Students from the Isle of Wight College and Platform One, College of Music have been working alongside People Media Productions to film very short messages from candidates standing at the island’s local elections on Thursday 6th May.

Prospective candidates from each party were invited last week to the AAA Live studio in Merstone to deliver the essence of their vision for the island over the coming years. The punchy videos are being shared widely across social media and the studios are run by Technical Director Martin Hall.

The videos include Debbie Andre (Independent), Richard Quigley (Labour), Nick Stuart (Liberal Democrat), Jonathan Bacon (Our Island), Karen Lucioni (Island Independent Network), and England’s youngest prospective Parish Councillor, Cameron Palin (Green).

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Cameron Palin is 18 years old and studies at Cowes Enterprise College. He said:

“It was an honour to attend the filming as part of my campaign to represent the IOW Green Party”.

Nick Stuart, Leader of the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats commented that “it was nice to see a professional set upon the island.”

Students Chris Corsini and Gideon Davies both study media at the IOW College and spent the day working at the studios gaining valuable professional exposure.

Jon Stone, Head of the Media Department there said:

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“I’m glad Chris and Gideon did well yesterday, they really enjoyed the experience and got a lot from it…both taking significant responsibilities on the set.”

David Pontin, Education Director from Platform One, College of Music nominated undergraduate student Oliver Sprinks to devise two musical stings for the videos.

Oliver said:

“The brief was great, but I was a tad nervous and was trying a little too hard to impress. Thank you for trusting me!”

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Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
11 days ago

I wonder why Island Echo saw fit to duplicate the excellent work done by IsleVote, which got no support from IE?

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
11 days ago

One candidate in south Wight told me to-day that he hates the thought of all the holiday makers who are going to be here in August. His plan is to get away from IW Hollibobs Central and go away somewhere. Obviously he will be renting his house out to holiday makers because it would be stupid not to… He was amazed when I told him that I would not be voting in the local elections, just like the national ones, as it is all hypocritical farce which comedy writers could not make up!

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