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Recently young people in Yorkshire got to pose their questions to film industry professionals, in two enlightening talks in Hull and Settle with some filmmakers. Take a look some of our recent industry interaction.
Having served as a camera operator on the Harry Potter film series, writer and director Dan Hartley has a unique understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of filmmaking. Fresh off completing his debut feature film, LAD: A Yorkshire Story, Dan joined us to talk to students at Settle College in the Yorkshire Dales.
A Yorkshireman himself, Dan spoke to sixth form and media students candidly about filmmaking opportunities for those living in rural areas. Following a storied career as a camera operator, Dan also shared his experiences directing for the first time, giving advice for potential young directors in the audience.
Growing up in the Dales, it's important young people get some sense that there are perfectly valid way for them to enter the film industry. All they need is the right tools and understanding.Dan Hartley
Sound recordist Clive Derbyshire is one of the UK's most experienced in his field, working in film and television since 1972. As part of our "Meet the Industry" scheme, in partnership with BAFTA, Clive recently ventured to Wyke College in Hull to talk to 60 sixth form students about the audio process in film.
The visit was a resounding success, with Wyke College film studies teacher Ashley Harrower commenting, "Watching the students meet and listen to Clive speak with such knowledge and passion about his field of expertise was superb. I could see their preconceived ideas changing and that they were coming to understand that they too could be an industry professional. They asked insightful and apposite questions, and I know that the answers that Clive gave were immensely useful in terms of developing their understanding of a sound recordist's role in the real world."
I really enjoyed was the enthusiasm of the students. I do hope we get some people from Wyke College in the film and TV industries in the future as they seem very promising to me.Clive Derbyshire
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