Stepping Up course, A Taste Of Locations

If you are currently working within the Creative Industries, and would like to start working within the Locations department, you might be interested in this course Sgil Cymru are running under the ‘Stepping Up’ banner. This programme has been supported by the ScreenSkills High End TV Fund and the Welsh Government.

When will the course take place?
This is a five-day course. We will have more information regarding the dates for this course very soon!

What is the course structure?

This course will give you an insight into the world of Locations and how to work effectively within the locations department. You will be taught how to use the different types of production paper-work, through knowing the hierarchy of the locations department. You will have practical exercises which will take you out of the training room.

Who is the course tutor?
Lowri Thomas
Lowri trained as an Assistant Floor Manager and then as Production Manager at BBC Cymru Wales during the mid-80s and 90s before going on to become a freelance Location Manager, working on BBC and S4C drama and film productions. Lowri’s credits include Dr Who, Rocket’s Island, Hollyoaks and Pobol y Cwm as well as numerous commercials, low budget feature films and countless other live and recorded productions.

Lowri’s role as Project Manager for the BBC Roath Lock project involved liaising closely with productions such as Upstairs Downstairs, Dr Who and Casualty. Lowri has worked on British and German feature films in Snowdonia and Liverpool as well as on smaller productions for American and Japanese companies. Lowri is currently working on Casualty in Cardiff as Location Manager.

Who are the guest speakers?
During the week, the content will be delivered in collaboration with highly experienced guest speakers who will use their experiences of location management to guide the trainees through the learning process.

How to apply?

Please send a copy of your latest CV and a cover letter (no more than 250 words) to tell us why you would like to partake in this course to help@sgilcymru.com

How much does the course cost?

The costs for this course have been subsidised by ScreenSkills, the Welsh Government and Sgil Cymru, which means all attendees will only have to pay £150 for the week, rather than £250.

This programme is supported by ScreenSkills and Welsh Government.