Live Capture Bootcamp

The Space and the WMCA have partnered with Solihull College & University Centre, to develop a fantastic opportunity for those who want to develop skills in multi-camera filming of live performance. The project is being championed by The Space, a digital agency which supports the UK arts and cultural sector to reach new audiences using digital media, content, and platforms.

Train Alongside Major Arts Organisations

We are inviting you – the creative talent across the West Midlands – to join an innovative new skills bootcamp, where you’ll have the opportunity to be trained by the best in the industry and learn about the skills required to become a producer, vision mixer, or multi-camera director. The programme will also provide opportunities to connect with professionals from high profile performing arts organisations involved in the development and delivery of this exciting project: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham REP, Birmingham Hippodrome and the City Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Institute - Gecko Theatre

Want To Gain Film Production Skills In Live Performance?

Throughout the bootcamp, you’ll learn an essential overview of how live performances are recorded and put together. You’ll get the opportunity to gain hands on experience, working with arts organisations to record and shadow events, learn about the responsibilities of the different roles and develop a secure understanding of multi-camera work and all aspects of live filming. After the bootcamps, the curriculum development team will work with each candidate to de-brief the experience, provide CV clinics and industry contacts, so you can further your career.

The bootcamp is a 16 week-long programme which will include:

  • Intense workshop weeks honing your skill base in filming, mixing and editing
  • Rotations at the partner organisations working on live capture projects
  • Masterclasses with industry experts
  • Each participant will be matched with an industry expert who will act as a mentor through the course of the programme
  • Employability skills and support in developing effective CV‘s and showreels
  • At the end of the project, each participant will have a panel interview with a range of professionals from the partner organisations and any other local organisations looking to hire.

So, if you have a passion for live performance, this is your chance to learn new skills and gain real life experience, working with a variety of arts organisations in our region.

Phoenix Dance Theatre - Windrush Movement of a Generation

Who Are We Looking For?

We want people who are passionate and interested in working on live performances.

We are looking for performing arts professionals who are interested in developing this area of work. You do not need experience in multi-camera filming but will have a developed understanding of live performances and an interest in interpreting this to a digital audience.

We are looking for team players, who are organised, resourceful and flexible. You need to thrive in fast paced environments, be able to work under pressure, have excellent communication skills and be passionate about theatre and live performance.

Jo Anne Haynes in A Little Space, The Film - Mind the Gap Theatre

Eligibility

You must be 19+ and have a West Midlands Combined Authority area postcode. The West Midlands Combined Authority comprises: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

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How To Apply

Applications are now closed.

Precious Adams in Akram Khan's Giselle (c) Laurent Liotardo

About The Space

The Space is a commissioning and development agency, founded by the BBC and Arts Council England.

The organisation is committed to supporting and facilitating the arts sector to realise its digital ambitions. It does this through the commissioning of arts projects, supporting cultural sector organisations to develop their digital plans and activities and offering training workshops, advice and resources. The organisation has supported the delivery of over 350 digital projects to date, achieving extensive online and broadcast audiences.

the Space

The College has received significant investment from GBSLEP to help its creative courses support students into employment. This investment has helped repurpose art studios into a contemporary arts delivery spaces and provided a new edit suite, large supply of cutting-edge camera equipment and updated IT equipment. In addition, this GBSLEP funding has repurposed an area into a hatchery and meeting space for graduates and local businesses. This funding will enable the College to support and deliver innovative programmes of which this bootcamp is the first.

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership