10 key steps to project management success

This year I’ve been project managing a couple of games back-to-back with around 10-20 people involved (mostly freelancers) and have been thinking a lot about the tips and tools that have made life easier, as well as some of what I’d do differently next time.

Hat’s Amoré

A film I made with my housemates for the Motorola “DirectorME” shorts competition. Our given topic was ‘fashion disaster brings unlikely couple together’ and this effort managed to get us to the semi-finals. Pictures by Sam Shepherd, Trevor Klein, Barry Pilling and Claire Pocock Noise by Cop on the Edge

Gunner’s Dream

One minute film I made jointly with Sophie Parker for a Leeds Student TV competition.  The music is Gunner’s Dream by Pink Floyd and, in the absence of actually giving the film a title, we’re using that.

Avril Lasagne

A short film I made for Leeds Student TV to give some of the Freshers a chance to practice their camera work.  And also because I had genuinely heard a rumour that they were going to make a film based on ‘Skater Boy’ and didn’t know how to react.

Slice of Heaven: A Jesus Crust Tale

My first ever production at Leeds Student TV. It mostly involved glueing bits of bread to bits of face and received Highly Commended Short Film at the National Student Telly Awards (NaSTA) 2005.