26 May 2011

Meet the Tutors – Jessica Townsend

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. 


Meet Jessica Townsend who teaches Digital Fiction Production on our Two-Year Degree                                                        

What/Which courses do you teach at the Met Film School?
Digital Fiction Production, which is a module on the BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking programme.


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

I love seeing a piece through from the ideas stage to script and pre-production, to the exhilarating stress of the shoot and finally the peace of the edit and post-production.
Do you have any links to your past/current projects (youtube link, url)?

Sorry have distribution deals for my films and they’re not available online.



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

I love teaching the first module with the enthusiastic new students before cliques are formed and patterns fallen into. The biggest challenge is that students bring such a range of experiences to the course, some will struggle with a new idea while others might temporarily be coasting because they have had industry experience of the area covered. Luckily the course is so broad that there are new ideas for everyone.



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

Positivity, curiosity, enthusiasm. Original ideas and imagination help transcend technical inexperience at the first stages of the degree.

Any useful tips for aspiring filmmaker?

Be bold – there are plenty of mediocrities out there.

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