Coventry College students helping to shine a spotlight on the Commonwealth Games - The Coventry Observer

Coventry College students helping to shine a spotlight on the Commonwealth Games

Coventry Editorial 13th Sep, 2022   0

FIVE creative media students from Coventry College have been helping to shine a spotlight on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games’ official broadcast lighting partner.

The students were selected to take part in a work experience placement with Bristol technical production specialists SLX, where they were asked to produce behind-the-scenes social media content showing the firms work.

This task involved them creating Instagram and TikTok accounts, with their posts reaching over 900 accounts and gaining SLX more than 100 new followers.

The students’ content topics included showing glimpses of the operations at SLX media’s warehouses and their on-site work to prepare for the Games, including the installation of over 100 lights on the University of Birmingham’s main hockey field.




Max Malsbury-Allen, who led the students at the start of the project, said: “I loved how the whole Commonwealth Games came together, and seeing them through the eyes of working for a lighting company such as SLX Media made me really change my views on how these events are set up and held.

“I feel like I have improved in my filming abilities as I took lead in filming the videos from the Commonwealth Games.”


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