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Bucks teams up with Royal Albert Hall

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

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | March 09, 2017 | Students

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.

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

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.”

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."

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.

Photo: Andy Paradise / Royal Albert Hall.

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