Graduate Profile: Sam Gibson
In this graduate profile we catch up with Sam Gibson, who read European Film Studies and a Modern Language (German) in our department. For his degree, Sam Gibson took a range of modules in German language and German history, society and culture – as well as modules in German cinema and in Film Studies more widely. Sam spent his year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant in Hannover. While he graduated in the summer of 2012, later than some of the graduates featured in our blog, he has certainly been putting his degree in German and Film Studies to good use!
Since graduating, Sam has taken on a job in Berlin as a Stage and Lighting Assistant for Arri Berlin, one of the largest producers of specialist film-making technology in the world with a rental division which is represented, as the company’s website states, ‘from Hollywood to Bollywood and everywhere inbetween’.
When he made contact with the Languages at Liverpool blog, Sam outlined the chain of events which had led to him taking up the role. The story began, Sam explained, through a series of contacts, starting with a British Council contact made on the Year Abroad, which led to work as a production assistant on a short film being made by the German private broadcasting corporation SAT1. Entitled ‘Das Verhängnis’ (‘The Undoing’), the film starred the former ice skater Katharina Witt and involved shooting all over Berlin.
From there, Sam applied to Arri Berlin. At Arri Berlin, Sam is based in the rental division of the company. Here, his job involves working closely with clients from Continue reading