The red carpet was rolled out and Notre Dame Media Studies students arrived on Wednesday 23rd of September for their annual ‘Oscars’ award ceremony in recognition of the excellent work the students have produced. The best work from the coursework submissions in 2015 was showcased to the audience and the winners were presented with certificates and an ‘Oscar’.
Amongst the successful students was Dominic Nkosana who, along with some of his classmates, won the “Best Genre” award for his music video. “Our ideas came spontaneously,” he said. “We had a vague idea of how we wanted our video to appear and we took opportunities to film scenes when we were out and about.”
Jack Donahoe won the ‘Director’s Choice’ award, which was presented by a visiting professional director; Jack’s video was chosen for its intellectual storyline and stunning visuals – he was described by the visitor as a “brilliant and rare talent”. “I was really happy to win this award,” Jack said. “It will help me with my university application and beyond.”
Liz Slee, head of Media Studies, organised the event and arranged for several visitors to attend, including ex-students who now work in the media and professionals from the industry. “I chose the winners of the awards based on stand-out videos which excelled in both creative and technological aspects,” she said.
The event was a huge success and the media department are already looking forward to next year.
Pictured l-r: Liz Slee, Head of Media Studies, and Oscar winners Leah Carter and Kate Whittaker.