Grimsby Institute’s Creative and Media Industry week!

The Grimsby Institute is helping to prepare its students for the world of work with their yearly Creative and Media Industry week!
Music video director Adam Powell was one of the first to give a talk to students.
He said: “If you are thinking of going into this industry I think you have to make sure you absolutely love it because it is hard work. That and just don’t stop to think about it, do it.”
“There are two main routes into the industry; the first is becoming a runner at a production company, the second is just to go out and shoot.”
Mr Powell has directed music videos for such famous musicians as Rebecca Ferguson, Tinchy Stryder and Example.
When asked what he hoped the students had gained from his talk, Mr Powell said: “A realistic sense of a goal; it helps to visualise what you’re aiming for – and just to keep positive.
“The best bit about the job would have to be that it is always different and you are constantly meeting new people.”Mr Powell went on to explain how great it feels after finishing a project.
“It is a reserved excitement,” he said. “You just can’t wait for people to see it. It is very exciting.
“We are all animals and the most gripping things are not what make you think, but what make you feel.”
His talk was well received and overran by an hour due to students with keen questions.
“I am learning at every new job I do, it’s all about growing and expanding,” said Mr Powell, whose ambition is to produce videos for Jay Z, the Beastie Boys and Lady Gaga.”

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