Students support Citizens Advice Bureau with promotional video project

Friday, 28 September 2018

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Digital Media Production students at Oxford Brookes University have created a promotional video for the Citizens Advice Bureau which has been screened on the Oxford Bus Company’s network this week.

Alexa Everaert, Laura Bowyer, Greg Bright and Adam Jovic, who are all studying in their first year created the video as part of their Experimental Project module. The challenge was to create a film outside the constraints of normal conventions. The 30 second video with graphics has been shown on buses in the city throughout the week. The Citizens Advice Bureau will also use the promotional video on their social media channels.

“The great thing about students working with real-world clients is that they are exposed to real-life needs and expectations. They worked to brief and kept things simple and practical by focusing on graphics.” said Diego Semerene, Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Oxford Brookes University.

Rachel Ruscombe-King of Citizens Advice Oxford added: "It has been a really interesting process working with the Digital Media students at Oxford Brookes. I have enjoyed seeing the creativity from the students and the range of videos they came up with.  It's fantastic to get advertising exposure in a creative visual way which we would not have been able to do otherwise."

This opportunity came about thanks to the Oxford Bus Company who offered free advertising space to charities. Oxford Brookes invited Citizens Advice Oxford to work with their students.

Information about studying Digital Media Production can be found on the School of Arts webpages.