1st September 2005

 

FOOTBALL FILMING IS DREAM JOB FOR LUKE

 

Lifelong Tigers fan Luke Cash has landed his dream job – videotaping Hull City matches at the KC Stadium.

 

Luke (21) has just completed a degree in Media Technology at the University of Lincoln in Hull and now works at Forest Edge, the company which films Hull City’s Championship matches. He is due to graduate at the GEMTEC Arena, KC Stadium on Tuesday 6th September at 11.30am.

 

Luke operates the gantry camera on matchdays and is also working on a new series of DVDs which will be given away free with copies of ‘City’ magazine, to be launched in September.

 

“Working at the KC stadium and taping Hull City matches is like a dream come true for me,” says Luke.

 

“I started working at the stadium during my final year after my lecturer John Hamlin mentioned there was a vacancy.

 

“Now I’ve been taken on full-time and I’m really hoping that Forest Edge will extend my contract at the end of the year.

 

“It’s really nice walking out of my office and looking down at the beautiful pitch and stadium.”

 

Forest Edge usually have two cameras at home games: one down at the side of the pitch and one in the main gantry.

 

“Pitchside is more tricky because you have to follow the action and you’re very close so it’s fast-moving, whereas in the gantry the view is much wider, you’ve got more time to judge the action and you’re not refocusing so much.

 

“Without the Media Technology course I’d be nowhere,” said Luke, who studied full-time for three years at the Hull School of Media Technologies.

 

“I feel I’ve done well and learned a lot of skills at university, and the lecturers have a lot of good contacts in the industry.”

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk