#MaryRoseLive promises to be a challenging and exciting collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and The Mary Rose. Lecturers Gary Bown, Katie Still and Charlie Watts from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries have developed an Outside Broadcast brief for their final year students. On 2nd June 2017 The Mary Rose will go live.
A first for both The Mary Rose and the University of Portsmouth, students will broadcast live from the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Three groups of students have the daunting task of producing a 45 minute TV Broadcast about The Mary Rose, featuring both live and pre-recorded interviews. Each team have been given a different topic related to The Mary Rose, and it is their task to create a new and exciting programme.
Split into three live time slots, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Teams Red, Blue and Yellow will showcase their talent as part of a marked assessment. The students will be faced with different challenges which reflect real world working scenarios and it’s up to them to produce, edit, market and broadcast their show, with the added pressure of presenting live to potentially thousands of people.
#TeamRed are up first exploring the human endeavour behind The Mary Rose and speaking to the people involved since the 1980’s to present day. #MaryRosePeople
#TeamYellow go live at 1pm discussing the concept behind the Mary Rose Museum and the challenges faced with conserving The Mary Rose. #MaryRoseStory
#TeamBlue take the final show at 3pm, discussing the life and personalities on board The Mary Rose. #MaryRoseHistory
The teams, headed by both university leaders and Mary Rose contacts, will be marked on every single aspect of filming from conception to execution, pulling on the knowledge that they have gained through their university career.
The collaboration comes from a long term relationship between the university and the trust. Students from varying courses are encouraged to engage with The Mary Rose via Conservation, Learning, Research and Work Experience.
Last year a team studying BSc Television and Broadcasting, produced a documentary for The Mary Rose. Focusing on the new life-size projections of the crew, students were asked to assist in the filming of the projections and to document the process for a marked assessment.
Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, said ‘We are delighted to be working with Portsmouth University Film Students again after our successful collaboration on the Mary Rose Crew Projections. We hope this will provide them with great experience, while providing us with films that we can use to publicise the Museum.’