Monday 26 September 2011
Film students from the University of West London have teamed up with a top international avionics manufacturer to create staff training films for the firm.
One of the films due to be made for Rockwell Collins, one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation and information technology systems and services, will be a courtroom drama focusing on health and safety.
The other film will highlight practical approaches to personal safety issues for employees working overseas.
The films are due for completion in July 2012.
Speaking about why the company chose the University's students to work on the project, Graham Crook, Business Support Manager from Rockwell Collins UK, said:
'We first came into contact with the University last year when we took on a graduate intern to help us with a film project. Our intern did a great job so we wanted to build on this success with a more ambitious student led project.'
Speaking about what students can gain from the project, Mark Chapman, Senior Lecturer from the Ealing School of Art, Design and Media said:
'This is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates and alumni from the BA Film programme to tackle a challenging real life film project: to work with a blue-chip client and use their technical and artistic training to deliver dramas with integrity and high production values.'