes be misleading when looking at a poster then you watch it then it doesn’t have the snippets in the film. Some people may not get the idea of the film so they may see know point of the commotion. It can lead them talking about it with moaning about it which can be annoying. Sometimes posters aren’t up for long as they promote new upcoming films; so some people may not even know about a film or unless they research into it. When you go to cinemas they have posters positioned everywhere on the walls. Then when a new film is out they will take these down and put up the new posters. Some people may forget about the film depending on if they really like it. They are likely to buy the film when it’s out on DVD.

Advantages of a DVD Cover: It sells the film more as it will be sold in the highest of market so for e.g HMV, Asda ,Tesco’s ,Morrison’s and etc; if they haven’t seen it advertised they may buy it when there in the actual store with its design on the front cover depending what attracts people as people are attracted to things in different ways . DVD’S are always out in the shop and they will never go unlike posters where they will go after a while.

Disadvantages of a DVD:  
Some DVDs are expensive when they first come out due to it being new , so that may put the buyer of from buying it. It depends on if they really want it they may intend to buy it or they may like the DVD but may not be able to afford it . The cover maybe dull and simple so that may put the buyer of from buying it. We want to buy something that will attract us to it something that will stand out differently to the rest.

Advantages of a website:
It can give a lot of information about the film in full detail synopsis of the story. It can tell us about who the actors and actresses are in the film, if people don’t know they can easily find them on the characters icon. On websites they give you reviews of the film .If a person is not sure if they want to see it they can look down at the bottom of the page and find out about its rating and what other people have said about the film. If you can’t get onto YouTube to watch the trailer of a film you can easily watch it on the page of the film which is normally accessible on the right hand side. A website holds picture so little snippets of the film on the top of the website page. Most people have internet access so they can easily go onto the internet to find out more information instantly about the film; if they need it for research for coursework or just have interest of the film. It is a good form of advertisement as well.

Disadvantages of a website:
The website page can be plain, bland and simple; this will make people not want to go onto a website. The information on there can be done in simple form; people may not find this useful at all if they need to use the website for their coursework. Some of the information giving on a site may be misleading or bias depending what the website is.  The website may not helpful at all when finding out information on a film etc.  It cannot be reliable depending on the publisher so they may have a bad reputation. It can sometimes come with advertisements that you don’t want to look at this can be annoying when it keeps popping up on the screen. 

Advantages of a trailer:
It can be showed in so many places’ so for e.g. cinemas, YouTube, websites and interactive methods. When watching a trailer people can be interested by this. Instantly they want to know more this can use theatre of the mind where it implies questions to the viewers.  Some trailers make you want to watch in the cinema.

Disadvantages of a trailer:
Some trailers can give away too much with revealing the main bits of a film. Sometimes trailers can be misleading where they show something in the trailer but then when you watch the film it’s not in there. Some trailers can be boring in a way depending what they are showing in their content.

The advertising of advantages and disadvantages they all have a great technique of different media platforms to advertise.  It shows the impact of a film, special effects used in the background, creating enigma, font style, positioning of text and how it’s going to look so designing it this takes a bit of thinking time.  When promoting you’re product you want it to create a good advertisement to attract your audiences  and then you want to publish it across the world for it to be advertised over the different media platforms.


27 May 2012

Job Roles 2 Task 3 !!

Here I looked onto this website http://www.autoinc.org/staff2.htm to find out about a job so in this case I looked at the editorial side.  I found out there were quite a few people who work in the magazine area. Here it shows I have emailed this person (Levy Joffrion what a weird name) about what kind of contract I'll get and will I be paid monthly -weekly and included the training I basically know it but I thought it be  interesting to hear from a professional point of view . It's good way to find out about the company (so what it's like and to find out more in depth on the job which you may not be able to find on the internet.) 

- It shows I have emailed three of these jobs from my recent job roles blog - here are the sent emails =) 
email I sent to Levy Joffrion magazine assistant editor/writer/journalism

Here I went onto this blog http://www.thefilmeditor.com/contact.html to find out about a film editor . 

