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This new state-of-the-art media centre opened in summer of 2011 by producer of the award-winning film ‘The King’s Speech’ and ex-Weymouth College media student, Gareth Unwin.

The Hive is home to dedicated digital production suite offering students and teaching staff the combination of up-to-date digital production technology and a professional working environment which is essential to prepare today’s learners for employment in the digital creative industries

Technical Features

  • Multi-camera tapeless HD TV studio
  • JVC 790 HD broadcast studio cameras
  • Sony EX1 HD cameras for tapeless location filming
  • Sony HXR 2000E HD cameras for training
  • Avid Media Composer Nitris DX
  • Dual Quad-core HP8600 computers with Mojo SDI
  • ‘The Pod’ dynamic presentation module
  • 60+ PC Media workstations, Adobe CS5 & Avid software
  • Green screen studio with high-spec lighting, autocue and audio equipment
  • Independent radio broadcasting facility
  • Flexible teaching spaces.

Teaching in Mind

The Hive has flexible teaching spaces with cutting-edge features such as ‘The Pod’, our dynamic presentation module. The lecture theatre and 2D/3D screening room is available for external events with seating for more than 50 with excellent access and facilities for the disabled. In addition it incorporates a multi-camera tapeless HD TV studio and a radio production suite. The Hive and its technical features were designed in consultation with professional media practitioners.

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