Watch the sessions from this year's RTS Futures Careers Fair.
Session One: The Unit List presents: 'Get ready for your TV job
Managing Director of theunitlist.com and TV Line Producer, Jude Winstanley, talked about essential tools to equip you for a job behind the camera, including the realities of working in TV, writing a CV and job hunting.
Session Two: Beyond the back of the net: Reaching Goals in Sports Production
Key personnel from IMG Studios discussed how they support the production of world-class sporting events and programming for major clients including Premier League Production, Rugby World Cup and European Tour Productions.
They talked about how they all started their careers, what they see as the future of sports production and broadcast, the unique career opportunities in Live and Post- Produced Sports Production and what opportunities are currently available to budding talent with an interest in a career in sports production and broadcast.
Session Three: What it means to be a 'Creator' in 2019
Facebook and Instagram video creators discussed; how they got started, what their ‘day job’ is like and what opportunities exist to work with traditional film and television and beyond. The candid discussion highlighted the trials and triumphs of being a ‘Creator’.
Session Four: The dos and don'ts of starting (and growing) a career in Broadcast Technology
Shaun Wilton, Company Director of Anna Valley (Shooting Partners), outlined approaches, methods and mindsets towards starting and growing a successful career in broadcast technology.
Drawing on his experience from a twenty-year career in television, online media, live events and studio installations, Shaun explained how some of the most successful projects came together such as Gogglebox, The Voice, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent. He also provided a behind the scenes insight into the latest Sky News studios creation and a current multi-million pound media project at the NEC in Birmingham
Session Five: Secrets to getting onto schemes and getting into the industry through non-orthodox way
Edi Smockum, director of thinkBIGGER! and manager and recruiter for a number of entry level schemes, divulged the secrets to getting onto schemes and getting into the industry through non-orthodox ways.
Edi proved you don't need connections to make it in the industry and talked about how to sell skills you didn't even know were relevant in TV.