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Making the Cut

MAKING THE CUT

Professional Film and TV training for disabled people*

If you are an early stage freelancer or have limited experience – then this course will boost your career.

Skills training, mentoring and paid work placement opportunities. 

Course dates: October 2019 to February 2020 


Highly subsidised cost: £55.00

After the course, you will: 

  •  Have new skills in editing or production 

  •  Be better placed to secure future work

  •  Feel more motivated and confident 

  • Build your professional networks and contacts 

Apply now via our online form 
Deadline Friday 4th October

 

 

This initiative is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

 

MORE INFORMATION

TRAINING COURSES (October - November 2019) 

Working in the industry -introductory day will cover:  

  • Job applications  
  • Self-marketing  
  • Working as a freelancer 

​Trainees can choose between Editing and Production courses: 

Editing

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro, Advanced Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Editing 

Production 

Production Coordination for film & high-end TV 

Process

Courses will provide practical, hands-on training, enabling participants to understand current workflow and working practices. 

Trainees will be assessed for Open College Network modules in Premiere Pro editing and Production Management Levels 2 and 3, modules referenced to Screen Skills (Formerly Creative Skillset) standards. Four Corners is an accredited OCN centre. 

MENTORING (October 2019 - February  2020) 

Each trainee will be allocated an industry mentor, and have two, 1-2-1 meetings to agree an action plan, with follow up and support throughout. Mentors will support trainees with job opportunities, networking, and shadowing opportunities where possible. 

WORK PLACEMENTS/JOB SEARCH (October 2019 - February  2020)  

There will be opportunities for five, 2-week paid work placements with a production company/post-production house. 

All trainees will receive 1-2-1 support with job search/applications, cvs and interviews, and invitations to industry networking events. 

If you have any further questions about the course,please email helena@fourcornersfilm.co.uk 
or call 020 8981 6111 

 

* The Equality Act defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. It also covers people who have been diagnosed with HIV, cancer or multiple sclerosis. (Definitions: ‘substantial’ means more than minor or trivial; ‘long-term’ means that the effect of the impairment has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least 12 months; ‘normal day-to-day activities’ include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping.’)  

Does the Equality Act’s definition of being disabled apply to you? If so, please apply.  

 

 

 

How can I apply?

1. Apply via our online application form

2. Download the application form below and email a completed copy to helena@fourcornersfilm.co.uk, or return a printed copy to Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, London, E2 0QN 

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When is the deadline for applications?

Midnight on 12th September 2019

Will I be interviewed?

Yes, you will be contacted after the application deadline to notify you if you have been selected for interview or not.

Will I get feedback on my application?

If you are selected for interview and are unsuccessful, we will give you feedback. We cannot, unfortunately give feedback to everyone at application stage.

How many places are there?

12, these will be split across production and editing, depending on the need from applications.

Why are there only 5 paid placements available?

Because we have funding for 5 placements. We will put forward all eligible candidates for placements.

What is the definition of a disability?

The Equality Act defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. It also covers people who have been diagnosed with HIV, cancer or multiple sclerosis. (Definitions: ‘substantial’ means more than minor or trivial; ‘long-term’ means that the effect of the impairment has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least 12 months; ‘normal day-to-day activities’ include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping.’) 

Who are the tutors?

The tutors will be industry professionals working in high end TV and film, exact tutors TBC.

I live outside London, can I still apply?

Yes, we have a travel bursary available.

Is it full time or part time?

There will be workshops intermittently throughout October-January but it is NOT a full-time course.  You will not be in training 9-5 every weekday for weeks on end, but maybe 2 or 3 days one week and an evening event another week. You will be given the most warning possible on dates, as we appreciate people may have other commitments.