It’s February, which means our first-year Television & Video Production students are in the midst of commercial productions!
The projects begin at this time in the spring every year and are designed to take the foundation skills that students learn in courses teaching planning productions, camera, lighting, editing and writing, and apply them in team projects.
The first set of commercials that the student production companies are working on this term:
- BC Transplant Society
- Commercial Drive Midwives
- Nike 6.0 Shoes
- Press Start Video Games
- Muscular Sclerosis Society Canada
- Frank’s Red Hot
- What8ver Cafe
- BCIT SIFE
Thanks to all of our students and staff who volunteered their Saturday to help produce the live streaming event for the FIRST Lego League BC Championships on Saturday, January 14th.
This is the second year running where the Television & Video Production students have provided a live stream of the event for friends and family to enjoy! This year we had viewers as far away as Europe watching the competition.
Check out our LIVE Stream of the First Lego League Robotics Championships at BCIT today!
BCIT Television & Video Production
Produced by Television & Video Production students at BCIT.
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You may receive pop-up advertising while watching this stream – it’s an unfortunate side effect of using a free video streaming service.
We are currently looking into alternatives that can provide an advertising-free viewing experience.
This semester our first-year students will be producing 16 thirty-second commercial spots over the next couple of months (2 per week). The goal is to train students in the entire production process, from pitching an idea, right through to production and post. This isn’t all about just running out the door with a camera and shooting, but about the planning, logistics that need to go into making a production happen.
By strange coincidence, the first two commercials this year are alcohol-related!
For a bit of background, each student production company (usually group of 5) is required to produce two 30-second commercials this term, and we stipulate that at least one of them must be a real client (to give the project a bit more of a reality-check).
First up was a project for Heineken Beer which illustrates the old saying about, boy meets girl, boy chooses the wrong beer, other boy who chooses the “right” beer gets the girl.
Second up, was a spot for Industry Bar & Grill in Richmond selling on the idea that no matter what might happen by accident, it’s all good for this bar’s patrons!