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Wimbledon: celebrating 80 years of working the camera!

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design / Dance / Film Production / Make-up for Media and Performance Course news / Industry News – Published 3rd Jul 17

As Wimbledon returns to our screens again, AUB students celebrate by marking 80 years since the championships were first televised by the BBC in 1937.

AUB students from BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Dance, BA (Hons) Film Production and BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance collaborated to produce a two minute film celebrating 80 years of working the camera!

Working with Director Mark Sephton, from creative agency Creative Forager, the film re-enacts the nation watching Britain’s Dorothy Round with the Ladies’ Singles title for the second time, live on screen and was shot at West Hants tennis club.

The cast, made up of AUB tutors and students, act out ordinary people being on camera for the first time and sees everyone from the ballboy to the umpire trying to catch the cameraman’s attention, whilst watching Round win the title. The crowd resorts to synchronised movements in an attempt get some airtime.

Rebecca Pride, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design at AUB, said:

It’s amazing to think that Wimbledon has now been on our screens for 80 years, opening up coverage to the whole nation. This film celebrates that and has fun with modern society’s obsession with the camera and self-image.

“It also sees fantastic collaboration between the different makers at our creative community here at AUB. The final film showcases the talents of our Costume, Make-up, Dance and Film Production students.”

Watch the film:

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