Students walk the red carpet for film premiere

Monday, 12 March 2018 17:02
Campbell Du Sart-Murray, Tom Agar and Sophie Hemsley on the red carpet at the premiere screening. Campbell Du Sart-Murray, Tom Agar and Sophie Hemsley on the red carpet at the premiere screening.

Newbury College students walked the red carpet last week for the premiere showing of a new promotional video.

The video, entitled ‘How did I get here?’, follows one student’s journey from application to graduation, using a reversed timeline and highlights many of the benefits students can take advantage of when studying at Newbury College.

“People often underestimate the value of vocational courses such as BTECs and NVQs*,” explains Rachel Woodford, Marketing and Recruitment Manager at Newbury College. “This video aims to highlight just one of the many progression routes that young people can take following these types of qualifications.

“Many students at Newbury College progress on to university, higher education or meaningful employment and we hope this video sends positive message to other young people who are currently making important decisions about their future education.”

Newbury College students Campbell Du Sart-Murray, Tom Agar and Sophie Hemsley, volunteered for the project, which was filmed over two days by Greenham Common-based production company, MWS Media and was shot largely on the college’s Monks Lane campus, with Shaw House generously providing the backdrop for the film’s graduation scene.

Filming for the ambitious project presented a few challenges for lead actor, Campbell, who rehearsed and spoke his lines backwards, so that when the scenes were reversed in post-production, they would synchronise to his pre-recorded voiceover.

“We are incredibly proud of all of the students who took part in this project either in an acting or background role,” continues Rachel. “We are also very grateful to the staff who took part in this project and local organisations such as Shaw House and Pageant Party who supported us with locations and costumes.”

The video launches on Monday 12 March 2018 across YouTube, FaceBook and SnapChat.

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