I find out a bit more about the job itself as film editor . Here it shows I have emailed her (Janelle) about the job itself basically what I asked above -contract , paid - monthly-weekly - and training . 

Janelle - film editor. I sent her an email to find out more about the job.

It basically includes the stuff from before - contract , paid -weekly /monthly and training . It's best to get more of a professional point of view of what it's like in the media industry as they have experience of this . This is the website I used to email her - http://www.runnersinproduction.com/fixed/contac

Here it shows I have sent an email to Jess about the job as a runner.

20 May 2012

Job Roles!!

Editorial (Magazine)

The Job role I have looked at is editorial side of  a magazine. I have looked at this because I do enjoy making magazines. I did do my FMP last year on a magazine which took a while to do , as I had so much information , but it was good fun designing a magazine how I wanted it to look. It's all bout the layout , colour , images how there going to be positioned , text as well and other stuff as well. It be good to write you're own articles about the latest gossip or whatever.It be good to get you're work published out there for the public to read. I enjoyed making a magazine , this is idea of a job for a career. 

What's it all about:

Magazines are about the publishing side of getting you're work out there . Magazines are about articles, commissioning, administrating and a lot of planning is involve because you need to decide on how you're article is going to look , so you have to decide on what layouts you're going to use so what works works well, you have to decide on how you want the font to look so for e.g big or small , colours , and how the images are going to look(best to have the images around the text). When joining the magazine crew you work with the senior staff , on the main elements Commissioning , Planning , Administrating and Production Work of achieving a successful magazine .When working at a magazine business , it depends on the company on what the project is and how big the project is.

What do you do:

Responsibilities - Working at a magazine company the things you do is  you work with the editorial staff  which you take part in with commission work  ,designing publications, issuing contracts, dealing with administrating work. You are responsible for you're own work, using the photocopier, researching more in depth on a subject , photography  so you will take you're own pictures, illustrating so how the magazine is going to look. You use programs such as Microsoft Word for writing , you will use outlook for sending emails, Publisher so for publications,In Design for designing the magazine on how you want it to look and writing articles etc. You will have to do a lot of filing you're files away. You will work with other media teams that relate to the editorial side so for e.g writers to get it right , photographers - to capture the best image , designers - to get the best look for a magazine and what is expected in the industry,and production staff, so how to perform tasks with using the right technology etc. Magazines are a form of media platforms ( advertising) with its content; each magazine that is published is to a certain audience with releasing loads of magazines a day which loads of people buy for e.g make up , fashion , horoscopes , hot guys and etc . 

What is the entry requirements: 
It is open to all graduates and diplomas, you can get into this sort of media industry so whether you’re studying media, IT, economics and business studies etc, you can still apply for this job, you can still apply for it  if you're thinking of going to university as long as you have the skills for the job then you’ll be fine.  An entry without a degree maybe possible, HND (Higher education level) is sometimes possible, how ever most  entrants graduates at the editorial stage are graduates . Postgraduate who has finished education who wants to proceed in further so into higher education level can do courses such as editorial (publishing) that involve placements and getting a contract with someone who works in a magazine will provide a good experience. You will get to meet other people too along the way who works in  magazines. Pre entry certificate or postgraduate qualification in journalism maybe acceptable for entry position. With magazines it is all about writing your own stuff about a subject.

Skills needed:
The skills needed are enthusiastic, you need to have a huge interest in this self motion you need to be able to move quickly to get the tasks done there's no time to mess about and flexibility. IT skills are required so email skills  you will be sending emails across to people, word processor for writing a report or even articles , In – Design for designing the layouts of a magazine , text positioning , changing the style of  the font , size  and bold writing to make it stand out etc . You will have a responsibly to get you're work done on time as you have strict deadlines to meet . You have to be able to cope with under pressure and to stay calm because it can be very stressful at times to get these tasks done on time . You will have to manage you're time effectively because you have no time to fiddle around with stuff. Basically you just need to get it done .  

