Media Futures: Behind the scenes: Star Wars, Morbius, Jurassic World Dominion, James Bond and me

This week's Media Futures by Alex McCormack reveals the unsung jobs of the film industry and what they offer.

By simply saying yes to the first opportunity offered to me, I was lucky enough to land a great job in the film industry that offered what I was looking for in a profession. I hope to impress that film is more accessible than you think.

With a wealth of great job opportunities, which could be a foot in the door or a career you hadn’t yet considered, I will focus on Video and DIT roles, sharing what they gave me and suggesting what it could offer you, including information about a year-long internship opportunity at CineArk, a leading rental house and solutions company working on the biggest production in the UK.

Alex McCormack graduated with a degree in Moving Image and Production in 2007, straight into the recession of 2008, where film jobs were hard to come by. Instead, he found work in the festival industry, as a Glamping Operations Manager, building and running glamping sites, including at Glastonbury, with upwards of 8,000 guests.

Through this work, nine years after graduating, he finally got an offer of work as a DIT Assistant. Not knowing what it was he took it regardless, working hard in many different job roles on projects like Morbius, Star Wars, Old Guard, James Bond,  Jurassic World Dominion, Kingsman, Doolittle,  Brave New World … before being part of a team that created a brand-new department in reaction to the changes that came from the pandemic.

You can see his full biog on the IMDB website.

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