Business Skills for Creatives Training
Course ran from April 2014
The Accelerator is an ambitious, high powered business development programme to fast track emerging television and film producers and budding entrepreneurs in the Welsh creative industries.
The programme will consist of three intensive three-day residential workshops which will develop the skills and understanding of the participants in:
- project development
- project pitching and market presentation
- inside knowledge of the film, television and new media markets
- business development and strategy
- entrepreneurial and creative thinking
The programme will deliver a number of networking opportunities and the final workshop will involve three days of pitching to commissioning editors and financiers with the intention of securing real deals and real finance for the projects developed over the programme.
The course is aimed at emerging television and film producers and budding entrepreneurs in the Welsh Creative Industries. Participants will be supported throughout the programme by experienced industry mentors.
How to become a SuperProducer for all platforms
Course ran from 21 May 2014
Producers are being increasingly asked to create content not just for TV but also 'for a full multimedia experience'. But where do you start?
This unmissable day will cover some of the key practical skills you need to become a successful SuperProducer.
Sharing his experiences working on groundbreaking digital formats including Fightbox (BBC), Get Cooking (BBC),Wannabes (BBC), Bamzooki (BBC) and Empire’s Children (Channel 4), cross-platform expert Mike Dicks will discuss the most important processes involved in becoming a SuperProducer, explain how to manage projects from start to finish, and explore what the different requirements are in telling your stories across multiple forms of media.
The workshop will cover the areas required by the new breed of producers:
- Demystifying multiplatform
- How digital content is devised and created:
- The software involved
- Specifications, wireframing and user journeys
- How to work with and engage your audience:
- Social media
- YouTube channels
- How to manage a project and what the differences are between TV and digital productions
- How to choose a team or a partner
- How to source funding
Delegates will get the chance to devise, plan and pitch their own multiplatform projects in small groups during an invaluable practical workshop.
Location Manager Scheme
Course ran early 2014
A three-month part-time scheme that delivers a comprehensive guide to working within location management in television and multimedia, combining workshops with interactive case studies covering development, pre-production and principal photography.
The course is aimed at people with some experience in the production process and wish to move up or across to location management or those who have already started the role and wish to develop their skills.
Hair and Make-up Training for film and TV
Course ran between October 2013 - early 2014
A series of four-day and two-day masterclasses for hair and make-up artists working in the film and TV industry. The course will cover aspects of period hair and modern character and beauty make-up taught by some of the most successful industry professionals in the UK and Europe.
Production Manager training course
Course ran from September 2013
Using examples from TV drama and multimedia production, this four month part-time course covers everything from using budgeting and scheduling software to the rules and regulations of shooting in the UK and abroad.
The course is aimed at people working in the media who wish to move up into production management roles or those already working in production management who want to build on their skills.
The world of apps
Course ran from June 2013
A series of standalone workshops held at various locations around Wales, detailing everything from content creation to how to make money from app development for smartphone and tablet devices.
The course is aimed at producers, and business development teams from TV and digital production companies.
Digital workflow and data wrangling training
Course ran in October 2013
This two-day course is the definitive guide to prevailing digital production workflows, as well as practical instruction in data wrangling - how to manage managing data from file-based cameras in an on-set environment.
It combines an interactive introduction to digital production workflows with intensive, hands-on instruction.
The course includes:
- a half-day contextual training of an end-to-end digital production workflow
- understanding of how core technology trends in digital production, and specifically in capture, transfer, storage, access and exploitation of content are affecting the production community
- hands-on training in acquisition, backing-up media, creating rushes, colour management, export and delivery
The course is aimed at data wranglers / digital imaging technicians, and anyone who needs to understand on-set digital data workflows - from senior management to creatives and engineers.
Location Manager training - introduction
Course ran from June 2013
An introduction to the profession of location management.
The course is aimed at aspiring location managers who have less than one year's relevant experience in the industry.
The course includes:
- hands-on experience on the location management of one film (per trainee) under the guidance of mentors
- masterclass sessions with professional location managers including Da Vinci's Demons, Indian Doctor, Sherlock, as well as additional support from Line Producers
- site visits to Da Vinci's Demons (Adjacent Productions), Roath Lock Studios (BBC Cymru Wales)