Sound Mentor at Wiltshire College

Filming at Wiltshire Colege as part of the First Light schemeBack in February, it was great to be asked by Richard White (Creative Wiltshire) to join them as sound mentor for their up-coming film projects. Coordinated by Creative Wiltshire, this project was supported by the Lottery through the BFI’s First Light initiative. The young people were supported by professionals working from Suited and Booted Studios, Dreambase Studios and Big State Theatre.

Aspiring director, 17 year old John Marley loved every moment, “I’ve developed my understanding of what I can do with sound and editing. The shoot week was first class and the mentors were inspirational.”

The production team learned to use professional equipment including tracks and a crane, Jacob Price, 18, from Chippenham thought the best bit “was directing the Mini Cooper sequence and using the crane. It was a valuable experience. As a director I learned so much from the professionals. Mark from Dreambase was really important in helping me realize the importance of sound in the movies.”

Creative Wiltshire is the College’s community and business digital media service and aims to bring together local media professionals with young media makers supporting a talent development pathway and helping grow the local creative economy.

You can read more about the projects here.