Haunted Histories of Hartlepool
It is getting spooky in the Production Design for Stage & Screen studios as we prepare to open up the haunted histories of Hartlepool….
Level 5 students have built a full-scale studio set of a street inspired by Hartlepool’s rich and historic past as a shipping port and commercial centre. The Haunted Histories of Hartlepool is a concept proposal for a 6 part TV Drama series. All characters in the series are ghosts from Hartlepool’s past, who have now built and created their own environment.
The project showcases students’ concept development and construction skills and will be opened by Tina Sherifa Hicks at a public opening on 6pm on Wednesday 27th January.
Tina graduated from the course over ten years ago and started her career working with the Madame Tussauds group on theme parks designing and theming rides for such parks as Alton Towers. After working as assistant production designer and Art director on a number of projects for TV she has worked as Production Designer with BBC TV on programmes such as Waterloo Road and The Dumping Ground.
The project is designed to showcase and expand students’ concept development and construction skills- all requirements of the production design industry. The Street will be completed to a high level of detail and finish – the industry standards needed when working with high definition cameras. Students will research and evaluate construction techniques, paint finishes, foam carving and specialist finishing techniques as well as health and safety considerations. A classic example of how CCAD prepares students for employment.
Check out the Video below to see the progress so far! Haunted Histories opens to public and industry viewing on 27th January 6pm