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Behind the Scenes on an Assignment Shoot - Reid Kerr, Paisley

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As part of the roadshow we set time-limited challenges to a select group of students at each college. The aim of the challenge is to get students working to fairly tight commercial briefs, where they haven't had weeks to prepare things, and have to deal with what happens on the day. They're also a chance to work some business studies in, as we expect a completed invoice to be handed in with the images. In fact, when I come to critique the work, I'm almost more interested in the invoice than the shots!

Just to give you a flavour of what to expect, here's a brief behind the scenes video with 2 guys from Reid Kerr college in Paisley, John Morrison and Stephen Smyth. I went along with them on the day, strictly as an observer, and shot some video of them at work. I should point out to those of you who are thinking of getting a sneak preview of what to shoot that they interpreted one of the briefs a certain way - if you go out and shoot an Audi garage it may well not be appropriate to the briefs you're set at your college!

Apologies for the slightly ropey quality of the video. It looked fine on my machine, but by the time it had been uploaded to YouTube it had turned a bit rank. I'm quite new to this whole video lark anyway, and have got a lot to learn on a technical level!


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