Aston Idol is a “Dragons’
Den” type event for budding entrepreneurs at Aston University and we were asked
to film at the event and create a video that was a record of all that went on.
We filmed the individual companies as they pitched their business ideas, their
presentations to an audience, the deliberation of the judges and of course the
giving of the awards to the winners.
worked with a single camera, giving us mobility and speed, and so we were able
to gather a number of short interviews quite quickly to give us plenty of
material to work from. We didn’t get a satisfactory description of the event so
we used some explanatory text graphics to set the scene, but we relied on
interviews for the rest of our narrative. The video was
encoded for use on YouTube as part of the Careers Centre’s own channel.