ABOVE: (from left to right) Nathan Clark, BBC Scotland Commissioning Executive Gavin Smith and Sam Ruddy
Graduates from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) were among the winners at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Scotland Student Awards.
Nathan Clark was successful in the Comedy and Entertainment category, while fellow Broadcast Production: TV & Radio course graduate Sam Ruddy picked up the Editing prize. Recent BA (Hons) Performance graduate Paul Chalmers also received a nomination.
Nathan’s project, YouTube Editing is Like 80s MTV, was a final-year project created at UWS, put together using a green screen in his bedroom during lockdown. The innovative production is a visual, and humorous, investigation into how editing styles have evolved over the last century.
The production had a serious message behind its comedic style, asking the question of whether or not society had sacrificed art for attention – a subject further explored in Nathan’s written dissertation.