03 Jan 2018
My first 3 months at IJP by Tallulah
I thought I’d update you on what I’ve been doing since I joined IJP as the production trainee late September.
It feels strange to look back – as cliche as it sounds, I almost can’t recognise myself when I first started… I feel that in such a short space of time, I’ve learnt and grown a massive amount – in confidence, professionality and production skills.
In my first couple of weeks, I learnt about our clients and past/current work and began on some editing jobs for Janssen. I also created a new showreel for IJP.
Early-October, I spent my first day at Young Minds’ offices. I made a film for them to promote ‘Hello Yellow’ their World Mental Health Day campaign. This was really fun… we had balloons and lots of yellow!
Then late-October, I had my first meeting with a client, the Albert Kennedy Trust. This was really exciting – managing a project! I directed, shot and edited a film for their Youth Conference at Bloomberg. You can watch here:
I then went on my first ‘big’ shoot with IJP – a drama for Control Risks. This shoot was by London Bridge across a few locations. I was a production assistant so helped out with the autocue and clapperboard, however, I learnt a massive amount by watching how the director, camera and sound operators were working.
My second project I managed and directed by myself was at St Paul’s Cathedral, filming a couple of Christmas nativity performances. This gave me experience of independently managing crew and delivery to the client… not to mention, the opportunity to film inside St Paul’s was amazing!
Around this time, I also went on my first shoot for Janssen. I was second camera at their Patient Charity Summit and also edited the film. This was a great opportunity to learn hands-on with Martin, one of our directors. This was my final shoot of the year.
I’m excited to see what the next 3 months bring!