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Being a Content Creator
Josh Round When I began the Television and Broadcasting course at the University of Portsmouth, I had my mind dead-set on what I wanted to do in the world of television. More than anything, I wanted to work for Children's BBC, ideally as a presenter, and as I come towards the end of my second year, I am still very much in pursuit of this dream.
Tags: iss123 | citv | portsmouth uni | student | Josh Round
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Outside the fixed curriculum
Emma Benson If you're wondering whether or not to do some extracurricular work outside of your timetabled course, the answer should always be yes. The more you further your experience and skills the brighter your future will look
Tags: iss121 | citv | portsmouth university | student | Emma Benson
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The value of an industry placement
Abbie Smith Do a placement after the second year of your degree they said, it'll be fun they said! You know what, they were right!
Tags: iss119 | tvfutures | placements | student | Abbie Smith
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TVFutures - The Battle of the Flowers
Alex Watson Studying on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course at the University of Portsmouth had given me some experience working as a camera operator, but this summer I had the chance to put what I'd learned over the last two years into practice.
Tags: iss118 | cci-tv | portsmouth university | tvfutures | student | Alex Watson
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TV Futures
Gemma Frith I used to hate audio. Every time we recorded audio on a location shoot, something seemed to go wrong. It was a nightmare. And because I didn't understand it, I avoided it and would do anything to not be responsible for recording sound. However, eventually it got to a point where I hated how much I hated audio more than I hated audio itself! It became frustrating that I couldn't get it right, and I didn't want to have to avoid it anymore; I wanted to become a master of audio. That may have been slightly ambitious, but still, I was going to try.
Tags: iss113 | Audio | TV | CCI TV | Radio | Student | Gemma Frith
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TV Futures
Jemma Davis The second year of my degree course gives a variety of options, and one of these is scuba diving and filming. It's something I've never considered before, so when I saw it as an option choice I was delighted to be faced with the opportunity to film underwater. I can also now say it was the best thing I've ever done! My name is Jemma Davis and I am a third year studying BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth.
Tags: iss112 | NAB 2016 | Student | Jemma Davis
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TV Futures
Lloyd Ashton University radio is a great starting platform- hearing something being broadcast that started out as a few ideas in a notebook is quite incredible. My name is Lloyd Ashton and I'm currently a third year Television and Broadcasting student at the University of Portsmouth. Over the past three years, I have been introduced to many modes of broadcasting, yet it's radio that has left an everlasting impression.
Tags: iss110 | students | tvfutures | ccitv | portsmouth | university | education | training | Lloyd Ashton
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Media acquisition and Archive Workflow
Ryan Jenkins Hello, I am Ryan Jenkins, a third year student at the University of Portsmouth and as part of my final year on the BSc Television and Broadcasting course, I am the Post Production manager for all television teams making live programmes, something we specialise in. My role has thus far seen me design a workflow that involves archiving footage from our made VTs, and then storing them for future use for cutaways and other archival reasons. Here is a little of something that I have learnt in my attempt to create a fully operable archive system - I hope it will improve how we work.
Tags: iss109 | portsmouth | tvfutures | students | university | training | Ryan Jenkins
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Riding the TV Marketing and Social Media Wave
Portsmouth University Television is something that has always interested me. My name is Safiya Pomell and my journey into the industry started in 2012 when I joined a specialist school on the broadcasting strand at the age of 15. Being apart of Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth has really helped me improve on my skills, from my general work ethic to knowledge and professionalism.
Tags: iss108 | portsmouth | students | tvfutures | ccitv | Portsmouth University
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TVFutures:Student pitch
Alex Watson Studying at university is so much more these days than just turn up to lectures, hand in assignments and get a degree, and at the end of my first year studying for a BSc in Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth, I had the opportunity to attain my Avid Media Composer User Certification.
Tags: iss107 | university of portsmouth | avid media composer | bbc | itv | work experience | placement | student | Alex Watson
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TVFutures: Student pitch
Emma Cox Student Pitch - Our second article pitch comes from Emma Cox, third year student studying BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth. Personally I think this months KitPlus theme of acquisition is a tricky one for students to write about, but Emmas approach displayed real insight, and it also dared to be different.
