Confetti students produce musical composition and video for Wollaton Watch

Thursday February 11, 2021

A group of Confetti VFX and Audio & Music Technology students have been busy creating a title sequence for a programme featuring at Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity.

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is taking place this week, and has been put together with a number of people – including a group of students from right here at Confetti.

In another blog, we looked at some of the graphics students’ work for the festival, but now we have the opportunity to showcase the title sequence for Wollaton Watch – a series of hour-long programmes delivered to you live from Wollaton Hall across five evenings during the Festival.

Wollaton Watch will feature footage from nature around Nottinghamshire as well as contributions from young people, schools and wildlife volunteers celebrating and protecting the environment in our county.

The Confetti students who have been involved in working on the Wollaton Watch programmes at this year’s festival are BSc Visual Effects Production Technology student Tyler, along with Audio and Music Technology students Luke E, Luke J and Miles, who all worked on the project as part of their Industry Practice module.

The festival organisers reached out to Confetti to see how students on the Audio & Music Technology and VFX Production Technology courses could help them and be involved in the production of Wollaton Watch through remote work experience placements. Students responded to the request and a team of students assembled to get the job done!

The programmes are being broadcast live on Notts TV throughout the festival, and it’s safe to say the students have had serious input on how they’ve turned out. The students have collaborated on the opening credits, writing and performing the musical soundtrack and editing the video content for the sequence – and they’ve done a great job!

Check out Wollaton Watch for yourself below…

Festival producer Megan Shore has been impressed by the students:

“The students responded to our very open brief with creativity and flair, and the final products were absolutely what we wanted. Of course everything was done remotely, and it was great to see the way the students were able to adapt to working this way, especially the music students who had to collaborate to create a piece from separate houses!”


Audio and Music Technology student Luke J had a great time producing this year’s bespoke soundtrack:

“I really enjoyed working on Wollaton Watch as part of this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. The opportunity to produce a bespoke soundtrack for the programme allowed me to explore my creativity, while interpreting a very open client brief. Being able to work remotely during lockdown was also valuable as I was still able to gain work experience with a client”


Alison Whitlock, Head of Talent Development at Confetti, is pleased with how the project has run:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Megan and the team at Ignite! to support this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity’s online festival, proving Confetti’s Do it For Real industry opportunities can still offer some great work experiences for our students, despite lockdown”.

Are you interested in studying at Confetti and getting the opportunity to go on work placements within the industry? Have a look through our great range of courses and register for one of our virtual open days to find out more.