Abstract The portfolio assignment report unveils me along several career dimensions by analyzing and improving my personality skills according to diplomatic knowledge of my aim and goals. The achieving a task to be a floor manager in the well established broadcasting organization as passionate for years is not simple job but still can be set focused towards goal. The analysis and interpretation of the personality skill can be executed by identifying leadership roles, personality type and SWOT analysis. The discussions also include the expert analysis, understanding the factors to learn by conduction of some interviews with personals.The justification of own qualities and character will help improve the individual personal to the next level of lifecycle. TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE NUMBERS Career development proposal6 * SECTION 16 1. Background literature6 2. 1.
Career Portfolio: A Definition7 2. 2. Role of television Floor Manager7 2. 3. Required Skills8 2. 4. Floor Manager Duties9 2.
5. 1. Before a Show9 2.
5. 2. During a Show9 2. 5.
3. Outside Broadcast Duties11 2. 5. Floor Manager Job Description11 2. 6. Salary scale and work environment study12 2.
7. 4. Survey Analysis of Salary for Floor Managers13 2. . 5. Work conditions and environment study14 2. 7.
Relevent professional bodies and associating organization15 2. 8. 6. The Media and Entertainment Union16 2. 8. 7. British Interactive Media Association16 2.
8. 8. Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television17 2. 8. 9. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists18 2. 8. 10.
Union of B. C. Performers18 * SECTION 2 2. Practitioner’s career background and transcripts20 3. 8. Working practitioner 1(AIDAN BOUTLER)20 3.
9. 11. Career background history20 3. 9. 12. Interview transcript21 3. 9.Working practitioner 2 (KWAME LESTRADE)23 3.
10. 13. Career background history23 3. 10. 14.
Interview transcript24 3. 10. Interview transcript data analysis26 3. Research incorporating pathways, strategies and goals26 4. 11. My Vision and My Future Direction27 4. 12.
Academic background and future view28 4. 13. Education Plan28 4. 14.
Career background history29 4. Strategic discussions29 5. 15. How to find a Related Job in the Industry29 5. 16. Join with “TELEVISION EXPERIENCE”30 * SECTION 3 32 5. Self assessment32 6. 17.
Personality and managerial characters test results33 6. 8. 15. MBTI personality test results32 6. 18. 16. Leadership quality test results33 6.
18. Performance and feedback analysis34 6. MOCK interview35 7. 19. Interview attended- information35 7. 20. Feedbacks35 7. 21.
Strategic analysis and better understanding facts35 7. Conclusion37 8. Appendix38 1. Curriculum vitae38 2. References39 3. 1. Bibliography39 3. 2.
Websites40 Career development proposal The career portfolio research scheme is to mould on my own to be a floor manager of concern does need an essential practice to be carried out accordingly in personality activities based on requirements.The identifications of requirements that actually kept in front for the selection of floor manager are to be evaluated. This case of scenario actually needs some of the factors to be identified like leadership qualities, managerial skills, relevant personality skills. These learning outcomes will simply help understand the directions to be focused and how essential steps may be taken to overwhelm the personal blind spots and factors involved in the case of the execution.The second part of this self assessment task help improves the development of field knowledge and handling task capacities, by conducting interviews of two different work practitioners and analyzing scenario lies associating our researches and personal goals of development. The final part of this self assessment research leads research analysis and a performance on the work environment based on the personality characters and feedback study. The mock interview also been added to analyze the actual scenario to be a better participative manger cum leader with better qualities. SECTION 1 1.
Background literatureThe background literature will comprehend the reason being to be a floor manager in an organization, scope of the job role, duties, description and ideas about the salary standards. The literature Review is providing acumen understating about the selected areas, ideas of expertise in the industry and it provide exhaustive theoretical background. It is to backup the research by empirical findings of past research. The Following section will pertain the Literature Review on carrier development and the actual platform of the development is been requested to focus on development of the filed criteria’s. . 1.
Career Portfolio: A Definition Professionals such as photographers, artists, artisans and designers have been making use of portfolios to uphold work of them for a long period of time. From last 20 years the theory of portfolio has been incorporated in to the career development field. Portfolios can be employed by the individuals as a strategy to exhibit their progress, achievements, learning & products to outsiders. Portfolio is a system which facilitates the individuals to obtain overall knowledge on areas in the career development1 (Richard Florida, 2001).
