Brighton Film School students secured job opportunities, filmmaking equipment and networked with film professionals at the 2019 BSC Expo

The BSC Expo is the leading event in the industry’s calendar, it is the best chance for people at all levels of the industry to try out the latest kit and network with like minded creatives. Every year, Brighton Film School fills a coach full of film production undergraduate degree students and ventures up to London to attend the prestigious film and television convention. It was first year student Noel D’Avila’s first year attending, he said: “I discovered lots of companies that I didn’t know existed, it was interesting to discover the industry on a more professional level.”

Final year student, Adam Tidd, secured a job at the event, he said: “Networking with industry professionals was great, I managed to seal a job opportunity with someone I met at the expo.”

In the midst of attending the event, final students are moving into shooting their productions for their major projects. Final year student Katie Gallagher said: “It’s really useful to speak to industry professionals and have them answer any questions that you have. I also managed to confirm the hire of specialist grip equipment for my graduate film.”

The two-day event hosted a variety of seminars with presentations from leading industry manufacturers (Panavision, Sony, RED) and boasts some of the best line up’s of discussion panels. BFS students attended both days of the event and attended seminars with world renowned Cinematographer’s Roger Deakins CBE ASC BSC, Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC, Jake Polonsky BSC, and Peter Suschitsky.

Brighton Film School’s industry partners Panavision and Movietech were at the event and shared industry knowledge with our students, as well as letting them have a go on some of the industry’s leading equipment. Second year student Jamie Cassidy really enjoyed the event, he said: “It was inspiring to see all the equipment used in the industry and have a go at operating it.”