Tags: iss106 | student pitch | #TVFUTURES | university of portsmouth | network planning | BSkyB | Emma Cox
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ITTP Approved Skills scheme: A progress report
Bernard Newnham Back in January 2015 the ITTP the Institute for Training in Television Production - held its second annual conference at Pinewood. Its a way of bringing together people from education and the industry to discuss the problems that affect both. The conferences have been highly successful, with platform sessions, manufacturers stands, and a lot of networking.
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TVFutures: Student pitch
Jonathan Quinn Its that time of the year again to welcome the next selection of students who will are willing to share their experiences and adventures to our readership. However, as KitPlus continues to evolve, so does our approach to features and articles, and we tackle TVFutures with a slightly different slant this time around.
Tags: iss105 | #TVFUTURES | student | university of portsmouth | broadcasting | equipment | studio | camera | Jonathan Quinn
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Cue Dick Barton Music
Charlie Watts SOUND... CAMERA...Live Stream Activated...ACTION! RUN VT: This time last year the University of Portsmouth course team and students of BSc Television and Broadcasting were recovering from a mammoth charity fundraising 24 hour broadcast. In hindsight this event helped to convey what the course was capable of, and it created an unforgettable milestone moment.
Tags: iss103 | students | university of portsmouth | studio | kit | learning | skills | Charlie Watts
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Is working for free, training or a pathway to paid work?
Graham Reed I suspect like a lot of KitPlus readers I often have a look at a websites that advertise jobs, but mainly un-paid. I have frequently thought that these job offers are really just trying to get free or cheap labour for the benefit of the director/producer.
Tags: iss102 | ittp | training | industry | students | tv film industry | Graham Reed
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#TVFUTURES
Callum O Leary When I first introduced myself back in September, I had just begun my final year project and it was all very early days. I cannot stress how scary the prospect of a final year project is, and it is most certainly a mountain that needs to be climbed.
Tags: iss101 | tvfutures | students | cci tv | university of portsmouth | studio | Callum O Leary
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Dylan Ellcome The end of my third year of BSc Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth is drawing closer, meaning the end of my time at University. Several deadlines have come and gone, and my CCI management of Script Editing has slowed down. But I still can't comprehend this ending, as there is still much to do with several big deadlines left including my Documentary. But looming above it all is as always has been my Final year project.
Tags: iss100 | tvfutures | cci tv | university of portsmouth | studio | industry | news | student | Dylan Ellcome
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Training for media - who should do it?
Martin Uren Simple enough to ask, but any possible answer to the question of who should train those working in the media industries, or more specifically the moving image industries, is complex and involves many interrelated factors. I would like to explore the issues, and maybe present some suggestions on how we might do a better job of preparing and engaging particularly the new entrants into our workforce in training and CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
Tags: iss099 | ittp | training | industry | tv | film | students | skills | broadcast | Martin Uren
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Callum O Leary Let's be honest here, most students today are very engaged with social media, why wouldn't they be? In the past few years, social media has developed hugely; not just as something you use as a pastime on your desktop or laptop, but a multi-million pound business. It's where the people are. And where the people are is where the advertisers follow. Television has embraced social media as an area where users can interact, take part in competitions and so much more- and almost anything else goes.
Tags: iss097 | tvfutures | student | career | social media | university of portsmouth | cci | Callum O Leary
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The business of University: Or lack thereof
Ashley Golder University. Finally a time of critical thinking, training for your future career and coming out with enough knowledge to confidently acquire a job... or rather that is the plan. But what if that doesn't happen? When the £9,000 a year tuition fee, plus the expense of living costs rear their ugly heads and the invoice is sent in the post asking for loan repayment, do you think: was it really worth the money?
Tags: iss097 | ashley golder | university | business | education | money | student | accountability | complaint | Ashley Golder
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#TVFUTURES
Dylan Ellcome Dylan Ellcome gives you his student experience this month
Tags: iss096 | dylan ellcome | cci tv | portsmouth university | student | creative and cultural industries | televesion broadcasting | Dylan Ellcome
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#TVFUTURES
Danny Hutchings This month Danny talks about student life
Tags: iss089 | #TVFutures | Education | Student life | Danny Hutchings
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#TVFUTURES
Joe Watson This month, Joe Watson talks about student life...
