Section 1: Film Industry

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What is it like working in the film industry?

Working in the film industry is a demanding and challenging job. There is a great deal of pressure on the workers as they would receive much criticism if the audience does not like their work. In addition to this, it is also very tiring; shoots can last a whole day and the worker may not be allowed much rest between shoots.

Give 10 examples of qualities you need to work in the film industry

  1. Creativity
  2. Dedication
  3. Flexibility
  4. Humility
  5. Communication
  6. Drive
  7. Decisiveness
  8. Patience
  9. Vision
  10. Problem solving

***The links below may help if you need more info after your masterclass with Rupert:

Useful for job roles and progression as well as information about the industry

Good introduction to working in the industry

Further articles:
10 commandments of film making
Seven arts of working in film
Essential personal traits of filmmakers
Top 10 qualities of a great filmmaker



Why is time management important in the film industry? 

Good time management reduces stress and complaints. In addition to this, keeping in planned time may also save the producers money on the film set. 

Give at least 4 examples of good time management skills

  1. Goal setting
  2. Prioritization
  3. Self-awareness
  4. Self-motivation
  5. Focus
  6. Decision making

***please upload the call sheets for your two shoots, and any other production documentation (schedules etc)

BFI Academy CALLSHEET Spaghetti 29 Oct

BFI Academy CALLSHEET The End 26 Oct (1)


Describe the key aspects of health and safety when working on film productions 

 The health and safety of the cast and crew is paramount to a successful production. The film would gain bad reputation if anything was to happen and the producers of the film (and others responsible) could be sued and tried. More important than this, human life could be put in danger if appropriate measures are not made. 

Describe at least 3 health and safety considerations for your own film

  • Wires and cables need to be appropriately placed so that crew do not trip over them – crew also NEED to be aware of the cables beforehand
  • Equipment used on the set (camera and other electronics) need to be checked to be safe to use
  • Stunts (if any) should only be conducted with proper safety measures

***please upload the risk assessment for your primary shoot

BFI Academy Risk Assessment SPAGHETTI 29 Oct

BFI Academy Risk Assessment THE END 26 Oct

1.4 & 1.5 


***please summarise or upload the copyright information you learned in your first editing class with Tom


Why does copyright law exist?

Copyright exists so that the original creator of a piece of work, whether it be music, video, book, etc., has full creative rights over it and other people cannot steal it.

What kind of work is covered by copyright?

 All original work, such as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, sound recordings, films, etc., can be protected by copyright.

What might happen if you were to use copyrighted material in your film?

 If caught and convicted of copyright infringement, the penalty in the UK can be up to several months in prison or a hefty price depending of the severity of the infringement.

How can you make sure not to infringe copyright law in your film?

 Make sure that ALL the parts used in the film are original or used with the permission of the original content creator.

How has copyright law affected your film production?

Copyright meant that in our film, we could not use any soundtrack or clip that we found online. We had to either create original content or use content with its creator’s permission.

***You might also find the following links useful to complete this section: 

2 thoughts on “Section 1: Film Industry”

  1. Good work here Gokul, it would be great to see a little more detail but you’ve successfully completed 1.1 and 1.2

    For 1.3 – you’re almost there! Please just clarify health and safety considerations for The End particularly, especially given you were First AD, it’s important to reflect on the measures you were responsible for.


  2. Thank you for uploading the copyright section – you’ve successfully completed 1.4 & 1.5

    Please do remember to finish off 1.3 and you’ll have completed the section.

    Let me know if you need any help!


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