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Victoria series 3

Back to the 1850s

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BTEC Creative Digital Media students will be stepping back over 150 years as they visit the set of an internationally acclaimed television period drama.

Over three days the cast and crew of Mammoth Screen have been shooting scenes for series 3 of “Victoria” on High Street in the Old Town of Hull. Against a backdrop on cobbled lanes and fine Victorian architecture, the High Street has been dressed to disguise any indication of modern life. Street lighting has been covered with stacks of wooden barrels, period posters have been placed over modern billboards and the yellow double lines have been painted over in a dull grey paint. These simple changes have made one of Hull’s most famous streets the ideal film set.

Rebecca Ives, Head of Media and Film at Wyke, is using the occasion to inform her students about the employment opportunities in the wider media industry. She said, “On Friday I will be talking two groups of BTEC Media students to observe the media industry in action. It’s great for students to experience the scale and professionalism of such a well-respected television drama. Not only will they see the use of camera, sound and lighting, they will also see the supporting assistant directors, the set dressers and continuity assistants.”

Mammoth Screen selected Hull over many other rival locations. The scenes shot on the High Street will form 15 minutes of action on screen when the new series is aired later this year.

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City of Culture Legacy

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Wyke are celebrating the donation of professional sound equipment from local health and safety supplier Arco. The equipment was originally part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 Beats Bus project supported by Arco, a mobile community studio facility.

As Wyke offers a number of music, media and performance related courses, the donated equipment has been very well received. Teacher of Music, Ben Newton said “The generous donation of equipment from Arco is a great benefit to all students throughout the college and will open up additional performance and production possibilities.  It is gratefully received.”

The new equipment will help add to the production quality of Wyke student performances like the monthly “Wyke Sesh” and the cross-college theatre productions. There is also talk about facilitating a College radio station.

Last year staff and students from Wyke regularly worked on a number of City of Culture projects, including the “One Word” video that involved staff from Arco reflecting on their experience of 2017. The music department also composed a “Song for Hull”, a composition that involved early years children from across the city.

Media Studies

Model Music Video

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The deadline for A level Media Studies and A level Film Studies coursework is approaching. As students are putting the final touches to their submissions, it’s an opportunity to view some of the outstanding work produced by this years creatives.

First up is Maisie Tongeman’s re-working of “1 Night” by Mura Masa & Charli XCX. The video stars a retro shop manikin bought off eBay, shot in a local hotel room and the newly developed Humber Street area. Excellent art direction, skillful editing and quality cinematography – it’s a great piece of work. Well done Maisie!

The full video is available to view on the College’s YouTube site alongside other student production. https://youtu.be/enTmAjogfFI

Kofi Smiles

Kofi gets Social

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Kofi Smiles, the BBC “Face of 2017 Hull UK City of Culture” has contacted Wyke Media and Film department to discuss an exciting new online platform. ‘The Social’, a website for 18-35 year olds, is made up of content for them and produced by them.

Kofi has an interesting way of describing this new hybrid concept. “Think of it as if BBC Three and YouTube had a baby and then raise it in Hull and the East Riding.”

The project has already been successfully launched in Scotland with those contributing to the site using it as a gateway to producing work for BBC Three, BBC iPlayer and Netflix. To get a better understanding of the possibilities visit https://www.facebook.com/bbcthesocial

Kofi is now gathering together enthusiastic partners who would be interested in participating in this project, hence he contacted Wyke. “We are literally just getting started so right now we’re looking to see who’s out there, who’s creating, who’s interested in taking part, who’s got great ideas and who want to be part of this in the next few months.

This can be anyone, 18-35, film makers, music makers, script writers, comedians, videographers, bloggers, vloggers, gamers, sport enthusiasts, any individual who wants to do something or has something so say.”

The initiative is still in early stages of development and Wyke will be inviting Kofi to speak to students on campus in the coming months.

Great Swift

Summer Trend Setter

By | Accounting, Course News, Film Studies, Media, News

It’s not every day you get to comment on what Rita Ora is wearing but this is what Greta Swift was doing during the summer.

Greta, a former A level Media Studies student, spent August on work placement for Trinity Mirror. She was working as a journalist for the Sunday Mirror’s magazine, Notebook – a lifestyle supplement covering fashion, beauty and celebrity interviews .

You can see the double page spreads that Greta produced on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WykeSixthFormCollege/. Whilst on placement Greta also wrote make-up reviews for the ‘tried & tested’ column, sat in on news conferences and submitted pieces for the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Later this Autumn Greta is returning to Leeds Beckett University to compete her BA(Hons)Media, Communications and Cultures degree. She said, “I’m really enjoying my media based course at University and I’m forever grateful for all the help I had throughout my Media A level at Wyke.”

