A Young Peoples' Guide to Bridgwater History | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) students filmed and narrated a short film titled “A Young Peoples’ Guide to Bridgwater History” under the guidance of Somerset Film.

The project was a collaboration between Bridgwater Town Council, Bridgwater and District Civic Society, Somerset Film and BTC, and is based on the Civic Society’s Blue Plaques located in and around the town centre.

Creative Media Production students undertook a range of roles, including script writing, presenting, sound production, filming and assembly editing.

The film was debuted at the Engine Room in Bridgwater High Street, running eight minutes in length and being designed to attract the widest and youngest audience possible via social media.

Production of the short film was made possible by a grant from Bridgwater Town Council, and was both produced and directed by Deborah Richardson, Director, Somerset Film.

Alan Hardcastle, Course Leader, said,

This was a great opportunity for students to not only engage with real word training, but to learn more about the town that they study in. We often joke about how much more students learn when on set, but this proved it.

Fantastic work from all involved – and to shout out our students, including presenters Simeon Gooderham, Alan Mead, Myonie Shearer, and Isaac Legg, and production crew Matt Loat, Ellie Brown, India Kear, and Max Turner. Well done!

Mike Grabner, Civic Society committee member, said,

Bridgwater’s history is far too important and interesting to be left in libraries and the personal knowledge of the older generations. Given the opportunity, we believe that young people can get interested in their town’s heritage, and the enthusiasm with which our college students speak about their town in our film proves that!

The film is now available to watch on YouTube.

For more information about our Creative Media Production course offerings and facilities, please visit www.btc.ac.uk, call Information & Guidance on 01278 441234, or come to one of our events.

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