May? Seemed more like October! Still the rain clouds seem to have passed and we are looking forward to the summer, as our current Five Month students are put through their paces on our ‘Mini Boot Camp’. Today we’re championing ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’…what’s not to love! (Check our Instagram and Twitter feeds to see the results #cbmacademy)
Our new graduates are doing us proud out there.
Juliana reporting in:
“I am working, still as a trainee, on a period drama For BBC called ‘Dickensian’, a Victorian period Until October and I am very happy.”
Before that I was called for dailies in the crowd room Of Christine’s ‘King Arthur; Knights of the Roundtable’, my first time in one of her jobs, so I was quite happy for that too!
Sophie Daly hot from ‘The Huntsman’
“I’ve been on ‘The Huntsman’ film, the sequel to ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ as the main crowd trainee for 4 months now. Being the main crowd trainee is super exciting, you’ve got to be fast, on the ball and make sure everything runs smoothly. I assist the crowd supervisor, Joe Hopker, who has worked on leading films such as ‘Warhorse’, the first ‘Snow White and the Huntsman and many more; she’s amazing! I’ve been lucky enough to not only work in the crowd room, but also have a few weeks working on the main bus with the hair and makeup designer Luca Vannella and the rest of his team, including another tutor at CBMA, Lizzie Lawson. It’s been great to experience both the crowd and main bus; I’ve been assisting the MUA’s with leading actors such as Chris Hemsworth and Rob Brydon, also doing hair and makeup on the background artists in the crowd room. I was lucky enough to get offered the trainee position from Luca after he taught us at CBMA, if I gave any advice to students now, it would be to have the right attitude not only when you start working but also when you’re learning as it gets noticed by the tutors and it can help in the long run for future employment. I have two months left on ‘The Huntsman’ and don’t want it to end!”
Don’t forget there’s also our Open Day to look forward to this month on Saturday 20th June, and the Weekend Taster Course on June 27th and 28th.