Flirt! is the name of a brand associated with Friday night events held in 20 student unions throughout the UK. It started life at the University of Surrey, before growing out into other student unions. Last October when lots of freshers joined StagTV (the University of Surrey’s Student Television Station) everyone was split into groups and asked to make a short video about a given topic. I was the mentor for a group with three other people and our topic was Flirt nights.
Not wanting to go down the traditional StagTV route of a boring presenter-led news-style short, we did something different… and far more ambitious. We came up with dozens of ideas and eventually whittled it down to 13 we wanted to film. Then during the filming process some more ideas got canned and we ended up with the product you see now. It’s amazing how much the music adds to the whole piece! I think my next project will involve considering suitable music for a scene before even going to film to give the actors and the rest of the team a clearer idea of the emotion we’re trying to convey to the audience.
And what will my next video project be? Well it’s already begun, but it is rather ambitious… and that’s all I want to say about it for now. I do want to make the next project far more open with you guys and give you an insight into the production as it happens in a sort of behind-the-scenes kind of way.