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TV Futures - Running around for clients
Joseph Long My second year at the University of Portsmouth seemingly began in a familiar fashion to the previous year. We sat in a large lecture theatre and listened intently to our course leader, who gave an outline as to what students on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course should be expect experience-wise from the up-and-coming year....
Tags: iss127 | ccitv | tvfutres | training | portsmouth | university | Joseph Long
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The ITTP - A Review
Graham Reed Five years ago a group of practitioners who were concerned about the poor training provision and a lack of common skills standards in the broadcast industry formed the ITTP. Since then there have been many meetings with senior industry figures and representatives from training organisations and educational establishments.
Tags: iss127 | ittp | training | bbc | bskyb | soho editors | skills | cirrolite | bksts | skillset | Graham Reed
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Why is drone training even an option
Tim Bearder It's fair to say that one of the most disruptive, liberating and inventive technological advances for independent filmmakers in recent years has been the incredible leaps made in the world of Drones.
Tags: iss124 | caa | drone | drone training | drone academy | Tim Bearder
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TVFutures looking back at the class of 2015
Charlie Watts In a review of the academic year, KitPlus looks back over all of the contributions from students (and staff) and asks for one last comment 'with an eye to the future'
Tags: iss114 | university | portsmouth | citv | education | training | Charlie Watts
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TV Futures
Lloyd Ashton University radio is a great starting platform- hearing something being broadcast that started out as a few ideas in a notebook is quite incredible. My name is Lloyd Ashton and I'm currently a third year Television and Broadcasting student at the University of Portsmouth. Over the past three years, I have been introduced to many modes of broadcasting, yet it's radio that has left an everlasting impression.
Tags: iss110 | students | tvfutures | ccitv | portsmouth | university | education | training | Lloyd Ashton
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Media acquisition and Archive Workflow
Ryan Jenkins Hello, I am Ryan Jenkins, a third year student at the University of Portsmouth and as part of my final year on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course, I am the Post Production manager for all television teams making live programmes, something we specialise in. My role has thus far seen me design a workflow that involves archiving footage from our made VTs, and then storing them for future use for cutaways and other archival reasons. Here is a little of something that I have learnt in my attempt to create a fully operable archive system - I hope it will improve how we work.
Tags: iss109 | portsmouth | tvfutures | students | university | training | Ryan Jenkins
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Lenses cant be that complicated can they? Part 1
Graham Reed Many people who use lenses have very little understanding in the complexity or the science that goes on behind them. I do not pretend to be an expert on optics but I have spent some time in trying to understand just how complex they are.
Tags: iss108 | lenses | ittp | training | Graham Reed
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ITTP Approved Skills scheme: A progress report
Bernard Newnham Back in January 2015 the ITTP the Institute for Training in Television Production - held its second annual conference at Pinewood. Its a way of bringing together people from education and the industry to discuss the problems that affect both. The conferences have been highly successful, with platform sessions, manufacturers stands, and a lot of networking.
Tags: iss105 | ittp | approved skills | institute | training | students | conference | Bernard Newnham
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Is working for free, training or a pathway to paid work?
Graham Reed I suspect like a lot of KitPlus readers I often have a look at a websites that advertise jobs, but mainly un-paid. I have frequently thought that these job offers are really just trying to get free or cheap labour for the benefit of the director/producer.
Tags: iss102 | ittp | training | industry | students | tv film industry | Graham Reed
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REDucation - Real world RED camera training
Ben Sherriff Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March saw the REDucation training workshop arrive in London at the Met Film School in Ealing Studios West London. I've used a Red One but have yet to work on a shoot where I can get my hands dirty with the newer cameras they manufacture (Epic-X, Scarlet, Dragon and now Weapon). When I was asked to attend the course and write up the experience by Kit Plus magazine I naturally jumped at the opportunity.
Tags: iss101 | reducation | training | equipment | kit | red one | camera | Ben Sherriff
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Training for media - who should do it?
Martin Uren Simple enough to ask, but any possible answer to the question of who should train those working in the media industries, or more specifically the moving image industries, is complex and involves many interrelated factors. I would like to explore the issues, and maybe present some suggestions on how we might do a better job of preparing and engaging particularly the new entrants into our workforce in training and CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
Tags: iss099 | ittp | training | industry | tv | film | students | skills | broadcast | Martin Uren
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All I want for Christmas...
[author] Certainly not my two front teeth
Tags: iss096 | peter savage | 3d tv | camera | training | stabilisation | christmas | banking | [author]
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Training in the video industry
Bob Butler I have read quite a lot recently abouttraining in the Video industry. Whilstit is true that as a hire company we atBroadcast Services are often surprised at thelack of knowledge about equipment, we canunderstand it to a point, due to the ever changing digitalworld.
Tags: iss095 | ittp | bob butler | training | video industry | broadcast services | Bob Butler
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Training Tomorrows Technicians
Tony Cahalane An ITTP Report from NEP
Tags: iss094 | NEP | ITTP | Training | Tony Cahalane
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Does lack of training produce inaudible sound
John Barlow

A personal view from John Barlow once Head of BBC Television Film Services

Tags: iss089 | ITTP | BBC | Television Training | John Barlow
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Education: Live TV approaches to learning without a safety net
Jennie Rawling Live broadcasting is the core business of the University of Portsmouth course, BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting, and they are now entering into their fifth successive year of weekly television output.
Tags: iss081 | university of portsmouth | television and broadcasting | course | television output | learning | education | live | training | Jennie Rawling
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Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program
KitPlus For over 40 years, Lincolnshire Police has placed the utmost importance on training by creating a television production unit in the early 1970s. This includes a small HD studio and an outside broadcast down the line environment to put trainees through their paces in a simulated crisis.
Tags: iss075 | lincolnshire police | studio | hd | blackmagic design | atem switcher | training | police | lincoln | david buckley | KitPlus
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ARE QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED?
N/A In a recent survey of 1,000 employers in various industries about whether job applicants possess the skills to thrive in the work place, more then half of employers said finding qualified applicants was difficult.
Tags: iss062 | lighting | training | bbc | channel 4 | talkback thames | shine | N/A
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So why bother with training?
N/A There are thousands of young people who are very enthusiastic and want to work in the industry but have no little or no training but are attracted to the glamour, excitement and 'high pay'.
Tags: iss061 | training | ravensbourne | N/A
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Without training will there be future for the TV Industry?
N/A The UK Film Industry generates £1.5 billion to the GDP and pays £430 million to the exchequer. With all this money in the TV production industry you would think that there would be great training centres and well equipped training academies with the latest equipment and dedicated staff producing well trained young people who can maintain our internationally recognised standards in these industries.
Tags: iss060 | graham reed | training | lighting director | lighting cameraman | nfts | bectu | N/A
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SRW-5800 Training
N/A Hi Dave, how was the course? This is the sort of greeting you come to expect from fellow engineers when you have recently attended a training course. Engineers are notorious for having no small talk, probably because our minds are usually concerned with things like volts, amps and ohms¦ and why that VTR always works on the bench, but fails as soon as it is put into service.
Tags: srw-5800 | training | experts | sony training | vtr | hdcam | iss030 | bsc | broadcast service centre | N/A
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