**Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the following event has been postponed to a later date.**
Do you have experience in events, logistics, as an electrician, or in office administration? Did you know you could use your skills in film and television?
Skills to Screen: Bristol is a development opportunity for anyone living within a one-hour commute of Bristol who has at least five years’ existing experience they could transfer to a role in film or television.
Across one weekend (28 & 29 March, as well as networking on 8 April), attendees will learn more about the film and television industries and where their skills could fit, through information sessions, panel discussions and hands-on workshops. This will be followed by a networking event with industry practitioners looking for talent to hire.
Skills to Screen: Bristol is for people with skills in three areas where there are identified industry skills gaps:
Locations: The location in which a film is set has a huge impact on its look, feel and story. It’s the job of location managers to find that place and make sure it’s accessible, safe and not too expensive to hire. If you have experience in events, marshalling or logistics (including the military, police, fire service, ambulance service and security), then you may have the skills to work in this department.
Electrical Department: The electrical department is responsible for the lighting of films. It’s run by the gaffer who works with the director of photography to work out how the team is going to achieve the desired lighting effects. Once filming is underway, lighting technicians (sparks) set up the equipment, position lights and manage bulbs and filters. The team also needs qualified electricians to do jobs like access the building’s power supply safely, take a feed from the fuse box, remove existing light fittings and wire props like table lamps and fires.
Production Office: Production coordinators run the production office, which is the administrative office responsible for managing a film production. Activity includes organising equipment, supplies and staff, as well as coordinating travel, accommodation, work permits and visas for cast and crew. Production coordinators also distribute shooting schedules, crew and cast lists, scripts and script revisions.
Deadline to apply: 16 March
Apply here: https://www.screenskills.com/pitches/skills-to-screen-bristol/b1876e7f-2b00-46ce-9e7e-bbd2dae65616/