Posted 25/05/2012 - 17:31 by tcadmin
New ThunderCat Production Team... 'Falmouth University Students'
Students collaborate with extreme sports event
University College Falmouth students put their course skills into practice by creating a production team for ThunderCats Race at Watergate Bay. A group of 9 UCF students, coordinated by Events Management student Liam Brennan, have created a production team to cover video, photographic and journalistic content of the ThunderCats WhiteOut event that took place in Newquay on the 19th and 20th May 2012. The students aim was to produce an exhibit of multimedia coverage showcasing the WhiteOut experience.
ThunderCats is a renowned series of powerboat teams that have competed world wide gaining many titles. The high speed, extreme sport has established itself over the last decade with increasing interest growing in Cornwall.
Fiona Pascoe, ThunderCats racing organiser said: “It is great to get the students involved in this exciting series with the assistance of our partner Microlink PC, our community is all about ‘inclusivity’ and it is wonderful to have the team onboard, enabling them to put their skills into practice. Each student has background in water sports, adding a fresh perspective and a new dynamic. I can’t wait to see their creative input.”
Photograph by Henry Osman... nicknamed 'Blue eyes'
The student production team studies a variety of media based subjects from photography to journalism. Amongst these students is Fiona Pascoe’s daughter, Camilla, who has previously won the title of UK Formula Future Offshore Race and held the title of the RYA National champion twice.
The students spent the weekend documenting the WhiteOut event and fully immersing themselves into the experience whilst gaining an invaluable insight of working in a production team. Production team coordinator, Liam Brennan said: “I’m really excited to be working alongside such a renowned series of teams and the production team has done an amazing job and we look forward to continuing this throughout the ThunderCat Season.”
ThunderCat Racing is bound to bring a lot of excitement to Cornwall and add a new dynamic to the water sports scene, they will be coming back to Watergate on 14th – 16th September and hoping to be in Falmouth on 6th – 7th October.