National Theatre of Scotland: Shift Project

Seth Hardwick, Emma Schad and Kim Beveridge brief HN Film & TV Students

HN level Film and Television students met with the National Theatre of Scotland on Friday the 2nd of February for a briefing session on the live location filming they will be undertaking to document the theatre group’s Shift project.

Shift is an arts project for the people of New Lanarkshire, a large scale, multi-media theatrical event created in partnership with Culture NL, and North Lanarkshire Council, which will be brought to life by a cast including members of the community.  Shift will document the ever changing nature of work  and the many “Shifts” put in by workers who built the world and created our future.

“Working with The National Theatre of Scotland on the Shift project gives our students a valuable opportunity to film and edit content to industry standards over a nine week schedule.  Shoots are lined up at various locations including; Summerlee Heritage Museum, Airdrie Town Hall, Whifflets Community Centre and  NCL, Cumbernauld campus recording facilities.

Shift is a real time project which will enable the students to experience the challenges involved in working to tight deadlines. Over the next nine weeks we’ll be updating the department blog to reflect the development of the project. “

– Michael Grant,
Film & Television Lecturer.

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