Bucks works with Royal Albert Hall to provide inspirational live events experience


Date: 27th Feb 2017

Buckinghamshire New University students have led young people in a day of audio and music production and live television experience at the Royal Albert Hall.

The workshop for sixth-formers and further education students gave insights into roles from directing and vision mixing to camera and live sound engineering, at a recording with BBC Introducing, showcasing an up-and-coming bands.

Students from the Music and Live Events, Audio and Music Production, and Film and Television Production courses at Bucks New University carried out the work, filming the band Kovic.

Stephen Partridge, Head of Media and Creative Industries at Bucks New University, said its Music and Live Events Management staff regularly supported the Royal Albert Hall's own workshops in events management for young people at the world-famous venue.

He said: "The event management and audio-visual production workshops with BBC Introducing were great for the artists, for the students and for our industry partners.

"We have a great relationship with the Royal Albert Hall and teaching young people production disciplines is a welcome and natural progression to the work we do.

"The sixth-formers and further education students witnessed applied curriculum delivery at its best, spanning an array of outside broadcast and live music production roles.

"The Bucks New University student crew is taught and led by experts who have brought a wealth of industry-based knowledge to higher education."

Flo Schroeder, Education & Outreach Manager at the Royal Albert Hall, said: "We were delighted to work with Bucks New University and BBC Introducing to offer this invaluable experience for pre-university students who are interested in the live events industry.

"Through our Education & Outreach programme we offer a variety of careers-based opportunities and we always aim to provide unforgettable experiences. I'm sure the students who took part in this workshop will be incredibly inspired and encouraged to progress further in this industry."

Second-year BA (Hons) Film and Television Production student Deanna Hearne said: "Filming at the Royal Albert Hall was an incredible experience.

"Having the opportunity to film outside university and at such a prestigious venue made my job as producer feel more professional and everyone came away feeling very proud of what we did. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would love to do it again."

Fellow second-year BA (Hons) Film and Television Production student Dan Trew added: "Filming at the Royal Albert Hall with Bucks was incredible and an experience the whole crew and I won't forget soon.

"Working at a venue with such world renown made the whole shoot extremely special and is something I'd love to do again. Floor managing for the band there was easily one of the best experiences I've had at University to date."

Bucks New University has worked with BBC Introducing for over two years, with up-and-coming bands and artists regularly recording performances at its High Wycombe Campus which have been shown online and broadcast on BBC Three Counties Radio.

Danny Fullbrook, Producer of BBC Introducing in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, said: "The work with Bucks New University provides a great opportunity for students to gain experience working with bands and artists and for the musicians to benefit from sessions which they can then use to illustrate what they do.

"I really admire the work of the students at Bucks New University. They are right at the top of their game."

Mark Kovic, of Kovic, said: "The BBC introducing videos are incredible. We're very lucky to have had such a great team!"

See a film about the event, here.


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