7 May 2019

Media students have been benefitting from some degree-level camera training as they get involved with a Liverpool John Moores University multi-media project.

‘My Favourite Place’ is a Heritage Lottery funded venture that seeks to encourage stories and memories associated with favourite places across Merseyside, as people submit photos and videos of the places that mean the most to them.

Along with participating in the project itself, students have been learning new camera skills in College workshops from visiting LJMU Senior Lecturer in Media, Ian Bradley.

The Year 1 students have been working with Ian and some of his undergraduates on technical skills and interview techniques, completing three sessions so far and are now getting set to film their own work.

Head of Media and Film at the College, Julie Edwards, said: “It’s been really interesting to see our students practising their technical filming skills with both the undergraduates and Ian Bradley. Interviewing contributors whilst managing sound, cameras and lighting all at the same time is a lot to think about; the more practical experience they can get, the better they will be when they go out on location to film. It’s great to see how our students are becoming more confident with these complex skills and really enjoying the workshops."