Tags: iss087 | #TVFutures | Education | Student | media industry | Sony PMW-EX1 | Vinten Pro-5 tripods | HIBIKI Entertainment | Work experience | Joe Watson
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Rhiannon Chislett Since I last wrote we have accomplished a lot more work within our projects. In December we submitted our 20-minute documentary about local traditional businesses, which has resulted in achieving distinction grades and we have also progressed dramatically with our IPTV project.
Tags: iss086 | Rhiannon Chislett | tv futures | Education | Students | Rhiannon Chislett
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Danny Hutchings Since introducing myself to tv-bay readers in October I have been working on two major assignments for this year.
Tags: iss085 | students | university | blog | review | media | danny | tv futures | article | case study | production | course | Danny Hutchings
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TVFUTURES: Update from Rhiannon Chislett
Rhiannon Chislett This past month has probably been the most challenging throughout my time on the course, yet still very rewarding at the same time.
Tags: iss084 | tvfutures | article | student | case study | update | bournemouth | diary | Rhiannon Chislett | Rhiannon Chislett
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Introducing #TVFUTURES
KitPlus Meet the four students we will be following for this year as they go through their studies of broadcast.
Tags: iss082 | tvfutures | future | talent | university | courses | ravensbourne | following | students | case study | example | will ingram | joseph watson | rhiannon chislett | danny hutchins | KitPlus
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Preparing for the future in television and film
Kieron Seth# The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and postgraduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional Panasonic and JVC camcorders, and DSLR systems. It is post produced using network-connected Apple and Adobe software suites, running on Mac hardware.
Tags: iss080 | future | television | film | media services | students | dslr | Kieron Seth#
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Following the Ravensbourne 3: What a past few months!
Ruth Matos Here I am, at the end of my course BA Hons Production. For this final term I had to submit several projects including a portfolio showing a wide range of skills that I have developed and learnt.
Tags: iss079 | student | ravensbourne | guide | life | diary | projects | filming | course | Ruth Matos
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Alice Chants final term: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alice Chant The final term of a degree is going to be challenging, but what an amazing learning curve I have been on. I have had the opportunity to work with some great people on various projects and have been able to further develop my skills as a Director.
Tags: iss078 | underwater filming | alice chant | ravensbourne | student diary | student | life | final term | Alice Chant
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Alex Fine is super busy: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alex Fine This part of the term in final year at Ravensbourne is quite difficult. My peers and I are all having to either Direct and/or Produce two films (of any type) and work in minor/ supporting roles for at least two other films.
Tags: iss077 | alex fine | ravensbourne | student | stars in ancaster | cowes week | filming | projects | course | busy | life of | Alex Fine
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Following the Ravensbourne 3: Ruth Matos manages her time
Ruth Matos During the past three months at university I was extremely busy with my projects, and unfortunately had to give up a lot of outside opportunities that came along. As I am in the third year of my course I had to give priority to my university projects. Nevertheless I had a hectic schedule and had to be good at managing my time.
Tags: iss076 | ravensbourne | student | projects | course | university | time | management | students | following the ravensbourne 3 | Ruth Matos
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Alice Chant: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alice Chant As I had suspected a busy, new term has been presented to me. All of a sudden, I can't quite believe my three years at University will be over in a matter of months. It only feels like yesterday that I arrived feeling terribly nervous and so full of hope and expectations.
Tags: iss075 | ravensbourne | student | work experience | university | studying | broadcast | Alice Chant
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Alex Fine: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alex Fine A lot of young people studying film production such as myself are always looking to set up as a film production company. We do little jobs where we make studio diaries for young (or old on the rare occasion) musicians; low budget music videos, [very] short films about nothing in particular, or corporate videos with clich© dolly- moves and scratchy sound.
Tags: iss074 | alex fine | ravensbourne | student | production company | setting up | university | starting out | Alex Fine
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Ruth Matos: Part 4 of following the Ravensbourne 3
Ruth Matos

I have always been very dedicated to any projects and ambitions in life. When I started my studies at university I was fully focused on achieving the best grades possible and my coursework was my main priority in life. This was the frame of mind I had during my first and second years at university until an opportunity to work in a feature film production came along.

Tags: iss073 | ravensbourne | student | balancing studying and working | work experience | Ruth Matos
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