Degree Showcase 2014 – Winners announced

Friday June 13, 2014

Exhibiting the work of the next generation of creative and technical talent, the Confetti Degree Showcase 2014 has been heralded by many as the best yet. An opportunity for industry professionals to browse work and discover for themselves why Confetti graduates are the best; the event was attended by over 100 people, all keen to see amazing work across TV, film, music and gaming.

As day turned to evening, students and their family and friends gathered to discover the hotly anticipated award-winners across each course.

Hosted by Notts TV presenter Becky Sheeran, the awards recognised excellence and have historically rewarded one lucky student with the ‘Student of the Year’ award; leading to a year-long internship with the Confetti Media Group. (CMG)

In an exciting twist, CMG Managing Director Craig Chettle announced that four students would be receiving internships this year.

“As it’s our 20th year, I’m pleased to be offering four internships”, he said. “The talent this year has been exceptional and this is reflected in tonight’s awards.”

BAFTA award-winning actress Vicky McClure presented the award for ‘Best Short Film’ and said: “I’ve watched all of the nominees films today and it’s exceptional work that’s going on here. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, if you want to work in TV & film, Confetti is the place to study!”

Nick Starkey - Games Tech student of the year 2014 - Legendary Games internLegendary Games founder Ewan Lamont who is taking on ‘Games Technology student of the year’ Nick Starkey said: “I cannot wait for a student to join the Legendary Games team; the quality of the work I’ve seen today has blown me away.”

Confetti student of the year Matthew Burrows with Confetti Media Group Managing Director Craig ChettleMatthew Burrows winner of ‘Music technology of the year’ and ‘student of the year’ can’t wait to start his internship with Confetti Media Group. “It’s such a privilege to be here”, he said. “It’s so nice to study at a place where people actually believe in you. I absolutely love it at Confetti and I’m so happy.”

BSc Audio and Recording technology student of the year Jurgis Masililonis with Notts TV director Jamie BrindleAs Notts TV’s Jamie Brindle presented TV & Film student of the year, he said:  “To emphasise what Jurgis said; I believe that whatever your discipline is, award ceremonies like this prove that if you work hard you can achieve anything! It is truly inspiring.”

The four interns will begin their roles in the next few weeks and are all excited to be working in creative industry companies.

Abbey Plumb - Film & TV student of the year 2014 and winner of a 1yr internship with Spool with Penny Chettle, Head of film & post-production company, Spool.FdSc TV & Film student of the year Abbey Plumb will be joining film & post-production company Spool. “I can’t believeI’ve won,” she said. “I really feel like the under-dog, as I came onto this course not knowing anything and it’s with the support of the teachers and fellow students that I have achieved this!”

The winners:

Games Technology

  • Achievement in Level Design: Nick Starkey
  • Achievement in Games Design Concept: Grant King
  • Achievement in Audio for Games: Tom Russell
  • Achievement in 3D Design: Tom Russell

Music Technology

  • Award for Innovation in Music Technology: Rory Wallace ‘Master Blaster’ App
  • Award for Academic Achievement: Daniel Peat
  • Best Music Production: Tom Hall, Brandon Lindsay-Smith and Charles Burley

TV and Film

  • Rising Star: Michael Jobling
  • Achievement in Audio Post Production: Charlie Roberts ‘Excess’
  • Achievement in Post Production: Rob Johnston ‘The Foley Artist’
  • Best Short Film: Will Carmen ‘Epoch’

Student Ambassador of the year

  • Student Ambassador of the year: Lee Barlow

Student of the year awards and Internships winners

  • FdSc Games Technology student of the year: Nicholas Starkey (Legendary Games)
  • FdSc Music Tech Student of the year & Confetti Student of the year: Matthew Burrows (CMG)
  • BSc  Audio and Recording technology Student of the year: Jurgis Masililonis (Notts TV)
  • FdSc TV and Film student of the year: Abbey Plumb (Spool)

Confetti Student of the year:

  • Matthew Burrows (CMG)


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