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TheJakester aged 48
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Male , 48

I am a Television Director with 20 years experience in the business of making television. I have just started a business called Combined Mind which is designed to help people develop their ideas for TV shows and other forms of media for comercial gain. I have been an actor a presenter a Stage Manager an Autocue operator, a Floor Manager and a gallery PA in my career. I have taught and I have learned at the National Film and Television School and I am passionate about providing opportunity for career development.

Life experiences

Multi Camera Directing

I have worked as a multi camera director for a while and am qualified to mentor on this subject.

Reality Directing

I have specialised in Reality TV over the last 7 years and have directed on 38 shows from Big Brother and Hells Kitchen to I'm a Celebrity and The Family

Floor Management

I love to FM and I was an Fm for a long time before I was a director.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

My business, Combined Mind is all about creating opportunity and developing ideas. I have become very aware of how little work there is for the approximately 38000 media graduates a year let alone the people who leave school and come straight into the workplace. I would like to be able to give people perspective and encouragement and hopefully advice that will be of value and inspire them to persist and to reach their ambitions. I am happy to impart any of my experience to help prepare people new to the business for what to expect entering into the saturated media market!

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