Award-winning graduate snapped up by film company

"After picking up and developing new skills over the course of my studies, I'm looking forward to putting them to practical use in such a creatively liberating role.”

George Bartlett, BA (Hons) Experimental Film

An award-winning film graduate from Staffordshire University has landed a full time job at a growing video company.

George Bartlett, 22 from Tadcaster, studied BA (Hons) Experimental Film Production and graduated with a first class degree this summer. Now, North Yorkshire company Seven Video Productions have snapped up the graduate as their full-time editor.

George impressed the company's directors after spending two summers on work experience with the film company during his university studies.

He said: “After three years of studying the craft, it was a very rewarding feeling to be offered the job at Seven Video Productions. It just shows that hard work pays off!

“The team at Seven Video Productions are impressed by the skills I already possess so early in my career, which I think is a testament to how much the course prepared me for the role.”

Last year George also made his mark at the Buckinghamshire Fisheye Film Festival with his documentary about the Tadcaster bridge collapsing during the floods of 2015. The seven-minute film, The Broken Bridge, won Best UK Short Film and Best Documentary.

Paul Sherwood, Business Development Director, said: “For a student, George was really advanced, which is a testament to the work he was putting in. During his work experience, he moved quickly from carrying equipment to shooting and editing. Over the two years he probably helped to make more than 50 films for our clients and showed great talent.”

He added that rising demand for video among businesses had prompted Seven to create the post for a dedicated editor, bringing its team to six.

George will work mainly as an editor for the fast-growing company that recently travelled to New York to film a high profile conference.

George said: “After picking up and developing new skills over the course of my studies, I'm looking forward to putting them to practical use in such a creatively liberating role.”

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