Examples for career development aspects are setting up objectives, self-assessment and identification of skills, long-lasting progress in the profession, transition of education, continuity of work etc. Concept of career portfolio being a continuous progression system enables to have a sound documentation for the past & provide clear direction for the future. The main emphasis of career portfolio has been the encouragement of individuals to gain more knowledge & hands on experience in the work they perform in order to success in the more advanced era of the business world than past 20 years (Herr, E. L. & Cramer, S. H. 1996)..
2. 2. Role of Television Floor Manager Person who is the head of the production floor is known as “Television Floor Manager”& the most important area of production in the studio setting is the Floor (stage) where all the activities & actions are located. In the settings of outdoor broadcasting, Floor becomes an impermanent area of production on which the actions & talents are presented by the presenters.
MacKay, H and Ivey, D. (2004). Floor manager acts as a link to connect the director & people on the floor such as presenters, talent, other staff and the audience.An earpiece and microphone is used by the floor manager to get in touch with staff in the control room continuously.
The floor manager gives instructions, cues & information where necessary to the presenters. And resend the information to the director. Floor managers are also performing in outside broadcasts activities, as an example television program perform in sports events coverage.
Such as live football matches. The floor manager would be positioned on the touchline and provide information to the commentators and gallery. 2.
3.Required Skills Post of floor manager requires a high degree of skills, competence, self-confidence & maturity since it is a top level post in the job hierarchy. It is very much vital for a floor manager to have a comprehensive knowledge on the studio settings such as sound, camera, audio, recording, lighting, etc & positions of the staff on the setting. The floor manager should possess good interpersonal skills & s/he should be willing to deliver duties under the pressure & should have the ability to handle complex scenarios smoothly.In the production of television floor managers play a vital role since their working environment is the place where presenters & talents are located to perform their role. The floor manager is responsible for the smooth function of the TV show. Floor manager Career Portfolio.
It is important to have a peaceful space in planning the floor & changing the set according to the requirement. Time & continuity of activities are also imperative in floor planning. Generally the individuals who hold the position of floor manager has reached to that level by working in a different TV stations having had plenty of experience in the field.Basic or the professional qualifications are needed in order to climb up the ladder but practical experience is very important since it adds more value to the working life. 2. 4.
Floor Manager Duties In the production of television floor managers play a vital role since their working environment is the place where presenters & talents are located to perform their role. The floor manager is responsible for the smooth function of the TV show. Floor manager acts as a link to connect the director & people on the floor such as presenters, talent, other staff and the audience.An earpiece and microphone is used by the floor manager to get in touch with staff in the control room continuously. The floor manager gives instructions, cues & information where necessary to the presenters. And resend the information to the director. ( Moores S.
,1993) 2. 5. 1.
Before a Show Assisting to develop the production plan falls under the duty of floor manager. The floor manager should provide the consultation regarding the logistic activities & other aspect of operation of the business.S/he should make sure that other settings like furniture & fittings, props & staging are in order before beginning of the show in addition to checking of electrical equipment in the studio & on the stage. Briefing has to be done to the talent & presenters on the setting by the floor manager & s/he should keep proper interaction with the audience.
Floor manager should get the feedback from the audience by taking their cheerfulness, laughter & clap. In the process of rehearsal floor managers act as a link with the intension of coordinating rehearsals among directors, presenters & talents. Pope, M. 2009). 2. 5.
2. During a Show Communication of information between the control room of the TV station & floor staff & giving hints to the talents & presenters are the main duties of the floor managers. Other special thing is directors should be kept informed regarding the activities happening behind the camera. Further s/he should get the presenters, talents, viewers & props prepared for the next chapter of the play. No matter what the nature (calm or noisy) of the audience is the floor manager has to have the total control over the audience. . 5. 3.
Outside Broadcast Duties Manager in charge of the floor is responsible for the broadcasts outside the station. Sport event is the best example for that. Floor manager is supposed to give details of the sport event to its commentators where necessary. But for the other events like talent shows (outside events), floor manager provide his/her contribution in organizing the event & talents. In the Outside broadcasts also requires floor manager to ensure the readiness of presenters, equipments & the location.As in the inside broadcast floor manager should have a proper communication with control room, directors & staff in the station. 2. 5.
