A comprehensive insight into career opportunities in the film industry, and how learners’ own skills could be applied to them, is the focus of a new, curriculum-linked ‘Careers in Film’ Secondary teaching resource from Into Film. The resource, comprised of Powerpoint presentation, teachers’ notes, and student workbooks and skills logs designed for ages 11-14 and 14-16, aims to introduce students to the many roles available in the film industry and help them identify which of their own skills could translate into jobs. It has been created to respond to the need for new, home-grown talent by providing an opportunity for students to explore how they might see themselves as part of the industry.
A range of clips, interviews and learning activities linked to curriculum areas such as English, drama, art, music, maths, ICT, PSHE, careers and business takes students through different elements of the film-making process including: film development and pre-production, production and post-production, marketing, distribution and evaluation. Throughout the process they are encouraged to complete a skills audit matching their skills and interests with those required in the industry, culminating in the ‘Your Future in Film’ section inviting them to consider which jobs they would be best suited for.
Created by Into Film, a UK-wide organisation supported by the BFI through Lottery funding, with input from, among others, BAFTA, Creative Skillset, Film Distributor’s Association and UK Cinema Association (UKCA), the Careers in Film resource is launched for National Careers Week (March 7th-11th) as part of the Charity’s spring term theme Achievement, celebrating awards season, young people’s individual achievement and attainment, and the ability to set a goal and work towards it.
The resource is available to download at Into Film’s newly unveiled website www.intofilm.org which offers a number of exciting new functions, facilities, news articles and tips to enable educators to use film confidently and effectively to support learning in ways best suited to their individual requirements.