Work Experience:
 It’s always good to get experience working in a book shop, at a magazine/newspaper company so you get a full experience of what is expected of you how it’s done so publishing printing magazines or even  in a newspaper company so you get a full experience of what it’s actually like on a job to day basics. With having work experience they may keep you after you're done depending on vacancies and how good you're work is. If it meets expectations of what the company is looking for they may keep you on or they may give you email /contact number of a different company you could apply to. You need to be able to have good english when writing an article with the correct english language .You need to be able to proof read you're work because you can afford to make any mistakes. You can easily make a mistake when writing an article fast so proofread is always good to go back over you’re work . 

Training : 
Here I have found a few websites that will help with becoming a editorial magazine. The publishing training center provides all sorts of courses for editorial side of publishing , marketing , advertising and grammar etc for publishing a magazine .The publishing center provides high quality standards of training across the UK . The publishing center is well known for excellence in the publishing industry. There are courses for anyone who wants to know more and what is expected of you as a individual of meeting the media industry's standards .The tutors  have well known experiences of what it's like in the media industry , they will past their knowledge and skills to help the people who want to achieve their goal of getting their dream job . Instead of writing loads of stuff , the tutors will provide practical lessons to help them get the jiff of what it's like becoming a magazine publisher ,so writing and publishing their own work and knowing all the ins and outs of the media industry to help them succeed in their course and as well if they get a job after this .

  Here I have found another website that helps with publishing you're own work , with the use of training involve . They have over 7000 staff all over the world . Macmillan  is one of the largest and best known international groups. It does meet the high standards of education , fiction and non-fiction publishing forms with providing courses. Macmillian is a a private company , that helps people with development of proceeding further in the media industry with it's publishing operation.You can work for them with publishing you're work to them or even being apart of their team to get you started,it could leave you a career afterwards .    

Freelance Work:
When working in the media industry , it can be hard as you are working against other companies with bigger or smaller promotions . It can be tense as you know that you have to up you're game. In the media industry today you have to show of you're skills with using you're best advantage of producing high standards of you're work . The company may push you to develop you're work even further of a successful
 editorial person . It has said that editors often become their own manager , where it leads to a much calmer route. Some editors do work from home , whether it's to be closer to family , or you want to work for yourself . Freelances have a benefit of  getting the magazines done in you're own sort of time , still having a social life so there is no need to travel . Free lance rates vary , there is a benefit of holiday pay , sick pay , pension and maternity cover . As you're out in the wide world you do start to make contacts with working with other people as well, who can help you explore the world of different contacts that means they may have a job that you are looking for . 

Here I have looked at the Prospects website to find out the information on the job description and working activities that you must be able to do within the job. This is a good website for finding a career that you want to take on in your life . 

Here I have used the editorial side of a magazine of what the job description is . An editor can take more than one role when becoming a editor for a magazine so for e.g advertising , editorial , researcher editor, the press , journalist  and commissioning etc which all link together when promoting and advertising .

This shows all different agencies that work around the UK , that gives skills of publishing  printing and marketing etc. The jobs will help you prepare yourself for the media industry.They all have the professional standards who will help you achieve what you want and will teach you onto a successful career in editorial , marketing, journalist, fiance  and editor etc. There's all different jobs within the media sector that you can choose from . The jobs at the agencies you can work part time or full time depending on the company .

It's always good to gain portfolio showing of you're work so for e.g photographs , magazine articles , short films ,radio and you're skills with sending you're work to companies .It's a great way to show of you're talent with showing it in a book with it being presented professionally. It be good idea to attend workshops to help you find out what it is really like with being practical so the tasks that are needed to be done and also with talking to the people who work in the industry . Events are good with showing off you're work so competitions are good way to get you're work seen . Here it shows I have looked at website to create a portfolio , it has information on about film studies so you can research further in the film industry .You can see on there as other people have published their work to the site as well. The BBC will get you're noticed . You may find yourself being un paid if you do work experience . Competition of works is everywhere , you have to up your game so you need to be ready to work hard . Networking is essential so you have different contacts. You should send you're CV  to as many production companies as you can . Then follow up with a phone call to show you're committed to the job role .  

