Nescot’s Film & Television National Diploma students scored success in the WorldSkills UK Media heats in May with a 15-second promo for the television show Come Dine With Me.
The learners were given two weeks to research, develop, storyboard and submit a proposal for a new version of the popular cookery programme.
Speaking about the heats, 1st year student Denzil Addo said:
“It’s been very enjoyable having several different tasks to complete. We had to identify our target audience and understand what makes the show a success.
“We’re already familiar with pre-production via our studies, so we knew how to commence with certain aspects of the tasks.”
The learners determination to succeed led them to putting in plenty of extra hours on top of their studies and even discussing the project with other Nescot students to ensure their promo had the best possible chance.
“Yes, we stayed after college quite often working on the promo,” Denzil continued. “We put ourselves in the position of actually making the show, so we knew that our research and planning had to be perfect. We spoke to other students, gave them questionnaires to complete regarding the TV show and set our standards really high.”
The learners will travel to Leicestershire next to present their proposed 15 second television promo to a panel of media judges. They’ll be given five minutes to present their concept and will then be asked a series of questions regarding their promo by the judges.
“Obviously, we were very proud to have made it through the heats,” said Denzil. “I have never won anything before so it was very special for me, personally. We’re all now really looking forward to the final.”
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