Floor Manager Job Description Floor manager is supposed to conduct a pre check of all equipments; safety tips, stage, and readiness of presenters before start up the show and to maintain sound communication with related parties. For the smooth function of the broadcast floor manager maintains a good coordination & communication between the director & the control room. Further s/he is accountable for giving cues to talents and visitors to make sure the show s running in line with the timing. Broadcasts vary as inside & outside based on the nature of the production. Typical work activities are: * pre check of working condition of equipments; * availability of seats in the audience; * planning of the floor; * supporting the presenters & talents on the show; * passing information & commands between the control room and the studio floor using a response back process; * making the producer & director aware of happenings behind the camera; * supporting in developing the production plan; supervision of activities of other divisions (sound testing, lighting, props); * conducting rehearsals; * do time counting & give cues to people in the setting; * arranging supporting staff for the effective utilization of time; * think forward to capture possible changes to be done to the set or after the show; * taking care of the people who are in the set & provide briefings about the activity; * administrating the audience in terms of safety tips, time constraints etc; * handling other mechanical issues; coordinating with staff of public affairs regarding the interviewing process; * giving live shows’ reports of progress & other data to presenters in the station; * complying with rules & regulations on health and safety ( maintaining fire exists & fire-extinguishers , keep the station in a safety area) 2. 6.
Salary scale and work environment studyThe discussions of the salary scale in the television industry may vary accordingly several factors like academic background, field knowledge, experience, innovative ideas to come up with the programs, organizational standards and their requirements based on the operations. However the salary scale should be more potential for the organization implies complete responsibilities of the employee’s involvement and well encouraged work outputs. The United Kingdom has several openings and opportunities for the telecasting operational staffs in the several broadcasting centers.
On the mark better knowledge employees with well efficient capabilities will be paid better accordingly their operational requirements. The salary scale analysis comprising of all these factors will do have certain conditions in the working environments. The pay can be any type like weekly monthly or hourly based on the salary policies and by government state acts of the United Kingdom. Normally these types of managers get paid from ? 180 and ? 400 for a day of eight hour. However in London, a high salary is paid to those managers. The salary basically starts from ? 4,000 and goes up to ? 20,000. The experience scale and execution capacity to run the shows or any kind of task related the field works will have effects on the salary scales of the individual employees.
A person at the senior level with an experience of 10-15 years would be paid more than ? 25,000. 2. 7. 4. Survey Analysis of Salary for Television Floor Managers This part of the section includes the result of the salary surveys done based on Television Average pay levels to the floor managers and related occupations on the broadcasting organizations.This goes from managing the directors to the level of runner’s right up.
The Tele – visual 16th salary survey indicates that the average payment for someone working in this industry would be ? 45,455. Table1: – salary survey results on the television industry of own choices. The above details are provided in the columns are some of the demanding salary scales on this concern departments. These details of package and offerings provided to the employees are most probably based on the demands and the requirements of the shows or programs.As far as concerned the television floor manager also have certain dimensions in the field works and the career can be initiated in any of these level of operations in the managerial activities of the organization of own choice. The following table describes some other job roles in the operations of own choice in television industry and their salary scales are been included for better understanding the actual scope of the television floor manager roles in the broadcasting industries.
Table 2: – salary scale details according to the line of operations. . 7. 5. Work conditions and environment study of floor manager The work conditions on the floor manager actually depends on the environment, requirements of the running program, time and telecasting, work margins to be covered up at the end of the day or program schedule. The floor manager role is typical unlike of any other job roles or other industries. The environmental changes like studios, other external set or arrangements to run the program progress, outside locations and many more places based on the program necessities.
The secondary fact relies on the floor manager work conditions are obviously time factor and program telecasting schedule. The actual role of managers is to monitor and get the task executed in the needful manner may be even around the clocks. There some other considering factors to be taken into account, as follows, * Typical working hours are weekends and evening times. Normally the working hours are long and not regular.
Working even 14 hour per day is also a common event in this sector.Since the hour of working is decided by the booking times of the studio, a floor manager is required to work until he or she finishes the work. * In this industry and in this nature of working they have to work all the hours requested by the film making company. * Basically the complaints for the workers include the free overtime works and unfair long hours. * They normally work in the studios however in sports events, they may be working on that particular locations * Working as a freelance is a common matter.No matter whether it is a big company like BBC or small companies, the norm of Freelance work has been popular and common. * Only South East and London provide the employment in independent film making companies and facility house.
The capital city includes makers such as BBC and other independent television jobs which provides a large number of jobs. Still there are job opportunities in other large cities of UK * When working for strict studio booking and strict production schedules the work will always be very difficult and of high pressure.It is not a difficult test to identify why the pay level has been reduced in recent past. Simply this is a direct consequence of cutting the budgetary programs nearly by 10 % to 20 %. This was done to respond the world recession and for cost savings. Generally the Freelancers believe that they have to bear all these difficulties posed by the broadcaster budgetary cuttings, getting paid less and working long hours, while on the other hand the staffs do not experience any of these. A production accountant puts it like “ it is very difficult to bear the payment of same salary for two years. 2.
