ITTP Conference


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Issue 96 - December 2014

Plans are coming along very well for the 2015 Conference of the Institute of Training in TV Production, ITTP. The conference held last January at Pinewood Studios was a great success with many high profile speakers and there was also much lively debate between session panel members and the delegates.

Since this conference the ITTP has also received support from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles.

The conference will begin with a key note speech by Darren Long, Director of Sky Production Services. It will be very interesting to hear from him how much BSkyB are investing in training. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask him and all the panellists questions, indeed the conference is all about debate.

Taking part in the second sessions 'What the industry wants' will be many senior people from the industry: Andy Beale, Head of Engineering, BT Sport, Tony Cahalane, Chair NEP- Cymru, Chris Miller, Camera Supervisor from 'Strictly Come Dancing' and Barry Johnson MD of CTV OBs.

Following this there will be the chance to hear what training challenges are facing manufactures with representatives from Avid and Blackmagic Design and also Steve Warner who is from the organisation which represents all broadcast manufactures the 'Institute of Association of Broadcast Manufactures' (IAMBS)

The suggestion from the 2014 conference was that the ITTP should instigate a scheme where new people entering the industry can be evaluated on their skills and knowledge to prove that they are suitable for employment in the TV industry. During the session before lunch there will be an announcement on what the ITTP has been working on with professional bodies such as the Guild of Television Cameramen, (GTC), The Society of TV Lighting Directors, (STLD), and The Institute of Association of Broadcast Manufacturers, (IAMBS).

It is the members of these organisations who have the experience, knowledge and stature to pass these candidates and it is these senior working professionals who know what skills are needed to be an employable person when starting out in TV.

This scheme has already received the backing from BSkyB and BT Sport.

During lunch when there will be more time to network and to make those important contacts and also to discuss training issues with fellow delegates.

After lunch there will be another interesting session 'What can TV learn from film and theatre?' with Jan Harlan, Executive Producer of films such as 'Full Metal Jacket' and 'Eyes Wide Shut'. Jan teaches in many film schools all over the world and is passionate about how important teaching art is in understanding the visual story. He will be with Nic Noran from the Association of Lighting Designers; Nic trains people entering the world of theatre about Lighting Design. It is interesting that there is a synergy between the world of TV and theatre, that they both use the same equipment and are both in the world of entertainment and also have similar training issues.

Another session will be with past students who will discuss, looking back at their time at universities, how well they were prepared for working in the TV industry.

One of these will be Still Williams, .DoP. who has had his full length feature film 'Gone too Far' released in October. He first studied at Ravensbourne and then did a masters at NFTS.
The conference will again be chaired by Roz Morris, Broadcster and Media Trainer and Managing Director of TV News London.

This second conference again looks like it will be very interesting and stimulating and really should not be missed by all those involved in training in the TV industry.

The conference is sponsored by KITPLUS, Sony, Avid and Holden and will be recorded by Advision TV with AV equipment supplied by Procam and lighting from Film and TV Services.


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