The content of this course — supported by the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions — gives a thorough grounding in the working practices of a Production Co-ordinator, through a theoretical approach followed by a practical simulation of the production co-ordination of a film project, based on a realistic film script. Using this script, the trainees will be taken through pre-production, principal photography and into post-production.
Methods of delivery:
The course is delivered via workshops held over two consecutive five-day weeks at Pinewood Studio Wales in Cardiff. All the participants are expected to attend each day of training in order to attain each of the learning outcomes. During the two weeks, sessions with guest speakers will be integrated into the course content in order to build networks and provide further insight into the role of the Production Co-ordinator during the learning process.
Dathyl Evans has worked in production for twenty five years. Her background is in Production as a Co-ordinator, working on various drama series for BBC and S4C where her credits include prime time network series such as Casualty and Dr Who. Dathyl has been a Production Manager since 2004, working primarily in film and television Drama but also across a wide range of other genres including, ground breaking Observational Documentaries, traditional Documentaries and various Light Entertainment programmes. Her Production Manager credits include; a film adaptation of ‘Under Milk Wood’ starring Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church; the ever popular ‘One Born Every Minute’ for Channel 4; ‘Denmark’ starring Ralph Spall set in Denmark and Wales and the documentary series ‘Deserts’ a co-production with National Geographic, France Télévisions and Cardiff based Green Bay, filmed in some of the toughest deserts around the world.
Sue Jeffries graduated from University College Wales, Aberystwyth and joined ITV as a trainee PA working her way up through the production grades from Principal Production Assistant, to Script Supervisor, Production Manager, Line Producer, Director and Producer.
Sue has been freelance since 1989, and has worked as a film and television producer and director for more than sixteen years, mainly in the field of drama, children’s and light entertainment. Her latest credits include Executive Producer on Bright Lights (digital short), and Co-Producer on The British Guide to Showing Off, a feature length documentary funded by Film London and Film Agency for Wales. She worked as a Production Manager at the new BBC Drama Village at Roath Lock Cardiff, working with productions such as Casualty, Dr. Who, Pobol Y Cwm and Upstairs Downstairs as they relocated to Wales.
Having been trained as a media Careers Adviser by ScreenSkills (formerly known as Creative Skillset), Sue has given careers advice to both those wishing to join the media industries as well as people already working in the media for a number of years. She has also worked as an industry trainer and consultant, delivering media and careers workshops and advice sessions for FE, HE and for broadcasters such as ITV, Channel Fourand the BBC. After recently working as Chief Executive of Cyfle, Sue established Sgil Cymru in December 2015 and serves as Managing Director.
When is the course?
The first week: 4th-8th November, 2019
The second week: 11th-15th November, 2019
Where will the course take place?
The training will take place at the Sgil Cymru training rooms at Pinewood Studio Wales.
How much does it cost?
How to apply
To apply, please send your CV and a