Location researcher at Ricochet
Lucy, who originally hails for Haywards Heath, graduated from Screen and Film School Brighton in 2015. Afterwards, she worked as a location runner on shows like Britain’s Got Talent, The Great British Bake Off: The Professionals and X Factor.
She quickly decided she wanted work in the camera department, and ended up securing a job with video production agency The Progress Film Company. Here, she worked for nearly two years as a self-shooting Director and Editor on video marketing content, as well as documentary, music videos and TVC.
She gained confidence with kit, directing, client management, and storytelling, and worked with clients such as DHL, Trustpilot, Bloomsbury Publishing and Royal British Legion.
She was able to travel around the UK and abroad, and even met one of her hero’s; Louis Theroux, when she helped filmed promos for his autobiography release.
Throughout 2020 Lucy explored life as a freelance creative, working with hugely successful Brighton based YouTubers and production companies specialising in social media content.
What were the most valuable skills you gained at Screen and Film School?
“Probably the foundations of cinematography like lighting and framing.”
What advice would you offer current students at Screen and Film School?
“Have confidence in yourself and what you’re doing. There is no set path into “the industry” and “the industry” isn’t just HETV and big budget films. There’s a huge demand for creative filmmaking in marketing and commercial sectors – even more so if you’re able to achieve great story telling with social media in mind.”
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