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GETTING STARTED
  >Usefull guides for film makers.


GETTING STARTED

Film and television can be a daunting field to enter – even the most basic filmmaking requires equipment, crew, actors and technical knowledge. The resources listed below can help connect budding filmmakers with like-minded people as well as providing them with the skills and equipment they need to begin their careers.

SKILLS AND TRAINING

Websites providing online training and information on training courses:

www.skillset.org/  
http://www.bbctraining.com/
http://www.ft2.org.uk

For more formal training, there are a number of film schools in the UK:

www.MetFilmSchool.co.uk 
www.nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk/
www.lfs.org.uk/
www.brightonfilmschool.org.uk/
http://www.londonfilmacademy.com
http://www.lifs.org.uk/

ACTORS AND CREW

These websites give access to networks of crew:

www.shootingpeople.org
www.productionbase.co.uk/
http://www.film-tv.co.uk/

 ...and actors:

http://www.ukscreen.com/
www.castingnetwork.co.uk/
www.gumtree.com

EQUIPMENT HIRE

http://www.filmcentre.co.uk/equip_main.htm
http://www.4rfv.co.uk/hiredefault.asp
http://www.fatcat.co.uk/index.html

KEY FILM INSTITUTIONS

The British Film Institute - http://www.bfi.org.uk/
UK Film Council - http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/
Britfilms -http://www.britfilms.com/
Bectu (an independent broadcast union) - http://www.bectu.org.uk/

 
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