Red Carpet Rookies
Red Carpet Rookies
Apr 22, 2022
#26 - Dr Jon Wardle: Managing One of The World’s Top Film Schools, Working on Father Ted, Career Strategy, and Carving Your Own Niche
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Today’s guest is an exciting first for the show, a preeminent name in the world of film and television education.

With a frankly incredible amount of qualifications and facets to his CV including a Doctorate from the University of Bristol, our guest now sits as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the National Association of Television Production Executives, as a member of Bafta AND an advisor on education to the Royal Television Society.

But believe it or not, that’s not even his day job. That is of course as the current director of the world-renowned National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield England, alumni of which include none other than Sir Roger Deakins, Nick Park and Harry Potter Director, David Yates as well as hundreds more.

Today we discuss:

(01:56) Jon's early days 
(04:19) Working on Father Ted
(06:13) His film school experience at Bournemouth
(09:42) Working as crew
(13:15) Moving to education
(17:05) The film school application process
(20.17) Should you go to film school? Both sides of the argument
(26:00) Jon's Best Advice and RCR Quickfire

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