Glasgow Clyde College students rolled up their sleeves and got to work at the Scottish Open Badminton Grand Prix, which took place in Glasgow last week (20-24 November), at the Emirates Arena.


Second year camera students helped lay cables for the event prior to the first day of competition and were shown the outside broadcast truck, vision mixer and talkback system used to broadcast the event to viewers.

First and second year students were involved in the live multi-camera sports broadcast, where students experienced the discipline of vision mixing and directing from an Outside Broadcast truck, filming at the event, and being directed from the truck, plus catching interviews with the players and officials and a two hour de-rig.

On finals day the students filmed the Royal visit from the Duke of Wessex and interviewed some of the key figures from the world of sport, including, Anne Smillie, Chief Executive, Badminton Scotland, Craig Reedie, Vice President, International Olympics Committee, and Judy Murray.

The students gained invaluable experience in an outside broadcast environment in preparation for their involvement in the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative.

For further information on the HBTI click here.