On 23 January, the team behind BBC Inside Out visited Space2 to meet with Luke Radford and some of our Level 3 Film & TV students, filming them for an appearance in an instalment of the BBC show.
Following the success of ‘Outlawed’, action feature film co-directed by Confetti’s very own Luke Radford, the team at Inside Out were fascinated by the student involvement in the project. With over 100 past and present students supporting professional crews both on and off set of the film, it was a chance for Confetti to really fly the flag for ‘learning by doing’; something integral to our offering as an education provider.
Inside Out is a 30 minute programme highlighting local stories across the UK, and this particular feature delves into talent in the Midlands and how it is being grown through education providers such as Confetti.
The feature puts you into the very real learning experiences that happen here at Confetti, with a live film set, student actors and on-the-spot tutoring from Luke Radford; all filmed in our very own Space2 during the BBC’s visit.
Watch a clip from BBC Inside Out featuring Level 3 Film & TV student Lauren Ward:
Nisha Chopra, journalist for BBC East Midlands Inside Out, noted how unique and impressive it is that Confetti tutors are teaching skills in trades they themselves have worked in.
“Luke is a brilliant tutor with a great deal of talent. You can see how his films are already inspiring a new generation of filmmakers at Confetti.”
Luke Radford, media tutor at Confetti finds his balance between working within the industry and teaching about it really beneficial for students, writing “Working as a freelance filmmaker outside of Confetti allows me to give industry opportunities to students – developing their confidence, skills, networking and professional practice”.
The episode of Inside Out aired on BBC1 at 7pm on 25 February. If you missed it, tune in to our feature (above) to get an insight into the part Confetti has to play in talent-growing opportunities throughout the Midlands.