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Rolling in the deep

Film and TV students from The Manchester College shoot under water in Mallorca for unique training

A group of students from our College’s Manchester Film School have completed specialist training that equips them to shoot footage under water.

The class of 20 tackled subjects including advanced buoyancy control and camera operation while submerged off the coast of Mallorca, during a one-week residency.

Jim Grainger, Course Leader for the film school, said: “This experience will give the students a unique skillset that only a handful of film and television students across the UK have the chance to acquire.

“Students who have undertaken this training in the past have gone on to work in huge feature films and renowned television dramas across the world, so these are exactly the kind of doors we want to open for them.”

The training was delivered by Miquel Bonin at Action Sport in Puerto Pollensa, a small town in northern Mallorca, to students from the Film and TV Production Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) courses.

Take a look at Miquel teaching students advanced buoyancy control with our underwater DSLR equipment under water above or here.