Trainee Camera Bursary, NHU Landmark
The BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) is acknowledged as the leading maker of television and radio programmes on wildlife and natural history anywhere in the world.
Renowned for our innovative production techniques, were offering a one year traineeship to an individual with substantial experience of natural history filming and field wildlife observation.
The makers of Blue Planet 2 are now embarking on a new ambitious landmark series for BBC 1. From the poles to the frozen mountain peaks, we aim to capture never seen before characters and revealing extraordinary new behaviours. In the sixth programme we will meet the heroic scientists who are trying to make sense of the fastest changing part of our planet.
We are looking to grow expertise in filming by drone, timelapse and long lens gimbal photography- an aptitude and passion for either these disciplines will be of value. Working as a Trainee, well give you a structured training plan that will include working alongside the wildlife camera operators and programme makers in the Natural History Unit. Youll be learning about the latest wildlife production and photographic processes as well as preparing work in the production offices and providing assistance/shooting in the field. Your training will include on the job as well as attendance at formal courses and youll be allocated a Mentor to help and support you through this training programme. In addition your role may include travel to locations in the UK as well as overseas.
All wildlife content is acquired from freelance operators; there are no BBC staff positions in this category. Consequently, on completion you will be released to compete on the freelance market for work, either from the NHU or elsewhere. The traineeship is aimed at those with sufficient relevant skills and experience to enable rapid progress to full professional competence. You will need to include a link to your showreel with as part of your application.
Please note if you do not include a link to your showreel we will not consider your application.