Students at Totton College were joined by Councillor Cathie McEwing, The Mayor of Southampton, for the launch of a new TV studio at an Open Evening event on Wednesday 23 November.
The 4K ready, multi-camera facility, is set to transform film production at the College. Students from a variety of courses are set to benefit from the new studio, enabling them to film their work in high definition quality and enhancing their learning experience, skills and portfolios.
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Councillor McEwing said a few words to congratulate the students and staff. Music students then gave a performance, covering The Killers, Mr Brightside as the media students filmed for the first time using the new industry standard kit.
Steve Launay, Creative Media teacher, commented:
“It is fantastic to see the studio up and running, the staff and students really pulled together to make it happen. To see it set-up in all of its glory is very rewarding.
The equipment is top of the range so students are going to be able to push creative and technical boundaries. This really opens up doors for the College as we now look to expand our media offer to include broadcast journalism and develop our film production units.”
Demonstrations in Travel & Tourism, Childcare, Health & Social Care, I.T, Business, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Motor Vehicle, Art & Design, Photography, Sports, Public Services and Science took place across the College throughout the evening.