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Acting can be challenging in terms of making it big and people often find themselves comparing their status to young actors who are the new faces of hollywood. However it is important to remember that not everybody made it at a young age, this list is testament to that as we showcase some of the famous faces you will be familiar with and the little known facts that these established and successful talents didn't actually make it in the industry until they were significantly older.
1. Stormtroopers never seem to be able to hit anything, except for doors.
Ever noticed this very famous movie mistake where the stormtrooper bangs his head?
2. The man in the back might need some help with his technique.
If I were Bond I'd be very suspicious of a man who doesn't know how to use a sweeping brush.
3. Not many people know but The Invisible Man makes a cameo in The Dark Knight Rises.
Take note of the fella in the background who seems to be fighting a losing battle with thin air.
4. How not to win a war.
The extras in this battle scene seem like they've not grasped the concept of fighting, more like shuffling and bumping.
5. At least there won't be much to clean up after this not-so-bloody battle.
The extras in Gladiator seem to have a similar ethic. Also notice the guy in the centre who seems far too happy that he's fighting in a war.
6. Maybe its a force kick.
This could have been easily avoided, never shoot a stunt like this from the side.
7. This guy saw the future and that future was a CGI wheel.
Never have the words "Look busy!" been so misunderstood.
8. This kid thinks he's the director "Move in closer"
Sometimes people get a little too big for their boots like this kid who obviously wants a different job.
9. Maybe give her soup next time.
This actress is part of the main cast and I think its fair to say "she'll be waiting a long time to put the food in her mouth cutting it like that."
10. Some guys are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I can't work out how this guy managed to get there without realising.
11. This guy clearly wanted a bigger role.
That man's overdramatic "Stop, Drop and Roll!" is definitely the standout focus of this shot.
12. Some extras are a little too happy to go the extra mile.
Never thought I'd see someone look so happy running into shark infested water.
"FremantleMedia Australia is the country’s market leader in the creation and production of entertainment brands."
FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) is the country’s market leader in the creation and production of entertainment brands. FMA produces some of the country’s most viewed, most talked about and highly respected programs such as The X Factor, Family Feud, Neighbours, Wentworth and Grand Designs Australia. FMA is also the market leader in the creation and production of digital media content.
FMA is currently seeking a Social & Digital Producer to join their Neighbours Production. This position will report to the Senior Social & Digital Producer - Neighbours and will be responsible for the creation and delivery of multi-platform digital and social media content for FMA’s premiere drama, Neighbours. This content will be published on official websites in Australia and the UK, and social media channels.
The main responsibilities for this position will include:
"Our mission: To enrich people's lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain."
Contract Type Fixed Term – Full Time
Closing Date 18 April, 2016
Job Category TV and Radio Production
Business Unit Academy
Location Birmingham, London, Salford, United Kingdom
Job IntroductionIf you want a career at the BBC, if you’re passionate about making exciting, new content for TV and Radio, or if you want your ideas to contribute to changing the BBC’s digital landscape, then there’s no better place to start turning that dream into a reality than through gaining a place on the BBC Production Apprentice Scheme.
Offering more opportunities than ever before, the 2016 Production Apprentice Scheme is looking for applications from talented, creative people with fresh, new perspectives and ideas to join our programme-making and multi-platform teams.
We want our new-joiners to help us ensure that the BBC continues to create outstanding diverse content for TV, Radio and through our Online content, so we would like to hear from you, no matter what your story or life experience. It's not about where you are from, it's about where you are going.
If you have a passion for producing brilliant content, and are serious about a career in the media, then this really is a great opportunity for you.
Role ResponsibilityProduction Apprenticeship (Level 3) The BBC Academy is working with a London college to develop best-in-class courses to give apprentices a world-class foundation in Production. This is a year-long programme where you will get to work on a range of content in the BBC, while studying towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship.
Providing an excellent practical understanding of Television, Radio and Online production processes, this apprenticeship will equip you with knowledge and experience that will place you well for applying for future production contracts.
The Ideal CandidateWhat do you need to be a great BBC Production Apprentice?
We will be looking for people who :
Closing Date 18 April, 2016
"ITV, where creativity, diversity and collaboration put us right at the heart of popular culture"
Trainee Sound Supervisor – ITV Studios - 12 Mth FTC
ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous ITV face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen.
We are looking for a Trainee Sound Supervisor to join our fast paced environment here at ITV Studios, to work as a fully operational Sound Operator, including Gram Operation and Floor Sound and train to work up to the role of Sound Supervisor.
Our Trainee Sound Supervisor will work closely with the Senior Sound Supervisor to deliver sound excellence in the studio environment, be reactive, adaptable and organised, with a hands on approach, they will be strong team players and always prepared to go the extra mile. Previous background in broadcast media and experience of working in studio production would be advantageous but not essential. A keen interest in Sound is key.
This role will involve relationship building with relevant departments to ensure the smooth running of all productions. In addition to this you will be responsible for assisting with rigging and de-rigging of sound equipment mainly in studio, and occasionally on continuing drama and on location. You will report technical problems and ensure the appropriate use, storage and transportation of equipment.
The successful candidate will have experience of studio floor work, grams operating and guarantee engineering. You will be conversant with Calrec sound desks, Riedel communication systems, Sennheiser radio microphones, Phonak IFBs and SpotOn playback software. Competency and speed with either Reaper, Cubase or Audition editing software will also be required. You must possess excellent people skills and be capable of swift and creative problem solving.
Knowledge and understanding of health and safety legislation, company working agreement and working time regulations is advantageous.
Closing date for applications: 7TH APRIL 2016
"Our mission: To enrich people's lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain."
BBC Children’s is the BBC in miniature – a 24 hour a day multi-platform service for children that blends high-quality comedy, sport, drama, factual, entertainment, news, most of which is home grown.
As the UK’s only public service broadcaster for kids, our job is to help inform, educate, entertain and inspire the UK’s 0-12s. We’re passionate about encouraging the next generation to be the most imaginative, most resilient and most curious they can be. Tomorrow’s authors, dancers, coders, nurses, engineers, inventors and citizens are our audiences of today.
BBC Children’s requires an experienced script editor to perform all script editing duties on independent drama productions commissioned by CBBC and to help coordinate BBC pitching process for independent children’s dramas. Many of CBBC’s most successful dramas (eg MI High, Roy) are made by independent companies.
The Script Editor Independents works closely with the Senior Drama Producer Independents to ensure that the working relationship between CBBC and the drama producers is strong and productive and that the scripts for independent children’s drama productions are of the highest quality, conform to editorial briefs and are completed and delivered on schedule.
Our dramas are usually multi-platform deliveries, broadcasting on television as well as providing content for the CBBC website and we actively explore innovative narrative forms cross platform such as Dixi and Secret Life of Boys. The role involves working closely with producers and script editors on independent production teams, advising teams on network strategies and supervising story arcs, giving detailed notes on story-lines and scripts, and helping to co-ordinate the BBC pitch process for independent children’s drama.
The Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will have knowledge of editorial and other compliance policies and a passion for and experience of digital storytelling. They will have a thorough knowledge of script sources and the availability and potential of emerging writing talent and take a creative approach to cross platform delivery of narrative.
The ideal candidate will show an understanding of copyright law, Writers Guild agreements, contracts and the legal implications of the production process and appreciate the financial consequences of editorial decisions. You must have a minimum of 2 years Script Editor experience preferably across a broad portfolio of output & excellent interpersonal/communication skills
This role is offered as permanent, full-time position based in Salford
It is banded at Grade: 7P Continuing Staff Contract
Interview will take place W/C 11th or 18th April
About the Company
WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEENS WHO CAN SKATEBOARD FOR A POPULAR DRAMA FILMING IN SHEFFIELD.
FILMING FRIDAY 8TH IN SHEFFIELD!
IF YOU'RE AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL VICTORIA ON 01132443222 WITH THE REFERENCE 'SKATE'.
In this day and age Visual Effects are the make or break aspect of any film that strives to create realistic, awe-inspiring and breathtaking scenes. From creature design to new environments, exciting mechanics to astonishing "natural" landscapes, Visual Effects broadens the horizons of a filmmakers arsenal.
Sometimes the films are so realistic and believable that the audience don't even bother to question it but could you imagine some of your favourite movies without the assistance of Visual Effects? Here are some clips of some of your favourite movies before and after these talented VFX artists worked their moviemaking magic.
