University of Portsmouth students’ video helps raise awareness of World Aids Day

Julian Brown (60) with his family (l-r) son-in-law Paul Saunders (29), daughter Sara Saunders (28), wife Karen Brown (60) and daughter Kate Brown (31).

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A CHARITY music video has been produced by a team of third-year television and film production students from the University of Portsmouth.

The video was made to raise money and awareness for World Aids Day.

It is a new version of Bright Light Bright Light’s track Everything I Ever Wanted, which he re-recorded with London’s oldest LGBT choir The Pink Singers.

Students Ben Cook, Jake Ainsworth, Lawrence Fish, Simon Shergold, Marcie Pettitt, Emma Colcutt and Liam Hopper all worked on the video.

Ben said: ‘We picked up on themes of hope and acceptance in the song and thought what better way to portray this than childhood wonder.

‘We only had three or four weeks to turn the whole thing around, which meant the pressure was on as we were juggling university work and dealing with the variables of shooting outside.

‘On the day of the shoot the young actors were fantastic and the production team worked well together – the day was really fluid and professional.’

The students’ course leader Ben Thompson said: ‘I am incredibly proud of my students for creating such a beautiful little film. This experience has allowed my students to work at the highest level with a professional music artist. This is very typical of television and film production students.’

Visit port.ac.uk/ to watch the video.

Alternatively visit youtube.com/watch?v=v_cgoH35ya8.