30th November 2005

 

HULL STUDENT MAKES WAVES IN THE MUSIC WORLD

 

A Media Technology student at the University of Lincoln in Hull has advanced sales on an interactive music DVD he’s making for his final-year project.

Craig Isaia (21), who is studying at the Department of Creative Technologies, filmed the ‘Ghostfest’ music festival which was held at the Cockpit in Leeds during the summer and is now producing a DVD of the event.

The project involved a two-day shoot with nine bands each day to film. Craig filmed two songs per band and conducted and filmed interviews with each band after they had finished their set. He also filmed-festival goers giving their opinions as they left the event.

Each band will have a section within the DVD. Viewers will be able to watch one live video and an interview with the band and have access to a photo gallery featuring a second recorded track from the festival.

According to Craig the amount of interest in the DVD has been staggering. “The idea for the project came from the lack of DVDs featuring emotional punk rock (EMO) music available in high street stores.

 

There’s already been lot of hype surrounding it, mainly in internet chat rooms. I’ve received a lot of messages asking when it will be available and where can they buy it.

 

“We’ve also had a very positive response from the bands, most of whom were excited about being involved with the DVD. All of them are keeping in contact with me and I give them regular updates on how the project is progressing. With any luck the DVD should be completed by the end of February for release in March.”

 

Senior lecturer John Hamlin said: "This is a fantastic final-year piece of work that will make an excellent addition to Craig's CV and production showreel. Throughout this project Craig has adopted a very professional approach to dealing with the demands of the client. The advanced sales are very exciting and the level of demand for the final product is a tribute to Craig's production skills and understanding of the market."

 

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