We've been working on a film for Coleg Glan Hafren, one of Wales' most successful F.E. colleges. The college has 8,000 courses and 13,000 students. Chris Seal and the marketing team wanted to highlight the close links the college has with local employers, which give students hands-on experience in the workplace. Employers also benefit from sending their staff on bespoke training courses to develop their skills and expertise.
We spent two days filming around the college and met some really great people. One of them was Eric Couturier, the college's catering lecturer. Eric trained as a chef in his home town of Le Mans in France before marrying a Welsh girl and moving here to start a family. Now he runs a professional-standard kitchen at the St Mellons campus, teaching both cooking and front-of-house skills. Students and staff can take advantage of great food at bargain prices in the Seren restaurant (Penny had the Welsh lamb and loved it).
We set out to make a film that didn't look and sound like the usual corporate video but instead had a "newsy" feel that would keep people watching. Have a look at the clip and see what you think - and find out more about Tower Media by visiting our website. Finally - thanks to everyone at Coleg Glan Hafren for all your help.