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ASA Alumnus Nick directs short documentary

Posted on: January 19th 2017Academy News

Nick Davis 2Nick Davis studied Media, Music, IT and Hospitality & Catering at All Saints' Academy Sixth Form.

He is currently studying TV Production at the University of Gloucestershire

'I am really enjoying university. During the first semester I have studied modules in:

  • Live Studio
  • Documentary making
  • Craft Skills (editing and camera techniques)

I have completed two productions. The first was a live studio recording, we had the opportunity to test out a number of studio roles such as vision mixing and directing.

The second production was a 3 minute documentary. We were split into small groups and tasked with finding a subject. We chose to document one man who is an aid worker for refugees. He has worked at lots of refugee camps, most recently in Calais when they were evicted from the jungle. As you can imagine, he has seen a lot of things. As Director I had to ‘people hunt’ to find the person for the documentary. I contacted local charities and managed to find someone through them.'

Please see Nick's short film below:

 

'Since starting I have really enjoyed the nightlife of university life and meeting new people. It feels like TV/Film school which is great as this is the industry I want to be in. Industry professionals have been in to university to do talks and lectures which have been really interesting.

'All Saints’ Academy has built strong foundations within me. This enabled me to learn key skills, given me the freedom to be creative and work as a team. All Saints’ offered me extra opportunities to on top of my lessons. I had the chance to go out and work as a film crew on many projects working with Gloucester Diocese, Ben Hooper, Pink Elephant PR, Cheltenham Festivals and CCP. This provided me with technical skills and a showreel! The Media & Music lessons provided the academic terms and theories that I am revisiting now at university.'

PR & Communications Manager Kerri Edgar said 'we are proud of what Nick achieved whilst he was at All Saints' and the promise he continues to show at university. He would make a fantastic crew member to any production team, being dedicated, enthusiastic, creative and also having fantastic craftsmanship. Nick took many extra opportunities during his time at All Saints' Academy Sixth Form which saw him reporting on Cheltenham Science Festival, filming for Gloucester Diocese and several charities. We look forward to seeing more brilliant films in the future.'

Please see below for just a few of the projects Nick worked on: