15 Jan

Moving Image Award Commendations for St David's Students

The WJEC Moving Image Awards for 2017 placed two productions from St David’s onto their highly commended list and were showcased at the British Film Institute, London on 12th January 2018. Both productions have been nominated for their creativity and excellent filming skills.

In addition, the Media Department were sent a letter from the judging panel congratulating them on the high standard of the entries from St David’s that were sent for the annual competition. A number of students had entered.

Students work was classed under two categories. John Berganio was highly commended for his TV extract. He had created an opening sequence to a documentary entitled A Journey of a Choreographer that demonstrated excellent understanding of the genre with high editing skills. It was a highly informative and interesting documentary.

Under the category of Music Video, Kyrsty Jones, Lewis Jacobs, Thomas Tyler-Grant were also highly commended for their stylish and contemporary version of God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols. Experimenting with animation and live filming made for a very entertaining video that highlighted excellent filming and editing skills.

The Moving Image Awards, designed in partnership with the British Film Institute, recognises and rewards the UK's most talented young film-makers. Every year, students undertaking WJEC qualifications in Film and Media are invited to submit their work for consideration by a panel of judges. All the students selected created their productions during their final year at St David's. Kyrsty, Tom and Lewis are now studying creative art courses at university whilst John continues his career in dancing. 

Pip Jones said:

“I am delighted that yet again Media students from the College have been recognised for their talents and creativity. Again, we are the only Welsh school/college to be on the short-list. Students work incredibly hard to create their visuals devoting many extra hours outside of class. Both productions were highly skilled in a number of areas; creative, innovative, experimental with the genre form and beautifully edited to make for an exciting viewing experience. Well done all – you did us proud!”

The celebrations continued in the green room afterwards and it was prosecco all round - for those old enough to drink it!  We wish all the students every success in the future.