'TV: An Insider's Guide' by J.Dismore
A book about how to get the best TV jobs - and excel at them!
What other job pays you to fly to exciting places to meet fascinating people and film their amazing stories? Working in TV is the best career in the world - but it’s also fiercely competitive. To get the best jobs in TV, be it researcher on a peak time show or director on a prestigious documentary, you need to shine. This book shows you how to do that – with hundreds of tips from an experienced series producer and TV skills trainer.
It gives you tricks of the trade for every stage of a television career, from runner to producer, researcher to presenter. And with TV becoming an increasingly multi-skilled industry, it also explains how to become proficient in technical skills. This book shows you how to operate a camera, record sound and set up lights. Vital skills which could give you the edge when a promotion or job opportunity comes up.
The Insider’s Guide is also an essential read for anyone who hopes to work in television and is looking for their big break. There’s helpful advice on who to contact about work experience, what to put in your CV and what to say in interviews. You find out how to avoid wasting time writing doomed applications and attending unsuccessful interviews - and how to increase your chances of getting your first TV job.
It’s a must read handbook for the TV industry. The inside track on what you need to know. From thinking up programme ideas to research skills, self shooting to presenting - and everything in between.
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Lorraine Kelly – TV Presenter
Julian has buckets of common sense and is full of practical advice. When you combine that with his creative flair you have an incredible combination. Listen to this man!
Mark O’Shea – Wildlife TV Presenter
This book is full of amusing anecdotes and illuminating insights about how to make it in TV. There’s never a dull moment when Julian is around and he’s just as funny in print as he is person.
Mick McAvoy – TV Executive
I will always be in his debt for what he taught me - it has become the bedrock my career has been built on. This book can do the same for you.