The first step into Television is often a big one, and StartinTV.com is a welcome tool to help newcomers find the right path.
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Matt has noted his recent Runner experience with David Wheeler, Director and Founder of StartinTV.com.
1)How it happened?
After signing up for StartInTV I received regular offers for work in the television industry. an opportunity arose to work on an exciting new format that had succeeded greatly at film and TV festivals.
2)What you enjoyed and learnt?
I really enjoyed working in the fast paced, professional environment. The opportunity reinforced my working knowledge of such an environment where time is money and every second counts. I learnt that in order to make this precious time as successful as possible I needed to work ahead of the rest of the team, planning refreshments and meals,as well as attempting to conquer problems before they occurred.
3)Did you make any useful contacts?
The day led to me making a number of useful contacts, which I am confident will open doors in the future. Two of which were the Executive Producer and the 1st AD.
Since completing the 1 day shoot I have been offered further work as an Edit Assistant, which has largely involved logging and converting material. This has not only expanded my knowledge of the post production process, but has also allowed me to make some very useful contacts all over the UK.
4)Was it a valuable experience overall?
The opportunity that came about via StartInTV gave me some fantastic experience that I would strongly urge anyone who seeks a career in television to jump at without hesitation.
StartinTV provide a prompt and thorough service. Thanks to the phone calls I've been helped through nerve-wracking interview preparations. The CV advice has been totally invaluable too. It is really a very excellent service and website. I've just landed a fab job too!
I have to say that I have found this site refreshingly accessible and a very helpful resource to consult when preparing job applications for the industry, particularly with the BBC!
Thank you so much.