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EDUCATION #TVFutures The four students conclude this series with their experiences... Joe Watson So what can I say about the last two years being at Uni? I’ve made good friends, people who I hope to see again in the years to come. The experience has been incredible. I admit there have been up’s and down’s to it like deadlines creeping closer and closer but you work together as a team with the people you meet to meet those deadlines and that’s certainly something our group has done. As for the future I really don’t know what to expect. I’m already working at a small media company where I can gain experience and improve my fi lming, photography and editing skills but seeing as I’m not doing a third year yet I hope to do that within a year or so and from there, maybe move to London and fi nd work with in one of the bigger media companies. I’ve always wanted to fi lm documentaries for the BBC so I hope to do that one day. Rhiannon Chislett Over the past two years I have thoroughly enjoyed myself, not only because of the course but also because of the lecturers and fellow students on it as well. I feel as if the course has taught me a massive amount as it has overall made me a better fi lm student but it has also made my confi dence grow hugely which I’m really happy with. I think the opportunity has prepared me really well for years to come as it’s encouraged me to further my education at Southampton Solent, this means I can gain more knowledge of the industry but also have an even better chance of achieving my goals. None of this would have been possible without the past two years though and the lecturers that have helped me through it. Working on the music projects was probably the most enjoyable, like Fayre in the Square and Aux Sessions. Will Ingram The two years I’ve spent in Weymouth have never really felt like work, I’ve always been fully relaxed, enjoying myself all whilst learning at the same time. The course has been great for me, it has allowed me to gain valuable experience in working with real clients and given me a real understanding on how the industry works. Jason and Tim and all the other staff have never really been lecturers to me, instead I have always seen them as friends and this has made for a very easy and enjoyable two years at Weymouth and for that I am very thankful to them and I wish them all the best of luck in the future! As for me, I will be off to Southampton Solent to do a top-up in Film and Television and fi nish my degree. I am really eager to start and can’t wait for the new opportunities I will have. Danny Hutchins So I am at the end of the second year, my fi nal year of the course and I feel like I have come a very long way from when I fi rst started, enjoying every step of the way, I experienced a wide variety of different techniques and new ways of looking at things, both really helping my effi ciency and work quality! Some of the best experiences I have gained from this course have got to be working in a fully equipped studio, where we had the opportunity to fi lm multiple music videos/music show, as well as fi lming for local businesses to promote their companies, which really did help me become so much more confi dent in the way I deal with the clients and the quality of services I can provide. Now I am moving onto a new course, Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne, where I will continue to study and will hopefully have lots more opportunities for work. We wish the four students of 2013/14 the very best in their future and hope you have enjoyed following this series. Next month we’ll be looking at a new studio being purpose built at Portsmouth Uni. Contribute with your experiences to #tvfutures 42 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 91 JULY 2014