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About Cambridge TV School

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Learn by doing

Cambridge TV School offers a unique path into the TV and film industries. We are a not-for-profit organisation and our aim is placing our students into the industry.

We are based in Cambridge, UK and the school was founded in 2015 alongside its partner company Cambridge TV Productions. We broadcast the best of our students’ work on Freeview 7, Virgin 159, online, on YouTube and potentially on other broadcast networks.

We offer the skills, knowledge and opportunity to create an impressive portfolio needed to get a job. All students are supported by a variety of production specialists to create a high-quality of work. Students learn current industry practices with professional-standard equipment, so we take a radically different approach to learning video production compared to other educational programmes.

We supply training and support in multiple courses to cover every aspect of factual TV production.

Meet the Cambridge TV School staff

Carl Homer

Director, Cambridge Tv

Carl founded Cambridge TV in 2014. Between 2015-16 the team created nearly 12 hours a week of original news, science, business and cultural programming for a Cambridge audience on Freeview and Virgin Media.

He now develops factual formats for TV and online and is directly involved in as much programme making as possible.

Carl is experienced in film and TV production, having worked on feature films, TV shows and online video. Having filmed Hollywood stars and interviewed royalty, he can confirm that the people he’s met making documentaries about science, art and business are much more interesting…

Bob Coates

Chief Executive, Cambridge Tv School

Bob is founder and Chief Executive of Cambridge TV School, Cambridge TV’s partner organisation. He is also a director at Cambridge TV.

Bob has held senior executive positions in the world of education (City & Guilds, Open University) and technology (Acorn) and has a background in change management, business development and science & technology.

He develops formats at Cambridge TV and, through the TV School, provides opportunities for students to learn production skills while gaining real broadcast credits. He believes that learning by doing, in a demanding but supportive environment, is the key to a career in today’s creative industries.

Rick Pinder

Series Producer & School administrator

Rick joined the team back in 2016. Providing valuable technical and creative support with experience in feature film production, short films, TV and online broadcasting.

Specialising in cinematography, producing and video editing for both Cambridge TV and Cambridge TV School.

At the TV school he supports the students from conceptualising an idea through to realising it at an industry standard and helps with understanding the technology. Rick believes that third person blurbs about himself are super awkward….

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