The final year students were tasked with producing the videos as part of a Community Broadcasting module on their degree course. Clients included Winchester City Council; Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; The Army Training Regiment; Vanguard Helicopters Ltd; and the Morn Hill To Honour a Promise Project.
Amongst those praising the student's work was Simon Eden, Chief Executive of Winchester City Council. The students had been asked to produce a short film celebrating 'the Alfies', the city council's staff recognition awards. It was a very professional job and done well, he commented. It was certainly a far more effective way of showing what we're about than any number of PowerPoint presentations.
In the case of the Morn Hill Project, students were asked to make a film to be shown to schools and the public to raise awareness about erecting a memorial to British, American, Commonwealth and Allied Forces for the First World War. The young people conveyed the story in a way we hadn't dreamed possible, said County Councillor Jackie Porter, secretary for the project. The final film is so good we would like to use it with schools and other groups immediately!
Other projects included a training video for NHS medical procedures; a recruitment video for Royal Hampshire County Hospital; a recruitment video for the Army; and a commercial for a Wiltshire aviation company.
The idea of the module is to prepare the students for their future as broadcasters in the real world, said former TV producer and Media lecturer Graham Mole from the University of Winchester. I'm just so proud of the students. They have worked hard to engage with their clients on these projects, often meeting difficult briefs and deadlines. The standard of their work has been extraordinary.
Further information about Media Production courses at the University of Winchester can be found on www.winchester.ac.uk