Tony Chance – Storyboard Artist

Weds 27th March 1.00pm – 2.00pm EE1057

Tony Chance is a sought after storyboard artist on both sides of the Atlantic, he is also an engaging and inspiring speaker on the subject of storyboarding, visualisation, learning to draw, the production process and the film industry as a whole.

Tony Chance on IMDB:

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Ben Whitehead – Editor – Worcester Graduate

Ben will be talking to us tomorrow Weds 20 March at 13.00 in the edit suites, EE1126

After graduating from Worcester Ben wrote and directed a feature film with fellow students spent two years working on it. He moved to London and, after a period of uncertainty about how to proceed, he became a trainee assistant editor. He has worked his way up through the ranks of assistant roles gaining experience on high profile TV and film jobs and is just about to complete a feature film with his first full Editors credit.

Ben will talk about being an editor, breaking into the industry, and dealing with life after university.

Everyone welcome.

If you can’t make it in person you can also join us online:

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Simon Cox – film and TV director

Come and meet Simon Cox, a filmmaker who has worked in the UK TV and film industry for over 20 years and has directed and edited numerous programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. He has recently completed a startlingly ambitious science-fiction feature film called Kaleidoscope Man, inspired by sci-fi movies and television of the 1970’s and 1980’s. A real labour of love, Kaleidoscope Man was crowdfunded with the help of over 500 people and has taken 7 years to make. He’ll tell you everything you want to know about independent film production in the UK today. He’s funny, he’s inspirational and he tells it like it is. 
Wednesday 20th, 2pm in EEG164

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A reminder about opportunities for students

Paid work, volunteering opportunities, projects, crew members needed, events, trips, film screenings, competitions, funding opportunities…

…all of this and more is regularly posted in the Film Production Facebook group or circulated via the dfpr opportunities mailing list if you don’t get these messages (there was one yesterday about a paid job for FAB) then you should probably go and enrol now…

Join the mailing list here:!forum/dfpropps/join

Join the Facebook group here:

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The Video Show 16-19 March in Birmingham

“ An event for everyone passionate about Photography and Moving Image”

Birmingham NEC

Free for students on Tuesday 19th March

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Frank Victoria – Concept Artist

The Animation department would like to invite you to a Lunch time talk by Frank Victoria at 13.00 PM, on Wednesday 13th of March in BY 1150, St. Johns Campus

Frank’s extensive filmography includes titles such as Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit and the Adventures of Tintin, where his work in the Concept Art department at Weta contributed to some of most iconic props and visuals in last decade. Frank currently resides in the UK and is engaged in teaching and working on his graphic novels.

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BBC Event – Fierce Women in Media – Birmingham

BBC Event in Birmingham
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Working your way through the ranks to get your dream job takes guts. Today BBC Birmingham has launched Fierce Women in Media – an event designed to build on your bravery and work towards getting your own dream job in the industry. Tying in with International Women’s Day coming up in March, the idea behind the event is not only to celebrate strong, creative women working in the media but also to inspire more young people – like you! – to pursue careers in the media industry.

“But isn’t this event just for women?!” – Absolutely not. This event is aimed at young people of all genders and backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry. It just happens to be on this occasion that we are championing women who have worked their way up to their dream job.

Fierce Women in Media takes place at the Glee Club in Birmingham on Tuesday 5th March and is a free public event. With interactive workshops, demos and masterclasses led by everyone ranging from journalists, runners and apprentices to writers, directors and editors, Fierce Women in Media is providing young people with exclusive access to women in a range of roles within the media world.

Masterclasses include sessions on behind the scenes production, script writing, personal experiences of being a woman working in the media and how the world of news has developed in the digital age. These sessions are complimented by workshops around creating podcasts, being distinctive on social media, VR and women in the world of tech and preparing for a career in the media.

