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Students head ‘down under’ to film restaurant video

Media production students at Clarendon Sixth Form College are working to create promotional video for one of Manchester’s top restaurants.

Australasia, part of the ‘Living Ventures’ group, is one of Manchester’s best restaurants and opened in 2011 to much fanfare.

Students were set the task of producing an engaging and exciting video to promote the Sunday menu at the restaurant by Ellie Quigley, head of marketing. The students visited the restaurant to film guests enjoying food, the restaurant’s unique architecture and wide range of cocktails.

The project supported by James Shenton, media teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, who encouraged the students to work on a live brief as part of their coursework.

Ellie said: “I have absolutely loved working with the team of students from Clarendon Sixth Form College on this promotional video. Throughout the process they've been professional, engaging and shown a real willingness to learn and get stuck in. The standard of their work is extremely high and I'm looking forward to working with them again very soon.”

Andrew Monaghan, media production student at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “My time working on the video for Australasia has been a lovely experience, working in a genre of media that I didn’t have any previous experience in. The restaurant itself had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which put me at ease. Ellie was lovely to work with and she was very helpful in the organisation of the day, so what we were able to film freely. The food was incredible too.”

To find out more about media and creative courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, call 0161 908 6600.