Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

UCOL students prepare for fast and furious film-making

¬¬¬News Release Leigh Dome
Communications Coordinator
06 952 7001 ext: 70348
027 222 0006
l.dome@ucol.ac.nz
www.ucol.ac.nz

15 May 2012
UCOL students prepare for fast and furious film-making
Film-making will be more frantic than ever for UCOL Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging and video diploma students this weekend.
In a record for UCOL, four teams will take part in the V48 Hour Film Festival. New Zealand’s largest film-making contest starts at 7.00pm on Friday night and ends exactly 48 hours later on Sunday evening.
UCOL Video lecturer in the Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) programme Mel Edmon says, “This year the V48 Hour is huge for us. We have three second year student teams entered and one third year student team,” she says. “The second years are required to participate as part of their course work. The third years just couldn’t help themselves, and are doing it because they loved the experience so much last year.”

Third year BAVI students Dan Scott and Mike Watson are part of Team Mo Faux. The eight member crew is made up of students who ‘bonded in adversity’ during last year’s competition. “The V48 Hour is a real adrenalin buzz,” says Dan. “We have an advantage this year as we know what to expect from the weekend – lots of dramas and not much sleep!”



Second year BAVI student and producer of the Take 9 crew Alice Johansen, says the expected pressure of the competition excites her, “I don’t scare easily.”
She says the three second year teams are working closely together in preparation for the chaotic two days.
“We have been scouting possible locations, gaining filming permission where necessary and forming basic story lines,” she says. “There is a lot of behind-the-scenes planning over and above the film-making process. We’ve had to arrange the catering for the weekend and amongst everything else, have managed to perfect the recipe for fake blood.”

The 48 Hour Film Festival is also part of the UCOL Diploma in Performing Arts students’ assessment this year. Formal auditions were held and the budding actors have been cast to allocated teams.
Jaime Dorner, Programme Leader of the Diploma in Performing Arts, believes the V48 Hour competition is an incredible opportunity to incorporate a collaborative process between disciplines. “Acting and film-making are codependent on each other, so we are creating a synergy which will be a learning tool, as well as a more professional product”, says Jaime.

It is the sixth year that teams of students from UCOL have taken part and the second year it has been integrated as part of the second year BAVI course assessment.
Mel says the contest is a great way for students to learn by doing. “They have to plan well and work together to meet a very tight deadline. “It is a brilliant assessment tool in an environment that you can’t recreate in the classroom.”

All teams are assigned a movie genre at 7.00 pm on the Friday night. They must then write their script, produce storyboards, arrange locations, costumes and props before their shoot begins on the Saturday morning.
Editing and post production takes place as the film is still being shot. All entries must be submitted by the 7.00 pm Sunday deadline.

Dan Scott says the highly charged film-making competition has taught him a lot about how he, and others, performs under pressure.
“We quickly learnt how to build on our strengths – there’s not enough time to build on your weaknesses!”


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Tom Scott's Avantdale Bowling Club: The 10th Annual Taite Music Prize Announced

The Taite Music Prize 2019 ceremony also saw the presentation of the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut, Independent Spirit Award, and Independent Music NZ Classic Record award. More>>

ALSO:

Elisabeth Calder: Gifted Editor And Publisher To Receive Honorary Doctorate

The English editor and publisher who discovered some of the greatest writers of our times, including Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes and Anita Brookner, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by the University of Canterbury (UC) at the University’s Arts and Science graduation ceremony on 18 April. More>>

Howard Davis: Charlie Parker With Strings - Live!

Hear these swinging rhythms with lush strings and a twist of bebop when Dick Oatts performs Charlie Parker with Strings accompanied by the New Zealand String Quartet and Jazz Ensemble, Musical Director Rodger Fox. More>>

Disaster Response: Canterbury Quakes - 'Widespread Adverse Effects' On Mental Health

The researchers noted that while support services such as free counselling exist, New Zealand's public health services are already under strain and even small increases in demand may result in a considerable extra burden for health workers. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland