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with Alex Fine, Alice Chant and Ruth Matos
Three years studying!
tv-bay have been following Alice, Alex and Ruth for the last year of
their Ravensbourne course and now after all successfully graduating
we hear of their highs, lows, hopes and fears for the future.....
T he last year of university, and the last year
of my life, have been the hardest I’ve ever
This year has boiled my blood, and that of my peers,
and I’m glad to say I’m now out of that particular
I was fortunate enough to be struck with some
good grace in the last few weeks of the degree. The
documentary I have mentioned before about the
Rower, Charlie Martell (www.pacific2012.com) went
on to win an award at the university degree show
awards. That may not seem much on a grand scale of
TV & Film, but it felt like a stepping stone for me as I
went up on to the stage to collect my first ever award.
If it takes your interest you can now watch the
documentary at www.alexfinephotoimagery.com/
motion/film/ Since graduating, I’ve continued with the odd
freelance job here and there, making promos for dog
shows in Hyde Park, for train companies in Belgium,
and catwalks for Graduate Fashion Week, eventually
working my way onto a pilot episode of a drama,
where I was acting 2nd AC/ Clapper Loader on a 2
camera ARRI ALEXA shoot. Never have I known such
business (in the sense of being busy) as this.
I shan’t speculate about what the future holds
but I like to think it’s fruitful and involves working
with cameras and in crews. To round up my time
at university, I’ll continue to time-lapse, hopefully
investing in some kind of motion control rig, and
I’ll continue to write and shoot short films and
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S o it’s the end of an incredible journey full of
excitement, hard work, tears, failures and
successes, but I finally did it – I graduated with a 2:1!
The highlights for me at Ravensbourne come with the
clichés of meeting some amazing people and making
great friends. I think the most positive thing I found
along the journey is finding my strength in directing
and really beginning to excel forward with it. My
confidence has grown over time and I really hope to
have a future in it.
There have been many benefits of going to
Ravensbourne, as well as the great personal
journey I have experienced. The contacts and work
opportunities that I have been lucky enough to have
are truly memorable. The Olympic Broadcasting
Service were recruiting Ravensbourne students and
I feel so lucky to have been a part of such an iconic
moment in history working on the sailing events in
Weymouth. I have the added pride of knowing that
the coverage for the sailing won the IOC Golden Ring
award for the best Host Broadcast Production for the
It’s only now that I’ve graduated that the hard work
truly starts. I managed to get a job as part of the
Service Crew for Translux who provide facilities trucks
for feature films. I’m very happy to say that I’m finally
going to be going onto big film sets and beginning
to experience the film industry. In between work with
Translux I’m hoping to be working as a runner or
production assistant on features and begin slowly
climbing my way up the industry ladder.
Keeping my production cap on for me is also
important, I hope to be working on another production
when I settle down into work. I intend to stay in
contact with the crew I have met, and begin writing
something that will be challenging and fulfilling.
Here’s to the future!