We talk to BroadcastTECH Runner of the Year winner, Jack Whitney, about his career so far and his aims for the future.
What made you want to pursue a career within post production?
I’ve always wanted to work in sound in some shape or form, and so I decided to move down to London 2 years ago to find a job that involved working in audio. I was really curious to see how the TV & film industry worked, so I applied and got a job as a runner at a post production facility and there I learnt about the many avenues of Post Production. But since being at 5A Studios, I have learnt about the ways in which audio is used in post production, and this has really made me want to pursue a career in audio post.
What do you think made you stand out to be nominated and win Broadcast Tech’s Runner of the Year Award?
I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’ve done quite a lot during the short time I’ve been working in the industry. I’ve been quite hungry for it, and have managed to juggle quite a few other roles whilst maintaining a good standard of running.
The ProductionBase team got their gladrags on at The Hospital Club last night for the inaugural Broadcast TECH Young Talent Awards, which honour those under 30 working in the fields of broadcast craft and technology. There were 11 hotly contested awards up for grabs covering a range of disciplines.
ProductionBase were proud sponsors of the Runner of the Year award, which featured some top nominees from across the industry. Congratulations to Jack Whitney (@Jack_Whitney) of 5A Studios, who came out on top for his creativity and efficiency, also impressing top clients with his sound design and track laying skills. Jack’s next assignment will be his first musical composition, for Discovery series Mercenaries. We’ll be featuring a full Q&A with Jack in our next Word of Mouth newsletter, so look out for that in the coming weeks.
Also highly commended was Mark Hills (Soho Square Studios) who was nominated in part for his work on the short film, Rabbit Foot, due to screen at next years’ Sundance Festival. For a full list of winners visit Broadcast TECH.