Working in Media

Working in Media

Interview with a Media Professional by Victoria Harrison, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021Firstly I would like to thank Molly Smith for taking the time to answer a few questions about her life, I hope these questions give students a good perspective towards life and challenges faced by media professionals today.So to start, please could you  introduce yourself and give a brief synopsis of your current career and any other media involvement?"I'm Molly. I've been in the media industry from 19 years old with a three year media production degree gap at 21years. I worked in corporate and private media industries until 2014 when I got a job with the BBC News. Triumphing various roles within the BBC from NTA, Series Producer, Floor Manager, to my current role: camera operator and video editor.Before the pandemic I was also involved in starting a live streaming company for club nights (https://www.sixseventymedia.com) – which has now been pulled back to studio streaming only as...
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Media Production & Covid

Media Production & Covid

Media Production Workflows under Covid-19 by Ryan Hope, Design Enterprise Studio Member, Jan 2021It seems like the Covid-19 pandemic is in a never-ending state to many of us at this point in our lives, with more restrictions being forced into action due to the increasing infections and death rates around the globe. Lots of organisations and small businesses will struggle to survive this downturn of events, and television and film productions have already been hit heavily by the impact of the virus.The film and media industry provides entertainment that forms a huge part of everyone’s lives and is something we could not live without in current times. However there have been changes. Many major films have been pushed back for release including the new James Bond or Marvel films, and of course, with many cinemas temporarily closed during the lockdown, online streaming services have surged.  How has this affected audio-visual production behind the scenes and what are companies doing to adapt...
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