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Me@Middlesex – highlighting student talent

The Me@Middlesex video competition produced some brilliant entries from our students.

The Me@Middlesex video competition produced some brilliant entries from our students.

The competition saw current students create one minute videos about Middlesex University. The best five videos were picked for a poll on facebook.

More than 1,000 people voted with the winners, Elvina Nevardauskaitė and Tommy Vaznelis, getting 596 votes for their winning film about life at Middlesex University. The first prize was a brand new netbook computer.

“It took us a lot of time to film it, and we tried our best to produce something good, so we're really happy with winning the competition,” said Elvina.

The pair, both studying BA Film, said it was tricky to cram everything into a minute but they were pleased with the end product.

“We wanted to show as many facilities as we could in one video. We couldn't show everything, and so we had to cut a lot,” added Tommy.

During the week of voting on facebook, the lead kept changing between their video and Philip Michael’s brilliant entry.

Philip finished in second place but he was “elated” with his video - of Middlesex student Adam Lewis-Dragstra performing parkour round the campus - being chosen for the final poll.

The BA Television Production student said his inspiration was about movement, with parkour used as a metaphor to depict Middlesex as free spirited and exciting, highlighting the different creative courses now converging in Hendon.
“I wanted to emphasise the beautiful structures of the University and explore the place with this new creative energy. The colour red was specifically chosen for this video to not only engage the audience's attention, but also highlight Middlesex University's vigour,” said Philip.

The other films picked for the final vote included Oren Boder’s witty and inventive entry, Tyronne Isaac-Stuart showcasing his break dancing and musical skills and Daniel Sa’s scenic entry showing London and the many diverse faces at Middlesex.

You can view the videos by clicking the pictures in the Middlesex facebook gallery.

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