On Sunday 10 November, our third year BSc Television Production students supported BBC Radio Nottingham presenter Mark Dennison’s ‘Mark’s Big Sing’ which aims to raise money for BBC’s Children in Need.
Five final-year students from the BSc Television Production degree course supported the BBC film crew throughout the day – a huge 11 hour shift – covering a number of roles. They were responsible for all the technical load up, set up and pack down, the visual mix which plays on the venues screens, as well as producing a recording that may be used for regional video (VTs) in the main BBC coverage on BBC1 for Friday’s show.
BSc Television Production Student Molly Cooke-McNevin worked as Vision Mixer and Director and embraced this opportunity:
“This was a unique opportunity for me and my classmates, we feel honoured and privileged to be able to take part in such a good cause. The shoot was challenging but at no point did we feel overwhelmed thanks to the support of the tutors and the tech team at the royal concert hall and from the BBC.”
Television Production Course Leader Kris Hayden was happy to see his students ‘Do It For Real’:
“We always try to push and challenge our students with projects that are both ambitious and working to current industry standards, this was a huge undertaking on the night and I’m incredibly proud of my students for pulling it off.”
You can watch BBC’s Children In Need on Friday 15 November on BBC1. If this opportunity is something you’re interested in have a look at our FdSc and BSc Television Production courses. Experience Confetti and the course at one of our upcoming open days.