Derby College Students Share Film Productions With Public

Fourteen Derby College Media Production students have staged a public exhibition of their work – marking the end of their course at the Joseph Wright Campus.

The students have all produced short films on a wide range of topics with the general theme of ‘I Believe’.

Visitors to the café at the Park Bikeworks in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter were invited to watch the films on a series of computer screens with students manning the area to meet and greet visitors to the exhibition.

Amongst the students was Alysha Basi (19) from Heatherton whose film was a personal story about her life following brain surgery when she was a child.

“My film is a personal journey about how I have grown in confidence with a clear message that we should all live in the moment.

“The response from visitors has been incredible and the work we have all done to produce these films and then organise the exhibition has been a valuable experience for our future careers.”

Alysa is now hoping to get an apprenticeship in the media industry.

Fellow student Annalise McNulty (19) from Long Eaton chose the subject of addiction to popular app game Candy Crush Saga, which was created in Derby, as the subject of her film.

“It’s a humorous look at just how addictive games like this can be and how they can take over someone’s life.

“I think it resonated with quite a lot of the people who have come to the exhibition which is interesting.”

Annalise is hoping that the experience of staging the exhibition will help in her search for an apprenticeship in hospitality and events.

Derby College Media Production Lecturer Claudine Anderson concluded: “The standard of the students’ work has been extremely high this year and they did an incredible job organising and staging the exhibition at this city centre venue.”

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