8 January 2016

Meet the alumni: Julie Rocque, six-month practical filmmaking, takes her next steps into broadcast production

By Cassio | Categorised in News, Alumni Interviews

We love catching up with our graduates to see what they go on to do- it’s always something different, creative and inspiring!  In our latest blog in the Meet the alumni series, we speak to Julie Rocque, a recent graduate of our full-time Six-Month Practical Filmmaking course.  Julie shares her experience at Met Film, what she liked most about the practical training and also her next steps into securing her career within broadcast production, after being accepted to study at The National Film and Television School.  Read the full interview below:

How would you describe your time at the School?

Being at the Met Film School was an intense learning experience. It was great to be around people with the same passion for film.  I came to the school with a basic understanding of what goes into making a film and left with knowledge that will help me the industry.

What was the highlight of the course?

The two weeks spent learning multi-camera! Every student got a chance to try out all of the different roles that go into multi-cam production, from vision-mixer to camera operator. We had a brilliant tutor who really showed us how much work goes into muti-camera filming as well as constantly encouraging us.

What were your tutors like?

The tutors were brilliant. Having industry professionals who are willing to give their time and knowledge was a great advantage. They are genuinely interested in helping you learn and develop a career.

What projects have you worked on since completing your course?

After leaving the school I did two weeks of volunteering at the Cannes Film Festival working in the Film Market. I had a wonderful time learning about a side of the industry I hadn’t had exposure to, as well as seeing lots of brilliant movies before they hit the cinema.

For the last year I have been working as a studio technician for The Streaming Company. I am involved in every aspect of work, but my main tasks involve filming over 250 live webinars a year with a vision mixer and editing the corporate video’s we regularly film.

What are your future plans now?

I’m very excited to have been accepted to the National Film and Television School for a year Diploma in Broadcast Production, specializing in camera operating. During this course I will be doing two internships, one at the BBC and the other at SKY, where I will shadow a current camera operator and get to work as a camera assistant.

Watch Julie’s final film from the course here!

We wish Julie all the best with her exciting step forward in her career in broadcast production!  Stay tuned on our blog for more alumni updates!

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