Pinewood Studios Open Doors: pathways to the creative industries
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(Gatsby benchmark 5) Pinewood Studios are hosting their second ‘Open Doors: Pathways to the Creative Industries’ on Saturday 16 November from 9.30am to 3.30pm as part of their continued commitment to furthering skills and education for the creative sector. The … Read More

Put your students in touch with the creative industry
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(Gatsby benchmark 5) Students interested in the creative industries are invited to network with professionals from film to animation and games to advertising. It’s a great opportunity to hear career journeys and learn more about education and training pathways. The … Read More

Book free school visits to Pinewood Studios
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(Gatsby benchmark 6) Pinewood Studios, the home of James Bond and Star Wars, are offering schools free VIP tours of their site to get an insight into how film productions work and what different roles and skills they require.  The … Read More

Shepperton Studios Careers Fair – 11 July
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Shepperton Studios is opening its doors to the public for a careers event on Thursday 11 July from 4pm-7pm. Students are invited to meet representatives from the creative industries, learn about the different jobs available, interact with potential employers and … Read More

Annual esports tournament develops skills
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Ukie’s Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, delivers its annual esports tournament to schools & colleges across the UK. In this immersive careers experience, students aged 12-18 years develop practical and soft skills through participation in professional esports roles, crafted by … Read More

Film making resources
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Film making resources created by Into Film to help teachers and students if new to film making. The is also a useful summary of how to use iPad to make films:  

BFI – Film Academy Programme
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Want to develop knowledge and skills? These hands-on film making courses will be ideal. Aimed at 16-19 year olds, passionate about film and wanting a career in the film industry, these courses are run in the evenings and weekends. The … Read More

Careers in VFX
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Creative Skills Set have produced this video on ways into the VFX industry, giving advice on the different options out there, the different course and the skills required.

TED Talk – Creative industries
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This inspirational TED talk by a Harvard PhD student who became the director of lighting at Pixar provides inspiration in bucket-loads!

Careers map – careers in VFX
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This careers map outlines the different job roles in VFX and explains them. (please contact the Skills Hub if you require a hard copy).

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