FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. HOW DID YOU START DOING THIS?
Answer.. Julie spent 20 years working in the textile industry, due to heavy imports
and the decline of this industry, decided to go back to college and study an
area that had been of interest.
Phil spent over 10 years creating wonderful creatures as a pasttime and working in many jobs, only to quit in 1993.
We both studied Art & Design BTEC, Then an HND Design Crafts for the
Entertainment Industries, Followed by a BA Interactive Arts. 5-6 years in
2. WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU DO?
Answer... Specialist areas include Conceptual design, story boarding, Costume
design and construction, Puppet design and construction, Mask design and
construction, Set design, construction and dressing, Prop design and
construction, Prosthetic design and application.
We have a team of specialists, who occasionally work with us to achieve results.
3. WHAT AREAS DO YOU WORK IN?
Answer.. Film, Theatre, TV, Animation, Promotions, Events, Educational Workshops
4. HOW DO YOU GET WORK?
Answer.. Most work comes from the website and repeat customers.
5. WHERE DID YOU GO TO GET HELP, AFTER YOU LEFT UNIVERSITY?
Answer.. We tried Job centers, Library, Internet, Film networking events,
Art Development Officer at the local council, Local MP, Connections, Target
Training, Cids, North West Arts, North West Vision, Skillset, Media Training
North West, CI1 and a host of other organizations.
If you ask your local film council / organisation, they do have notice boards with info on local upcoming productions.
Note: But you must ask for this information, as it is not readily available.
The most valuable has been the library, Internet and the New Entrepreneurs Scholarship
NOTE.. Personally, all the others were a waste of time, they have not been capable of giving
us any advice, and some have not even responded to letters, while some even
promised to send out contact details, but we have never received these.
6. DID YOU GET ANY FUNDING?
Answer.. We have tried the usual funding bodies, North West Arts, at least four
times, and on one occasion, we were told that our work was not visual!.
North West Vision, Said there was no funding or advice available.
The only help that we have had is from the New Entrepreneurs Scholarship and our local business centre.
7. DO YOU TAKE WORK EXPERIENCE STAFF?
Answer.. Unfortunately at the moment, we are unable to take on work experience due to funding.
We do however have CV s on file of specialists in the industry, who are available for work.
Our address to send CV s to is:
Secrets Of, 61 Bell Street, Off Mumps Bridge, Oldham, OL1 3PY
Updated on: 18th July 2008
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