ScreenSkills: Creative Careers Day - Coventry

Age
18+

Join ScreenSkills for a face-to-face event at Daimler Powerhouse.  We have a day of free sessions, panels and networking opportunities, all about getting in and getting on in screen and the creative industries - in Coventry and beyond! 

Doors open 1130.

What it covers

12.00 - 13.00 | PANEL: Working in Games and Animation 

Ready to take your first steps in Games or Animation? Hear from the experts about how they carved out their own careers in these thriving industries. 

HOST

Jordan Erica Webber, Writer and Presenter - television, radio, podcasts 
 
PANEL

Amber Silcock, Associate Producer, Excalibur Games 

Ellis Devonish, Associate Project Manager, Huey Games

Eoin Loughrey, Director/Animator, Super Spline Studios 

Michael M Morgan, Senior Animator

 

12.45 - 14.30 Free lunch

 

13.45 - 14.30 | WORKSHOP: Amplifying your Creative Content through Social Media

Hear from Amrit Singh, Award-winning Artist and Creative Director of Birmingham based Rebel Creatives. He’ll be sharing his knowledge and on-trend expertise of digital production and content creation to show how you can make your own creative content and brand stand out from the crowd

 

14.45 - 16.00 | WORKSHOP: Getting into Animation with Michael M Morgan, including 1-2-1 portfolio reviews

Join senior animator Michael M. Morgan (Spider-man: No Way Home, Black Panther, Pacific Rim: Uprising) to hear how he made his way from growing up in Birmingham to achieving his animation dreams working for Disney and beyond. 

**This interactive session is for individuals who are already developing their animation skills, please bring your portfolio or examples of your work so you can discuss with Michael**

 

14.45 - 16.00 | WORKSHOP: Sound Design for Film and Television with Media Mania  

Come along to this hands-on session in Media Mania’s state of-the-art music studios, for a beginners guide to all things sound production for film and television.

 

15.00 - 16.00 | PANEL: Starting out in Film, Television and VR 

Want to work in film or television but not sure of the steps to take? Join local TV and film professionals at different stages of their career who will be giving their top tips for finding your own path. Plus, VR production company Neon8 will be sharing details of free VR training and filming opportunities right here in Coventry.  

HOST

Hayley Pepler, Head of Content and Digital Broadcast, Coventry City of Culture Trust 

PANEL

Akira Hippolyte, Production Coordinator  

Bonny John, Video Producer / Director at Horizon Collective  

Joel Felles, Video Playback Assistant 

Kelman Greig-Kicks, Creative Director, Neon8

 

16.15 - 17.00 | WORKSHOP: Freelancing and Networking in the Creative Industries

A practical workshop with Alison Grade, author of The Freelance Bible to help you navigate a career in film, TV and beyond. Alison will share insights, strategies and practical tools to help you be a great freelancer, plus you’ll be able to put your new networking skills to the test in the session that follows!

 

17.00 - 18.30 | Creative Industries Networking Session

Join us for mocktails and snacks and the chance to network with local industry experts and creatives who are ready to share their career advice and knowledge with you!

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Around the day’s sessions and panels, make sure you drop into the Creative Marketplace where you can browse opportunities and talk to local creative organisations.

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Please read our Covid 19 policy here before booking

This is a face-to-face event and we want to welcome everyone. If you have any access requirements please e mail us at careers@screenskills.com. 

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The event is supported by public funding from Arts Council England. 

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Want to get your start in the screen industries? Take our free e-learning modules designed to support people looking to get their first break. Get an introduction to working in the industry and learn how to find, apply and interview for the right role. Start now!

Contact information

Name: Kay
Email: careers@screenskills.com

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