BA Adventure Filmmaking Students work in partnership with Olympus Cameras.


The Film and Digital Media department from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Carmarthen campus has recently been working in partnership with Olympus Cameras to enable fantastic opportunities for student development, particularly for the BA Adventure Filmmaking course.


These opportunities vary from helping students on wildlife filming expeditions in locations such as Skomer Island, and during the first lockdown, Olympus Cameras were able to help students with their project by loaning them a full camera kit for a period of three months.

Wildlife photography lecturer and Olympus Ambassador Geraint Radford has been working with students on their portfolio's this term. The highlight of this industry connection was the Client Project assessment, where students created a series of marketing films to show off the company's new ‘EM1 Mark iii Professional Mirrorless Camera System’. Students were supplied with a range of Olympus equipment before heading off to Scotland to film the beautiful wildlife and spectacular scenery. This inaugural client project was very successful and the student's engagement was comparable with commercial work.

According to Geraint: “It’s been amazing. This year they having been putting a photobook together. The stuff they are producing is mind-blowing. They’re impressing me. I’m a little bit jealous of some of the images they have got. I get to share my experts with them and talk about photography all day. I get to spend time with amazing students who are producing amazing work.”

Puffin at Skomer Island

Geraint is a true asset to the course, and students are always inspired during his sessions. Last week, Geraint carried out a live location event in partnership with Olympus, which was live-streamed on Facebook from the University’s Cynefin Outdoor Education Centre in Johnstown.

Student Liam O'Hara has thoroughly enjoyed this experience: "Personally, I find the Client Project an incredible opportunity to learn from the people who I aspire to work with. The opportunity to get direct feedback and understand the expectations of the clients, in this case Olympus, has been a fantastic experience."

Brett Aggersberg, a lecturer from the BA Adventure Filmmaking course said: “Working with companies such as Olympus is a unique experience for students. We look forward to seeing this relationship develop over the coming years and seeing students benefit from it first hand.”

 You can watch the programme again on the Olympus UK Facebook page

Olympus Facebook Live

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer 

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