Salary at the start are likely to arrange of £14,000 to £20,000 and they can vary according to size and as well as the employer depending on what you are doing and high it is if it's a big production . Average salary's are around £26,000. After to 10 - 15 years , senior editors salaries range from about £23,000 to £40,000, with higher salary's possible in the larger publishing . Working hours can be very long 9-5 with some extra hours , often without payment , for overtime. Work may involve extra hours as deadlines approach and need to be done dead on the deadline .     

Code of Practice:
It's said that you must not give any in accurate information about a person when publishing about them in an article.Your not allow to let any information or even pictures to be misleading, you can't say anything that will ruin their reputation so for e.g if they tell you something in confidence . The editor has to have a lot of respect for their people who they are writing about . If there is anything that you have put in there you're senior manager looks at it and if he notices something about it you have to correct it straight away ; you will have to write a apology which will have to published on the article at the bottom of the page .The editor has the right to protect and to keep some information private,if they spill it out in the magazine then that is known as defamation. Depending on the editor they could make it out more than it needs to be . The editor will have to justify it with their people first before it is broadcasted and published out into the world .The editors (photographers) have to get permission from the person before they take a picture . Journalist's they must not intimidate or harass the person, if they want to decline on the situation. If they are asked to leave  they should do so immediately without question. The editors and journalist's have to respect these people and they must ensure that they meet these principles and perform in the right manner . Journalist's have the right to protect each individual and protect a persons confidential sources of information .



Film Video /Editor

The Job role I have looked at is Film/Video editor . I have looked at this because I do enjoy editing with adding the affects , editing the footage , making it look like how you want it to look and working with the sound effects so what works right with the footage. I did enjoy editing our thriller film and editing our TV advert from last year it was good fun though , even though some people hate editing but I like it. =)  It's all about getting it right with the audio sound beds , sound effects , using the razor tool to cut the rights bits of the footage , using the right transitions if needed and using the right tools . It be good fun editing material (footage) in the right standards . This is an idea of a job for a career.

What's it all about:

Editing is all about meeting the expectations of what you have been asked to do . With editing there is a lot of things that you need to take on board so for e.g how you're going to make a final piece of the outcome.  You will have to fiddle around with it to get the outcome you want , using the right tools when editing. You have to decide on how you want it to look , deciding on what footage you want to use as you may have filmed it a few times to get the right shots.You will have to make a decision on the sound affects , for what is suitable for you're footage and etc. The job role itself you are responsible for you're own production with broadcasting , so using the right material and assembling it into a final product for broadcasting across the world . This is the key role for post production (so making films for TV programs) . With this this can really show of you're skills with being creative and showing you're ability to produce a high standard editing . The editor will work with the director to make decisions on how to perform further with producing a final piece. They will work together with helping each other out . 

What do you do:

Within the job role you will take on different tasks to perform , you will you use the latest technology software this will be including: adobe premier pro to help you edit the footage effectively and adobe after effects to add a different element to it with being more creative with it's different use of tools . Adobe after effects is still common with the media industry as you get all these different video artists producing a different element of visual effect without needing a story and characters. You will use a good high quality sound software to help you produce high tech sound and high quality images . Depending on how the big the product is and what you're director whats you to do, the editor maybe able to put their own creative idea to the board with creating the narrative of the video. You may be able to structure it on how it's going to perform and the tone of the program so how it's going to look etc .Sometimes they maybe be able to give you freedom of the production , but with others they may only be able to work the machine . The process of work for the editor includes tasks such as providing shot list ,script , outline of footage so what you plan to do with it , assembling the footage so putting it onto the software program , storing files onto the computer ,putting them into the right format , cutting the footage correctly into a sequence , create a rough cut of the program, exact of the final program, tweeting the content and running a smooth production for the film/video.  Other additional features may include: selecting the right sort of music for you're footage ,watching and taking notes on the process of editing , with working with directors and as well as clients. You may be able to experiment with designs, or either writing for a voice over (commentary) . 

