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COLLEGE STUDENTS BEHIND NEW ANNIVERSARY WALK THE WIGHT FILM

IW college students Walk the Wight film 2015VIDEO: Two media students from the Isle of Wight College are hoping a film they have made about Walk the Wight will inspire people to join in this year’s 25th anniversary event.

Student film-makers Kris Bean, 19 and Jamie Carruthers, 22, took up the challenge to make a film about Walk the Wight as part of their course, following a request from Walk the Wight organisers at Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Each year the college receives requests from the local community to produce a number of promotional videos, but the boys were particularly keen to help the Hospice.

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Jon Stone, Course Co-ordinator and tutor for the Corporate and Promotional Film unit, said:

“We try to ensure the films we create here are relevant to our local community and contain a positive message – the film about Walk the Wight does both of those things”.

Kris added:

“When we decided to take up the challenge of creating the promotional video for Walk the Wight 2015 for Earl Mountbatten Hospice, we wanted to create something that was informative, catchy and memorable.

“It was important to show the kind of work the Hospice does; the importance of fundraising and how Walk the Wight helps with that work.

“Also, I was considering Walking the Wight all the way through the project and I think I might actually give it a go!”

The project took the students around eight weeks to complete. Much of the work involved skillfully weaving together archive footage of previous events while the pair also shot some current location footage at the Hospice.

Along with Hospice staff, the students are now on a mission to ensure the three-minute film is seen as widely as possible. They hope local media outlets will include links to the film, which will also be posted on the Hospice website and via social media.

In support of Walk the Wight, Island Echo have included the film below.

Earl Mountbatten staff said they were hugely impressed with the production.

“We are thrilled with the quality of the film and hope it inspires people to take part in the 25th Walk the Wight on 10 May.”

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