Pierhead Sessions TV

10 students studying journalism at Cardiff University and Glamorgan University were offered work placements with the Festivals Company to produce between 6 and 8 filmed interviews with the guests from the inaugural Pierhead Session festival including George Monbiot, Andrew Pierce, Charlie Beckett, and Ian Hargreaves. All of the interviews are available to view on YouTube and the Pierhead Sessions website.

The students were supported by experienced journalist Andrew Gurney who guided them through the process of producing the filmed interviews in the areas of research, interview practice, editorial brief, and working to a brief.

The interviews were filmed using a single HD camera in a temporary studio located in the Pierhead Building. Mike Barnes from Tall Man Films was responsible for the filming and editing of the interviews, whilst also offering technical advice to the students throughout process.

Pierhead Sessions TV was produced by The Festivals Company on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales Commission.