Foundation Apprentices meet their mentor

Seth Hardwick presents some of his work for the National Theatre of Scotland

Foundation apprentices in Creative and Digital Media at NCL’s Motherwell campus met with an industry mentor last week and got a chance to pitch ideas for their forthcoming projects.

Seth Hardwick is a video producer who works with the National Theatre of Scotland and is responsible for the creation of high quality trailers and promotional films, filming and archiving all of their theatrical productions. He has previously worked with NCL Film students during the creation of Shift,  a large scale, multi-media theatrical event created in partnership with Culture NL, and North Lanarkshire Council in 2018.

Groups and individuals pitched varied ideas to Seth during the session including ideas for music videos, website development, theatre promotion, film-making and an audio journey.

Seth, Kim, Adam and the students studying the Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.

“It was excellent having Seth come and listen to the students pitches. He gave incredibly valuable feedback that gave the students some much needed industry insight to their projects.

For the students, getting that sort of experience of pitching a project to someone as active in the industry as Seth, while still in school, can only be a good thing in terms of building confidence and encouraging them to pursue their creative ideas.”

Alec Cheer: Film & Television Lecturer

‘Was a really pleasure having Seth with us in college for the afternoon. He shared some of this own work with us and the breadth of his video experience with the FA students in the form of feed back on their pitch ideas.

Seth’s advice was both insightful and humorous, he told me he found the student’s pitches inspiring and is looking forward to seeing all the proposed videos soon.”

Kim Beveridge: Film & Television Lecturer

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