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An Open Studios event at the University of Gloucestershire is giving visitors the chance to get a taste of life behind the scenes at the Media Centre.

Published: 27/05/2015 11:22

From becoming a presenter to making recordings in the music studio, an Open Studios event at the University of Gloucestershire is giving visitors the chance to get a taste of life behind the scenes at the Media Centre, and even receive a memento from the day.

The state of the art centre at the university’s Park campus in Cheltenham is giving staff, students and the public a warm welcome on Wednesday, 3 June as part of Festival Fortnight. Festival Fortnight is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the achievements of students, and give the local community the chance to come and find out more about what happens at the university.

Tom Soper, subject group leader and course leader for Popular Music at the University of Gloucestershire, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience in the Media Centre and find out how television, film, radio and music are really made. You don’t need to have any experience at all, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved and ask our staff and students questions.”

The Open Studios at the Media School feature four events, and where possible footage can be sent as a memento afterwards:

  • Film Production: two film shoots with 4pm and 5.30pm start times
    Guests can help to shoot a scene and find out about the editing process.
  • Television Production: three live TV shows, with 4pm, 5pm and 6pm start times
    A live mini magazine/chat multi camera show where guests can sit in as a presenter or interviewee.
  • Popular Music: eight studio recording sessions with 4pm, 4.20pm, 4.40pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm start times
    A short live recording session where guests are welcome to perform themselves. Students will engineer and produce the session, explain the process and answer questions.
  • Radio: a rolling three hour music and chat show broadcast starting at 4pm.
    A taster of presenting a live music and chat show.

Most of the events during Festival Fortnight are free and open to the public. Find out more about the Open Studios and other events by visiting the Festival Fortnight website.