Media students have returned from filming two movies on location in the South Downs, in a project the teaching staff described as one the department’s best yet.
Second-year Film and TV students shot psychological thriller The Sanctuary and black comedy The C Word, both written by Deputy Head of Department Graham Chalk, in East Sussex last week (October 18 to 24).
The two crews now have a month to edit the films ahead of their premiere at BAFTA in central London on November 27.
“The filming was really tough, and we know the editing will be hard work too, but we’re confident the project as a whole is one of the best the department’s ever done,” said Graham.
“The students worked really hard – they really enjoyed themselves, but they also got a very good sense of what working on set is like in the industry, as well as how important pre and post-production is.”
The Level 3 students were assisted on set by HND students, while Music Technology students helped with the film soundtracks and Visual Effects students worked on design for The Sanctuary.
Luke James, who will competing in the national WorldSkills UK finals in Birmingham next month, said the days had been ‘long and tiring’, but that all the students had loved the experience.
“You learn from everything – even the things that go wrong teach you what to do or not to do in the future,” he said.
“We’ve got quite a tight deadline for editing and post-production, but that’s what it’s like in the industry. We’re just all really looking forward to seeing the finished films at the premiere.”
UPDATE: You can watch both films online here