7.Relevent professional bodies and associating organization The organizations of several different concern specifically dealt with the line of my career are been listed and their established goal and actual work scenario is been discussed in this following section in brief mode. The following broadcasting organizations are actually the choice my own to pursue my future work career in more meaningful way.
The discussions actually covers the relevent professional bodies and their works actually been entitled. It may also help in lining up myself to the better way of dimension to get mould up in future based on the work criteria’s.The Media and Entertainment Union [BECTU]| British Interactive Media Association [BIMA]| Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television [PACT ]| Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists-[ACTRA]| Union of B. C. Performers [UBCP]| Table 3: – the list of relevent media broadcasting company of own choice 2.
8. 6. The Media and Entertainment Union [BECTU] The media & Entertainment Unit is the self governing union of trade especially for the people who work in the field of theatre, film, broadcasting, leisure, entertainment, interactive media etc.Union consists of three main type’s labor forces in United Kingdom such as staff workers, workers on contract basis & casual (freelance) workers. Nearly 25,000 (or more than 25,000) workers have got the membership due to variety of its services.
Some of the services offered by the BECTU are: 2. 8. 7. British Interactive Media Association [BIMA] BIMA involves in following three major activities with the assistance of representatives of regions throughout the country & the offices located mainly in Scotland, England & Wales. * Promote & assist digital industry in Britain Knowledge sharing & promote good practice * Encourage the next generation & Reward great work and 2. 8.
8. Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television [PACT ] Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) being one of the associations of trade in UK promotes & represents the business interests of television, film, digital, animation & children’s companies of media which are independent in nature. Wide variety of business activities ; services of PACT spread mainly to its members, organizations of government in different levels such as local, regional, national ; European.
Further it takes part in conducting discussions ; negotiations with key broadcasters in UK ; buyers in different contents regarding the minimum terms. PACT provides advice and help on a range of topics including: * Trade terms in broadcasting ; agreements of commissioning * Issues of human resource ; employment * Taxation ; National Insurance * Acquisition ; Clearances of underlying rights * Co-productions ; Pre-sales * Agreements of program sales 2. 8. 9.
Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists-[ACTRA] Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists is also a union with membership of 21,000 or more performers of profession who works in the media of English language recording in the country of Canada. The media includes Television, Digital Media, film ; Radio. Professional performers who are in the union are artists of recording, actors, announcers, comedians, narrators, dancers, voice performers, choreographers, hosts, singers, , models, , models, background performers etc.
. 8. 10. Union of B. C.
Performers [UBCP] Union of B. C. Performers is also a union of trade located in British Columbia province. In other words UBCP is the ACTRA B. C.
Branch. UBCP functions with the intension of guaranteeing a reasonable reward/ remuneration for professional performers ; securing their rights while granting a great respect for their artistic skills ; inbuilt ability. SECTION 2 * Expert practitioner’s interview and transcripts * Data and feedback analysis * Setting pathway and goals * Strategy towards goals 2.Practitioner’s career background and transcripts 2. 1. Working practitioner 1(AIDAN BOUTLER) 2. 1. 1.
Career background history Information about Interviewee Name: AIDAN BUTLER Role : Senior Floor Manager Section/Department: Production/Crew Name of the Company : Freelance The interviewing personality named Mr. AIDAN BUTLER entered into this television career in the later 1970’s and his first job in the summer season babbacombe at Torquay and sooner he switched to the Richmond theatre as a stagehand.In the consecutive three years of his career developed and got several career dimensions like in operational level, assistant lighting director and achieved award in design. As a self motivated teenager, wanted himself to set a firm pathway in this industry and coming over several opportunities and learning the experiences in well assessed ways he became an senior floor manager in the department of production/crew in the better ways. He is a first successful teenager to become trainee floor manager at very lesser age mark.He is also a successful director in the filming the movies and done a remarkable achievements in the other fields too.
He worked for many successful Hollywood production companies by making movies. The successful career can be a new set pathway and role model for many other youngsters aiming to become better personalities in the broadcasting industries. The conduction of interview with Mr. AIDAN BUTLER will be more helpful in improving my career portfolio and analyzing results will lead a better results.The study report and transcripts in the better way of understanding to lead a healthy analysis for understanding. 2. 1. 2.
