SKILLED students at Cleveland College of Art & Design produced a stunning video to showcase the North East.
The carefully crafted piece was shown at the Johnston Press Awards, which highlights the successes of news organisations across the UK – including the Sunderland Echo, Hartlepool Mail, Shields Gazette and Northumberland Gazette.
The project was put to the college by Mark Thompson, the head of digital for Johnston Press North East, and the first-year students, who are studying BA (hons) Creative Film and Moving Image Production, delivered in style.
Lost State of Dance, a Hartlepool band, also got involved by allowing students to use the track Savannah Green when they edited the piece at the college’s university-level campus in Hartlepool.
Mr Thompson said: “It was great to be able to showcase the North East to editors and journalists from across the UK. What made it even better is that it was created by young people from the region who are looking to work in the media industry. We hope it has been a great experience for them and will help as they go through their qualifications.
“The video received a lot of praise with those attending admiring the quality of the finished piece.
“From the very start of the project, it was great to see the enthusiasm by the students and how many places they wanted to highlight across the North East.
“It was a pleasure to work with the college and hopefully there will be more projects in the future.
“I must also thank Lost State of Dance for allowing us to use their great work.”