Many of the students working on this production (including myself) attend Staffordshire University and learn from the very filmmakers who are heading this project. Other students have joined us from around the UK and internationally to promote and work on ‘The Confusion of Tongues’.
This makes this project very unique and for many of us this is our first feature film experience, that will step us up from students and into the film making industry that we are all working hard towards. Now that’s a big achievement, a huge learning experience and out of this we will receive our first credit on IMDB!
Ex students also wished they had had the same opportunity, “if I was a student at the time this would have been a great experience…you get thrown into the deep end.” Adam Palmer unit C.
However it isn’t all smiles and rainbows, we have a huge job on our hands as newbies on set. We have to be prepared to do things we haven’t before and learn immediately off the bat. We are in types of locations that we haven’t worked in before where we have to adapt quickly. There is also a strict time limit hanging over our heads.
But saying all this we are getting the best of the best experience from industry professionals who are trusting us with some big roles on set! Emma with us now says, “It’s exciting to be thrown in among all these professional filmmakers but also hugely nerve raking.” We are allowed to ask questions and make the occasional mistake but with an understanding that we are still learning. It’s a good feeling knowing we are integral to this production as well as have a great time in the sun (or in an office) and doing what we hope to do as a careers.
Even though I have had a year’s experience in the industry, I still find it daunting working with people but not only that I find it incredibly uplifting working with people who are so highly regarded and have skills to share. As a fellow student I know we are all looking forward to Sunday’s screening to see all our hard work paid off.
Amy and Emma x