Some mixed highlights from early Studentville shooting. Content includes the Otago University Clock Tower Race, Extreme-ish Games Eating Competition, Otago Toga Parade and Party all from Feb 2006, Hyde Street Keg Party from April 2006, and with a little of the Uni Games from both Wellington April 2006 and Christchurch April 2007.
Studentville was made with a very low budget and everything, except for the 2007 Uni Games footage, in this montage was shot very early into the concept. This was before the show had major sponsors or even before a broadcaster was attached.
I shot on cameras begged, borrowed, or otherwise until the concept gained traction. As the show went on I became more confident in what content made up a story and went onto shoot and do field direction when the Producer/Director was not in attendance. This was made much easier once we managed to have much better camera kit.
Studentville ran for 2 seasons and I believe a total of around 22-24 episodes from 2006-2007. Sadly I don't have much other footage from my time shooting for the series, but hopefully this will give people a taste of what the shows content was like even if it (hopefully) looked much better later in it's existence.
Please excuse the mixed quality of the material, it comes from various archives. 16:9