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University of Leeds Careers Centre Blog Want to get in to the Media industry? Terrified by the competitive nature of it? Take a look at these tips by Careers Consultant Venita Girvan and perhaps you’ll get ahead of the game! Music and Music Production Careers Many music production graduates will want to use their degree subject in their work. However, due to the very limited number of openings, jobs in the creative industries can be difficult to obtain without determination and persistence. You need to get lots of (probably unpaid) work experience and to promote yourself. You have to be very single-minded.

Yorkshire What to See and Do Guide, Northern England Yorkshire is big and beautiful country. It reaches into no less than three National Parks - the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Peak District. It also includes the majestic moorland of Bronte Country and the tranquil beauty of the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds. About Avid To bring the Avid Everywhere vision to life, we have introduced the Avid MediaCentral Platform-the foundation of the industry’s most open, extensible, and customizable media production environment. The Avid MediaCentral Platform streamlines and simplifies workflows by tightly integrating all products and services that run on top of it, enabling customers to create, deliver, and monetize content in smarter, faster, and easier ways-with whichever Avid or third-party solutions they choose to use. From large enterprises to post facilities, schools, recording studios, editing suites, and professional home studios, the secure and protected Avid MediaCentral Platform offers common services and a unified front-end experience, no matter how professionals choose to access it.

Careers in the digital industry: Not just about the tech Think digital careers are just for ‘techy’ people? Think again. Digital now impacts on every area of life and is creating lots of opportunities in various roles across all sectors. This post is a summary of a careers event run by Amy & Lauren from Bubble Jobs at the University of Leeds in April 2015. BKSTS About The BKSTS was founded in London, England in 1931 to serve the growing film industry. As well as meetings, presentations, seminars, international exhibitions and conferences, BKSTS also organizes an extensive programme of training courses, lectures, workshops and special events. As craft skills and technology continually advance, the BKSTS provides its members with opportunities to remain current with the latest techniques through master classes. Close links are forged and maintained with other like-minded organizations throughout the world. The BKSTS publishes the unique Cinema Technology as a quarterly print journal.

TV/film/theatre set designer: job description What does a set designer do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills A set designer is in charge of designing and creating the sets that appear in films, on television programmes as well as in the theatre. 10 top tips for landing a creative job Pip Jamieson 25 March 2015 The creative industries are booming and there are more jobs than ever, but competition is fierce. Give yourself the best chance of landing that dream job with these top ten tips from Pip Jamieson, founder of professional networking platform for the creative industries The Dots.

How I got my job: Film Producer Jonny Paterson graduated with a degree in English Literature and History (Joint Honours) in 2010. He recently gave a great interview to Pam Stucky for Huffington Post about life as a Film Producer and how he got in. The interview is well worth a read if this is something you’re interested in and you can do so here. In addition to this, we also asked Jonny for his top tips for other students or graduates interested in film production.

Filmmakers Training & Courses Anyone can learn to be a filmmaker. Filmmaking is easy. Filmmaking is not rocket science. Production & Support Academy Class production training courses will show you the complete solution for creating, distributing, and monetizing video — on air, onscreen, and on device From planning to playback, Academy Class delivers a complete solution for creating and distributing video content. Combining unmatched creative control with industry-leading support for tapeless workflows. Academy Class’s production training can give you a competitive advantage. Our Film and TV courses are designed to equip passionate students with the creative and technical skills required for a successful career in the ever-evolving visual industries. The Academy Class Mac OSX Support and Production Training Classes are taught using Apple’s authorized curriculum and instructors to ensure the highest level of professionalism in training. Academy Class is an authorized training provider for Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Quark and also accredited by the Institute of IT Training (IITT).

Design - Design & Media - Yorkshire Employment and Training Information - Yorkshire Graduates Did you know the iPhone was created by a UK designer? No wonder the UK's design industry is recognised as world-class. Over 185,000 people work in design in the UK, helping businesses to stand out in crowded market places and compete on value rather than price. Around 8,500 people are employed in the region with most agencies being small to medium with some larger firms found in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster. Jobs in Design can be varied but popular career routes include graphic design, fashion and multimedia. In all areas you can expect to be working to develop creative ideas and adapting a product or concept to meet a brief agreed with a client or account manager.

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