Students shoot CabSat

Students form across the UAE are filming at the region's premier broacast show.

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By  Adam Bennett Published  February 6, 2001

Students from the region took to the halls of CabSat today to produce a short film on the show. A competition organised by Sony invited media students to use the latest equipment to shoot and edit a news style report on the Middle East’s premier television show.

The ten students, some working in pairs and others alone, are being given two hours time to shoot footage on Sony DSR 150s and 250s and the same time to edit the package on an Edit Station 3.
The first year students come from across the country with female entrants outnumber male by four to one.

Sony’s Dave Castle said: “ We ran a similar event at a show in Egypt last year and the level of entries was very high, we wanted to offer the chance for students in the UAE to work in a real world situation.”

Whilst the students have to film all their own footage, they do get expert assistance with their editing from George Francis of the BBC and local editor ‘KC’ Claigue.
John Rose, broadcast engineer at Dubai Womens’s college said: “It’s a very good idea, it gives the students the chance to use professional equipment in a professional time scale. Most of our students will go into the industry so this is good experience for them.”

A panel of local industry professionals, including Digital Studio’s editor, will judge the entries at the show and the winner(s) of the competition will walk away with a DSR 250 camera, which Castle hopes they will donate to their college. The winning entry will be announced on the show’s final day.

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