Remote working requires a degree of trust, but in my experience trust fosters responsibility, a happy team, and better films
Heather Walsh, Associate Producer
“I have been working remotely as an Associate Producer since July 2007. In that time I've worked on a six part series for the Discovery Channel, a four part series for Channel 4, a feature documentary for cinema release and a feature length documentary for National Geographic. In each case, the production team were all working from different locations.
Working remotely offers the flexibility to manage your time efficiently, free from the restrictions of normal office hours. When I’m working on productions for overseas broadcasters or with overseas contributors I can manage my day to suit the time difference.
I also find that when I’m researching and conducting phone interviews my quiet home atmosphere allows me to get the most out of my time, with fewer interruptions or distractions. My colleagues are only a phone or video conference call away, and regular in person meetings keep everyone aware of the bigger picture”