Interview transcript Me: How did you enter in to this industry and your career progress? Interviewee: as an example as a runner or an assistant or in the production office, and progress to production coordinator then assistant production manager 3rd assistant director then 2nd and 1st assistant director, or to assistant TV floor manager then floor manager or location manager. ) I started as backstage staff at Richmond Theatre.When I was eighteen, on my days off, I would go to Thames TV to work as a freelance call boy (later to become named as floor assistants due to the introduction of female staff! ). Me: How long you been working in this industry? Interviewee: 33 years Me: What are your main role and responsibilities as a productions/floor manager? Interviewee: Prepare production schedules/script breakdowns/ verify Producers’ budgets and schedules, ensure that all of the production details adhere to the shooting schedule and stay within the budget Me: Before production begins, what are the works would be involved?Interviewee: meeting the producer and other senior production staff to examine scripts or program ideas drawing up a shooting schedule and estimating cost hiring crews and contractors, and negotiating rates of pay negotiating costs and approving the booking of resources, equipment and suppliers overseeing location bookings and arranging any necessary permissions and risk assessments. Read the script several times to ensure I have a good understanding of its requirements. Me: What are the academic/professional qualifications which you seen as essential to enter in to this industry? BTEC HNDs, degrees and postgraduate course) Interviewee: When I joined there were none. I believe now, one is required to have a bachelors degree.
Me: What are the main skills which required to become an effective production manager? Interviewee: excellent financial and business skills, good computer skills, excellent planning, negotiation and problem-solving skills, good written and spoken communication skills confidence, assertiveness and decisiveness, the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines, the ability to manage people and delegate tasks, willingness to work long or flexible hours hen needed,a knowledge of first aid and health and safety) Me: When comparing Qualifications and substantial experience in TV or film industry, what is the most important factor of it in this industry? Interviewee: Field knowledge with capacity of well execution Me: How many training sessions you are participating for a year? Interviewee: Two to three, updating software skills, new technology etc. Me: What are main challenges you have faced while working as production/floor manager?Interviewee: Working in international arenas with multi-lingual staff Me: As you think, what are basics that need to be learnt as an apprentice? Interviewee: People skills Diplomacy, Patience. Good organizational skills 2.
1. Working practitioner 2 (KWAME LESTRADE) Information about Interviewee Designation : Freelancer The Company Belongs: KWAME LESTRADE Role/Department: Production Manager/Film Maker/Photographer 3. 8.
11. Career background historyAccording to Mr. KWAME LESTRADE, (Floor Manager/ Film Maker/Photographer) he has entered in to the industry as a photographer, When analyzing his statement he still involves in his first profession, and he said that the experience he gathered as a photographer helped lot to become an effective and successful floor manager. He is been working for long time in the industry, around 10 years. So it would be a not an easy task to become effective floor manager in short period of time.To become effective and talented floor managers, I should have proper education background and need to gather more and more experience in the industry in all the areas as well. When analyzing the role and responsibilities, they both are dealing with almost same activities.
Mr. Kwame said that; “I employ a crew of additional camera operators and actors and free lancers hair & make up etc. I work as an editor as well.When you start off in a film production company you have to do everything, but now I can employ a crew to do the different roles so that I don’t wanna do” He is participating some training to horn the knowledge and skills which required performing the duties in effective manner. Even not regular trainings take place this industry, time to time he will participate to some training. HRM skill and finance management skills as well. Those skills are necessary to have for the smooth running of the production process.
3. 8. 12. Interview transcriptME: How did you enter in to this industry and your career progress? INTERVIEWEE: as an example as a runner or an assistant or secretary in the production office, and progress to production coordinator then assistant production manager 3rd assistant director then 2nd and 1st assistant director, or to assistant TV floor manager then floor manager or location manager.
I entered industry in 2007 in the video industry; after another six years in still photograph. So basically I started in 2001. I was already set up, am a still photographer basically just added video in what I was doing already.ME: How long you been working in this industry? INTERVIEWEE: Probably about 10 years, from 2001 so calculate from that I have been working in film production since 2006 my role was production manager.
