Rosanne Wilke, a recent graduate from the MA Film programme at Edinburgh Napier University – recently completed a 6 week Post Production Runner job on Outlander Season 4 based at their studios in Cumbernauld. Below is a blog piece from Rosanne about her experience.
When Kay Sheridan invited me to an event during Edinburgh Film Festival, organised by Hit the Ground Running and Screen NETS, I was eager to attend and see what the skills programmes were about and the opportunities available.
I knew I had plans to seek work as an assistant editor but we were constantly reminded at the Screen Academy that being a runner or trainee is a great place to start.
In many ways the pressure was off for me to find a potential employer as I was still studying, I was simply looking for a good chat about how things were run.
I was introduced to Outlander’s Production Manager, Steven Moore. Regardless of whether he had a job for me or not, I was interested in the way things work at their studios and it is this curiosity I had that apparently stuck with him after our chat.
When he later contacted me for a job as Post Production Runner, I was, of course, over the moon and eager to get out there. Quickly I was meeting lots of new people in their post-production department, each one of them more friendly and more helpful than the next. I was hired to drive the supervising editor Michael O’Halloran to and from the studios, I felt like a part of the team and the edit assistants were eager to teach me stuff in return for my coffee and lunch runs.
All-in all, I feel like my short time on Outlander has been an invaluable experience and I definitely feel more prepared to take on the next industry job that comes my way.