Entry Requirements:

With this kind of job there is no need for qualifications , it's open to all graduates and diplomas . It's best that you have some experiences in communication , media studies , photography ,multimedia , and IT. You can  still apply for this job, you can still apply for it  if you're thinking of going to university as long as you have skills for the job then you’ll be fine in this sort of media industry. There is an entry without  a degree and HND (Higher education) , but applicants must show a full commitment to enter this job role(media industry.) There are courses relating into this media industry so for e.g film/media production , this maybe good to have some full experience with knowing the knowledge of what is expected of you when you enter the media industry . Pre entry (skills that you have used) is very important when it comes down to a job because it will show you that you have full experience of this in media /film production , they want you to have this so it shows you are capable of  putting these skills into practice . The Pre entry will also show that you have a degree on you're production whether it is outside or within you're degree. Best to have it recently showing that you are prepared for this job. It is good to have experience as a runner(entry level) first before heading straight into the deep end .You want to get use to the environment , getting to know the people , undertaking tasks so like an assistant , tea making looking after guests and preparing  the stage etc . It basically gives you a justification of what it's like on a day to day basics and what needs to be done . 

Skills Needed: 

You will have to have some skills of using the latest software premier pro (AVID) and after effects. You will need to have full passion on this sort of job , it's good if you want to show off you're creative side on how you want you're video to look. You will have to know you're stuff with being very high skilled with these sort of programs .You will need to be determined showing off you're skills that you do want to belong in the media industry .You will have to be able to get the tasks done,getting involve and preparing on how the program /film is going to look. There is  a lot of planning  involve, it helps you with you're ideas to a further outcome. With this job the six steps you need are :

1. Is to have a good eye for exploring detail and having a critical mind. 
 2. Being creative showing you're skills off.
3. Willing to listen to others who may have some good ideas to help you in what you want to produce and you will need to work well with being an individual as well as working in a team. 
4 . You will need to show off you're full dedication into this work force , self motivation and commitment. 
5. Being organize is always good to know where stuff is and self time management skills so managing you're daily schedules so not wasting time .
6 . Written skills are needed and communication skills too . 

Work Experience:
It’s always good to get experience so maybe working at the BBC for a week, you maybe able to see how the BBC is run with meeting different people and the different teams who work together at the BBC . Going behind the scenes and like seeing it actually being broadcasted so a live program that is being produced that be cool . Then they might show you how they edit their piece of footage , how the software works with producing a high quality TV program onto our screens when broadcasted . They might show you the ins and the outs of how the BBC industry works . Gaining work experience will be good for this, producing you're skills even further. It may lead you into a first job or a training opportunity in editing . You get experience with using it in college with knowing the basic stuff from your lectures.

It's always good to edit you're own films or even footage , so you can get a rough idea on how to edit . It can be good fun when producing something in a way you want it to look . This is always good when going into the media industry with technical and required skills for the job . There is also a few short courses of program's that can help you with you're editing skills to become a professional which the media industry is big and is looking for people to live up to their expectations.

 Here this shows I have found a website( the creative skill sets ) is a an industry body that helps with training courses and skills to help you within the media industry . It has resources to take you to the next level, there is all sorts of jobs on here which will suit each individual of what job they want . This website offers advice and support to those people who are not sure what they want to do . They offer all sorts of courses within the media industry so for e.g photo imaging , animation , film , advertising and editor etc . They do provide career opportunities if you're thinking of a future career . They provide you with easy access of information about the media industry .

Here is another website that I have looked at this also provides courses as well within the media industry; so whether it's film , radio , interactive media and television they provide the courses to you're needs .The BFI provides understanding and knowledge of these different types of courses . They run a variety of activities and services . BFI has a database where you can type into the search bar about the history , the different types of film companies. The website has statistics (Quantitative data) finding out about the facts of data about the film industry or the other media sectors . It has information on how films target their specific audiences through films on DVD and video . It discusses the marking strategies for this and there is loads of stuff on the website if you want to research in fuller detail about the different film companies and agencies as well. The website provides full in depth information that can help you with researching about a particular subject with exploring the world of film.

