Well what a year it’s been at Confetti! To celebrate an amazing 2016 we asked our students to vote for their Confetti highlights from 2016. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the best moments…
During the first week of March Confetti had 49 of the UK’s most influential practitioners from Film, TV, Music and Games provide a week of workshops, lectures and masterclasses. Nathan Hird, an FdSc Music Tech student spoke to us about his favourite moments from #IW16: “My best Confetti moment was meeting Mikey Demus at Industry Week! He was one of the coolest guys I’d ever met and had the beard to match!”
In May, some of our students attended the Young Creative Awards, which aim to give Nottingham creatives the chance to show off their work. They dominated the Animation & Media category taking away all three awards, as well as having success in the categories for Music and Film.
In June our students had an exclusive opportunity to experience the work of some of the most talented creatives from Confetti. From games designers and TV & filmmakers, to music producers and sound engineers, influential professionals came and saw the final work from our amazing graduates.
In July we celebrated the work of our Level 3 students. Confetti’s first ever Short Film Festival took place in Broadway Cinema, The National Videogame Arcade hosted a gallery of games, digital media and VFX work, and our music and performance students joined forces to put on an amazing gig at the Nottingham Arts Theatre that included DJ sets, live bands and some amazing lighting.
In July our students worked hard at Splendour making sure the stages were set and ready for some of the world’s biggest names in music. They controlled the behind-the-scenes technology, covered the entire event through filming and photography, and recorded all the backstage action. Some even took a break to see Confetti-band Super Furniture open the main stage after winning the Future Sound of Nottingham accolade!
“Working behind the scenes was an absolutely fantastic experience and the atmosphere when the bands were playing was phenomenal. I never thought I’d enjoy the music scene, but it was an eye opening experience and I would happily volunteer for next year’s.”
Kim Piper, FdSc Film Production Tech.
In September we welcomed new and returning students as they took over Broad Street and were treated to a selection of Confetti exclusive deals. We hosted a FRESH Welcome Evening where our freshers met their course leaders, tutors and fellow students. As our courses are delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University – our students got the best of both worlds by having the opportunity to attend NTSU’s Freshers’ Fair and socials.
Space2 – our new state-of-the-art space opened in September and includes some amazing features. Our students now have access to; a TV Studio with broadcast standard cameras and full light rig, a 25 seated screening room, a Green Screen studio with an infinity curve screen, a 25 seat media production lab, and a broadcast spec production gallery with 4k facilities. Some of our students have even been lucky enough to record artists like Rob Green & Motormouf!
In October, our students volunteered, performed and danced along with thousands of music enthusiasts across 25 venues. Throughout the Hockley Hustle they gained over 700 work experience hours – from filming for the promo video to performing on our stage at GameCity, they did it all. The festival couldn’t have run so smoothly without their valuable input.