• April 2017

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Sargent-Disc NFTS Production Management Scholarship Update

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Tom While, a recipient of Sargent-Disc's Scholarship to study Production Management for Film at the NFTS, tells how he is getting along on the course.

NFTS Scholarship Update

Sargent-Disc is delighted to sponsor, for the first time, two scholarships for students taking the Production Management for Film Diploma course at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). 

 

We catch up with Tom While, a recipient of the Scholarship, as he updates us on his experiences so far:

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Director Dr. Laurence Sargent with our NFTS Production Management for Film Scholars:

Tom While and Kirsty Barham.

 

I am one of the grateful recipients of the Sargent-Disc Scholarship to study the Post-Graduate Diploma in Production Management for Film at the NFTS. I began the course in September last year and it has been an intense few months. The school's post-graduate programs are just like having a full time job in a working film studio and the challenges and levels of expectation I face are high but the program is hugely rewarding.

 

After only three weeks on the course I was tasked to work as Production Co-ordinator on a short film produced by the school with a £2500 budget. It certainly felt as if we were thrown in at the deep end but I learnt so much about the production process from this exercise (my Call Sheets and Movement Orders are a lot better now!) and the finished short (named 'North') is, in my opinion, a terrific piece of work. It felt great to be a big part of that collaborative process so early on in my time at the school. The film was followed by a period of workshops and for the first time I was introduced to the Movie Magic programs for scheduling and budgeting. With the expert tutoring of Production Manager Jo Farr, I learnt to create a working schedule and budget for a feature film.

 

In the lead up to Christmas I attended a Location Management workshop and participated in a variety of exercises that replicated the tasks of a Location Manager, from scouting possible locations in Chiswick to match a Director's brief, to dealing with agencies to negotiate access to a manor house in High Wycombe and a former arts college in Holborn. I also had the privilege of visiting London Underground Film Office and the Met Police equivilent to learn about the services they provide.

 

When I returned to school after Christmas I began work on the Digital Fiction Projects. These are very significant tasks for members of the Production Management for Film course as not only are they the first projects we undertake without producers, they are also the first projects for which we are entirely responsible for scheduling and budgeting, and for me personally my first film-making exercise where I had any budget to manage whatsoever! My allocated project (name 'Home') was a short film about two brothers who try to rebuild their relationship over the course of a car journey back to their childhood home. The project represented a real test of the skills I have developed at the NFTS so far, as I had to find four separate locations, find facilities at or near each of them and negotiate carefully each time. I also had to devise a schedule for four days shooting that worked with a £2500 budget and find a car to feature in the story that resembled an old banger but that was in good enough condition to survive a trip to the heart of The City of London and back without breaking down! I also needed to find a taxi, ten extras and contend with the challenge of shooting the entire film outdoors in the unpredictable February weather. I am currently finishing off the petty cash and starting work on the delivery folder which contains all the documents required to screen the film at festivals.

 

I am really looking forward to the next challenge and building on the experience and knowledge the diploma has given me so far. My ambition is to work in the film industry in production and without the scholarship, it would be so much more difficult for me to attend the school and subsequently achieve that goal.

 

 

To learn more about the NFTS click here.

 

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