Jordan Lane – student insight

About the work

Jordan is one of our Live and Technical Events students graduating this year following three great years studying at Confetti.

Like many of our students, he’s made the most of the world-class facilities and Do it for Real opportunities offered up to him. After a successful work placement at Metronome, Jordan’s now joined the technical team at the live and events music venue as a lighting engineer.

Underpinning our students’ practical experience is the theory and learning the most up-to-date trends from the industry. Jordan’s final year project – Syncro Lighting Package – is a great example of this, which was in response to a brief set by the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham in preparation for the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020.

We interviewed Jordan to find out more about his project and his experience of studying at Confetti.

Tell us about the project…

The project was based on an actual event at the Arena. Although the final designs weren’t actually used, we were offered the opportunity to operate follow spot and lighting during the event.

How long did the project take?

The lighting pack was put together over a week, whilst the design and renders were done on and off over about a three month period of planning and work towards it.

Would you recommend studying at Confetti?

Yes. The opportunities to connect with industry, and work in and outside of Confetti, are really helpful to build portfolios and develop skills. The equipment students have access to is incredible and the opportunities to work with it on events in Metronome are really useful to gain knowledge and experience, using professional kit on events.

What type of events have you worked on?

I’ve worked on events from BBC Introducing to Nusic, Hockley Hustle, Circle of light album launch, and My Pet Fauxes sold-out gig to list a few. I’ve also recently worked on a live broadcast comedy night in Metronome for Just the Tonic, which was a great experience.

I’ve worked on some really cool tech kit, like using the Grand Ma2 full size lighting desk to operate and program lighting, and the Digico S12 for sound.

You can view Jordan’s project here.

Confetti Do it for Real Student of the Year

Jordan’s hard work saw him receive both the course and Confetti Do it for Real Student of the Year.

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