Societies Blog | SOTM | Filmmaking

Hello and welcome back to the society event of the month blog. We’ve been on a little break considering January was only nine days long for our students, meaning events are few and far between.

So instead we’ve turned to February and the busy month that it was for all of our staff and students alike. The month held some fantastic events and fundraisers, but for this month’s event of the month we are celebrating Filmmaking Society’s amazing contribution to this year’s elections. Not only did they cover some of the biggest parts of the week, Question time and of course results night, but they also supported some of our candidates in making their campaign videos. Oh and did we mention that filmmaking have only been ratified since November?

At the SU we were really impressed with how stuck in the society got with the whole week (which definitely reflected in their high percentage of members voting) and thought that was it, they were merely covering the events we asked them to, but then campaigning began. And out of the woodwork suddenly appeared two campaign videos that were all singing, all dancing and quite frankly fantastic. Two candidates had used their fantastic vision and their campaign theme to put together their campaign videos and the videos were made a reality with the support of the filmmaking society. Watch Alice Bolton’s (Ali B’s) video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT7fu3H6Q_4 and Annie Severn’s video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kafHM04aCbk&app=desktop to get a glimpse of filmmaking’s brilliant work and the girls’ fantastic campaigning.

As well as support from Filmmaking Society throughout elections week we also had support from Radio Society and Square One magazine Society, so the whole week was covered on a range of media outlets. The three societies are now working more collaboratively and are called Creative Collective YSJ – check out their website here http://www.creativecollectiveysj.co.uk/ .

Once again a big thank you to the societies for helping out with the coverage of the week and well done to filmmaking society for such a brilliant start as a society.

Until next time!