Serious Fun

Like the other Film & TV courses, HNC Television have recently returned to college for their “one day fix” of face-to-face teaching.

Lecturers, Alec Cheer and Alan Moffat, took the students out on location for some socially distanced filming and worked through some of the Covid-19 health and safety procedures the department have put in place.

This includes how the equipment is handled and cleaned on the way in and on the way back out. The students were introduced to some of the roles within a Unit including Director, Camera Operative, Clapper Loader, Sound Recordist and Boom Op. They were also guided through the 2m social distancing rule whilst being taken through the procedures for “slating” shots.

“Shooting any content under the new Covid-19 H&S Guidance is adding a bit of time to your day so it’s important that you factor this in and plan ahead. We will be taking the students through what this will look like for their own short films and use the opportunity to teach outside on location.

The upside to the new “normal” is having smaller groups to teach which means we can get through more in a day. The learning is more hands-on and the students are much more attuned to what is going on during a shoot. Filming making is serious fun…and it’s great that the students are back behind the camera!!!”

– Alan Moffat, Film & Television Lecturer.

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