Friday, 26 February 2010

Media Industry Report (Photography)

The main major commercial companies in photography are:
  • Colour Therapy
  • Electric Lane
  • Simon Watkinson Photo Training
  • Photofusion
  • Symbiosis
  • Transmedia

There a number of jobs you can apply for in the photo industry they include Photographers which will then get you into other different fields such as image producers and even photo retail. There is also advertising and editorial photographer's and forensic photographers which are some of the major photography jobs.

To get into the photography industry there are college courses you can do which will help you achieve work experience for this field of work. Some of the skills needed are being patient even on stressful conditions as it takes alot of time to get the perfect pictures. Also having a good eyesight for the picture taking and also for having good visual awareness for what can be seen in a good shot. Another major skill is to be self confident and ambitious because you need to be able to talk to the public if theres events such as weddings or photoshoots.

There is photography work experience which can be found by either contacting skillset which is a website that shows different career potentials, and theres a number for the photo imaging sector manager, so they could be contacted and asked if theres any experience on offer. Theres also a number of photography companies that can be contacted and emailed if they are offering any work experience for young photographers.

Media Industry Report (TV)

The main major commercial companies in television are:

  • BBC
  • ITV
  • Channel 4
  • Five
  • Sky
  • S4C

The types of jobs that can be applied are camera assistant, camera operator, lighting camera which would lead into being in the camera department overview.

You would have to be very responsible, creative and commited to the job thats being produced and have to keep a calm manner in what is happening.

Majority of television companies have websites which offer tips on how to contact the various companies about work experience or any jobs which are vacant. Theres also contact numbers and emails which are posted up to so that if people havent got the internet they can contact either way. And companies always need camera workers for programmes.

Media Industry Report

Media industry report sheet

1. Make a list of as many Media industry areas that you can think of

Moving Image

  • Television
  • Film
  • Computer Games
  • Animation


  • Newspapers
  • Photography
  • Books
  • Flyers
  • Magazines
  • Posters


  • Music
  • Sound for interactive media
  • Radio
  • Talking Books
  • Guides

Interactive Media

  • Websites
  • Computer Games

Advertising & Marketing

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Film
  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Magazines

2. From the list above choose three possible Media industries that you may wish to pursue when leaving college

1. TV

2. Photograhy

3. Radio

Monday, 22 February 2010

Media Industry Sectors part 2

- Moving Image, e.g television and film
(BBC) (Bungee)

- Audio, e.g radio, talking books and guides, sound for interactive media.

- Print, e.g newspapers, magazines, posters flyers
(News inderpendent) (BBC)

- Interactive media, e.g websites, video games CD-ROMS
(BBC iPlayer) (The Sun)

- Advertising and marketing, e.g in print, television, radio, film
(Sachi) (The Sun)

Media Industry Sectors

Producer - The producers create content for audiences to consume.
(Granada, Ardman animations)

Distributors - The distributors make this content available to audiences

Regulators - The regulators ensure that the producers and distributors follow the codes of conduct and laws that govern the media industry.
(Ofcom) (BBFC) (ITC)