A special prize giving event for students inspired by Liverpool’s 2015 cruise season is taking place on Monday (22 February).
As part of their Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production, second year students from The City of Liverpool College were tasked with producing a show reel to highlight the success of last year’s cruise season, including the visit of Cunard’s Three Queens.
Treating Cruise Liverpool as their client, they had to take their own footage, use existing film material which incorporated aerial shots of ships on the River Mersey and select an appropriate piece of music to accompany the piece.
More than 20 students took part in the challenge, and the Cruise Terminal team, along with course lecturers, spent a day judging all entries.
Scooping top prize was Jack Riley, Lucy Frodsham and Karl Koo who worked together and impressed the judges with their professional-feeling film which captured the excitement of the 2015 season. Their prizes include vouchers, the chance to have lunch on board one of the cruise ships due in this year and of course the Cruise Liner Terminal will use his work to promote Cruise Liverpool.
Jack said: “Being given the chance to edit the video for Cruise Liverpool was a great opportunity and one which I enjoyed very much. To win the competition and have my work used as promotional material for the company is a tremendous achievement and something I am very proud of.”
Lucy said: “It was a great experience being able to edit such an iconic event and it’s an honour that our groups edit was chosen as the winner – we all gained a lot of experience from it.”
Liverpool’s Deputy Mayor Ann O’Byrne and Cruise Manager Angie Redhead will hand out the top prize to the team on Monday, along with awards for shortlisted students, at an event in the Cunard Building.
Councillor O’Byrne said: “The creativity and professionalism of these students has been outstanding, and all the films produced were of an exceptionally high standard.
“Without a doubt, Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal is a fantastic subject for anyone working in the creative industry, and the winning entry really captured the hustle and bustle of life on the Mersey and showcased just how majestic it looks when a beautiful ship (or three!) sails in to the city.
“It will be great to meet all the students who worked so hard on this course project and I’m sure with all this talent they have promising futures ahead of them.”
Angie said: “I would like to say a huge thanks to all the students who contributed to this project – they all really captured the very essence of summer 2015.
“We were absolutely overwhelmed by the overall quality of what was produced and never thought the decision of who would be the winner would be so difficult! The films managed to portray a historic year and really encapsulated the spirit of what big ships on the River Mersey mean to the people of Liverpool.”
The winning film will be available to view on Cruise Liverpool’s You Tube channel following the prize giving on Monday.