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Kendrick Foo

Kendrick Foo

The Film Video Production Technology course is extremely diverse. It provides lots of broad, relevant experience preparing you for a wide range of career paths.

Course
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons)
Entry year
2017

I graduated from a science college looking for a film based degree that would allow me to continue my scientific studies alongside my passion for the visual arts. I chose to study at Surrey, I felt the film and video production technology course was perfect; it combines both my academic skills with my creative interests. The placement training year was an added attraction that I believe will be essential to gain industry contacts and use my knowledge and experience in a practical environment.

The Film and Video Production Technology course is extremely diverse. It provides lots of broad, relevant experience preparing you for a wide range of career paths. During my first year alone I have studied electronic engineering, visual story-telling, maths, film production and much more.

The lecturers are very passionate in their respective fields and their professional experience is reflected in their teaching. Throughout my first year I’ve felt well supported and cared for. Alan Haigh, Programme Leader, has created a warm and welcoming ‘family’ culture; third years’ are ‘grandparents’, second years’ are ‘parents’ and us first years’ are the ‘children’. I’ve developed some great relationships with senior students who have been nothing but friendly, helpful and supportive.

"This year I’ve really enjoyed working on various projects including 2018’s Strictly Come Surrey as a vision mixer."

 

I’ve found that even though Film and Video Production Technology students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, we are united in our commitment and enthusiasm for the programme. There are numerous opportunities to work with other year groups and a multitude of film projects taking place across the University.

This year I’ve really enjoyed working on various projects including 2018’s Strictly Come Surrey as a vision mixer (though I never had any experience in this prior!). To participate in projects like this, we have access to a wide range of professional grade camera equipment, broadcast equipment, edit suites and filming studios.

Moving to the UK and living independently has been a challenge. I believe I have changed since arriving; I have learnt to cook and I am enjoying experimenting with new dishes. I’m glad to be part of the Brunei Society which has been a second family to me, providing me with a sense of home.

Surrey in general is a quiet and peaceful place to study and live in. Although I’m not one to party a lot, there are an abundance of social events and opportunities to have a great night out with friends, on campus and around Guildford.

My time here in the University of Surrey has been absolutely wonderful so far and I am very pleased I made the decision to study here!

 

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