Championing young people at Millstream
Nurturing brilliant talent is one of our passions and we believe in giving young people opportunities to develop their skills, so we’ve launched Millstream Academy to help young filmmakers grow into production powerhouses.
About Millstream Academy
A place to learn, develop and gain invaluable experience
We want to be a driving force behind the growth of future creative minds and with the launch of Millstream Academy, we’re giving young filmmakers the chance to develop their skills in a real world environment as part of a work experience programme. These skills range from shooting, editing and animation. Some of the team know first-hand the importance and value of someone taking a punt on you.
The benefits for students
Using industry equipment and software
We offer short-term (days/weeks) and long-term (months/a year) work experience programmes where the young filmmakers and animators work alongside our professional team, on professional industry equipment, both in the office and when out on shoots. Students are situated in the heart of our studio so they get a good feel for working in a real life, collaborative environment.
Work that’s valued
Working on real projects for real clients
We introduce students to a professional working environment with real projects for real clients. One day they could be working on an explainer video for a manufacturer and the next, editing a hard-hitting interview for a charity. Students have an important part to play in the creation and delivery of client videos.
How students get involved
Partnering with local education institutions
We partner with creative industries teams within local colleges and universities who put students forward for our programmes. This is followed by a recruitment process and how that looks depends on the work experience programme chosen. Our partners include the University of Portsmouth, University of Chichester, and HSDC. Our partnerships allow us to bridge the gap between education and real-world experience, which is invaluable for any budding creative.
The video industry moves so quickly, it's vital to tap into young people's creativity and trend insight.
Millstream Academy students
Meet our current team members
“I really love the variety of projects we get. No month is ever the same as we have new clients, new projects and new opportunities where I can develop my skills. All the lovely people that I work with are so incredibly talented. And being able to shout out an idea or ask for feedback at any time makes me feel included and valued as an aspiring creative professional.”
If you’re interested to find out more about Millstream Academy or you’re a local education provider, you can email us at hello@millstreamproductions.