The School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth has been celebrating student success for many years with the CT Graduate Awards. This year Avid is very pleased to support the Award for Best Post-Production Project. Ryan Jenkins, a student from the course BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting, is the proud award winner, and his course leader, Charlie Watts, is delighted for his success. Charlie adds, “Ryan was adamant that he wanted to complete a final year project in post, so he carefully looked at how we operate our weekly live program output and then proposed a workflow that would support a clear way to archive VT’s for future use. I’m very pleased to say that the project has been a great success, and he also managed to do his fair share of editing great projects this year.”
Ryan picks up the story — “Three years ago I was introduced to Avid Media Composer, and I knew my passions lay within editing. I started my university experience not knowing much about editing at all; I just saw it as a way in which to solve a puzzle. Fast forward to today, and I can honestly say that through the use of Avid Media Composer and the excellent guidance from lectures and support staff within the University of Portsmouth, these puzzles are easier to be solved.”
“Whilst studying Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth, I knew what I wanted to do at the end, and I found different video formats, encoding and the whole complexity of post fascinating. I’d also like to mention and thank the encouragement I received for pursuing such a specialist area from Charlie Watts and Stephen Bellinger, who gave me the confidence to really get stuck in!
“The pressure of a TV industry environment is hard to reflect within a teaching environment. However, I feel the terror and dread felt within the quick turnaround for the live shows we produce was felt by all at some stage or another. This forced me to learn how to edit faster, more accurately, and to really think about what the audience would want to see and hear. Avid is an amazing tool, and although it is a little unforgiving if you do not quick know what you are doing at times, that aspect of it only forces you to learn and get better.”
“I learned how to utilize networked shared storage with Avid, and slowly but surely, I gathered enough experience to be able to build an archive workflow that others could use and understand.”
“After the course had finished, I felt myself still wanting more, and I have recently revised for, and passed, the Avid Media Composer Certified User Exam. Passing this exam and having priceless experiences from my course, meeting and being taught by some truly generous people, has been a perfect way to round off a wonderful and exciting course.”