Creative Media Students Entered in Anti-Drug Driving Competition

On the 15th January, at the City of Liverpool College, a special screening is taking place showcasing students’ work. They have produced hard-hitting videos aiming to raise awareness surrounding drug-driving by creating content targeted at their own age group, to be shared on social media.

Creative Media Students' Work on Display

Alongside all colleges across Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Liverpool, our students could well be in the shortlisted, top four videos. A special commendation presented by Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine is in store for the winning four, with their work being shared across Merseyside Road Safety Partnership and all its partners’, social media channels.

“It has been a really rewarding opportunity to work with a live client,” lecturer Sara Cassidy told us, emphasising that “this kind of project is excellent for student portfolios and for their further understanding of the media industry.”

Level 3 students, Thomas McDougall, Josh Daw and Noah Atkins were particularly excited to be working together on such a high profile, live brief. “Everyone in our group is really creative and it has been great bouncing ideas between all our teams. We have put everything into getting shortlisted and are all eager to see what people will think of our work and to see what others have done”, Thomas said.

Lots of effort went into producing the videos, with special effects used such as green-screening and creating smoke effects for driving and crash scenes. Jack Nicholson, who worked on his own video, was particularly proud of his outcome which finishes with the strap line “Don’t drug drive if you wanna stay alive.”

The winning, shortlisted students will be announced on the night and we wish all students involved the best of luck and we are looking forward to seeing their hard work shared across Merseyside.

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