On Thursday 30 January, we followed a group of Confetti film students who have spent the week working on a sustainability project with students at NTU.
A group of second year FdSc and BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology students from Confetti have been working with students from English Literature, Product Design and Filmmaking degree courses at Nottingham Trent University.
The NTU students were tasked with producing assets – be it digital or printed content – for real clients across Nottingham using the most sustainable techniques possible.
Our students were tasked with filming these projects as they were underway, and making documentary-style short films to summarise the work that’s gone on.
As part of their commitment to BAFTA’s Albert Calculator – a sustainability-awareness model embedded into the Film Production Technology curriculum – our students also had to be sustainable in their approach to making the documentaries.
We caught up with Amy Green, a BSc Film Production Technology student, who has been filming projects this week.
“It’s been great to put everything we’ve learned into practice in a real-life setting. Working with NTU students has been really good, too – and seeing how students from different courses reacted to and approached briefs differently was fascinating!”
She explained that she – along with her other Confetti peers – have used sustainable methods to keep the project’s carbon footprint as low as possible.
“We’ve carried equipment from Space2 to NTU, all on foot – keeping our travel emissions down to a zero. It seemed really pertinent to work in this way given that the project we were working on was all about sustainability.
“I’ll be really interested to see what our Albert Calculator score is!”