How a Major Independent UK Post House Prepares Students for Success

By in Education, Video Editing

ENVY Post is one of the leading and largest independent post production houses in the UK, with five facilities located throughout Noho. Its project portfolio spans across documentaries, drama, factual comedy and light entertainment as well as commercials and branding, with the talented team responsible for recent projects including Gogglebox , Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, and trailers for TFI Friday, Sky Arts Idents, The RSPB Frogface campaign and One Direction’s advert ‘Between us’. With a multitude of awards including Creative Circle, RTS, BAFTA, Music and Sound, Griersons, Promax and D&AD, ENVY was also voted No 1 in Televisual’s Producers poll and has won the coveted Best Post House at the Broadcast Awards five times.

 

ENVY has always prided itself on recruiting and nurturing the most creative talent, promoting from within its ranks by developing, mentoring and training. In 2007 as part of its commitment to the next generation of creatives, the ENVY Academy was born, forging links with Universities across the UK to offer education and support to those wanting to make it into post production.

“The reality is that many students entering the industry are not fully prepared for the ‘nuts and bolts’ of post production work.

It’s not just about technical or creative talent; staff need to learn the finer points of interpersonal relationship on the job and working with clients and/or supervisors.”

—Natascha Cadle, ENVY’s Facility Director

The ENVY Academy forms a framework to bridge the gap between education and industry, by offering participants the tools to ready them for the professional challenges that lie ahead.

Cadle and Head of Client Services Tom Morgan tour the UK to meet media students and offer an invaluable insight into the workings of a top London post production facility. Students are encouraged to complete work experience placements at ENVY as well as attending many of the free, in-depth Master classes run by ENVY’s top operators and producers.

 

Last year ENVY employed several of the students that completed a placement. “Many students impressed the ENVY team with their creativity, passion and technical skills,” says Cadle.

The Academy also works closely with industry bodies and youth organisations including the BBC Blast Skills Council, the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, 4 Corners Films and Skillset as well as the Princes Trust.

Take a look at the video to learn more about this state of the art facility:

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