"I have always wanted to work as a Special Effects Make - up Artist in prosthetics, so in 2007 I attended the 1 Year Course at Delamar Academy. The tutors were amazing and I aways felt as though all the staff were available to help and give advice at any time. As well as great facilities, Delamar is based at Ealing Film Studios, which added to the exciting experience.
Delamar offers work experience throughout the course and also once I left, which is a great helping hand, as finding work is one of the hardest and most daunting tasks to a newcomer in the industry. Whilst on the course, I was given the chance to work on a range of different jobs. I started off with student films and then progressed onto TV shows including 'Dead Set', fashion shows/shoots, theatre and feature films. One bonus of being taught by tutors who work in the industry is sometimes it leads to trainee work - I worked on fashion shows with my fashion tutor, and assisted my hair tutor on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. All of these experiences were invaluable to my learning and helped me to become more confident in my work. Since graduating from the course, with Delamar's help, I have worked with various prosthetics companies, as an assistant on feature films, music videos, TV and other projects.
I am currently working with Millennium FX as work experience / trainee and have been given the chance to work in the workshop and on set for some amazing projects, including 'Dr Who'. I am working in the career of my dreams - thank you, Delamar!
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