Film and TV students from Edge Hill University have been involved in the ultimate work experience project, shooting a music video for the University’s very own record label.
Directed by Film Lecturer Clare Heney, nine students from the Department of Media and one student from the Department of English travelled to Portmeirion, Wales in November 2014 for the break-neck shoot, taking on roles such as 1st Assistant Director (Aurelija Zubaviciute), Camera Operator (Luke Pearson), Camera Assistant (Toni Jordan), Editor (Dominic Smith) and Runner (Philip Curtis, Santi Rodriguez, Dan Snow, Adam Walker) to bring local band The Little Secrets’ debut single to life. Students were also involved in capturing the making of the video through film and photography.
Third year Film and TV Production student Aurelija Zubaviciute, who took on the role of 1st Assistant Director and Production Manager, said:
“Being part of The Little Secrets music video was a remarkable experience. The shoot location in Wales was breathtaking and perfect for the video, and the experience of shooting on an iPad was different from what we’re used to. It was a real eye opener, that you can do so much with so little and get a brilliant outcome.
I’m delighted to be part of the team, it has made me feel so much more confident with my role, and I believe that it will really help a lot with my future projects and the career path that I would like to take.”
The Little Secrets from Liverpool signed with Edge Hill University’s not-for-profit record label, The Label Recordings, in November 2014. The band recorded their single All I Need in the Grammy-award winning Parr Street Studios where students from a range of University departments shadowed music producers, documented the process and interviewed the band. The single is due for release on Monday 26th January and is available to pre-order now.
Senior Lecturer and founder of The Label Recordings, Carl Hunter said:
“This is a fantastic employability opportunity for a deserving group of students. Breaking into the music industry is notoriously competitive and taking on such big responsibilities so early in their careers will be a real boost to their graduate prospects”
The Label Recordings is Edge Hill University’s not-for-profit record label, offering students the chance to gain experience in the music industry by becoming part of it. Student volunteers from across the University have exciting opportunities in music scouting (A&R), video production, music production, marketing, event management and graphic design.