The second of the three new Sgil Cymru Film Training schemes has now been delivered at Pinewood Studio Wales. The two week Production Manager course saw trainees breaking down a film script before learning Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting software, and meeting a variety of industry speakers who shared knowledge of everything from the vital logistical issues like Insurance and Clearances, to the practicalities of managing a multi-million dollar Hollywood film production in a UK studio.
Here’s what some of the trainees had to say about the experience:
“Sgil Cymru couldn’t do more to inform, encourage and educate us in the real practicalities of working in production. It’s been a fantastic two weeks.”
“It was amazing, the amount of info and knowledge put at our disposal by Sgil Cymru for this two weeks.”
“A great course – I’ve learnt so much over the fortnight. I feel a lot more confident to go into production jobs since attending the course. I learnt a lot from all of the speakers.”
“All very useful and run by a lovely team. Fantastic value for money.”
This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds. The next scheme is for crew looking to work in location management, applications are open now and more information is here.