My first paid placement of 2013 was at Silver River TV and it marks the beginning of what will (hopefully!) be an exciting year for me. The two week paid placement was organised by Yen Yau from First Light and Emma Hindley from the Grierson Trust. It was the final part of the Second Light Documentary Lab, which I took….
From Thursday 13th September until Sunday 16th September, I volunteered at Quadrangle Film Festival with some of my follow Second Light Doc Lab friends. The experience was funded by our awesome friends at The Grierson Trust and facilitated by First Light. Quadrangle Film Festival is one of the newest and most exciting festivals in the UK, if your….
The last four days have been absolutely incredible. Following on from the intensive documentary film-making lab I took part in last month, all of us trainees from the Second Light scheme were invited to attend Sheffield Doc/Fest, a film festival that is one of the biggest events on the international documentary calendar. This is my (extremely….
From Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th May 2012, I have been in Birmingham on a fantastic training scheme to learn about documentary film-making. The scheme is run by First Light under the ever-capable hands of Yen Yau, with funding and support provided by The Grierson Trust. It is aimed at new entrants aged 18-25 years old, and….
This weekend, I attended the 5th BFI Future Film Festival as one of six finalists in a documentary film pitching competition. The BFI Southbank hosted the festival, which consisted of two whole days packed with screenings, workshops and masterclasses. The aim was to showcase some of the best short films produced by talented young filmmakers, provide access to….
Today, I attended a Documentary Photography workshop run by Bryce Bennett of Small Guerrilla. The event took place in London from 9am to 5pm and was organised by Climate Squad, which is the 16-25 youth arm of Global Action Plan. There were only 10 places available and I had to apply by sending in some samples….
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