ME: What are your main role and responsibilities as a production manager/floor manager? INTERVIEWEE: Prepare production schedules/script breakdowns/ verify Producers’ budgets and schedules ensure that all of the production details adhere to the shooting schedule and stay within the budget. I employ a crew of additional camera operators and actors and free lancers hair ; make up etc.I work as an editor as well. ME: Before production begins, what are the works would be involved? INTERVIEWEE: meeting the producer and other senior production staff to examine cripts or program ideas drawing up a shooting schedule and estimating cost hiring crews and contractors, and negotiating rates of pay negotiating costs and approving the booking of resources, equipment and suppliers overseeing location bookings and arranging any necessary permissions and risk assessments) ME: What are the academic/professional qualifications which you seen as essential to enter in to this industry? BTEC HNDs, degrees and postgraduate course) INTERVIEWEE: Well you don’t need any. Me: DO we need communication skills? No it depends on the person you are.
If you wanna go and get a job with the production company then you need to go and study media from a production, if you are the person whose gonna be working in the industry not the job working for yourself then it’s probably more important that you have got that type of attitude, than the qualification so I guess qualification really helps you to get in a job but experience and sort of a good attitude help you ahead as a free lancer and learn as you go.ME: What are the main skills which required becoming an effective production manager? INTERVIEWEE: excellent financial and business skills, good computer skills, excellent planning, negotiation and problem-solving skills, good written and spoken communication skills confidence, assertiveness and decisiveness, the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines, the ability to manage people and delegate tasks, willingness to work long or flexible hours when needed, a knowledge of first aid and health and safety.Increasingly delegation, all of the other things that can be involved the admin, the business developments, talking to the people, chasing invoices all of that you have to do but there are many soft moves when you give them to other people so you can get on with doing what you were supposed to be doing. So yeah delegate. ME: When comparing Qualifications and substantial experience in TV or film industry, what is the most important factor of it in this industry? Right the whole qualification versus experience argument how do you get experience without qualification, how do you get qualification without experience?INTERVIEWEE: He pauses [ahmmm] Again it depends on who you are because there were people without experience they make it and people with qualifications they don’t make it.
So it’s much more depends on your attitude than on what you have. So it’s about you. So its different for different people. ME: How many training sessions you are participating for a year? INTERVIEWEE: Not very long you know may be a couple of days, I was already been a photographer so long and I was able to do the same as the guided as longer. If I hadn’t had the experience as the photographer I would need it a lot longer.So in years doing up some learning I did a course, I did a short course on how to use a dark room little bit on Photoshop; really largely self taught.
ME: What are main challenges you have faced while working as production/floor manager? INTERVIEWEE: The main challenges are I think its prioritisation because you have to Pauses as a freelancer again I wasn’t working for a company I was the company. So the challenges I faced was winning the work and then delivering the work and when you deliver the work for your clients it’s easy to forget to keep trying to win your new work.So it makes things difficult.
3. 8. Interview transcript data analysis The discussions of the interview are been quite more formal and simple. The discussions about the actual introduction of the personalities haven’t been covered up before getting into the discussions. The interview is more like covers the details regarding his achievements and less covers the details about how to run the program in more successful ways. The discussions about the operations are been made rather the discussions are not been made about the considerations of the factors to run them in most successful ways.The both of them mentioned that the highly essential skills would be increasingly delegation and administration ability, dealing with people, HRM skill and finance management skills as well. Those skills are necessary to have for the smooth running of the production process.
They are participating some training to horn their knowledge and skills which required performing their duties in effective manner. Even not regular trainings take place this industry, time to time they will participate to some training. The way of execution and how to keep the work on course is actually lacks in interviews.The certain discussion about the discriminations lies in the work environment hasn’t been discussed. The opinions on the education qualifications are been made well and justified but still the future recommendations to build better career in the television fields are not been discussed. Further qualification and experience would be critical prerequisite that everyone should have to get a job and develop the career as well. According to Kwame, he said that qualification is important in this industry same like in other industry to get a job, however to go ahead in this industry we should have creative ability with high commitments to the work. .
Research incorporating pathways, strategies and goals According to above analysis and other data collections about salary, organization and scope of the organization we need to come up with certain self – vision statement o the career to develop on my own in the actual dimensions according to the requirements for the development. The following is the strategic flow chart to covering up the ovrall view of the discussion to be made and the self assessment results are been shown to prove how far I am lacking in the personality characters and discussions about how to develop them. 3. 1.My Vision and My Future Direction “To Be World’s Greatest Floor Manager” Towards my vision, I have to achieve some objectives in my career life, where this research explains the way at which my objectives achieve in the future. Where what are the strategies that I wish to use and what are the main barriers that I need to overcome, what are the key skills need to be improved and practitioners experience also discussed in this report. 4. 9.
