Published: 3 March 2021
Behind the scenes, three of our HND students were offered the opportunity to work on the production, Otis Daly, Maria Sloan and Chloe McAdam.
Alan McCracken, HND Film Production Course Coordinator, commented, “The Belfast Met Film and Television School aims to secure student experience through its many links with industry on professional productions and projects across film, documentary, advertisement and series productions as they study. This ensures that they have the skills and expertise needed to be work ready on completion of their HE qualifications.
"The objective of the Belfast Met Film and Television School is to give students the education, skills and experiences that will enable them to become more employable in the ever-growing media industry here in Northern Ireland and beyond. Bloodlands is just one example of the opportunities offered to our students and I'm sure the lessons learned on set will help develop each student's individual understanding of the production process while also helping them envision their future careers after graduation. Many thanks to HTM Television, BBC One and all the cast and crew of Bloodlands for collaborating with the college in making this invaluable experience happen."
Maria Sloan, HND Film and TV Production student, added, “The opportunity to work on the set of Bloodlands as a first-year film student was fantastic. It taught me so much about the day-to-day operations on a set and how production crews work together. Everyone was hands on and so efficient. This was a major BBC production and although the set was incredibly busy the cast and crew made time for us workplace students. They gave us advice and real-life industry experiences and I was even offered an additional week's work on set. To me, this demonstrates their passion for encouraging future talent in Northern Ireland. I loved every minute of it.”
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