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Broadcaster looks for students to film Royal Wedding

Journalism students are invited be involved in Sky News’ coverage of the Royal Wedding in April by shooting films of celebrations across the UK.

The broadcaster’s coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day will include short videos shot by students showing how people across the UK have marked the special occasion – from a conventional street party to something more unusual like a prison.

Sky News is inviting individual or groups of students to submit ideas for their own films and cash prizes are on offer for those used in a programme on the evening of the wedding day on 29 April.

Students who shoot and edit the best film will be paid £400, while all those whose work is published will be paid £100 and those who have films commissioned but not used will receive £50.

On-screen credits for the students and their university or college will also be given.

The broadcaster wants the films to be focused on pictures and actuality, with activity, colour and excitement.

Films should also include the voices of the British people but without a commentary from those filming.

Journalism students who are interested in getting involved should email Simon Bucks, Sky News Associate Editor, at simon.bucks@bskyb.com by 25 February and put ‘Wedding Video’ in the subject heading.

In the email, students should pitch their idea and describe their objectives and treatment, showing they have researched it and are committed to delivering the piece.

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  • January 12, 2011 at 9:54 am
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    More trash – and cost-free at that – not to watch on April 29. The footage might come in handy for coverage of the subsequent royal divorce.

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  • January 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm
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    Nice ploy by the penny-pinchers at Sky. Get the work experience kids to do it for free rather than pay proper journalists and tv crews.

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  • January 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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    Well actually, it’s not getting work experience kids to do it for free. IT says above £400 or £50 if the vid’s not used. Which is a pretty awesome opporutnity for students that get it.

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