Following a year of steady growth, Stockport based Bellyflop TV are expanding and looking for a creative digital media apprentice to join the team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person who is passionate about the film industry with excellent creative, IT skills who likes working with people. It also a strong possibility that the apprentice will be able to progress with Bellyflop TV.
Video is a growing media within the communications industry and Bellyflop will welcome candidates who are wiling to work hard, show maturity and are willing to listen before action.
As well as a weekly wage, Bellyflop TV’s apprentice will get to work with a highly commended professional for 18 months and, subject to availability could be taken on before Christmas!
Apprenticeship level – Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Throughout the training period the creative digital media apprentice will:
- Understand the camera, sound and lighting equipment
- Provide location assistance
After a few months with Bellyflop TV the apprentice can progress and independently complete the following tasks:-
- Maintaining the camera kit
- Handling the data files
- Preparing Project Folders with the data files
- Knowledge of the latest camera equipment
- Understanding how Bellyflop TV make videos
- A good standard of English and Mathematics required for the role.
- A Film/Media qualification would be an advantage.
Jonathan Robinson, managing director at Bellyflop TV explains their approach: “Our approach to website video is it should be affordable and work for the customer, so we identify what the film needs to say, and make it engaging.
“As most films appear in social media feeds the visuals need to be as interesting as possible and tell the story. Many people don’t watch a film they just listen as they scroll down a social media feed, so the film needs to keep ‘talking’ to the viewer. Then duration is important- people are reluctant to click play on a video if the duration is too long so often we aim to make a film just under two minutes.
“We recognise how exciting but also scary a day of filming can be for a customer, so we do all we can to put everyone at ease and enjoy the film shoot.
“The online video production industry is constantly evolving- so we do workshops with YouTube, Apple, and because I still do some broadcast TV work, we can make sure we are aware of all the potential in technology as well. You can check out some of our films on our YouTube channel.”
Anyone interested in applying for this position may do so by contacting Rebecca Rudden at Learning Unlimited