Oxford, Oxfordshire (PRWEB UK) 21 January 2013
Around 15 students have applied for and been accepted to join the production crew which will interview those taking part and film, edit and produce a DVD of the event.
The project is the biggest won to date by StudioX1, which helps to give students practical experience of working in the creative media industry while they study at OCVC.
Gary Force, level 3 e-media course leader at OCVC, said: “StudioX1 gives our students the opportunity to work on live projects for paying clients. In this way they don’t have to wait until they finish studying to gain practical, commercial experience. Getting involved in StudioX1 helps them to develop their skills, build their confidence and produce films that meet a range of requirements. This helps to give students the edge when it comes to starting their own careers in the industry.
“We are delighted that the organisers of the Oxfordshire Youth Awards have entrusted this important project to the StudioX1 team. We will be giving it the full ‘night at the Oscars’ treatment to produce a fitting memento for the winners and guests.”
Performing arts students will be involved in presenting the film and interviewing the winners and award presenters, while creative media students will carry out all the technical aspects of media production.
Dale Dandridge, aged 20 from Barton, has been appointed as assistant director for the project. Dale, who is studying an Extended Diploma in Creative Media, said: “Working in StudioX1 offers you real life training. It teaches you how to take and work to a brief and interact with a real client. It gives you a massive amount of experience outside of the classroom.
“At the Oxfordshire Youth Awards I will be working with the director to oversee the filming on the night and logging all the footage that we get to support the editing. It is a real opportunity and something that will be a valuable addition to my CV.”
The Oxfordshire Youth Awards is an annual event run by the Oxfordshire Association for Young People to celebrate the achievements of young people and raises awareness of the contribution they make to society. The awards night takes place on February 21.
Emmy O’Shaughnessy, from the Oxfordshire Association of Young People, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the new partnership between the Oxfordshire Youth Awards and OCVC’s StudioX1. We want the youth awards to enable as many young people as possible to access opportunities which help them to realise their potential.
“StudioX1 has already shown impressive commitment to the project and we feel that their presence on the night will lift the whole event and make the young people feel like the stars they are. We very much hope that this is the beginning of a new partnership that blossoms into something sustainable over the coming years.”
For more information please contact: Jonathan Goode, PR Officer, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, on 01865 551890 or JGoode@ocvc.ac.uk