JURASSIC WORLD (2015) // IMAGE ENGINE
Jurassic Park (1993) redefined the visual effects industry and opened the door for many of the movies we adore today. Jurassic World (2015) followed suit and created some of the best Visual Effects of the year which most likely are the reason for its huge success at the Box Office.
THE WALK (2015) // ATOMIC FICTION
Part of the magic of VFX is the time bending skills the artists possess. The Walk (2015) takes us back to 1970s New York where the landscape had to be reconstructed, including the recreation of the Twin Towers.
CHAPPIE (2015) // IMAGE ENGINE
Motion Capture is by far one of the VFX industry's strongest weapons and Chappie (2015) uses it in abundance. Though struggling to receive the critics support, Chappie's amazing Visual Effects established the film as a visual treat worth indulging in.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014) // INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC
Despite Marvel's already huge fan base, the films under their belt wouldn't be nearly as successful without the time and effort of the VFX department. A superhero movie without the explosions, ambitious technology and superhuman skills would be a total disappointment. Thank god for the VFX wizards who worked on Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
THE GREAT GATSBY (2013) // ANIMAL LOGIC
It's a huge task to undertake, making an audience believe something is there that really isn't and believe it or not The Great Gatsby (2013) is heavily reliant on it. This film wouldn't be anywhere near recognisable without the fantastically convincing visuals and extravagant digital sets.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (2013) // BRAINSTORM DIGITAL
One of the favourite films of 2013, The Wolf of Wall Street was a huge critical and commercial success but to some it may be surprising that so much Visual Effects were present in many of the scenes that seemed so real proving that the VFX artists' attention to detail is like successfully finding a needle in a haystack.
PACIFC RIM (2013) // RODEO FX
Monsters and giant robots. Without Visual Effects this film would just look like a load of actors behaving like absolute loons. Mixed reviews critically, Pacific Rim (2013) didn't fail to rake in copious Visual Effects nominations during the awards season for its visual feast.
GRAVITY (2013) // RISING SUN PICTURES
Gravity (2013) was one of the most groundbreaking Visual Effects pieces in recent years and developed a series of new technologies and methods to achieve the photorealistic and breathtaking effects littered throughout the film. The VFX artists who worked on this masterpiece will go down in history.
LIFE OF PI (2012) // RHYTHM & HUES STUDIOS
Full of stunning visuals, Life of Pi (2012) was truly a spectacle to behold on the visual effects front. With hypnotising colours and unbelievably realistic creature animation, it is hard to believe that a film about a boy on a boat could be so visually captivating.
THE AVENGERS (2012) // INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC
The majority of this mesmerising film wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Visual Effects department and their unfathomable talent. These people are the gods of film, able to raise cities to the ground, transform men into monsters and create entirely new worlds. The Avengers (2012) makes use of all these talents to create a truly spectacular movie.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (2009 // RISING SUN PICTURES
An unfinished cut of this film was leaked and many people got to see the realities of the Marvel universe. We can confirm, however, that Hugh Jackman's superhuman physique is in fact real.
GODZILLA (2014) // THE MOVING PICTURE COMPANY
If you think this film would've worked better with men dressed in latex suits then you're sorely mistaken. Godzilla (2014) directed by former VFX wizard Gareth Edwards is heavily reliant on Visual Effects and Edwards understands the importance of this. Its easy to see why Edwards has been pencilled to direct the next Star Wars film.
MAZE RUNNER (2014) // METHOD STUDIOS
What if the sets you see in films aren't really sets? What if they're actually completely created in a computer? Would you still believe it? Of course you would, you do it every time you watch a film nowadays and The Maze Runner (2014) is testament to that. Full of awe-inspiring scenes and settings, this film creates a vision of a world far removed from ours yet we still feel part of it.
PROMETHEUS (2012) // THE MOVING PICTURE COMPANY
New worlds, frightening creatures, astonishing landscapes and sensational technology. Prometheus (2012) was a triumph at the box office for its astounding visuals. What better way to evade the troubles of reality than to escape to a beautifully enchanting new world where anything is possible.
WHITE HOUSE DOWN (2013) // THE CG BROS
An insight into the horrors of war, White House Down (2013) creates a believable fiction that seems all too real. With terrifying explosions and strikingly realistic landscapes created entirely from scratch, Visual Effects artists truly are the inventors of new worlds.
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