Kent, UK (July 21, 2009)–Ravensbourne College’s annual student broadcasting event, Rave On Air, benefited from a Studer Vista 5 SR this year.
Adrian Curtis, VP of sales for Soundcraft Studer said, “We were contacted by the college to help them with a console for a mixture of live and broadcast applications, given the breadth of requirements they had, we loaned them our flagship Vista 5 SR to cope with these demands.”
The college has some notable ex-students, including Stella McCartney, Bruce Oldfield and Darren Woolfson, now group director of technology at Pinewood Studios.
Rave On Air is an entirely student-led event with over five hours of live programming broadcast over the internet and local digital terrestrial television channels (800 and 801). Attended by broadcasting and creative industry professionals including BBC, Endemol and Channel 4, this graduate showcase gives Ravensbourne students the chance to gain experience of creating and delivering a range of content for broadcasting in real-time. It is also a major opportunity to showcase Ravensbourne talent and help students network and build industry contacts that prepare them for a broadcasting career after they graduate.
The Royal Television Society visited Rave On Air to host one of their regular public events, a conference on 360 degree broadcasting with speakers John Denton (BBC Future Media and Technology, managing editor TV platforms) and Matt Millington (BBC Sport, video portals editor). The Vista 5 SR was used on the live broadcast from the college’s amphitheater.
Rave On Air is broadcast over two channels simultaneously, mixing live magazine shows, fashion catwalks and interview spots with pre-recorded dramas, documentaries, animations and quiz shows, all written, produced, directed and masterminded by broadcast students from all levels. The Vista 5 SR allows students from all disciplines of the college experiment with new technologies and new ways of interacting with their audience.
Next year’s event marks the 40th year of Rave On Air, and the last one at the college’s current campus before it relocates to Greenwich Peninsula in 2010.