So I’ve not updated this blog in a while, but I felt this was a good place to talk about this.
So obviously since leaving Chesterfield College earlier this year, I’ve moved onto university, to St.Marys University College to be specific. Since I started in September a lot of things have changed. For the first time I’m living on my own, I’m renting a room out of an elderly womans house, I’m over 150 miles away from from home and I have realised I am terrible at budgeting.
But that’s not why I’m on this blog. Obviously, the title gives it away somewhat, but that’s not the only thing that’s happened outside of university life. Last month I got involved with the second Irish Film Festival London, in fact, I somehow managed to get into the position of their photographer after I originally applied to be a volunteer. It was a fantastic experience as I met lots of wonderful people and saw some incredible films. It’s such a shame the Irish film industry doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. If anybody ever gets a chance, I recommend having a look at the films Jump and Good Vibrations, both such amazing films.
Whilst I was there, I got to meet quite a few directors, producers, writers, film makers etc and managed to have a chat and get a few tips off of them, as well as swap a few email addresses which will always come in useful if I ever need any help with anything or have any questions. I’ve also signed up with a few extras companies and have managed to get a couple of replies to be an extra, although unfortunately I have been unable to attend them.
Finally, over the past week I have been offered an internship at Pinewood Studios at their Teddington Studios, working within the locations department as well as being offered an invitation to a networking evening including people from within other departments of Pinewood, but also other film makers from around London and Surrey. I’ve managed to get both confirmed and I start my six week internship on the 16th of January. I’ve managed to arrange it to fit around my uni lectures too, so everything should work out perfectly.
The thing I’m most excited for though is the fact that even though it’s unpaid, I’m getting some real work experience. I’m still a bit dazed that I’ve managed to get the place, but I’m determined to do my best whilst I have the opportunity. I’m hoping that if I do well enough they’ll let me come back at another date.
Aside from that, I’ve loved uni life so far. I’ve made some awesome friends and I’ve been able to do some awesome things for free with said awesome friends. We’ve been to the BFI, we’ve seen TV recordings, The Natural History Museum has to be one of the best days out I’ve ever had and there are so many more interesting things to do, I’ll be amazed if I manage to get them all done by the time I leave uni.
But that pretty much sums up the last three months. Now I’m visiting home before I’m off to Bristol for Christmas. I hope everybody else is having a good time post Chesterfield college too!