Student gets creative for festival season

Friday, 05 May 2017

Charlotte SkidmoreSeevic College student Charlotte Skidmore has produced promotional videos for local organisations Leigh Folk Festival and Metal.

As part of the college’s company Live Creative, BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production student Charlotte was approached to create multiple professional videos to promote the companies and their event line-ups - all in just two weeks.

Charlotte was able to increase her filming and editing skills throughout the process, familiarising herself with a new design programme within the fortnight and building her knowledge of motion graphics.

Using the briefs to build her work experience, Charlotte, 17, said: “As a Live Creative employee, these projects have really boosted my employability skills. I’ve also become a lot more independent and confident with my work.”

Elliot Waters, Marketing Manager for Leigh Folk Festival, said: "It has been enjoyable to work with Charlotte on the production of this year’s promotional video, helping to provide her with a clearer image of how the industry works.

“Charlotte executed the brief in an efficient and professional manor. The festival is a big community event, so for us to be able to offer this opportunity to a student at Seevic College is just amazing!

“We will continue to find ways in which we can involve more students and young volunteers in the festival, enabling them to gain employment skills and a taste for the real world. If you would like to volunteer at Leigh Folk Festival, visit or email"

Seevic College, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, has created two College Companies – Live Creative and Insight. Students from the Art & Design faculty work as part of Live Creative on briefs set by real companies. This could involve anything from graphic design to 3D digital modelling, filmmaking, photography and music production.

By working with real clients in a professional environment, students not only gather examples of finished work for their portfolios but they also develop employability skills and prepare for the world of work.

For more information about the college’s companies, or if you are interested in working with them on a project for your business, please call 01268 756 111 or visit

Charlotte's video for Leigh Folk Festival



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