Career Task 5

5 year plan

5 year plan

Year 1:

I will start my 2 year HND in September 2012, having completed and passed my level 2 BTEC diploma in creative media production. This will involve completing up to 9 units throughout the academic year of September 2012 to May 2013. This will involve working productively and consistently with the help of my peers and tutors. By the summer of 2013 I should have completed my first years work and be investigating the other units in the second year, doing any preparation I can.

Year 2:

I will hopefully have passed my first year and progressed onto the second year of my HND. With hard work and determination I should be working towards completion throughout the academic year of September 2013 to May 2014. By this time, I should have developed my practical skills to a point where I can investigate individual projects, like entering competitions such as MoFilm, Genero TV, etc to start building a portfolio of work. By the end of the academic year leading into the summer I will prepare myself for the BSC and work on individual projects to build my portfolio and improve my skills as a filmmaker.

Year 3:

On completion of the HND I will hopefully return to Brooksby melton College in September/October to start my BSC in moving image. Hopefully as part of individual projects I will undertake or as part of my university work, I will have work that is of a professional standard that I can have as part of a showreel. Whilst on the course, I will look for work experience to undertake during the summer so I have some hands-on experience in a real industry workplace. For example, I have a friend who has a contact to a person that works with ITV to recruit and employ runners for shows like Xfactor and Britain’s got Talent. Although it could involve long hours and little pay it will benefit me to be in a working environment. In addition to this I wish to take a MA course on completion of the BSC.

Year 4:

On completion of the BSC I should hopefully have been accepted onto a MA course, such as this one


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During which I should’ve built a steady portfolio and maybe some contacts and ties that I could pursue further on completion of the MA.

Year 5:

I will hopefully have completed my course and will have an MA in film and television production. From this point onwards I will look for jobs in the media sector through a series of jobs sites (As stated in the research section of this task) Being now fully qualified with a portfolio of work I should hopefully be employed to a television studio or at least have a working contract with a production company.


Victoria Grant


72, Edendale Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, le13 oqg.


Home Telephone: 0783773****

Personal Profile

I am a hard-working, dedicated female. I am punctual and have pride in any task that is asked of me (even if it involves multi-tasking!) I feel I am confident, in and out-of the workplace, especially with customer/social interaction. In addition to this I am a fast learner

therefore I can easily adapt to a variety of tasks, duties or jobs.


Key Skills/Achievements

. I directed my first professional short film and received really good feedback from my actors.

. At high school I received what is called ‘The Tinsley award’ for all round excellence across all academia

. In a stand alone project as part of my level 2 diploma I received 100% and achieved an A* as a result.

. I achieved 98% on my level 2 BTEC diploma in media



I attended King Edward VII in Melton Mowbray from 04/09/08- 10/05/10 and I achieved:


GCSE- Maths- B

GCSE- Statistics-B

GCSE- Science- B

GCSE- Additional Science- B

GCSE (short course)- Citizenship- A

GCSE (short course)- Religious Studies- A*

GCSE(short course)- Religious Studies-A


GCSE- English Literature-B

L2PJ/B-Higher Project In Creative&Media-A*

L2PJ/B (Diploma)- Creative&Media- B

Functional Skills- IT- Level 2

Functional Skills- English- Level 2

Functional Skills- Maths- Level 2


I attended Brooksby Melton College from 15/09/10 – 30/05/12 and I achieved


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production – D*D*D*



Other Qualifications:

Bronze Arts Award

EDI level 1 in Retail

Film Studies AS level B.


Courses attended

I am currently doing a course at Brooksby Melton College entitled HND in Creative Media Production (Television & Film)


Employment History


Job Title Company From Date To Date


Waitress/ Counter assistant at Caf Caf

Start: Feb 4, 2010

End: Feb, 2011




Within this job I was given many responsibilities which were:


. Serving customers on the counter

. Cleaning customer and work area

. Cleaning tables/serving food

. Pot washing

. Buying Stock

. Making and serving beverages over the counter


Job Title    Company                   From Date           To Date

Waitress    The Eating House    Feb, 2011            Sep,2012



Within This job I was given many responsibilities which were:


I had to wait on customers and tables, take orders, serve food, prepare deserts, make beverages, serve on the till, write bills and clean, for example, resetting the tables, sweeping and mopping.

Job Title           Company

Waitress          Ragdale health Hydro Spa

Start Date:    May 2012

End Date: Present


Job Title         Company

Cleaner            Sammie Grant Cleaning

Start Date: January 2012

End Date: Present

Additional Information

Marital Status: In a relationship


Leisure Interests

I enjoy being in social situations with peers and friends. I enjoy listening to music, watching films and reading books. However my main passion is for filmmaking.


References available on request

Exemplar Work

Here are a few of the projects I have participated in over the course of my education.

Final SFX Make-up 

Here is a documentary style video that was asked to be made by level 3 make-up students at my college, Brooksbymelton. I was the camerawoman for a lot of shots, the interviewee with some of the questions asked to the students and I edited this final video to give to the class to submit as evidence.


‘The XX’


This was a  short science-fiction film, based on the expansion of an original idea Pete Bendoris and I had created. This was one of the biggest projects I have worked on over the course of my education. This project involved a lot of heavy work including us having to make the locations and sets! I was the director of this piece and it was the first time I’d been put in charge of professional actors that came in externally, instead of using the performing arts student. a big challenge but an enjoyable experience!



The Edge

This was a short piece filmed for the 2nd year performing arts students, to evidence a dance they had choreographed themselves. They wanted it as part of some sort of narrative and this was the end result. I helped with camerawork but the excellent edit was made by John Holmes.


Final Edit Hurtwood


This was a music video I made to enter a competition. I directed all of the scenes, did some camera work and edited it myself.


AOL Mapquest competition

This was a video made and edited by Richard Holmes, i star as an actor but I also helped with the lighting and some camerawork.

Research for work