Students develop skills for TV station

PUBLISHED: 13:00 02 January 2012

Weston College students Rachel Philip and Lauren Hendy go behind the scenes at Weston's TV station.

Weston College students Rachel Philip and Lauren Hendy go behind the scenes at Weston's TV station.

Weston College

A GROUP of Weston College students have been experiencing their first taste of a busy media career at Weston’s new TV station.

The students have been working with producers and editors at WestonSuperTelevision, an internet-only station operating from studios in Oldmixon estate.

While there, the students have been developing their skills operating cameras, vision-mixing and generally assisting in the production of shows which cover local sport, politics, music and community issues.

Rachel Philip and Lauren Hendy, both 17, are studying for a BTEC National Diploma in media. They have both been on work experience at the station and said it has been very rewarding.

Rachel, of Hutton, said: “We worked on the prime time show, which is edited as live so it’s a real challenge to know how to operate all the equipment and keep calm at the same time.

“It’s been really good and I feel I’ve learned a lot about TV production and the media generally.”

Richard Browne, WestonSuperTelevision’s creative director, said: “We’ve enjoyed having Weston College students here and I think that as an introduction to the media, it has been an eye-opening experience.

“There are many different roles involved in the production of a TV show and this has given students the chance to focus on what they feel confident with.”

Wendy Chadwick, Weston College course coordinator, said: “One of my previous students is employed at WestonsuperTV and it has been quite an inspiration for my current students to meet her too.”

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