Our top up degree students got to be part of history on Sunday night when they recorded 11 year old Matthew Smith conducting the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, becoming the youngest person to conduct a 75 piece orchestra!
Such a momentous occasion can’t go undocumented so students from our top up degree courses, BSc Audio & Music Technology and BSc TV Production Technology, joined forces to ensure the occasion was professionally recorded. So far the footage and audio they captured has been used on the BBC and Notts TV!
Watch Notts TV's coverage of the performance with footage supplied by our top up degree students
On Sunday our BSc TV Production Technology Top Up degree students set up a backstage portable TV gallery that allowed for live multi-camera video broadcast. They ran over 150 metres of cables across the length and breadth of the Royal Concert Hall, setting up cameras across the main hall to capture the event from different angles. One member of the team was responsible for vision mixing the production in an as-live approach, so everything they’ve captured and cut is the finished product – no room to make any mistakes, so the pressure was on!
Meanwhile, BSc Audio & Music Technology students recorded the audio from the performance for use in the broadcast and to be mixed as a final recording for Nottingham Symphony Orchestra.
Earlier this month FdSc TV Production Technology students also had their recordings of Matthew’s rehearsals shown on BBC East Midlands Today! All of the footage of Matthew captured by our students, will be used to form a documentary directed and produced by HE TV & Film Course Leader Sam Wheatley (Toadstool Media). Watch this space!