There are so many different TV genres out there, yet it's easy to get pigeonholed into one specialism. So what should you do if you decide you want to try a new genre or pursue your dream of working in drama when you've worked mostly in factual? Emily Gale, Head of Talent at FremantleMedia UK, offers quick-fire advice on how to successfully move between genres.
As one of the most recognised TV brands in the world, jobs in the BBC are some of the most coveted in the TV industry. Thousands apply for its production entry schemes each year, which have limited places available. Understandably therefore, the application process is tough so allow Don Kong, the BBC's Production Talent Pool manager, explain how to shine on paper.
One of the best ways to stand out from the competition and land a job in the television industry is being able to self shoot. The ability to point and shoot refers to the most basic skills needed for filming and it's generally understood that you can compose, frame and film a basic shot, such as for an interview. Learn the basic tips of this valuable skill in 60 seconds, as explained by Ollie, from Pro Motion.
Part of the battle of entering the television industry is getting to grips with technical jargon. Here's a guide to self shooting language:
They say television is a small world. Who you know is often as important as what you know, so how do you get your foot in the door if you don’t know anyone who can leave it ajar? Channel 4 industry talent specialist, Priscilla Baffour, offers her tips on breaking into TV without the contacts.
BBC talent manager Elsa Sharp talks us through the basics of writing an effective CV in just 60 seconds.
Costume Design is a crucial craft for television, but it can be tough to get into. Designer Sarah Arthur has had over 30 years of experience making outfits for productions from Sherlock to Lady Chatterley's Lover. We caught up with her on the set of Lucky Man to ask for her tips to get ahead in the industry.
To be successful in comedy you don't have to be established or know the industry well, you just need funny bones according to Sky's Head of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden. Here she gives her best tips on successfully pitching a comedy idea as always in just 60 seconds.
Set Design is a highly creative role in the television industry, and just as competitive. There are a number of ways you can make yourself stand out from the crowd though. In this video established set designer David Bevin shares his tips on getting your foot in the door.
Fixed rig is an increasingly popular way of story telling in television and, as Channel 4's Commissioning Editor David Brindley points out, an excellent way of breaking into factual and documentary programming. In this video David offers his best tips on getting a job with the huge production teams, and how to excel once your on board.
At Channel 4 David is responsible for developing and refreshing flagship documentary series such as One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates.
As an educational charity, part of the RTS focus is on providing information for young entrants into the television and media industry. Our Behind the Scenes series explores the production process of some of Britain's most popular programmes. From current affairs to comedy, panel shows and soaps, these films will offer a rare glimpse backstage of each production, highlighting all the different roles and giving a sense of what they involve.