Under 18s learn key skills for a career in film this half term

Posted on 2 October 2015

After the huge success of their first masterclasses for 14-18 year olds earlier this summer, Creative Media Skills are extending the opportunity into the October half term for young people interested in learning skills needed for a career in film.

With a track record of helping professional film and TV crew practice and develop their skills whilst learning from world-class tutors, Creative Media Skills are now taking their hugely successful training model to teenagers who are yet to embark on a career, but are passionate about getting into film, with a five-day non-residential course at the world-famous Pinewood Studios.

When considering a career in film, it’s important to remember that filmmaking covers a hugely broad spectrum. It’s not just the directors and actors that make it happen; it takes an entire workforce to create what we see on our screens, from costume designers to electricians. Being involved on a working movie and seeing it come together is an exciting and fulfilling profession for any creative individual.

So, for young people interested in becoming part of a future film crew, Creative Media Skills have devised a schedule of specific masterclasses offering insights into life working in this exciting and thriving creative industry.

Creative Media Skills founder and CEO, Ailie Smith is passionate about the role her family business has to play in teaching young people skills they need to become successful members of a UK film crew; and how they in turn will secure our country’s reputation in this area as the best in the world.

“We are bringing our much-respected and experienced tutors – many straight from jobs on the biggest film sets in the world – and helping them pass on their vast knowledge and expertise to the next generation.”

Ailie has no doubt teenagers will come away with not only a greater confidence, but also a better understanding of the many future possibilities a career in film has to offer. “Now young people interested in film and television can join us in their school holidays to do something a little different; something that’s exciting, interesting and ultimately rewarding; something that will open doors.”

Creative Media Skills’ Producing, Writing and Directing (lead by Iain Smith OBE) and SFX Makeup courses run from 26th – 30th October – but with limited places, any young people interested in attending are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

Under 18s learn key skills for a career in film this half term