Students' festival experience goes 'beyond the music'
The students' film entitled, 'Beyond the Music', (seen above) has been chosen as the promotional video for Latitude Festival, of which the film is based on.
Producer and Broadcast Media Technologies student, Meagan Mansfield, said: "I couldn't be more honoured that Festival Republic wants to use our film as their official promotional video for Latitude. I am so proud of the team and how well the film has turned out."
The team of nine students, who are from a range of course at our University, were part of our Leeds Met film crew who spent six days on site at Latitude Festival in Suffolk with our festival volunteering team.
Meagan's role as producer required her to oversee the project from start to finish. This ranged from running team discussions, supporting the editor in the final stages of deadlines, directing cameras and photography, negotiating with clients and delegating job roles.
She commented: "I applied for the role of Producer because that's the career path I hope to take after university and I thought this would be the ideal way to experience a real client and working environment.
"The whole experience has been invaluable. From the people I've worked with to the types of acts, art and culture that I've had the pleasure of enjoying has been unbelievable."
During the week, students also got the chance to meet major artists and interview big names, including TV personality, Dermot O'leary.
BA (hons) Media, Communications, Culture student, Kristie - Leigh Brannagh, took up the role of Researcher, which involved sourcing contacts, generating content and arranging interviews.
She explains: "I wanted to do something worthwhile that would be fun and give me experience in the media industry. As part of my role I also undertook quite a bit of the interviewing which was exciting and allowed me to meet some brilliant people.
"As a team we are all incredibly proud of what we have achieved, the response to the videos has been overwhelming and I am extremely happy to have had the chance to work with such an amazing group of talented people."
The soundtrack to the film features hit single, 'Feel the love', by festival favourites and Leeds Met Music Graduates Rudimental. Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden, who make up half of the quartet, both graduated from the BSc (Hons) Creative Music and Sound Technology course in 2008.
Performing Arts students also had their chance to shine with their newly commissioned live performance, 'The Wagon'. Directed by artist and course leader, Gillian Dyson, the team, which included students from all year groups on Leeds Metropolitan's Performance and Dance courses, devised the 'roaming' performance which depicts aspects of journeying, memory and togetherness, which they showcased daily during the four day festival.
Elsewhere, Leeds Met students and Alumni were working on site through our partnership with Festival Republic, on a variety of projects including stage management, filming, running campsite DJ parties, performing and providing information to festival-goers.