Academic background and future view A well-rounded student, my interests span across curriculum and culture. I’ve thirsted for knowledge since childhood.Currently I am undergraduate student in Middlesex University pursuing Television production. I have received many scholarships since I began my college in 1996, I received the The Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarships 1997/1998 providing me with $5000 per year for five years.
I also received other scholarship in my college in 2007. I received the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund 2007/2008 providing me $ 3000per year for four years. All of these scholarships were given based on my excellent academic record. These accomplishments lead me to believe that in the future I will continue to perform at a high level in the academics.
4. 10. Education Plan . 11. Career background history My personal achievements exceed beyond academic and professional studies, however. I worked roughly 3[++++++] years, spread liberally over three jobs. The first carrier is as worked in a music video for Subajah Family as a floor manager.
I have learned to work with others through this experience and it has shaped me into a responsible adult. My second job is working as a location manager in a short called Vision Lucida. I was responsible not only for floor manager works but also supervises the day-to-day operations.
My third job is worked as a runner for another live music video for Subajah Family.My work in the office is extremely gratifying both on the personal and professional level. 4.
Strategic discussions 3. 3. How to find a Related Job in the Industry * Focus on television jobs available in cable TV stations ; Local news in the preferred area. Internet is the key driver which facilitates to start open positions.
* Visit web sites of local TV stations to get information on career opportunities. To obtain more information about contact details of television stations which do not possess own website, usage of yellow pages via internet ; classified advertisements published in local news papers can be recommended. Search for a basic level job posting like production assistant in the production field of television is the ideal way to start the career. Though the Entry Level job positions being not well paid it creates a good learning environment (studio skills) to reach a superior position in the TV floor management.
* Focus on low level job posting in the television production which includes basic activities such as preparation of studio set for a shoot, setting up cameras in order, testing of microphone, supporting talents ; guests for the acquisition of exposure ; practical experience in the field. Develop the ability of being voluntary to do more activities relating to the job to obtain more hands on experience ; to enhance the quality work done. Other activities in the TV station include audio, operation of videotape, audio etc. * Build up more relationships with people in the TV production field. 3. 4. Join with “TELEVISION EXPERIENCE” With the intension of offering more realistic knowledge, students of Media are given an opportunity to spend individual days in a specialized broadcast TV station.
This programme has been well developed covering all aspects of requirements of the students of university ; college.The target group is the students who are studying subjects which are relating to media as production, technical, design ; creative. The activity is really enjoyable ; important to make aware of the activities taken place in a specialized TV station. The program offers the students to deal with professional people, equipment within a given time constraint. Further this training can be included in my curriculum vitae as practical training for future employment applications. Copy of the work done is submitted in DVD form ; references can be furnished where necessary.The assignment has been conducted mainly for individuals, small group, locations in Central London and major cities throughout UK. SECTION 3 * SELF ASSESMENT * PERFORMANCE AND FEEDBACK ANALYSIS * MOCK INTERVIEW 3.
Self assessment The self assessment section comprises of certain array of discussions about the test results revealed in order to identify the managerial, leadership and personality characters of my own. The following test results based analysis will actually deal with the actual scenario of my skills and strategies to take them towards the goals.The following are the test result reveals my actual character and skills, 4. 5.
Personality and managerial characters test results 4. 6. 1. MBTI personality test results These following test results of the Myers Briggs type indicator that reveals the actual personality that how I am actually cooperate in the working environment and what are all my major personality characters reflects on the work execution. This part of the test is been carried out to identify the personality characters of mine in the work environment and the characteristic behavior.The test results reveals that my type of personality character will be ENTJ (EXTRAVERTED, INTUITION, THINKING, JUDGING) EXTRAVETED| INTUITION| THINKING| JUDGING| 17| 18| 15| 33| The test results are extracted from the online test taken in www. similarminds. com by answering several set of questions based on my opinions of several work environment criteria’s.
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Leadership quality test results The leadership quality is mandatory one factor that has o be understood before making any kind o self assessment to mould myself as a better floor manager in the television industry.The leadership quality test result reveals that my type of the leadership quality is participative or ambassador type of leader who always being a person focus on getting the job done The above test result reveals the leadership quality of mine by answering several set of questionnaire in www. leadership-expert. co. uk/ . Based on work environment criteria’s 4.
