Sound Experiences and Uncharted Voyages!

End of another month and we are rapidly heading for Easter and the Spring Break.

Our staff and students have been busy again this week, lots of experiences, activities and events.


Real World Experience

kym-hamiltonHND Sound Production student Kym Hamilton has been busy recently.

Film City in Glasgow, based in Govan, were looking a student interested in Audio Post-Production in Glasgow to gain experience working in the real world of audio for television and broadcast.

Kym was lucky to be invited along. Before Christmas she was working with Savalas studios. Savalas is Scotland’s largest audio post-production facility, with the UK’s first Dolby Premier mix theatre responsible for the audio post production for TV programmes such as Shetland, Fifteen to One, CBBC, CBeebies, etc. And recently was working at Serious Facilities – Scot Squad, Burniston, Only an Excuse, Horizon, Robot Wars, etc.

While working at both facilities Kym recorded the voice over dubbing for BBC programme – Britains Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney with Neil Oliver and Chris Packham and the audio dubbing for quiz programme Fifteen to One.

Kym was put ‘under the wing’ of Savalas’ audio dubbing engineer (former Stow College Sound Production graduate) Brian Lumsden. Brian has worked at the facility for a number of years and was happy to show Kym the workflow involved with audio for broadcast.

Both facilities were happy to welcome Kym as they knew that Glasgow Kelvin College is Glasgow’s only Avid Pro Tools Learning Partner and they would be able to put her ‘in at the deep end’ straight away recording as she was so familiar with the software used in the industry.

Kym said “it was such a fantastic work experience, even though I didn’t really know who Neil Oliver was! And I can’t wait to go back”.

Kym made such a good impression at Savalas that she’s been asked back in March for more!

Good luck to Kym on what looks like a very promising career.


Space, the Final Frontier……….

These are the voyages, collaboration and experiential learning in Springburn of Supported learning, Fashion and Photography students, as they boldly go where no man has gone before…… to create Sci Fi icons. Their five year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations and to create some amazing new film images and posters.

In the meantime

Beam me up Scotty………

More on this story soon.


Working with Digital Images

Students on the Personal Achievement Level 1 course compiled an exhibition of their photography work (as part of the Working With Digital Images unit) last Thursday.

This took the form of rolling slide shows in the Easterhouse FLU bay in which they are normally timetabled.

Feedback was very positive.


Developing Links with East End Carers

east-end-carersCollege staff have established links with East End Carers in Shettleston and plan to provide tasters and sessions in Beauty, Sports and Hospitality over the next few weeks.

The organisation supports local people, young and old, who have caring responsibilities and face isolation as a result.  They work to bring people together to learn and engage with their community whilst providing support and information services.  The Faculty of Health, Care and Learning Development are putting together a package of sessions to support their work.

Stories and pictures from this will appear soon – watch this space.


So Much More than Just The Canal…

scottish-canalsWe were delighted to welcome Steve Dunlop from Scottish Canals to the College, via the Business Development Team,.  He delivered a fascinating session on the past, current and future development of the canal, its estates and their successful involvement in sports and creative industries, especially in our local area.

There are a wide range of opportunities for us to support and work collaboratively and we are looking forward to developing a strong and innovative relationship with Scottish Canals in the future which will have real benefits for our students’ experiences.

Glasgow Cityscape Mixed Media Painting by Skills for Learning Life and Work

Skills for Learning Life and Work (Level 2) are displaying a large mixed media painting on the back wall of level 4 at the Springburn campus. This painting shows old and new buildings around Glasgow.

Each student picked a favourite landmark and created the outline using a projector.  After painting the landmarks, the group decided to bring the buildings together to form a collage.

The painting will be displayed from the 22nd of February until the 26th April 2017.


Museum Visit

kelvingroveOn Tuesday the 21st of February The 2nd year actors joined the Madeira students on a visit to Kelvingrove Arts Gallerys.

They had a great time exploring stimulus and creating dramatic work based on what they saw.


International Women’s Day Swish event

The second year fashion students are working in partnership with Cranhill Development Trust to organise a Swish event to celebrate International Women’s Day. Swishing refers to swapping an item or items of clothing, shoes or accessories with friends or acquaintances.

It’s a great way to recycle garments that you no longer want and raise valuable funds for the trust.

swishingIf you are interested in attending the event, to be held at the Cranhill Development Trust, please contact fashion staff member Sandra Thomson for more details of times and entry cost to the event. If you are not able to attend you can still support this fundraising venture by donating any unwanted items to the fashion department by the end of the month.



That’s us finished for another week, but have a great weekend and we will see you back here soon!

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