HBTI 2014 Films

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The HBTI has set the foundations of the careers for over 200 students in the past 18 months.

These short films represent some of the highlights and milestones along the way.


Games Time


Discovering New Avenues

Rebecca Morrow from Glasgow Caledonian University wasn’t exactly a judo enthusiast before taking part in the HBTI, but as she explains her time as a CCR Assistant at the Games has opened many new doors for her in the industry.

A Runner’s Position

The position of ‘Runner’ is the standard entry level position in the industry, if you can prove yourself in the day to day running of a location shoot, you will go far. During the Commonwealth Games, we went behind the scenes to find out just what the students were learning.


Camera Assistant’s Journey

Artur Trull from Glasgow Kelvin College was placed in the SECC complex for the duration of the Glasgow 2014 Games, here’s what he thought of his training, responsibilities and future opportunities as a result of the HBTI.


Behind the Scenes at Hampden

The national stadium packed 50,000 spectators in to watch the track and field events. David Young, a GCU student was placed at the national stadium to work with the commentary positions – no small task at a venue with so many disciplines and countries being represented. David Mercer from Stirling University supplied information to the commentators and broadcast personnel in his role as a BIO assistant. They share their experiences and personal stories in this short film.


HBTI 2014 Wrap Party

With the spectacular closing ceremony marking the end of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, many of the HBTI students were still beavering away to ensure that the international audience didn’t miss a second. We couldn’t let the end of the event and training initiative go without holding a celebratory soiree of our own.


HBTI Screening at Opening Ceremony

As part of the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative, Glasgow Clyde College student Iain Henderson won the opportunity to have his short film screened to an audience of forty thousand people at the pre-transmission broadcast of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. During the annual Creative Loop Student Media Festival, students were invited to pitch their ideas for a short film production competition.


Pre-Games Training


Queen’s Baton Relay

Saturday the 14th of June was a milestone in the journey towards the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The unique Queen’s Baton crossed the border into Scotland for the first time to start it’s forty day tour of the nation before landing in the cultural capital and launching the opening ceremony.


Legacy Week

Murrayfield was the host for the Legacy 2014 Celebration as part of Legacy Week, recognising and publicising the many and varied projects, funds and initiatives that are using the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as the catalyst for change in the world..


Commonwealth Big Dance

In July a number of students were invite to learn more about their HBTI positions on a live shoot. NEP Cymru will also be offering some of the students who are taking part in the HBTI the opportunity to gain additional experience through working on their OB facilities for SPFL matches during the 2014/15 football season.


NEP Visions OB Truck

The Host Broadcaster Training Initiative had a very busy day on Friday 30th May, with students from Scotland’s colleges and universities attending a training day with NEP Visions. The students experienced cutting-edge technology during their tours of the NEP Visions’ Atlantic outside broadcast truck. The event was held at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).


Initiative Announcement and Launch


Broadcast Truck Introduction

In December 2013 some of the HBTI students braved the cold to join Creative Loop take to a look inside Telegenic’s state of the art outside broadcast truck ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


HBTI Launch at Hampden Park

The crowds gathered at Scotland’s national stadium to take part in the launch of the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop unveiled the HBTI broadcast truck that will be used to train 600 students in live television production of live events, ultimately resulting in 200 students working at the heart of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


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