|Sound designer at Bucks|
When you leave Bucks, its worth keeping in touch. After you all, you may have gone out into the world, but the course team are still here. We are easy to contact - just an email or phone call. We are a resource that remembers who you are and what you do, and we are almost always very happy to help with an encouraging word, critical eye, or supportive recommendation when you need it.
|Industry Panel at Bucks|
Here at Bucks, opportunities abound to make contacts. During induction week we host a regular industry panel. This year our guests were Barry Gross, Matt Harris, Tammy Riley-Smith, Simon Fox, John Osborne and Lorna Dean Gibbs. Straight away that's an opportunity to get to know people who are working in the film and television industry. The chance to pick the brains of professionals right from the first week is one you should really take advantage of - as you never know when an opportunity may come up.
Once you've made a contact, the key is to make yourself as easy a person to work with as possible. Knowing the equipment, being early (or at the least, on time), having ideas and just being generally pleasant and helpful are always qualities people value. So, be that person, demonstrate how you are the person they'll want around on a production.
As the Panel Chair Stephen Partridge put it: "Your networking should start now."
|Library at Bucks: Books, trade journals and free WiFi|