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Now in its seventh year, students from Merthyr Tydfil College join the Festival crew for a week in August. Emphasis is placed on personal development as well as enhancing their technical skills as they learn and gain hands-on experience from the Festival’s Audio Visual team. The opportunity offers disadvantaged students in Merthyr, one of the most deprived areas of Wales, an excellent opportunity to gain experience with Wales’ largest multi-arts festival.
Green Man’s friendly yet highly professional environment is ideal for students. Under direction from Green Man’s Audio Visual Department, students record and edit live footage of headliner acts on the Festival’s Far Out and Mountain stages, which is broadcast across the stage screens. Feeding into their studies for their Film Foundation Degrees, the students learn how to vision mix backstage and operate video cameras live in front of 20,000 people. While on site the participants produce a short film of their experiences, the final edit of which is scheduled in the Festival programme and shown in the Cinedrome tent.
“Green Man has always taken a pro-active approach to working with our students and provides a uniquely challenging but safe environment in which they can learn real skills alongside a team of committed, supportive individuals who freely give of their time to support them.”
Richard Davies, Lecturer in Film at Merthyr Tydfil College