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To launch the event on the BBC Shows and Tours page the team at BBC Birmingham are doing a social media campaign calling for people to share their inspiring messages with the fierce women in their lives. Whether it’s a photo of you holding your inspiring message or a short video clip – we’d love you to join the conversation! #FierceWomenInMedia
Find out more
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Ledbury Poetry Festival 2019: Internship opportunity

Meet famous poets, celebrities and performers! Learn skills in event managing, tourism, marketing, hospitality, arts administration, journalism and so much more!

Download the intern information pack. Deadline for entries: 19th April 2019

The Festival would expect a commitment of at least one day a week (10am – 4pm) from the end of May up until the Festival – we may consider that you work some of these days from home.

If you have exams or submissions at that time, we can work around that. You would work full time during the festival period itself, 5 – 14 July, 2019

This is an unpaid position but the Festival can pay reasonable travel expenses and there is a hospitality area during the festival period where you can get free drinks, sandwiches and refreshments, open 9am – 9pm. Free accommodation is provided in Ledbury during the Festival for interns who require it.

The intern will receive training and support from the Festival team and will be able to attend Festival events free when ‘off duty’. The Festival will provide successful interns with a supportive reference. Most interns love the experience and make full use of their time with us. I look forward to hearing further from you

“My intern experience last summer was a brilliant one. I looked forward to the morning meetings every day to discuss the itinerary of each day. All of the interns had our set work, including meeting the poets before their performance and delivering their introductions. We also had to improvise, which often resulted in helping with the crafts section of the Festival (the strangest and most creative part). Being able to watch any performance we wanted to was a pleasure, and getting to meet the performers afterwards for a drink was even better. Best of all, we had fun. Everyone in the office and others stationed around Ledbury made me feel like part of the LPF family and I wish I could come back and do it all again. Phillippa, Sandra, Chloe and John are all stars of this Festival and I hope you get the chance to meet them or experience the Festival in some way.”

EW 2018 intern

Download the intern information pack. Deadline for entries: 19th April 2019

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Volunteering Opportunities with Flatpack Festival

I’m Keenia, the Marketing Assistant at Flatpack Festival. I’m just getting in touch to let you know about some volunteering opportunities we have now for Flatpack Festival 2019 (30 April – 5 May), and I would appreciate you sharing this amongst your students.

I think this would be of real interest to students who have a passion for art/film/music, and are looking to gain meaningful work experience within the arts. This is a great chance to meet like-minded individuals and help make an impact on one of Birmingham’s leading cultural organisations.

To give a bit of background, Flatpack Festival is a wonderfully eclectic film and mixed-arts festival based in Digbeth, Birmingham. Every spring we take over venues across the city, bringing an inventive line-up of screenings, exhibitions, installations, performances and parties, from live cinema to shorts and creative workshops for kids, new innovative talent alongside forgotten treasures, and a signature mix of unique surprises.

With so many events in our programme, we couldn’t handle it all on our own. That’s why we’re searching for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who can help us make Flatpack 2019 a success. There’s also a chance for volunteers to access some of our screenings and events for free (depending on availability)!

There are plenty of opportunities available, including:

– General Support

– Marketing Support

– Colour Box Support (Colour Box is our strand for families and young children)

– Production Support

– Guest Liaison Support

– Venue Coordinator

For more information on the roles and how to apply, click here.

To see how some of our previous volunteers have spent their time with us, check out our Volunteers Instagram.

Please note, all volunteers must be available to work a minimum of 3 shifts during the festival (30 April – 5 May).

Applications close on Friday 1 March.

If you have any questions, please email abbe.

Many thanks,


Keenia Dyer-Williams

Marketing Assistant

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Flatpack 13: 30 April – 5 May 2019


304, The Custard Factory
Gibb St, Digbeth
Birmingham B9 4AA

Tel: +44 (0)121 771 1509

Flatpack Projects is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Registered Charity Number: 1162754

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Film Birmingham – An Introduction to Working in the Locations Department course

Here’s a great opportunity for anyone hoping to get into the business of locations in the Film/TV industry. Film Birmingham is once again offering the course “An Introduction to Working in the Locations Department”, led by award winning Location Manager, Harriet Lawrence. Click the link for all information and to register. Please share with your networks

Application deadline on February 18th, 2019.

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