The broadcasting industry runs a few training schemes  for new entrants and a few graduates as well . With a targeted training schemes have over a thousand applications. Here it shows I have looked at the BBC National film and television website , this is a good website for students who want to make their own programs, and real television programs in the media industry . With this you don't need a degree you just need a portfolio and dedication to show you're skills. 

Free Lance Work:

Most of  video /film editors today are employed on freelance basics where they are working on a short term contract.  Editors may work on different variety's on post production so programs , films , music and advertising etc . The final stage of  the process requires to have skills produced online who is working in specialist post production . The editors  are responsible for their final product, the required specifications that are needed . The skills required will be colouring ,special effects  and footage to a finish film production whether it is online or offline. Freelances in the other stages look at their equipment and they may extend their skills into camera or sound work to keep them employed to get some contacts . For freelances career  you can make money from home if you're self-employed by editing you're own work and then publishing it . They always start off from a small production then it soon reaches to big projects . It's always good  to have  a good relationship with directors ,editors and production managers. It all pays off in the end as you start to meet new people and you will have a variety of contacts . More of a career development starts when you see you have the experience to proceed further with the skills required and bring practical strategies with you . The media industry is all about getting contacts , the people who you work with may provide you with a contact or even themselves may sign you up if you have the basics skills there looking for . The hours can be long as you're there editing away it takes time to get it perfect .

Here I have looked at the Prospects website to find out the information on the job description and  the work activities that you must be able to do within the job. This is a good website for finding a career that you want to take on in your life .

Here I have used the film/video of what the job description is . A film/video is an editor can take more than one role when becoming a editor for film /video so for e.g broadcasting ,TV operator , floor manager , runner , production assistant and film/video producer . They all work together on different floors within the company to work together on broadcasting a TV program, there's all these different elements that take place on center stage and behind the scenes.

This shows all  the different agencies that work around the UK , that gives skills on what to expect from the media industry. They help you with providing their skills to the test with helping you out in the media industry. The jobs will help you prepare yourself for the media industry.They all have the professional standards who will help you achieve what you want and will teach you to a successful career in being a professional film editor. There's all different jobs within the media sector that you can choose from . The jobs at the agencies you can work part time or full time depending on the company .

Salary: /Hours:
The starting salary's range from £18,000 - £25,000 for those employed by a television or post -production studio .With experience the salaries can range from £20,000 -£35,000 . Range of typical salary's at senior levels is at £37,000 - £70,000, if there working on a high project then they will get more money . Editors who work as freelancers are paid on contact basics . Hours vary depending on the production and may be standard office hours .Shift work may be involved if editing studios are booked at night. When there are deadlines to meet , long hours will be involved and overtime may be required .   

Code of Practice: 
Before the program is broadcasting it needs to be fully justified with writing a report about it . It must be accompanied by a recording report, editorially justified and complaint before delivery .The programs must be used with a HD Cam or a SR stereo . The program must be delivered to Reaps Reversioning unit .    
The programs should be made to the BBC'S obligations. You should take care when editing the final product.You need to make sure that you have edited it right into the right standards , once you send it for delivery that is it and it's then branding into the BBC so there's no going back . It needs to be in the right format Mov , before being signed off to delivery . It needs to be copied by the BBC Executive and signed off a form before it is delivered. It's always a good idea to have the script production list with the report .It can be useful to sub-tilers in advance as it helps with the submitting process. An accurate transmission form must be filled out so it ensures the correct program is transmitted from the right output area. The BBC handles loads of these so a thousand tapes a week . All the music and sound effects used in the programe must be reported  this will meet the agreement of the BBC with the copyright.



The Job role I have looked at is a runner . I have looked a this job because it sounds interesting , you'll be there with helping out with on set stuff , meeting new people so clients ,you will get a real just to what it's actually like in a busy environment. You will see how things are progressed with being apart of the action on how the media industry works with day to day jobs needed to be carried out . It sounds good that you are being apart of it with helping team members out with what needs to be prepared and done . It's good that you will see what goes on on set and behind set . 

