JUMPCUT: Summer Production Company: Final Phase Evaluation Report

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Abstract

This report forms the final phase findings of an evaluation commissioned by JUMPCUT, initiated and supported by Sigma Films and Film City Glasgow and a range of resident production companies. It has been conducted with support from the Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland. The study aimed to evaluate key processes within JUMPCUT’s pilot development of its Summer Production Company (SPC). JUMPCUT’s core objectives are articulated as follows: “JUMPCUT is an enterprise that provides opportunities in the screen industries for young people aged 16 – 25 living in Scotland. Its vision is to help establish and develop new generations of skilled professionals which will ensure Scotland’s continuing growth and evolution in the screen industries.
Summer Production Company
• You will learn the nuts and bolts of producing a short film whilst being mentored and guided by an experienced team of professionals • You will use the facilities at Film City Glasgow and be part of a professional environment • A mentor will be assigned to you who you can keep in touch with throughout and after the programme is finished • Jump Cut will represent you for a further 12 months and put you forward for appropriate projects and employment opportunities” (source: http://www.filmcityglasgow.com/jump-cut, accessed 29.8.13) Recruited participants to the SPC were engaged in the production of a short film, gaining hands-on experience designed to provide training in a specialised role (e.g. editing; directing; sound, art department) with a view to enhancing further employment opportunities within the film and creative industries and building skills in specialist production roles. Mentors with significant film industry experience were involved with each production department to support participant development.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of the West of Scotland
Commissioning bodyJUMPCUT
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2014

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Keywords

  • creative industries
  • film
  • training
  • careers
  • cultural policy

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