14 March 2012

Silvia Beck announced as Programme Leader at Met Film School Berlin!

By Cassio | Categorised in News
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Silvia Beck as Programme Leader at Met Film School Berlin.
Jonny Persey, Chief Executive of Met Film, said of the appointment,
“We are delighted to be working with Silvia, whom we have known for nearly 15 years. Silvia is a consummate professional with a broad range of skills and experience in the UK and Germany, and has a generosity and dedication that fit well with the Met Film ethos. She is the ideal candidate to lead our Berlin adventure.”
Silvia has a career that spans 23 years within the film industry. After graduating from photography school her love of film led to a position as editor´s assistant working on several documentaries and feature films, including Chen Kaige´s The Last String and Tom Tykwer´s Die tödliche Maria. She then transitioned to working on set, first as clapper loader then as focus puller for some of Germany´s most distinguished cinematographers.
Whilst studying Cinematography at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) Silvia shot two Bafta nominated short films, Going Down and Bait, she also started producing her own documentaries, acting as director, editor and cinematographer. Recognition for those films was such that she was commissioned to create documentaries for the Japanese broadcaster NHK, a relationship that continues today with Silvia having directing, shot and edited over 15 films for them.
Following graduating from the NFTS Silvia worked as cinematographer on both indie and studio backed films including I Am From Nowhere (BBC), The Trouble With Men And Women (indie) and second unit on Big Girls Don´t Cry (Columbia TriStar).
After returning to Berlin she directed and edited feature length projects for German network TV, including  the music documentaries Veil Of The Temple and Carmina Berlina and most recently Nyman In Progress, a biographical film about the composer Michael Nyman.
Silvia said of her appointment,
“It is very exciting to become part of the continuing Met Film success story, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to head up their expansion into mainland Europe.
I’m really looking forward to working in a challenging, creative environment, and helping students propel their skills and ambitions to new heights.
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