6. performance analysis According to the above test results, it says that the ENTJ’S are self motivated, stubborn in getting the job done, works in the sketch, preferred methods rather choosing innovative ones and autocratic in the work execution based on the standards.The ENTJ’s always expect to get the job done in the right time. They work only with Proper Experience Background, High Personality and Fluent in multi-languages, Excellent Communication Skills, Superb Creativity Skills. The leadership quality of mine tells that the type will be ambassador or participative one which states that I can held up to the end the deal and more participative the consulting the seniors managers and considerations of the co- workers also be taken in count in the job or task accomplishment. It reveals that I can’t be more spontaneous in the work process rather still I can be a justified person in the execution.The innovative ideas is a biggest criteria revealed in both cases that degree of innovative thinking and accepting the new concepts for implementation always felt by mine that its quite risky one for the economic investments. 4.
7. SWOT ANALYSIS The SWOT analysis reveals the strength, weakness opportunities and threats of my own characteristic factors that has to be individually focused on the considerations for improving them. The key factors are been discussed into the consideration of improvement. 6. MOCK INTERVIEW The Mock interview study helps developing the skills and way of presenting my knowledge in the interview in better ways.
The MOCK interview study leads to learn better in explaining the skills based on the requirements and it’s also needed to be understood in the career portfolio development and how to execute them in rightful manner. 6. 1. Interview attended – information Job Title: Production Runner Production: Strictly Come Street Dancing www.
bbc. co. uk/strictlycomedancing Employer: BBC 6. 2. Feedbacks * The presentation of curriculum vitae is not efficient enough based on job descriptions * Controversies like confident speech and informal cover letter proving to believe that the work output this employee will not be same as committed to process. Lack of initial knowledge about the company progress. * Irrelevancy of previous work details for the current requirement, actually if we don’t have experience we don’t need to mention other status of works. * Presentation of answers in over confident way meanwhile lacking in several other basic facts.
* To understand the actual method of presenting your skills. 6. 3. Strategic analysis and better understanding facts The analysis of all above facts will lead to learn several criteria are actually requested in the execution of the presenting skills and knowledge in the interviews with the higher personalities.The curriculum vitae are the effective tool in expressing all of my skills and knowledge and actual aim of applying this job. The curriculum vitae is virtual tool explain the skills of candidates.
The actual body of the CV should need to explain only the necessary facts like academic background, work experience to be entered only if the details match the actual needs of the job role. The controversies like the speaking more confident and the actual presented way of the CV should be same to prove how efficient you are in the job role when you are selected.The target group is the students who are studying subjects which are relating to media as production, technical, design ; creative. The activity is really enjoyable ; important to make aware of the activities taken place in a specialized TV station. Hence the basic organizational knowledge is also to be learned before attending the interviews. Presentation of answers in over confident way meanwhile lacking in several other basic facts will never give the right opinions for the interviewer so presentation should be done in most polished manner like explaining the both extremes of debates will be lot better in the matters. .
Conclusion The career research portfolio development and study is quite powerful tool of study about the actual case of scenario in my career development and how we can execute the future career development task in more efficient manner. This study analysis helps modifying the firm of the qualities in better structural and more competitive according to the growing outside world demands. The each and every stage of analysis has its own set of change recommendations to lead the television floor manager role in the broadcasting industry in successful manner.The comparative study of several experts will set new line of path and provides better confidence in the execution of tasks. The line of track progress is also another identical advantage in this career portfolio study. Appendix 1 1. Curriculum vitae 14 Uplands Way Winchmore Hill, N21 1DG Mobile: 07792554483, [email protected]
mdx. ac. uk PROFILE| * Enthusiastic person with experience of working behind the camera. * Team player with good written and interpersonal skills * Creative problem solver with ability work under-pressure in a fast paced environment KEY SKILLS| Operating Sony PD 170 camera, boom stick, audio mixer * Competence in all aspects of Microsoft Word, Excel and Photoshop * The ability to work effectively with or without direct supervision * The ability to complete basic documentation accurately and legibly * Flexible, adaptable and conscientious * Positive attitude towards working EXPERIENCE| * Worked as a supervisor in M;S. * Worked in a clothing shop as a customer support department. * Acted as a boom operator in a drama production, documentary.
* Acted as a location manager in a student production ; wrote the script. Acted as a production manager in a student production, recce, call sheet, shot list and log sheet. * Acted as a floor manager in a studio based show, cued in presenters and guests, managed the camera crew, liaised with the director and sound department and implemented a risk assessment QUALIFICATIONS| * Middlesex University 2009-2011 BA Honours Television Production * Madras Christian College BSC Visual Communication 2005-2008 REFERENCES | References are available upon request 2. References 3. 1.
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