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).
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:
“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.
“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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