Charlotte Beaird – BA (Hons) Film Practice
Charlotte studied BA (Hons) Film Practice and graduated from LCC in 2016.
How would you describe your practice?
I'm a Filmmaker.
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
I studied BA (Hons) Film Practice and graduated in 2016.
Where are you from in the world?
I'm from South East London.
Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?
I wanted to study in London. I studied on the Foundation Degree in Art and Design and my tutor on that course highly recommended BA (Hons) Film Practice at LCC as one of the best film courses in London.
What is the most important thing you learned while studying on your course?
That it's the connections you make at university through your course leaders and peers that will forward yourself and your career.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Working in a close group with my friends on short films.
How has the course helped you be where you are today?
The course really pushed you into work experience, if it weren’t for that I wouldn’t of searched so hard and found my current job.
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Creative, friendly and freeing.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Talk to everyone!
Where are you working at the moment?
I work as a bookman for a prop house, it is Europe’s largest in prop lighting for film and television. Everyday is a new day I’m always discovering the latest productions and helping find props for them.
Could you describe your style or what you try to achieve with your work?
I would say it’s very home-grown, it’s an evolution of constant multi-media I take in. I’m trying to achieve the most subtle, unnoticeable production design.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Social media, art and nature.
If you could work with any client in the world, who would it be?
I would love to work with Ken Loach, I think working in realist film would be a huge testament to my work, if I could pull it off.
What drives you to succeed?
Seeing others succeed.
Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?
Firstly the cinema but I would constantly go to galleries and walk around and take in the cities architecture.
What are your future plans and ambitions?
I would love to be on set, either set dressing or decorating.