Life as a First-Year BA Student with 哈米什加尔布雷斯


我们坐下来 bwin体育苹果下载iOS制作(荣誉)文学士 一年级的学生 哈米什加尔布雷斯 to discuss everything about life at bwin体育苹果下载iOS, from the application process to finding industry opportunities. Hamish is offering his insights and the knowledge gleaned from his first year of study, +, everything he thinks you should know before embarking on your LFA journey. 


为哈米什 there were two compelling reasons for choosing to study at LFA over other film schools and courses; the hands-on practical approach and the opportunity to collaborate. Hamish found having access to good quality equipment, 具有实践性教学, 在他的决策过程中是一个重要因素吗. Now Hamish enjoys lessons spent working with industry-standard filmmaking equipment and a collaborative team effort. 

It's not just being sat at desks looking at a screen, 它让你站起来了, getting your hands on the kit and making connections.



而哈米什有表演背景, he hadn’t made many films previously and he thought he might lack the experience needed. 然而, Hamish’s clear interest and love for all things film shone through and the Admissions Team loved hearing about how Hamish utilised his lockdown experience by pursuing his filmmaking passion and staying creative. It highlighted his clear drive and determination and confirmed that he would be a welcome addition to the bwin体育苹果下载iOS制作(荣誉)文学士 cohort.  

What advice would you give to anyone starting a BA Hons Filmmaking Course? 

“我得说, 以克服任何挑战的过程中, you just need to put your whole self into it and be as organised as possible.” 


哈米施的智慧之言, who as he nears the end of his first year of studies, 已经找到了组织, note taking and engaging with his tutors is extremely important. Hamish knows that any problems or questions he may have can be answered by the LFA team and tutors or by referring to his (well-taken) notes. 

What have you valued the most during your time on the course? 

I love that we get to work with digital film cameras, especially the ARRI cameras. 我平时是不会接近这些的.


Whether it’s our spacious studios, Sony 4K digital projector and Cambridge Audio 7.1环绕立体声与低音炮影院, 编辑套件或广泛的设备范围, we take great pride in providing our students with the practical tools and skills needed to thrive in the industry.  


An underlying theme for Hamish, throughout his first year of studying, has certainly been friendship. LFA’s collaborative approach has meant Hamish has found connections across courses, 年级组等, 这让他在这里的时光更加愉快.  

You make friends on the course, and you make friends in other years. So, I've got to go and do shoots with people from BA courses from years before my own and you get to find out who you enjoy working with in the process.


It’s these connections and friendships that carry our students well beyond graduation, with a constant network of like-minded individuals supporting each other at every stage and position of the filmmaking journey.  

What opportunities has your course provided you with? 

哈米什深知这一点,因为他致力于自己的事业, 机会就会出现, and it wasn’t long before one of his directing tutors reached out to him to discuss an exciting paid position on set. 

One of my directing tutors was working on a shoot and he needed somebody just to do all the small jobs that he didn't need to think about at that time. So, he asked me because he knows from class that I'm organised, I'm on time always and I'm willing to do whatever's asked of me.


这个实践, industry experience is invaluable and especially rewarding when it’s thanks to hard work and determination – something Hamish has in abundance.  

What excites you most about starting your second year? 

The promise of summer and a quieter campus is inching closer, and second year isn’t far away for Hamish and the thought of all that brings is an exciting one. 为哈米什, the new school year will be a chance to do either a work placement, 文献项目或论文, with all three bringing new and unique learning opportunities.  

I’m really struggling to think about which one I want to do because all have advantages and then the final project is an eight-minute film, 有充足的预算. 这真是令人兴奋!


看哈米什怎么选, 这肯定又是增长的一年, 学习和兴奋, with plenty of opportunities to diversify his skill set and ready himself for graduation and life beyond LFA.  


While Hamish tries not to think too much about what life beyond LFA will look like, he knows he wants to continue to be creative and work in film. 

我对表演和写作都很感兴趣, but there's a drama society at the school so I can still go to that and get my drama fill. But I think I'm really learning how to work as a director and a writer, 以及所有不同的部门, which feels like a really good and secure basis for everything.


It was great to be able to chat with Hamish and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about life at LFA and the opportunities our bwin体育苹果下载iOS制作(荣誉)文学士bwin娱乐 可以提供. 你可以在这里观看他的采访:

We wanted to wish Hamish the best of luck with the rest of his first year and can’t wait to see what he achieves in his second.