Digital Video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mugs, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Mugs macrumors regular

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    Hey guys. Im in upper sixth at my school and Im thinking of doing a video production/ media production at university. I was wondering if anyone knew of anyone really unis for this. Ive heard that Bournemouth is really good, if anyones been could you tell me how it was? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. digital8derok macrumors newbie

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    Here you Go

    Emory In atlanta is really good. Full Sail is good as well, but it does not prepare you for the field of work. THey teach you the stuff but as far as experience working not at all. If you live in Kentucky WKU is good too.
     
  3. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey mate. Sorry I forgot to mention that I live in England! Hehe thanks so much for trying to help.
     
  4. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey sorry, would anybody be able to help me with this? Thanks a lot.
     
  5. tri3limited macrumors 6502

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    Numerous Options

    Bournemouth is good but very competitive. Look at Southampton Solent as well as Westminster, which in my opinion is by far the best, but also try looking outside the box at courses like NFTS.

    I strongly recommend applying for Runners jobs in the industry itself as well. If you go to University you'll come out and probably end up as a runner for 6 months or so where as if you get a running job now you could end up doing it for a year and a half but still be a couple of years ahead of your mates.

    Still apply for University to keep your doors open but it's definitely worth looking around for positions now. Try the Soho area of London (the media district) and email loads of the companies from there and even try Pinewood.

    Most jobs I looked at were asking for 3 years broadcast experience minimum! Very few ask for degrees and if they do it's simply for low positioned jobs anyway.

    Mandy.com is a great job resource and it's worth checking out SkillSet and talking to one of their advisors over the phone for free!

    I've just done 3 months as an Audio/Visual Technician for a small UK conferencing company , and am now looking to move on to a roll as an MCR Operator. My long term aim is to become an Editor for Music and Film, so i hope some of this has been of help!

    Seriously apply everywhere, University-wise and job-wise, and gain some real experience. Get some work experience with a local freelancer, do some interviews in places you've never been before (I even had one to edit porn!) and most of all do projects in your spare time and build up a proper showreel, even if you Direct something and a friend Edits it just properly credit what you did and didn't do.

    I hope all this help and feel free to get in touch if you would like some more information or simply just a chat about where to go next (my email and phone should be on my profile page).

    Good luck in whatever you decide to do but remember not to close any doors completely!
     
  6. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you so much. That was so helpful you can't imagine. hehe. Seriously thanks a lot. My dad is a cameraman/editor/producer so I've been doing some stuff with him. Also my uncle works for the bbc and has done filming for jamie oliver and a few other cooking programs so I have been getting in touch with him as well. But I understand what you mean about applying for everything. Thanks
     
  7. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Promise that you'll get someone else to choose your movie names.... ;)

    It's about your thread title -- but we still love you!
     
  8. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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    ??? Sorry I'm a bit confused! What did you mean by that? hehe

    EDIT oooo you wrote it in white.....but still a little confused?!?!? hehehe
     
  9. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    My comment (meant in the best of humor) was that you posted a threat in the "Digital Video" forum with the title "Digital Video."

    There's a old joke:

    Some tourists in Seattle go up in a helicopter for a tour. All of a sudden, thick fog rolls in and they can't see anything. The pilot flies slowly around looking for a landmark, when he comes up to a building and sees someone in one of the windows. The pilot shouts out,
    "Where are we?!?"
    and the person replies,
    "You're in a helicopter!" -- at which point the pilot turns the helicopter and flies straight to the helipad and sets down. When the passengers ask how he did this, he replies, "The person's answer was technically correct, but completely unhelpful, so I knew I must have been at Microsoft's technical support call center."

    The idea is that thread titles like "iPhone question," "Help!," or "OMFFG!!!11!" don't really give anyone any idea what the thread is about. Hardly the end of the world -- so I was ribbing you a bit by saying that you should get someone else to consult on your titles (lest you wind up producing and directing your debut hit "Video," followed by your next blockbuster "Movie" and your award-winner "Film").

    ;)
     

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