A BA (Hons) Film Production graduate says she is “extremely excited” to become The Tank Museum’s first filmmaker in residence
Chloe Shipley was awarded a one-year internship at the Bovington tourist attraction and says she is looking forward to returning to her home county of Dorset.
She said: “I am so pleased to accept the role as a filmmaker at The Tank Museum in Bovington.
“I’d been extremely keen on securing the position ever since the marketing team from the museum pitched the internship at one of our professional development lectures back in February.
“Having grown up in Dorset the role particularly appealed to me in promoting the tourism industry in the area, especially as it is such an exciting and hands-on environment, and one which does not involve sitting at a desk 9-5 every day.
“It is such an amazing opportunity to walk into full-time paid work just days after handing in my dissertation.”
The internship was open to graduates of AUB’s BA (Hons) Film Production course and the museum says it hopes this will now become an annual appointment.
During the internship Chloe hopes to produce fresh, high-quality and story-rich film content for the museum, which will be showcased on their social media platforms to viewers across the globe.
She added: “I’m sure I will also develop a strong knowledge of armoured vehicle history, which is definitely a new topic for me.
“As a specialist in Documentary and Producing at AUB, I am very happy that all my skills will be put into practice in my filmmaking role at The Tank Museum.
“So I want to give thanks to the producing tutors Clare and Tom and the documentary lecturer Jonathan for equipping me well for the professional environment.”
The new partnership between AUB and The Tank Museum was set up by Dr Jonathan Carr, the BA (Hons) Film Production course leader.
He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Chloe and I have no doubt she will do herself and the BA (Hons) Film Production course proud.
“We are delighted to have forged this link with The Tank Museum and the internship is just one of a number of collaborative opportunities we are looking at for the years ahead.”
The Tank Museum’s head of marketing, Nik Wyness said it had been able to fund the new position thanks to raising $19,000 from donors across the globe.
He said: “The internship will allow us to increase The Tank Museum’s digital video output, whilst providing a budding filmmaker an opportunity to cut their teeth in a dynamic story-telling environment.”
For the past year, donors have been supporting The Tank Museum’s efforts to share its stories, collections and restoration projects online using patreon.com.
The website allows fans of the museum’s YouTube channel to make regular financial contributions in exchange for rewards.
Find out more about BA (Hons) Film Production at AUB.