Liverpool film students tread the boards with War Horse promo video

12 Dec 2017

Second year students Emily May Turner and Lucy Ledger’s promotional video has sparked a real social media buzz for the production of War Horse being played at the Liverpool Empire theatre.

The theatre used the video as part of their promotional campaign on Facebook and it reached over 50,000 views, drumming up huge amounts of enthusiasm for the 5 star rated show.

The pair were recommended to do the video by SAE Liverpool’s Student Recruitment Officer Graham Lysaght, due to their already impressive portfolio of work including video advertisements and live lounges.

Already fans of the critically acclaimed show, the students were passionate about the project and eager to get going. They created a production team by utilising the talent of fellow SAE students and managed to complete the video within 48 hours.

“My biggest inspiration for the video was War Horse itself, as it’s a show I have always wanted to see on stage. Being given the opportunity to not only watch it but produce the video for it was really exciting and I couldn’t wait to make it”, Emily May told us.

Despite being a tight turnaround, the students managed to use their time successfully. Only able to film during the interval and after the show, they still managed to capture some beautiful shots and even cordoned off an area outside in order to interview people coming out of the show.

Emily explained to us that she actually didn’t know anything about the production process of video/film before studying Digital Film Production at SAE Liverpool, meaning that all of the skills she has learnt over the past two years went into the creation of the War Horse video.

Emily commented:

“SAE is one of the best decisions I have ever made, I cannot imagine myself going anywhere else and getting the same knowledge and care. It is so rewarding and opportunities are always arising (such as the promotional war horse video), lecturers are always on hand to help and are easy to talk to in general. SAE has its own collaborative community which I think works really well, especially for anyone wanting to study film production, audio production, animation, etc.”