TV and Film students lead on city status coverage
It was a case of lights, camera, action for South Essex College students as Southend was granted city status.
TV and Film students were responsible for the live streaming of Tuesday’s ceremony on Southend Council’s social media and YouTube accounts. It was also available on BBC Essex social media pages.
The group oversaw lots of different elements during the live broadcast including camera operations, vision mixing, communications, and sound. They were also involved with setting up the equipment, performing rehearsals and sound & vision checks ahead of the live event.
Lecturer Cathy Mayo said she was extremely proud of the students.
She said: “This opportunity has benefitted our students massively by giving them real world experience of live broadcasting with professional expectations and to work alongside the industry in documenting this historic occasion.
“I am extremely proud of how well the students represented the college and showcased our course to a wider audience and hope that many more doors will be opened as a result.”
The group worked with Simon Frith from Deadline Communications on the project.
Students have previously worked with Simon on ‘Not on Your Telly’, an hour long show, broadcast live once a month from Chinnerys on Southend seafront.
Cathy thanked Simon for his continued support and the ‘opportunities he has provided our students which has been a springboard for other opportunities for them.’
Simon said: “The students did a great job. Everything went very well and the team at the council was delighted with the result.”
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