dock10 was delighted to welcome the Reporter's Academy and The Prince's Trust back to their facilities as they gave local students aged 16-25 a valuable glimpse behind the scenes of television production. The two-week free course saw 15 participants from Greater Manchester explore the range of careers available in television, being given valuable insights into the inner workings of TV production.
Numerous industry experts shared their tips and personal experiences as they taught the students a broad range of practical skills across script writing, camera work, lighting, and video editing. Armed with their hands-on training, the students used their new skills to make and showcase their own mini-TV package at dock10.
Experts Becci Dyson and Chris Walker support the students as they filmed their title sequence. Nsofwa K. Nwannadi and Danielle Hayden gave an inspiring talk on interviewing and ideas generation. And there was more great advice from special guests Lauren Burnett and presenter Nina Blissett.
The Reporters' Academy is a not-for-profit media production company that delivers a unique programme for young people. It provides ‘industry standard’ media coverage of local, national and international events. Young people's lives are positively changed as a result of their providing unparalleled access to ‘real life’ opportunities, which money can't buy. These opportunities are showcased by its partners at the highest level.
The Reporters' Academy said: "Wow what a day! Thank you to dock10 for hosting us in the TV studios at Media City. We recorded our TV show alongside professionals who mentored our Princes Trust participants brilliantly! Thanks, we all loved it!"
Congratulations to the young people finishing the @antanddec Making it in Media Programme with The Prince's Trust in Manchester today! 🥳— The Prince’s Trust (@PrincesTrust) March 24, 2023
They’ll now be meeting employers in the media industry to interview for entry-level roles! 📺
Thanks to @TRAcademy and @dock10 😊 pic.twitter.com/3cpxD2YhVF
Wow what a day! Thank you to @dock10 for hosting us in the TV studios at @MediaCityUK! We recorded our TV show alongside professionals who mentored our @PrincesTrust participants brilliantly! Thanks @PrincesTrust & @antanddec. We all loved it! pic.twitter.com/4GlXNgBPir— The Reporters' Academy (@TRAcademy) March 22, 2023
First week. Done! 15 participants, 2 weeks, behind the scenes, barriers, hopefulness and awesome energy! Grateful to @antanddec @PrincesTrust @dock10 and friends of @TRAcademy (thanks to Lauren Burnett for today’s expert guest) pic.twitter.com/IbSPN5iBxv— The Reporters' Academy (@TRAcademy) March 17, 2023
DAY 1 of our @AntandDec Making It In The Media course with @PrincesTrust is ✅— The Reporters' Academy (@TRAcademy) March 13, 2023
Today we focused on interviewing & ideas generation, before inspiring talks from industry experts Nsofwa K. Nwannadi & Danielle Hayden.
And being at the heart of @MediaCityUK in @dock10is perfect. pic.twitter.com/zjE1O9Nqzi
Day 4 and today the edit started!— The Reporters' Academy (@TRAcademy) March 16, 2023
It’s really exciting to see all of the teams work take shape as their magazine show comes to life.
All of this before an inspiring chat with presenter Nina Blissett.#MediaProduction #presenter #princestrust #antanddec #mediacity #dock10 pic.twitter.com/ujFiEvL9GA
We’re loving delivering the @PrincesTrust @antanddec Making It In The Media course from @dock10 in @MediaCityUK— The Reporters' Academy (@TRAcademy) March 15, 2023
We’ll let the team tell you what they’ve been up to today….#MediaProduction #TV #Filmmaking #PrincesTrust #AntandDec #Mediacity #WhereYouthProduce pic.twitter.com/NuBtZa4ZAf
WHAT A GREAT DAY! The team smashed it today on day 2 of @antanddec Making It In The Media course with @PrincesTrust— The Reporters' Academy (@TRAcademy) March 14, 2023
Cracking experts Becci Dyson & Chris Walker we’re on hand to support the team as they filmed their title sequence for their magazine show. pic.twitter.com/hAq6IJx1uV