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College students to shoot Bibic films
STUDENTS from Bridgwater College are making a series of short films to raise funds for a children’s charity.
The project, designed by Bridgwater-based charity Bibic, officially launches tomorrow (January 9) and will see 26 media students write and produce ten films showcasing bibic’s work.
Charity fundraising manager, Jess Winchester, said: “In comparison to some larger charities, we simply do not have the funds to pay for marketing or advertising and we struggle to reach out to the thousands of families who need our help.
“Working with the college is the perfect solution, as they will produce high quality films we can use to promote our work on our website and through social media.
“The students have already blown us away with their initial ideas and we can’t wait to see the final films.”
Ideas pitched by the students include a documentary about a teenager’s experience of living with Asperger’s syndrome, a film tackling negative stereotypes and a stop-motion animation using clay.
Nearly half of the students involved have personal experience of living with or of knowing someone with the kinds of conditions supported by bibic.
Kate Saunders, spokesperson for Bridgwater College, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for our students to have experience of writing and producing their own films, following a client brief and pitching ideas.
“Bibic is a fantastic charity which really deserves to be more widely known and supported.”
Once the films have been completed, students will create a marketing strategy for their film and use Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to promote it.