What's it all about:

A runner is all about taking on responsibilities of making sure clients are looked after with providing tea , socializing with them , making sure everything is run smoothly, making the clients feel like there at home , transporting scripts , hiring out the equipment for the production , taking messages after a phone call , looking after the guests/clients and getting props ready for the shoot of the film production. The role offers you a variety of tasks to keep you busy throughout the day so you won't get bored . It gives you a chance to explore and gives you experience of how to run a post production process . It gives you knowledge which you will take away from knowing the ins and the outs of the company . It gives you a chance to get use to the job role before getting right in there. It gives you a good understanding of the broadcasting media . If gives you a full range of experience from being a researcher , floor manager , etc and it makes you learn all about the different stages within the media and which one you will be best suited as . You get to see productions as well which is good to give you an insight of what you do. You will get some contracts which will be great because it can help you with you're career . With being a runner that the starting point but can lead to other jobs within the media  if you show of you're hard work and determined . 

What do you do: 

As a runner you have loads of stuff to do this will include : carrying and getting items so equipment to be transported to and from set as well as cables,scripts, getting the cast of the production  and crew to the studio and on locations. You will get creative to set up the shoots to the production scheme that has been asked for you to do . You will have to keep the set clean and tidy because you don't want it to be messy when the director is filming, you want it to look professional. You will have to deal with delivering post to clients this could be about a shoot, undertake basic research , answering the telephone from clients about an appointment or to see the director or something . You will have to carry out administrating work so like photocopying fun , you will have a duty to book meeting rooms or ordering food ,picking up clients for them to get their make up done before they go on set . Making tea and coffee for clients and getting props ready for the shoot.You will have to use other equipment that is on set as well .

Entry Requirements:

When becoming a runner they look at if you have full experience and contacts of what it takes to become a runner then qualifications . With this job there is no specific qualification needed, however it is relevant to have a HND degree or postgraduate qualification which one that is practical maybe. It's prepares you for what the media industry is like with giving you experience on what it will be like to be a runner with gaining work experience. (work placement) The courses that are available are film , media , radio production , broadcasting skills and multimedia etc . If you are thinking about going to do the higher level it's probably best to talk to the industry first because it will give you a rough idea if there is any point of proceeding with this , basically you're chances of getting this job afterwards . It's best to look for if they have industry work placement so you can get a real feel to what it's actually like . It's also a good idea to ask about where pros-graduates have gone after university . When you finish you will have a rough idea of a carer path to take. If there is any events going on within the university you should do it because it will help you and give you more of experience of feeling more confident of what is expected of you in the media industry . 

Skills Needed: 

The skills needed for a runner are : 
Excellent communication skills with different people
Be able to work with all sorts of different people so for e.g director ,actors and other departments
Physical stamina so you need to be strong if your lifting things up and down all the time 
You will need the ability to problem solve 
You will need to be able to think by yourself
Good research skills are needed
You will need excellent time management skills so keeping on board with schedules 
Being organize with work so paper work 
An understanding of the industry 
You will need to be able to work in teams
You need to be enthusiastic about the job ,so show  them you want to be there and motivation so you need to be quick about things 
You will need to remain calm under pressure as you will probably be on strict time limits to get the job done 
You will need to usually have a drivers license that is clean so you can pick up clients to get there make up done . 

  Here is another website for training in the media industry . This is in wales it gives people opportunities of  providing different courses for reaching into the media industry . They deliver high standards of training schemes. It does welcome newcomers to meet the media industry standards of top quality training. They run full and part time courses for new entrants to professional standards of working in the media industry. 

 Work Experience:  

The BBC offers work experience to give people a real feel of what the media industry is like with meeting new people that work a long the BBC and meet people on set . It's a great way to explore and get use to a busy environment as the BBC can be hands on deck .It will hopefully give you a clear understanding of what you're career will be like . You will find out more about the company when working as a runner. You will get to do different job roles when becoming a runner , researcher , floor manager etc. You will be part of a team which is good . You can easily apply on the BBC website -  Here below is a brief outline of what to expect from you're placement at the BBC. Companies look for young people who want to know more and be part of the media industry . People who haven't attended university they still take people on if they want to gain work experience in media .

