RTS Scotland’s Student Television Awards
The Royal Television Society Scotland’s annual Student Television Awards were held at BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow on Wednesday 27th January.
The Factual Category Award went ‘Dipper from the Water of Leith’ which was made by students from the University of Edinburgh. This programme won three awards overall.
James Wilson, Chair of RTS Scotland said, “The Dipper from the Water of Leith is a stunning and beautiful wildlife programme; engaging and well crafted. Kris, Lewis and the rest of the production team should be very proud.
BBC Scotland’s producer/director Jack Cocker presented The Craft of Excellence Award for camera to Kris Kubik. Kris said, “This was a precious subject, part of my passion and I loved doing it.”
His passion was shared by sound recordist Lewis Jones who received his award from Stewart Simpson, the BBC sound dubber whose work was recognised in the sound category at the RTS Scotland Awards in May 2015.
The award in the Animation Category was presented to Ben Cresswell from Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh) for ‘The Armadillo and the Earwig’. The jury admired the animation’s characters as being well made and clearly drawn and felt the music and sound effects gave a good punch.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students, Louise Dawson, Dayna Baptie and Fergus Thom, took home the award in the Drama Category for ‘Starfish. The jury agreed that the film was clearly directed with strong performances and an engaging story.
Louise Dawson, said, “I didn’t expect to win at all and I’m so proud to have won it. Purely because it was such a tough shoot we didn’t expect to have a film at the end of it, so to have got to the end of it is incredible.”
Bethany Angus from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland won the Editing Craft of Excellence Award for Skin Deep.
The panel of judges this year was chaired by Henry Eagles and included distinguished industry professionals.
Photography by Paul Reich