A selection of current BIMM performance students recently teamed up with undergraduates from the Brighton Film School to produce a series of music videos. The works form part of a new collaboration between both institutes in which creative talents on either side of the camera are celebrated.

To prepare for the project, students from both parties met regularly to discuss pitch ideas and treatments, and the bands were closely involved in the editing process. Among a number of bands involved were local ska-mob Dakka Skanks (pictured). Here’s what they had to say about working with the Brighton Film School on their very first video shoot experience.

“The students kept their ideas close to our original pitch whilst remaining professional throughout and adding their own brilliant artistic influence. The acting scenes felt a bit alien for some of us, but the on-stage performance shots felt much more comfortable! The filming itself went really smoothly and actually finished earlier than expected, which I suppose is largely unheard of in the world of film!”

Check out the finished results for Dakka Skanks’ video here.

Andrea Slater, Brighton Film School’s Head of 1st Year for Filmmaking HND, had this to say about the collaboration.

“As a tutor and as a professional in the film industry, I was really impressed by BIMM students’ professionalism in setting the brief for a video and working on-set for their shoots.  We love their sounds and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

One BFS student who worked with Dakka skanks on the ‘No More’ video added: ‘They had really good energy throughout the whole thing from pitch to shoot and were excited to see what we could come up with … it was the right collaborative experience for us.”

With the project being such a success, BIMM Brighton is now looking to roll-out similar collaborative projects in the near future. Watch this space for future projects and developments.


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