Crawley College held a video production competition for their Creative Media Production BTEC students at the end of the Spring term. The competition was designed to support creative uses of film and video and to help students develop their skills in framing, lighting and editing. Students produced music videos, short films and animated works, which they screened to fellow students for feedback. ‘This is a really creative process allowing me to focus on my film’, said Ben Tyson. Film lecturer Ciaran Clancy says: ‘Limiting the competition to a focused production period meant that students really pushed themselves. I’ve been really impressed by the films produced so far, and now students can take the comments they received from their peers and make their films even better’.
Following peer review and feedback, students will go on to improve their films before an event planned for the Summer term, where Creative Media Production students will screen and display their projects to fellow students and invited industry experts.
Dan Creed, the Head of Learning for Creative Media Production, says: ‘By allowing all students to test their use of professional production equipment the media area is able to give students a better understanding of professional production processes and learn how to make better moving image products.’
The IT Academy continues to offer a modern, interactive learning environment complete with cutting-edge technology and software, enhancing the digital and media skills of young people. The college is keen to explore ways of improving digital skills in the local community and welcomes any opportunities to support individuals or groups.
For more information regarding Creative Media Production, IT, Engineering or any other of the courses at Crawley College, please visit www.crawley.ac.uk. Applications for September 2018/19 are still being accepted.