Research, write and develop a multimedia key facts guide for moving image graduates entitled – “A practical guide to finding employment in the moving image industry”.

The key facts guide is an individual piece of work, which will serve as a source of information for students such as you, who are about to graduate from an HND in Creative Media Production.

Ideally, you will produce it as a page on your Word Press portfolio. Perhaps you could stylise it to mimic your existing individual brand logo identity or come up with your own look or feel for the publication.

However, you could also use another software package to use if you would prefer such as illustrator. Furthermore, if your feeling really adventurous you could create a video production that provides graduates with the relevant information to help them with entering the industry.


Roles In The Industry:

Jobs in the TV Film industry are exceedingly vast. There are many positions available in the media field. When you watch the end credits of major movies, literally thousands of people are listed as contributing helping to the production. Even though there are loads of jobs that are obtainable, I will be focusing on and covering the main job roles in this industry.



Director- Possibly the most known role in the industry would be the director. The Director is fundamentally responsible for the visionary approach to making each and every one of their films. Directors are in charge of artistically converting a films script into audio/visual on the screen. They are the main supervisor for their team of filmmakers and control the films overall outcome. Directors delegate and make the crucial and important decisions. Director’s main duties involve script revisions, shot composition, shot selection, editing, and the way narration is given to the audience. Directors need to have loads of determination to make it possible to succeed, as well as motivation to inspire there team of film makers.



Editor- Editors are a major part in the post-production filmmaking process. They essentially construct the story together and develop the way it is told to the audience. Since the majority of films are assembled on computers, editors need to have the technical experience and the capability to use editing software. They need to understand the art of story telling, be able to create rhythm, build tension, and to have precise timing when merging video clips together in their edit. Editors usually work well within reach of the director, as they are the overall main shot caller in the production. Together they decide on the best shots and takes to be used in the final edit.



Casting Director- The casting directors main function is to coordinate with the director and assemble together actors and actresses to play roles in their film. They carry out auditions and interviews for parts in their film and make selections based upon who is best fit out for their position. Casting directors need be familiar with a broad range of actors along with having the aptitude to recognize phenomenal acting talent. It is their role to also discuss contract terms and conditions as well as negotiate and arrange salaries with the performers agent. It is crucial that casting directors need to be tremendously patient and make delicate decisions as the acting will reflect the entire piece.


j0439466-11Screenwriter- It is the screenwriters position to research and develop a narrative then write out a screenplay for it. The screenwriter must be able to comprehend how audio/visual stories are told/shown and base a script upon it. Most screenwriters are freelancers who pitch their original screenplays to producers hoping that they will earn a share if their movie is made. As screenwriting has to remain modern and creative, in many cases multiple screenwriters will collaborate together to share ideas with one another. They must have a great understanding of their characters, the settings, and the plots structure and development.



Camera Operator- The camera operator carries out a significant role in movie making. They have to be knowledgeable about setting up and operating expensive camera equipment . Camera operators are instructed by the director and the director of photography (or DoP) to carry out well-aimed and precise shot composition and cinematography. They also collaborate with each other about camera placement, and what lens and addition equipment to use.





There are many film awards out in the world today, some more prestigious than other but I’ll be looking at a few main ones from America and the U.K.

  • BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)

The BAFTA Awards are one of the most well known film awards in the UK. They reward the best work of any nationality, if it is seen on British cinema screens following the previous year. The BAFTA Film awards are usually held in February, preceding The Oscars in America.

  • Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Is an American awards ceremony/ dinner party for domestic and international film. It’s judged by the ninety-three members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globe Awards are usually held in January of every year in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Academy Awards (The Oscars)

The Academy Awards or also known as The Oscars, are one of the most prestigious award in the film industry. The American based film awards are judged by AMPAS or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy Awards is held annually every march and is the oldest entertainment award ceremony ever.



Sole Trading is a business that is owned by one single person. This person can then have as many employees as they want or simply just work alone. There are many pros and cons to being a sole trader. A pro is all the earning goes to the owner excluding taxes that are taken out by the government. This can even be for any service provided or product being sold.


The cons about being a sole trader is that owner is liable for the business and if they go bankrupt or some legal issues arise they are held responsible and can have their possessions seized. They also have to pay taxes to the government out of their profits.



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