Role reversal for Bangor University graduate

An entrepreneurial Bangor University student will himself become a tutor at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff this summer.

Osian Williams, originally from Pont-y-pridd, south Wales, who graduated recently with a BA in Communication and Media, will pass on his skills to youngsters who have an interest in film-making.

During his second year at University, Osian started his own production company, SSP Media, and has worked for a number of different clients in the UK and someOsian WilliamsOsian Williams in America. He will run two, week-long residential courses, Through the Lens, for young people, aged between 10 - 16 years old, to develop new film-making skills. During the course participants will learn all about creating film, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, as they will learn about filming, directing and editing.

The English medium course will run between 12 – 16 August, and the Welsh medium course will follow between 19 – 23 August. All food and four nights’ accommodation at the Urdd City Sleepover in Cardiff Bay is included in the cost of £100.

Osian said: "I'm looking forward to working on this project because I know from my own experience how important it is to give young people opportunities in the film and television industry. I’m very lucky because of the links I made through Bangor University lecturers, and I hope to transfer these opportunities to the young people on the course."

For more information on the course, contact Hywel Roberts on 029 2063 5673 or e-mail hywel@urdd.org
 

Publication date: 23 July 2013