Tips in 60 seconds

Tips in 60 seconds... What is production accounting?

Production accountants perform a crucial role in the broadcast industry, working closely with producers to manage the funding of projects. They observe a lot of the filmmaking process, with junior-level cashiers visiting sets quite often. However, production accounting is not a job that often comes to mind when people are watching their favourite films and TV shows.

Lara Sargent is the Director of production accounting company Sargent Disc. She explains how you can get involved in the numbers side of the industry.

Tips in 60 seconds... How to be a factual researcher

Researchers help form the backbone of any production. Along with producers, they are the ones finding case studies, booking contributors, scouting locations and most importantly, researching facts.

Ayo has been a BBC researcher for two years. Before his current role as shooting researcher on Building Cars Live for BBC Two, Ayo worked as a researcher for Red Bee Media and as a runner on The One Show. In this video he talks about the skills needed to be a good researcher and how to progress to the role from being a runner.

Tips in 60 seconds... How to succeed in fixed rig

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. 

Tips in 60 seconds... How to break into animation

Birthplace of Wallace and Gromit, Bob the Builder and Peppa Pig, Britain is the home of some of the word's most recognisable animations. As the industry experiences a boom, now is a great time to get involved. 

Oli Hyatt, managing director of Blue-Zoo animation, knows a thing or two about success in the industry. Here he explains how to get your foot in the door as a budding animator.