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|Title:||College Students Help Raise Awareness of Cancer|
|Author:||Doncaster College |
|ID & Publication:||20120511023 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
Three Creative Media Production students from Doncaster College have been working on a video with Doncaster Royal Infirmary to raise awareness of skin cancer.
The students, Adam Holloway, Michael Burton and Samantha Oldcroft , who along with College Media Lecturer Dean Ayres, have been working to create a short film about the disease with help from the Dermatology Department at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Network Rail.
The reason the skin cancer awareness video came about was because Network Rail site manager Carl Scattergood was diagnosed with skin cancer. He then decided to raise awareness for his colleagues at work. He decided to manage the project himself and convinced the local Dermatology Department at Doncaster Royal Infirmary to be involved in the campaign.
The College became involved with the campaign when Carl contacted Dean Ayers, directly seeking help to create the video. The subject is very close to Dean’s heart and he immediately offered his time, commitment and students to produce the short.
The three students, who ably assisted, are studying Creative Media Production (Film &TV) Level 3 Diploma and they helped with camera work and editing and said they learnt a lot from working on a sensitive live brief and ‘it all seemed to go pretty well.’
Hopefully, in the future, the video will be used by Network Rail, as an awareness campaign on a national scale and, hopefully on some scale by the NHS.
Aside from having the opportunity to develop various projects throughout the media course such as music videos, TV Ads, Idents, and Documentaries, Doncaster College’s Creative Media Production (Film &TV) Level 3 course has a list of external opportunities for learners to boost their experience, skills and even their CV.
This academic year alone students have had the chance to work with the local NHS and Network Rail and others have had the chance to work on the official television commercial for the Frenchgate Centre, the large shopping centre in Doncaster.
Dean Ayers said ‘On our TV and Film course we try to ensure that all learners gain some externally sourced experience during their time at College. It is important that our course offers this as a way to improve their developing skills, confidence and career opportunities.’
Doncaster College runs a host of media courses and there are still places available for this upcoming academic year starting in September, for further details phone 0800 358 7575 or visit www.don.ac.uk.
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