Dan has been working in post-production with Gorilla for the past few weeks! Below is an interview and video to learn more about him:
1.Where have you been placed and what are you up to?
I am currently working for Gorilla, a company that deals with all aspects of post production, for example, editing and grading.
2.What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had so far?
I didn’t realise the steps that needed to happen in every TV program during the post-production process. It’s not just editing, colour grading and dubbing but also sound mixing, quality control and special effects as well as understanding the role of the post production supervisor and so on.
3. Are you working with any other current or past apprentices?
I’m working with Alex Evans who was a CRIW apprentice with Sgil Cymru in 2021-22.
4. What’s the best part of the experience so far?
Meeting the talent working with the company, either in Cardiff or at Gorilla’s new offices in Bristol.
5. What’s been the greatest challenge?
On my second week of being a runner, the other runners were taken ill which meant I had to work the three floors of the building looking after staff and clients before then having to drive to Bristol and Hereford to collect the “rushes ” for the programmes. Despite the long days, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge!