The sessions were led by Head of Commissioning, Nick Andrews, along with Sian Harris and Sorelle Neil, Commissioners.
Day one involved an introduction to the commissioning process at BBC Cymru Wales, and the students were presented with a how-to guide on winning a commission. The workshop ended with a question-and-answer session, where students were able to quiz the commissioners on the Film & TV industry, and working at BBC.
The second session was an in-depth look at the strategy behind ‘A Killing in Tiger Bay’, a documentary series on a murder that happened in Cardiff. Students were also given the opportunity to ask questions at the end of this session.
Paul Edwards, Programme Area Manager for Creative Arts at Coleg Menai, explained,
“Thank you to BBC Cymru Wales for visiting our students and delivering these interactive sessions. They were two thoroughly interesting and insightful days, and we are looking forward to continuing to work together”
He added, “This is just one of many activities and visits that we plan for our students across the year, in a bid to inspire them to achieve their full potential”
Nick Andrews, BBC Cymru Wales Head of Commissioning, said,
“We are eager to get young, local people into the film and television industry here in Wales. BBC Cymru Wales is always looking at ways to grow audiences and make an impact, so it was really interesting speaking to the students to hear what they had to say”.
“Thank you to Coleg Menai for the warm welcome - speaking to their Film and Television production students was a fantastic opportunity to inspire the next and upcoming TV and filmmakers of Wales”
To find out more about the Media Production (TV and Film) course delivered at Coleg Menai, please click here.