‘Shift’ to Coatbridge allows more students to get in on the act

At the start of the week 3 of the “Shift” project, our students were asked to return to Summerlee Heritage centre and interview two key people for the project. Clare Weir, Collections and Exhibitions Manager was on hand to talk about North Lanarkshire’s rich industrial heritage and Justin Parkes, Industrial History curator spoke at length about how this impacted on communities and how it continues to inform local identity.

Professional actors work with the community cast

 On Monday evening, two HNC students, Colleen Bell and Darren Livingstone, journeyed across to Whifflet community centre where they filmed the first rehearsals between the professional actors and community volunteers. The students also filmed and recorded 3 interviews with some of the members of the cast which included students from the HNC and HND Acting course at NCL’s Coatbridge campus.

Film and Acting students were both present at the rehearsals

Two of our visiting students from Galway Technology Institute (Barra and Fionn) were tasked with turning around the edit in one day and they responded to the instructions set out by Kim Beveridge magnificently.    

 “As part of the warm up exercise, Simon Sharkey gave a rousing welcome to all and recounted the myth of Sisyphus. (For those who work in New College Lanarkshire, they’ll be only too familiar with this story!!!)

The TV and acting students were an absolute credit to the college and their individual departments and I was particularly impressed by the confidence of the acting students. They were especially brilliant with the members of the community who were also taking part in the project”

 -Alan Moffat, Film &Television Lecturer.

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