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Budding movie directors produce educational short films to help raise awareness of visual impairments

A series of inspirational short films have been produced to help the visually impaired, and their parents, as an educational tool to help them manage their condition.

The film, produced by a group of year 2 students studying Level 3 Media at New City College Redbridge campus, looks at the issue of employment, and encourages people with visual impairments to see their situation in a positive light, and not feel held back when looking to develop their career.

The students are part of the Blue Orange learning company at the college, which is a media production facility offering students the chance to work on real-life projects and live briefs for business clients.

Blue Orange was approached by the Redbridge Low Vision Group (LVG) who provided a creative brief to produce short films based on people with visual impairments.

The students went into the project with little knowledge of visual impairments, but attended meetings with LVG, working as an agency and gaining information and background from their client to gauge a better understanding of the issues they would be presenting in their films.

The group produced ideas which were pitched to a panel who selected the three best ideas to go into production.

The students worked in small groups with minimal assistance to create three very positive and inspirational films to educate people, in particular parents of young people with visual impairments to be inspired to get into work and not be held back by a disability.

Sherine George, Senior Curriculum Manager of the Creative Industries at New City College commented:

Our Blue Orange learning company covers a whole host of creative design facilities, and I?m so proud of our students? latest project. They have developed not only their video production skills, but improved their client relationship and presentation skills, and a number of other key skills which they?ll be able to transfer into their future careers

Budding movie directors produce educational short films to help raise awareness of visual impairments