Students get set for action with live TV show

Film and media production students from New College Durham are set to get first-hand experience of creating, producing and broadcasting a live TV show which will be streamed on the New College Durham YouTube Channel, on Monday 19 March from 5pm–5.45pm.

Entitled ‘NCD presents Studio Sounds’, the show will be music based with live performances, interviews and discussions. Members of the public are not only invited to tune in live on the evening, but they can also participate as studio audience members.

Stuart Drummond, Programme Leader for Foundation Arts Film & Media Production, commented: “the live broadcast is a fantastic way for students to get a taste of what working in the industry will be like, from creating titles and planning the studio set-up, to liaising with guests and clearing content. Students will adopt industry roles and oversee the whole production working as a professional production team.”

The live broadcast will feature local bands with performances confirmed from Box Wine and Reclaim the Reins, with a special guest appearance from The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens, who are also behind local music initiative 'Tracks'. Viewers will also enjoy an interview with Phil Richardson, programme leader for FdA Roots Music at New College Durham, and get involved by participating in some music based quiz games

David Doolan, student on the Foundation Arts Film and Media Production course, commented: “Producing NCD Studio Sounds has given FdA Film and Media students the unique opportunity to collaborate with musicians from the College and North East to develop a real live broadcast. As director on the show, it has given me insight into how a real TV production works and has been a fun and challenging experience”.

The show will be broadcast from New College Durham’s on-site TV studio, which is housed in the College’s state-of-the-art media suite.

Drummond continues: “A 45 minute live TV show is probably the most ambitious thing we've attempted to do in the media department, but the main drive of the FdA Film and Media course is to challenge students to adapt to professional type environments where they will need to be focused, flexible and use initiative. I for one can't wait to see what happens!”

If you are interested in being part of the studio audience, please email Stuart Drummond on stuart.drummond@newdur.ac.uk for more information.

To watch the broadcast live, tune into the College’s You Tube channel on 19 March at 5pm, or watch back later: www.youtube.com/newcollegedurhamtv

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