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Film Production - Working with others

We have strong links with industry practitioners working in all aspects of film and television production. Professionals who come to campus regularly include sound engineers, camera operators, producers and scriptwriters.  Amongst our regular visitors are directors Mark Herman, Ian Bevitt,  Nicky Ball and Pete Harness. Mark Herman helps with script development and editing for our third year students and acts a judge for our best fiction film competition. We also enjoy close links with the Royal Television Society, Screen Yorkshire and independent cinemas in the region. City Screen, the York independent cinema, has screened work by our students.

A close working partnership with independent production company True North, the award winning producer of factual programmes, has enabled us to provide work placements and internships with this Leeds-based firm. Many of our graduates have gone on to work with True North and other productions companies.  



Channel 4 Provided Inspiration for Young Film and Television Makers at York St John University

Channel 4’s Inspiration Week North was held at York St John University on Thursday 27 October 2011. 

Topics covered on the day included Presenting for Television with Julian Bennett; Broadcast, Print & Online Journalism with Lucille Howe; Exploring Digital Film Making with Yeast Culture Creative Director Nick Hillel; and Creating a Positive Digital Footprint with Tom Barrett.

The scheme provides young people aged 14-19 years old with an all-round view of the media, enabling them to understand the different roles within the industry. It’s about breaking down barriers and inspiring people by showing them the skills and experiences and attitudes they need to progress – as well as innovative ways to focus and strengthen their own career prospects.

Inspiration Week North took place from 24 October – 27 October 2011 and was broken down in to four Inspiration Days in the following cities across the region (Sheffield: 24 October, Liverpool: 25 October, Bradford: 26 October, and York: 27 October).