  • At the start of your work experience, take time to discuss with your supervisor what your interests are and what you would like to get out the placement
  • Be proactive and work hard on every task, however big or small
  • Talk to people working in other areas to broaden your understanding and experience
  • Where possible, make your supervisor aware of your skills and previous experience
  • Keep a copy of the work you have done while at the BBC, as this may be useful for your portfolio.  Always check there are no copyrights involved
  • Make sure you have researched the department/programme you are working on and get an understanding of the kind of work they do on a day-to-day basis
  • Whilst at the BBC take the opportunity to network and make connections with other employees
  • If possible, identify opportunities to see or get involved with a BBC production
  • Spare some time to talk to employees about how their own career paths have unfolded and what their role is in the BBC
  • If you don’t know what you are doing or you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask for help from your supervisor or other team members
  • If you want to look for further opportunities in a full time job following your work experience, don’t forget to check the Careers website
  • Look out for training courses on the BBC intranet that you would find useful and ask your supervisor whether you can attend
  • Listen to and act on any feedback you receive from your supervisor
Free Lance Work:

Most people in the media industry work as free lances and run their own work as a small business. This means that business is done in you're own hands without a time limit . It focuses more on the carer you want to lead without being pressurized into getting the task done. You can set out you're own goals , you can get things done in you're own time as well as having a social life . But it can lead to a quiet life as you're working for yourself which can be quiet .With free lance you have a quieter life of people not telling you what to do because that can be stressful getting it done on a strict time limit . James Smith is a runner working on strictly come dancing over 2 years.When he first joined he wanted to be runner, he sent out 170 letters to two different production companies and the BBC got back to him first .A person from the BBC - Helen Bishop got back to him, she looked at his CV and put it out to Strictly. His ideal job would be floor manager ( Al Conley )"best floor manager" he said he works well with the crew and  the talent.

Here is the BBC website it shows you can apply to the BBC online . They offer 1,700 work experience a year , covering all the types of work they offer . You can easily search and apply for the job roles you're interested in .

Here I have looked at the Prospects website to find out the information on the job description and  the work activities that you must be able to do within the job. This is a good website for finding a career that you want to take on in your life . 

Here I have looked at a Runner /broadcasting film and video of what the job description is . A runner works with other teams with the floor manager , broadcast engineer , broadcast presenter , and television production assistant etc .

Here I have looked onto the Agency Central it shows the jobs of a runner in London with earning£20,000-25,000 a year . It depends on the growth of the client and what skills they have got to offer to the job . The job position is a job manager which works on the floor and as well as being a runner . They need to have a degree. You must be able to use Microsoft word , excel , power point and office . It be better if you had an interest in design.The jobs you will do are studio runner , answering phones from clients and other people , desk research , maintaining office supplies and etc .

Salary: /Hours:
A salary for a runner have increased a little bit over the past few years. The average starting salary for a runner is approximately £7-£8 per hour . Most of them are freelancers but are employed full time or on a short contact . The hours can be long as hell and unpredictable, often up to six days a week during the production . Broadcasting is 24 hours operation  and the working style reflect this . You may have to work nights , weekends and public holiday's . Film and TV shoots often want to make the most of the daylight for filming so early mornings and late nights are common occurrence .   

Code Of Practice:
You will have to obey what you're manager wants you to do . You have a role of keeping an eye of you're clients to make them feel at home, getting drinks, ordering food and etc . If you don't obey with these roles , if you turn really against it then that is going to look bad on the company and it won't look good on you either.You're manager won't be too impressed by you're actions, then deep consequences will have to made depending on what the situation is for e.g swearing , shouting at the clients- taking it out on them if you're having a bad day, you may be sacked from the job . This won't give a professional look at all , it could ruin their reputation as a company. I don't think you're team will be happy,so just get the job done and obey the rules on what you have been asked to do then you'll be fine .