Over the course of this academic session HND Film & Television students have been filming a number of infomercials to promote various departments within New College Lanarkshire, one of which features the learning centres and library facilities available to students at each campus.
As part of their two week exchange programme Galway Technical Institute students Barra Convery, Fionn Beardon, Joseph Mahon and Matt Dillon were tasked with the pre-production planning for the feature, then filming on location at the learning centres in Coatbrigde and Cumbernauld. They also setup and shot interviews with Dale Londsdale the learning resource co-ordinator for the LLC at Coatbridge and Bill McConnell the senior learning centre assistant, who outline the facilities and services available to students in the video.
“The students were very professional, particularly in their approach to respecting students not wishing to be filmed in the Learning Centre whilst ensuring equipment was setup before filming.
The time scheduled for the actual interview was limited and I was impressed with their understanding of this situation and how they were able to setup and record the interview in one session, illustrating to me the knowledge and skills these students have gained in their course is now reflected in their professional approach within the industry.”
– Bill McConnell, Senior Library and Learning Centre Assistant.