Visitors to the former Learning Resource Centre at Harrow College were greeted with a transformed cinema style auditorium together with a big screen, theatre seating and of course popcorn and snacks, to enjoy an evening of quality short video screenings.
For this year’s Media Expo 2018 (on 18 Dec 2018), Level 3 Media students were tasked with producing short 3-5 minute promotional videos exploring either a small business or department within an institution, a community group, an inspiring individual, a landmark or a specific venue. The video could either advertise a service, communicate a message or introduce audiences to a particular facility/cause.
Storyboards were first produced and were on display at the Expo event showing how the students visually planned the sequencing of their videos. After filming their videos on location with the client, the students then came back to the media suites at Harrow College and applied their post-production editing knowledge to complete their videos. This included lighting and timing considerations, transitions and effects, music choice and careful cutting. The Expo project provided students with the ideal opportunity to put their media skills, acquired during college term time, into full use and based on a real life client brief.
Many of the clients featured in the videos also attended to watch the première screening and to support the young learners. The evening ended with an awards ceremony to reward students for their efforts and achievements with the Expo project.
Speaking at the event, Vishal Raja, Digital Media lecturer at Harrow College said; “Our students have really embraced the task and shown lots of passion, creativity and forward planning to complete videos of a very high standard. Feedback from clients has been very positive and the students should be extremely proud of their achievements”.
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