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Summer of Success

By | Awards, English, Media, News, Performing Arts

It’s been an incredibility busy summer for Georgia McGrath. Not only did Georgia collect fantastic A level results (A* English Literature & Language, A* Drama & Theatre Studies, A Law), she also received a £300 prize for winning the Ron Worsdall Young Person’s Award 2017 from the Hull Paragon Rotary Club for her outstanding ability, achievement and aspirations in the Arts. 

 

Georgia, who’s ambition is to work in the media industry, said, “I was thrilled when I found out that I was the winner as this meant I could put the money towards new equipment and editing software which I use to produce my own shorts and small adverts.” 

 

“Initially I was set on going to university to study English and Drama and I knew that I would enjoy this. However, I’ve since made the decision to take a gap year after speaking with the executive producer at the BBC who recommended gaining as much experience in the industry as possible.”

 

As a result, over the last few months Georgia has spent time doing work experience with local theatre companies and major public broadcasters. She also had the privilege of working within the production teams on various UK films. She was recently cast as the female lead in the TV pilot ‘Misunderstood’ and will begin filming for this in Newcastle in October.

 

Georgia concluded that “Winning the Rotary Club Funding has opened many doors which enable me to unleash my creativity and passion for the arts, whilst creating content on poignant societal issues in order to educate and challenge perceptions amongst all generations. And so, it is a real honour to be the winner of this award.”

Dulcie Mudd

Next Step towards a Paramedic Career

By | Chemistry, Course News, Health & Social Care, Media, News, Physical Education, Sport

“Wyke Sports Personality” Dulcie Mudd celebrated her A level results with an interview on local radio station KCFM. Dulcie achieved Bs in Applied Science, PE and Psychology. These excellent grades have secured her a place on Paramedic Science at Hull University, a profession she has always wanted to pursue.

Alongside her studies Dulcie was also a key member of the college’s netball team, regularly competing in cup and league games.

After she opened her results Dulcie had some sound advice for new students. “My advice would be to work really hard from the start but also enjoy it as it flies by. Taking part in sports teams or any extracurricular activity is also something I would also advise.”

See Dulcie’s full interview on our YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejUvDZ0fC-k&feature=youtu.be 

Promotional advert for the Kings of Hull

Wyke confirmed as Cultural Icon of Hull

By | Community, Government & Politics, Media, News

Wyke has been acknowledged as a cultural icon for Hull in the promotional material for Kings Of Hull, a comedy written and directed by John Godber.

According to the Hull 2017 website, “The Kings of Hull tells the remarkable story of the King family across three generations. From life on the docks, to Hull prison, a lottery win and success in the coal trade; this is a family whose sons and daughters are struggling to cope in a changing world. The Kings are a family bonded by love but divided by rugby, a river and sibling rivalry. Join us at their Golden Wedding, before the gloves come off; for a celebration of life in town, from the 1960s through to Brexit and beyond. Whether it’s love, hate, success or failure, the Kings always come out fighting.”

The play will be performed at the newly renovated Hull New Theatre from 27th September-7th October.

Jack Conman

Jack Conman Plays Radio 1’s Big Weekend

By | Course News, Media, Music, News, Performing Arts

Former Wyke Music Technology student Jack Conman is playing one of the biggest gigs of his career this weekend. On Sunday, Jack will be playing the “Introducing Stage” at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, an event that features the household names of Katy Perry, Kings of Leon and Little Mix.

This landmark appearance follows on from the success of his debut EP “Euphoria Spring” which reached the top ten of the iTunes singer songwriter charts in 2016. According to local DJ Alan Raw this is just the beginning of Jack’s rise to the top.

On the BBC website Alan writes, “With so much grace and maturity in his music so early in his career, Jack Conman is meant for great things. He is a phenomenon, a one-off, a must see. He owned the audience at the BBC Introducing Humberside Stage at Hull’s Humber Street Sesh last year. He’s a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and effortless maker of musical masterpieces. Now Big Weekend, prepare to surrender yourselves to Jack.”

Remember where you heard about him first and check out Jack’s Youtube channel.

TED Talks Tuesday

TED Talk Tuesday

By | Business, Media, News, On Campus

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our world. Each Tuesday lunch, leading up to Easter, Wyke will be showing a different TED talk on the big screen at 1pm.

A TED conference explores a range of themes and examines how they interconnect. As they take in the program, attendees and speakers from vastly different fields can cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of TED.

The first talk in the series is “Do schools kill creativity?”, scheduled for Tuesday 28th February. Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity.