After being involved in various different types of work experience over the last couple of months I can safely say I’ve achieved a lot and learnt brilliant new skills that will help in most aspects of my professional development. I have a much clearer perception of where I want to go after leaving Uni and … Continue reading
Skills Learnt The Savoy Cinema: Working for the cinema has pushed me to learn new graphic designing skills and to utilise the internet to advertise events through social media. I have learnt new Photoshop tools and used them in designing the Top Gun leaflet and the promotional posters for The Godfather charity night. I have … Continue reading
So I’ve been writing for WayTooIndie since November, I’ve written 5 published articles so far and have three more on the way. Overall I believe I’ve spent about 14 hours watching movies I have written about. For the “WayTooIndie’s top films of 2012” I spent 7 days watching 2/3 movies a day in order to … Continue reading
After writing a few film reviews for older movies, Dustin gave me the option to review some of the movies that get sent in for us to have a look at. I’ve had two published so far: Transatlantic Coffee Nirvana I have just finished my third which was called Faith in Destiny which will be … Continue reading
Having spent quite a lot of time over the summer researching information for my dissertation I stumbled across SimplyFilm – a website aimed at reviewing and analysing films. The authors of this site are very good in what they write and how they express their opinions. I was also taken in by the design of their website; … Continue reading
My first few articles: Little Miss Sunshine Whip It Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind These films were chosen by myself to review because even though they were slightly mainstream they were relevant enough for the website’s demographics to get published.
In November I began researching for independent film review websites in order to apply to write for them. I came across Dustin Jansick’s WayTooIndie movie and music review website and was totally hooked on wanting to be a part of their team. I emailed Dustin and began writing my first review for WTI “Little Miss … Continue reading
An impressive turn out for the Godfather Charity night meant that a lot of money was raised for the Nottingham Marrow charity! With 122 pre-booked tickets sold and then a vast amount more on the night hopefully Nottingham Marrow will think of using the cinema again to host a fundraiser!
This was designed for the Facebook group page and the cinema’s Facebook fan page, it got posted a day before the event to remind people it was showing. This was designed for the cinema’s website and their Facebook page banner.
The charity night event being held at the Savoy Cinema Nottingham will host a unique showing of The Godfather at 8:15pm 4th December. I am working in collaboration with the cinema in designing the graphics for social media sites. I will also be creating another Facebook event and sending the marketing manager my graphics for … Continue reading
So the event has been and gone! And what a success it was! Over 70 people came to the event, and some even came wearing aviators – a fantastic turn out. Having been in contact with the marketing manager since the event took place, the Savoy are now hosting a unique showing of the Godfather … Continue reading
On October 25th I made the Facebook event for Top Gun, I invited around 130 of my friends and made the event ‘open for public’ so that others could invite theirs. I spoke with a friend of mine who studies Film at the University of Nottingham, and asked if he could spread the word around … Continue reading
On Friday 28th October I visited Nottingham University to meet with Isabelle the presenter of “The Film Show” which runs from 6-7 Friday evenings. “The Film Show” is sponsored by the Savoy Cinema so I was able to visit and advertise the screening of Top Gun to promote to the students. I was asked “Why … Continue reading
This is proving rather difficult I have to admit. It’s very cold and it gets dark really quickly and most people really don’t want to have to reach out and accept your flyer when it’s raining and their hands are stuffed warmly in their pockets. However, I’m changing my game plan and instead of targeting … Continue reading
Two weeks ago I started my placement with Nottinghamshire County Council where I will be helping Ian Dearman teach 13-19 year olds filmmaking skills (as well as myself…). In the first week we sat and discussed what we liked about the film industry and why we were interested in this project. Many of the students were quite … Continue reading
So the graphics are finally finished for the screening on Top Gun and hopefully ready for print now. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be walking around Nottingham and visiting the two University campus’ the city has to offer in order to promote the event. This will mean lots of walking, talking and smiling…
Over the last couple of days I’ve been working on some designs for the flyers to hand out in the city. I decided to use The Prince Charles designs as a reference guide as they are so effective and yet so simple. This is one of the weekly posters advertising a unique showing of a … Continue reading
On Tuesday I’ll have my first meeting with Mark to discuss what plan of action we’ll be taking in order to sell our tickets for the Top Gun showing in November. I’ve come up with a list of ways to market the event, mainly through good graphics and social media – hope he’s on board! … Continue reading
Over the summer, rather than taking it easy before my final year of University (which I probably should have done!), I decided I’d try to organise and publish an online journal for other writers to showcase their work. It began quite small with just four or five regular writers, but as the weeks went on … Continue reading