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Lunch involved a lot of talking! Starting the afternoon were Stanley Kubrick’s producer Jan Harlan, and Nick Moran from the Association of Lighting Designers. They talked passionately about the art of production in their own spheres. Following that, the last session was called “What can we learn from past students?” Watch the video to hear some strong views – all the session videos are available on the website. The afternoon ended with three ITTP people on stage to take questions and opinions from the floor. Graham and I were joined by Susan Scotcher who mentors the students who were pointing the cameras at us. A good number of issues were raised. For instance - “Do you know that it takes months or years for university courses to be changed and validated?” “Yes, but that’s your problem” A little brutal, but that’s the way it is. “When do you want the list taught?” “Yesterday”. I was a touch surprised that there are educators out there still who don’t know the – how can I put it? - Opprobrium? - with which the industry treats the phrase “media studies”. The gathering is well aware now. And so the day ended – it felt very successful to me and to many of the attendees who were very complimentary about the whole day and we seem to have started the dialogue we wanted between those who teach and those who employ. We’ve got a little list – it isn’t quite ready for the world, but it will be very soon. It isn’t our list, but the industry’s list. It won’t guarantee anyone a job, but it should make it possible for those who are trying to get in TV BAY-HALF-PAGE-LYNX-BRICK3-CHD1813-OL.ai 1 6/26/2013 7:23:41 PM to at least know the basics, to everyone’s advantage. And Jan Harlan and Nick Moran Matt Gallagher, Stephen Haren and James Johnson as well as that, we’ve already run some CPD sessions - passing on the latest developments - and we plan to do many more. It’s all to everyone’s advantage. For more info, contacts, and videos, please visit the website www.ittp.org.uk ITTP would like to thank its sponsors – Sony, Avid, Pinewood Studios, AdVision, Procam, Kitplus, Holdan and Blackmagic Design TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 87 MARCH 2014 | 45