RedBalloon Productions – Bournemouth University’s (BU) professional production agency - had double success at the Royal Television Society (Southern) Professional Awards – picking up two awards.
The production agency picked up the ‘Best Non –Broadcast’ and ‘Best Post Production’ awards on the night for their work on Magna Carta exhibition for Salisbury Cathedral.
RedBalloon editor and BU graduate Vitor Vilela picked up the Post Production award for his amazing effects work on the films.
BU’s RedBalloon team helped to promote the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, and were commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral to make all the screen media installations used as a part of the historical document’s display.
RedBalloon, is the professional production arm of The Faculty of Media and Communication at BU and employs academics, professional staff, students, graduates and freelancers to work on a wide range of projects. The portfolio entries for the awards included four films and an animation - created by Rock Paper Film – the Faculty’s animation studio. RedBalloon also created an interactive globe and several apps as a part of the Salisbury Cathedral exhibition.
Steph Farmer, Executive Producer at RedBalloon, said “It has been an incredibly interesting project to work on and I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work with the cathedral team, their design agency Haley Sharpe and our own very talented and creative people - staff, students and graduates of BU on this globally significant project.
“Winning the RTS awards is a real pat on the back for everyone – we have all worked incredibly hard on these projects – and I am delighted to have this recognition for everyone who has been involved. RedBalloon really helps new graduates and students enhance their CV’s and provides them and staff with invaluable professional practice opportunities, whilst studying for their degrees”.
The Very Reverend June Osborne, Dean at Salisbury Cathedral, added, “They’ve added a youthful insight, a digital insight, in a world where those who are used to social media can see the application of the messages about Magna Carta and the cause of justice, and the passion that we need to give to the values of our world”.
The Spirit of Justice; Power of Words exhibition is still open to the public and the media can be seen in the Cloister and Chapter House areas and has had over 250,000 visitors. A video about the exhibition can be viewed on YouTube.
For more information about the Magna Carta exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral, visit, http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk.