Olympic Broadcasting Services

Most Londoners were dreading the Olympics.  We had VIP-only ‘Games Lanes’ holding up road traffic, bus routes diverted, and Boris Johnson reminding us to “please avoid London Bridge/Victoria/Green Park/any other useful interchange stations” we usually frequent during our commutes.  Luckily I managed to escape the city for the majority of the Games, as I headed […]

I Eat My Words

I have been neglecting this blog recently, but have been pretty busy so I thought I’d just post a few entries at once.  The work experience I was doing at the post production house turned into an actual paid job – next time I won’t be so quick to rant – which kept me busy […]

Work ‘experience’

At the moment I am doing some ‘work experience’ at a post production house, originally intended to help me break into the media industry.  Unpaid internships like this are absolutely essential in most industries now, with some people working unpaid for up to a year or two just for the chance to be considered for […]

Sonic Geographies and Composition Competitions

I stumbled upon two competitions recently that may be of interest to people reading this blog: The first is Musicworks magazine’s 2nd Annual Sonic Geography Writing Contest, the details of which you can find here http://www.musicworks.ca/contest/contest.asp The second is the Vox Novus 60×60 Composition Competition – it’s only a minute of music, and there are […]

We regret to advise you that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

A few months ago I applied for the BBC Production Talent Pool, which is the only route to the BBC Production Trainee Scheme, an eighteen month placement scheme within the BBC. It was a long-winded application process with budgeting, analysis and programme pitch sections. Altogether I probably spent approximately six hours completing it, but didn’t […]