Bridgwater & Taunton College Production School Academy
The aim of the Production school is to provide students with the opportunity to work with community based projects and businesses.
Previous work has included creating promotional videos for schools and small businesses, instructional DVDs for NHS and Health Care centres and information videos for a number of charities and the local council.
Students work in a small production team to complete a brief as constructed by the client. Each student team is allocated a Project Manager/Director to take charge of the brief and act as liaison point for all communication. The Production school can offer the following services:
- Camera and sound operation
- Pre-production planning
- Project Manager services
- Video editing
- Title graphics
- Stock music useage
What our Students Say
James Lloyd, is studying A Levels in Psychology, Business Studies and Media Studies.
“I do a lot of graphics work as a hobby so the opportunity to gain real life experience working for paying clients has been great. I am currently a film editor within the Academy and I’m working on projects for Somerset County Cricket Club. I have been able to meet people from different courses and with differing skill levels, meaning I’ve been able to learn from them as well as the teaching staff.”
Jess Mitchell, is studying the Creative Media Production BTEC Extended Diploma.
“I wanted to join the Academy after seeing how good the work the students produced last year was. I haven’t been disappointed as I’m currently the Project Manager for two projects, one for luxury fashion brand, Mulberry, and one for a new clothing range at The College. It’s been great to interact with different people and learn about and experience the different roles within film production.”
Production School Leader Mino De Francesca
“I gained a degree in time-based media and went on to forge a career in conferencing, local television and free-lance film making, before moving into education. I have taught video production at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, the University of the West of England and I currently lecture in Media Studies at Bridgwater College. I have brought nearly 20 years of video production experience to Media Academy, giving students the opportunity to produce work in this diverse and creative field.”
Scott Mason, Community Safety Project Officer, Sedgemoor District Council
“Working with the Media Academy was a pleasure. From the outset, students were committed to the project, dedicating personal time to the development of the film. They produced storyboards which were presented professionally taking into account locations, props and shots which would create an impact on the audience. The two days of filming went smoothly and any requests for edits once reviewing the footage were completed promptly.”
Nicola Elliot, Communications and Project Officer, Somerset County Council
“It was a great experience working with the Media Academy, they were professional, creative, reliable and innovative, with all aspects of their work. I felt confident that they understood our project brief and the results were fantastic. I certainly would recommend working with them; they are a credit to themselves and to the Academy. I am sure all the students will go on to have thriving careers in the media industry and I feel privileged to have worked alongside them.”