As Staffordshire alumni, it was a proud moment for Humanoid to return to the University’s TV studio as lecturers. Information Technology apprentices from L’École des Mines d’Alès crossed the channel to study at Staffs and experienced a hands-on 4-day workshop on studio production.
Beginning the week with no prior experience of video production or broadcast technology, the students produced a 5-minute live informercial, making use of the studio cameras, lighting rig, audio and vision mixing desks, graphics computer and AutoCue system.
The week began with a crash course on using the studio hardware, followed by a practical experimentation session. The following day, work began on producing pre-recorded video segments for the show, and students were trained on camera and post-production techniques. After practicing the running order in the studio for a day, the students were well-prepared for the scheduled “on air” session. Participants were sent a commemorative recording of their live show
The studio training was a hit with the French students, who enjoyed it immensely. This lecture was awesome, I really enjoy your course says Cyril Rubini-Vidal.
Dr Neil Hart, Staffordshire University’s International Partnerships Manager, commented on the success of the event: “We have been working with EMA Ales for a number of years but this was the first time that we had been asked to provide this kind of experience for their students. Humanoid did a fantastic job and we hope that in future years this type of event will be repeated, not only for EMA, but also for other International partners of ours”