Read how 2020 Grierson DocLab trainee, Chandler got on working across various doc genres

Read how 2020 Grierson DocLab trainee, Chandler got on working across various doc genres
Thank you to Wall to Wall for being a Grierson DocLab supporter.

I spent two weeks at Wall to Wall and it was one of the most incredible experiences in my career so far. I was able to work on three different shows of varying genres, learning about development, casting and research. From searching for articles in the 80’s, to transcribing interviews and contacting contributors, I developed a lot of skills. I was even given the chance to work as a runner alongside a crew filming for Long Lost Family. They welcomed me and taught me so much in such a short space of time. I’m so grateful for the time I spent with them.

I was nervous at the start, wondering how I was going to be able to make connections just via Zoom but the team at Wall to Wall helped me settle in with ease. I have a strong interest in research and development, so to be shown in depth and first-hand what skills are needed was priceless. I appreciated that throughout my time I was treated as a colleague and not just someone on a work placement.

Overall, I was sad for it to end but I have been offered the chance to come back and work with Wall to Wall in the future which is incredibly exciting and want to thank everyone for the opportunity.

Want to become a Grierson DocLab 2021 supporter or mentor? Contact us to find out more.

Published: 9 April 2021

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