Last month Media Technology students were on hand at Glastonbury festival to offer technical support for some of the media operations. A team of our students spent a sweltering week at Pilton’s Worthy Farm, guaranteeing the department’s outside broadcast production vehicle.
I recently caught up with Dan, who is about to finish his year placement at Dolby; here are his thoughts and reflections.
“Over Easter 2016, I was looking at my CV and although I was happy with what I had achieved at University thus far – I had partaken in enough work experience and society events for my satisfaction – I decided I needed to throw myself out of my comfort zone. I looked at placement years, but thought why would I want to take a year out? An opportunity came up at Dolby, so I applied, thinking the best scenario would be some invaluable interview experience and some handy pointers on how to improve.”
Students from the Media Technology programme presented their thoughts on ‘technologies to look out for at IBC‘ to representatives from the IABM today. Topics ranged from virtual reality and immersive formats, to LED lighting panels and cloud-based editing. Andrew Jones and Dr Martin Salter were impressed by the students’ preparation and passion for their topics.
Yesterday saw the culmination of three years of hard work for our soon-to-be graduands. Final year Media Technology students presented their final year projects to the academic team and industry representatives during our annual technology exhibition “poster day”.
Media Technology students were visited yesterday by founder and director of AKA Broadcast, Kris Whitely. Kris formed the company six years ago with the vision of creating a light-weight systems integration service that could bring the most appropriate equipment together to deliver cost-effective and timely projects.
On the 27th April through to Monday 1st Teddy Rocks festival was in full swing. With multiple stages and tents it was a challenging technical brief but Media Technology student delivered for the charity event. Students provided technical support for their Production and Journalism cousins who were providing all the coverage and feeds for the event.