Video company offers work experience to students

Video company offers work experience

A North Oxford production company is offering training to students from City of Oxford College.

Bounce Video, run by former BBC Producer/Director, Grace Gibbons is working in partnership with The City of Oxford College to offer film production experience to students aged 16-18 from the college’s Digital Media Pathways BTEC course.

17-year-old student Imogen Taberner is half way though her 30-hour placement with the company and has attended shoots at Exeter College and Oxford science innovation company, SpyBiotech.

Grace Gibbons from Bounce Video said: “Media and TV work experience opportunities are hard to find, and often it’s about having a personal contact. When I was 17, I was lucky enough to get work experience at Channel 4 through a friend, which helped me get onto a leading broadcasting degree programme.”

Iain Landles, Director of Career Pathways, Creative Arts at The City of Oxford College said: “Bounce Video is one of those rare companies that works at the cutting edge of the film industry, but also wants to train and help the next generation.”