Students develop skills for TV station

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.

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“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.

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“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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