We’re going to Bournemouth! We were chosen for our Re-Cycle pitch which is exciting!
After we all got to Bournemouth and got settled, our first week was very busy.
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July
We had an early start, getting up at 4am to catch our 6am flight, me Lorna, Kristina and Cassie all went to catch the first flight to Manchester then Southhampton. When we got to Bournemouth University it was such a beautiful day, the sun was out and roasting us, I did not expect such good weather. We were greeted by Tracy Ricketts who showed us to our lovely house, then around the campus and in the studio. This was all incredibly exciting.
Monday 10th July
We started at 9am and some of the other teams that actually study in Bournemouth had to show us where the Studio was. Everyone was very nice and welcoming to us. We spent the first morning setting up our various accounts we would need to use the computers in the studio and submit our work in the competition. We also got a tutorial on how to rent equipment in the facility such as cameras and tripods etc.
Tuesday 11th July
We had been told before we came to Bournemouth that we would be expected to present our pitches in front of the charities, the other teams, and the hosts. Most of the day was spent rehearsing our presentation and finalizing any changes. We were very nervous!
Wednesday 12th July
Each charity and the various mentors introduced themselves and gave us small presentation explaining who they were and why they were doing the competition. After lunch, the teams had to give their presentations.
Team Nurb Alert was second to present and I was very happy with how it went. I thought we came off very professionally and the critique we received was very good. Listening to the other teams also gave us some insight and ideas on how to improve our own work.
Here is the feedback that we had gotten, it is all something to consider when applying the changes that we want;
Thursday 12th July
On Thursday we had camera training in the Bournemouth green screen studio. It was really interesting learning about proper filming equipment and the different settings.
Friday 13th July
Friday was our first day we were free to do our own work. The Team agreed we would work from 9 am. to 5 pm. every day with a lunch break from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. It actually went by really quickly. I made a start on modeling the new character designs that we had created from our feedback that we had received from our presentation the other day.
Saturday 15th July
We kept our Saturday and Sunday free in our schedule for the team, we decided that we wanted to sight see Bournemouth and check out the shops and beach. We had an amazing time on our outing.