17th August 2001

 

SOCCER, PIES AND VIDEOTAPE

 

Two Hull students have landed a dream summer job – they’ll be at Boothferry Park on Saturday afternoon filming the Tigers in action against Plymouth.

 

All the action from Hull City’s first home league game of the new season will be captured on video by James Simmons and Dean Northfield, Media Technology students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

They will be working for Forest Edge Films, a production company based in South Cave which has a deal with Hull City to record highlights of home games.

 

The footage is used by the club for training purposes and sold through retail outlets, and goal highlights are streamed via the club’s web site (www.hullcityafc.net).

 

The link between Forest Edge and the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is provided by lecturer John Hamlin, who was in charge of shooting video for the club when Mark Hateley was in charge of team affairs.

 

“These two students have just finished their HND in Media Technology and are about to start a third-year top-up,” said Mr Hamlin. “They’ll be videoing matches throughout the season as part of their course work, and working in a real client situation will be very good experience for them.”

 

Rob Smith, marketing manager at Hull City AFC, said the club was pleased to be able to help local students gain valuable experience of industry.

 

“It’s great to have the students involved and we’re delighted that it’s given them an opportunity to gain work experience in this field,” he commented.

 

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Contact details for the two students will be sent to you as soon as we can get them!

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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