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National Film and Television School Update

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Emma Hicks, Marketing Coordinator at Sargent-Disc, visited the set of Howls Heard from Miles Around at the NFTS in July on their penultimate day of shooting.

National Film and Television School Update - Set Visit

Howls Heard From Miles Around Set Visit

by Emma Hicks

 

 

On Thursday 7th July I was invited to the National Film and Television School (NFTS) to visit the set of Howls Heard from Miles Around, the graduation film of one of our Sargent-Disc Production Management scholars, Alicja Kielbasa.

 

On arrival I attended the crew briefing, which normally takes place every day before the build/shoot process begins. It was interesting to observe this as the 1st AD led the brief, covering all the important points such as health & safety and fire exits before highlighting certain issues they might come across. In particular, the limited space available for the team to move around and conditions of the set to monitor and ensure it was kept as safe as possible for both the actors and members of the crew.

 

 

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(The camera team set up their equipment in preparation for the day's shoot)

 

 

Following this, as the crew got started on setting up for the day of shooting, I accompanied Alicja as she took me on a tour of the NFTS. She expressed how she felt coming to the end of her time at the school.

 

 

'Film production is a very interesting and demanding process. Having had the chance to study Production Management for Film & TV at NFTS was a life changing decision. Thanks to that I've learnt how the 'behind the scene' world looks like and how the whole process is organised. To compare my current knowledge about production management with when I started, I can see a massive difference. My time spent at the NFTS was definitely fruitful and took my skills to a completely new level.


Each project is very different and each crew has a completely different dynamic. However, there is a common ground shared on all of the productions - we want to be a part of something bigger, we want to tell the story and we want to tell it the best we can.


Howls Heard from Miles Around was an especially demanding project, which helped me to develop as a Production Manager. I organised a very difficult scene (I'm really proud of it) shot in the London tunnel, with the action car rigged to the GMC towing car (thank you BICKERS!). In addition to this, I mastered my Risk Assessment skills and ensured that my cast and crew working conditions allowed them to realise the director's vision without any bad affect on their health.


There were many night shot scenes in difficult conditions, but on the wrap I could see my crew smiling and proud of accomplishing part of something bigger that day. I cannot be more grateful and happy! Even though for most of the crew wrap means end of the work, the Production Manager needs to close the production, double check if everyone got paid, if all the equipment was returned and with the smile on their face write the THANK YOU cards…' Alicja Kielbasa, Production Manager, NFTS.

 

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  (Director Tin Žanić adjusts the monitor before shooting begins)

 

 

During my visit, Alicja and her team encountered a few issues with the shooting schedule such as trying to find a Grip with specific qualifications available to assist on a night shoot the following day. It was great to see the team work together to find a solution, switching between researching, following up on leads and coming up with an alternative option should they have need of it.

 

In addition to this, I was able to observe first hand the crew as they adapted to changes arising throughout the afternoon. For example, filming started later than planned as it was deemed important to practice a fight scene multiple times with the specialist mixed martial arts instructor that was present. This would ensure the actors felt as comfortable and safe as possible and hopefully limit the number of takes needed as well.

 

 

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  (Alicja Kielbasa and Misia Pawlowska in the Howls Heard From Miles Around production office)

 

 

Finally, Alicja showed me their on-site production office, where she had spent the majority of her time researching and finalising different elements of the production, from booking shoot locations to completing risk assessments for each day. Here I was taken through the process of filling out Daily Progress Reports and their significance to the production in terms of maintaining a clear record of the events of each day. One of the most important aspects of filming that Alicja and her peers in the production office had learnt was that you must never underestimate the importance of catering, especially when working with volunteers you must ensure everyone is fed and happy.

 

 

As the Marketing and Sales Coordinator for Sargent-Disc, one of my responsibilities is managing the Academic Partnerships. Therefore I have had the opportunity to work closely with the students at the NFTS over the past year and look forward to seeing their finished graduation projects in February.

 

 

For more information about the Production Management Course click here.

 

 

 

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