image for Location Manager Course

Location Manager Course

Published on Thursday, 20th December 2018, contributed by Sgil Cymru

Whether you work in the creative media and want to move into locations, or are working in event management or technical theatre, you may be interested in this course that Sgil Cymru is running in January 2019. This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions.

When is the course?
The course runs for 10 days, Monday to Friday, over 2 weeks, starting on Monday 28th of January and ending on Friday 8th of February 2019.

What is the course structure?

  • The course will be divided into three main elements of location management
  • Production Paperwork and Location Department Hierarchy
  • Practical hands-on exercises with On-Set visits (production dependant)

Who is the course tutor?
Lowri Thomas
Lowri trained as an Assistant Floor Manager and then as Production Manager at BBC Cymru Wales during the mid-80s and 90s before going on to become a freelance Location Manager, working on BBC and S4C drama and film productions. Lowri’s credits include Dr Who, Rocket’s Island, Hollyoaks and Pobol y Cwm as well as numerous commercials, low budget feature films and countless other live and recorded productions.

Lowri’s role as Project Manager for the BBC Roath Lock project involved liaising closely with productions such as Upstairs Downstairs, Dr Who and Casualty. Latterly, Lowri has worked on British and German feature films in Snowdonia and Liverpool as well as on smaller productions for American and Japanese companies.

Who are the guest speakers?
During the two weeks, the content will be delivered in collaboration with highly experienced guest speakers who will have been fully briefed on the project, and who will use their experiences of location management in feature films to guide the trainees through the learning process.

Guest speakers for the course will be confirmed and announced in the New Year. Click here to see the list of guest speakers from Sgil Cymru’s Location Manager course in 2017.

How do I apply?
Send a copy of your latest CV and a short mission statement (no more than 250 words) outlining why you want to take part in the course to Applications close at 1200 on Monday 21st of January 2019.

How much does it cost?
The cost for this course has been heavily subsidised by both ScreenSkills and Sgil Cymru meaning each participant only has to pay £250 rather than £350. There is one full bursary available which will cover the entire cost of the course for one candidate. If you are interested in applying for this bursary, please ensure you include this as part of your mission statement and your reasons why.