13 May 2011

Meet the Tutors – Chris Jones

By Cassio | Categorised in Industry Interviews

Our Meet the Tutor series is designed to give you an insight into our tutors and their experience at the Met Film School. 


Chris teaches on a number of our courses including Part-Time Producing and Four-Week Directing, and on modules for our longer, accredited programmes.                                                     

What/Which courses do you teach at the Met Film School?
I generally teach students just before they leave the school, offering a real world insight into ‘best practices’ for success. Learning film making is rewarding and fun, but making a career requires focus, hard work and talent. I help students prepare for this important step.


What is one thing about your field of expertise or filmmaking in general that excites you? 

Gosh, SO MUCH about film making excites me. It’s a blessing to work in a field where we get to tell stories that can connect with audiences.


Do you have any links to your past/current projects (youtube link, url)?

I have an active blog at www.chrisjonesblog.com, plus my production website at www.livingspiritgroup.com, and finally, the live TV show for film makers I host at www.productionoffice.org. Check out the show, you will love it!



How would you describe your time teaching at the School? What do you think is the most challenging element of the course you teach? 

Film school is like a honeymoon period for creative people. The next stage is the tough part, life beyond the school. And communicating that without dampening spirits is a challenge. But then I have found film makers to be a resilient bunch who are always ready for an impossible challenge ;-)



What are the key attributes you look for in a student?

Personally, I can see it in the face of a student. That kind of wild eyed enthusiasm that I know is needed to get you through long shoot nights, under-budgeted post-production, hard work through distribution and full commitment to the next big project. Filmmaking is a life long marathon and those who succeed embrace that philosophy.



Any useful tips for aspiring filmmaker?

Great filmmaking looks so effortless, but it is stunningly difficult to create extraordinary work. Remain open to new ideas and collaborations, and pace yourself for a lifelong career.

How can we get in touch with you?

Via my blog at www.chrisjonesblog.com and mail@livingspirit.com


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