Watch Blue Peter on Thursday 6 December to see exclusive footage from the Lights, Camera, Action video experience day.
To inspire budding engineers and raise awareness of the exciting work that engineers do in the music industry, the IET’s ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ competition was launched in September, and ran exclusively through Blue Peter. Entrants were asked to submit a storyboard for a scene within a festive pop music video for boyband New Hope Club, write a paragraph about their favourite engineer and describe how their invention has inspired them.
Dotty (10) from Lancashire won the competition and her design was incorporated into the final video treatment, she also got to act alongside her favourite popstars in the scene. Dotty was joined by two runners-up; Lyla (8) from Buckinghamshire and Freya (12) from Leeds, plus their respective parent/guardian, who attended the music video shoot to create the new music video.
Taking the lead on the New Hope Club version of ‘All I Want For Christmas,’ the children received the world’s best work experience and helped design, direct and even star in the video – helping their dreams of becoming an engineer move one step closer.
On the shoot, the children learned all about lighting and sound and made their presence felt, ordering cast and crew around to make sure the video matched the storyline of the winner’s vision. Engineers on set were put in their place by the children who called for ‘quiet on set’ and for the next take to start, all of which can be viewed in the behind the scenes video from tomorrow.
Snippets of the new music video from New Hope Club, engineered by children, will be previewed exclusively on Blue Peter on 6 December at 5.30pm on the CBBC channel. A behind the scenes video will be released tomorrow via the IET’s YouTube channel. The full video will be released on 14 December.