Q&A with Nyasha Foya, UoB Videographer

Every year we team up with the University of Bedfordshire to offer a few students the chance to do a volunteer work experience placement with the festival. This time we caught up with Nyasha, another videographer, who’s bubbly personality and experience shooting music videos made her stand out from the crowd. 

We’ve asked Nyasha to tell us about her experience shooting Standon Calling and any advice she has for future volunteers!

1. Please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about how you came to volunteer as a videographer at Standon Calling?

My name is Nyasha Foya a videographer who studied media production at Bedfordshire University. My lecturer sent me an email regarding an intern videography position at Standon Calling for which I applied for and got accepted.

2. What was your role on site at the festival? What was it like working alongside a team of professional photographers and videographers?

My role at Standon Calling was to take pictures and videos of the amazing event, also learning from the more advanced media team Standon Calling has. It was an amazing, fun opportunity, and I learnt a lot about the festival itself and my chosen profession of being a videographer.

3. What was your favourite part about volunteering for Standon Calling? What surprised you most?

My favourite part of the festival was generating conversations with different people, capturing moments where people are enjoying themselves, letting loose and being free after having a hard time during Covid-19 lockdown.

4. What piece of advice would you give to future volunteers?

I would say attending the Standon Calling festival is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. It is a good way to get out of your comfort zone, meet new people and experience the lifestyle of camping.

5. Tell us a bit about any fun projects you have coming up and what you hope to do in the future.

I am currently working on several music videos that will be coming out this October and November. Furthermore, I hope that in the future I will get hired by festivals like Standon Calling to shoot more videos capturing people having a good time.

Thank you Nyasha! If you want to check out Nyasha’s full video of her time at Standon Calling, click the link below and follow her on Instagram @nyasha_director and website to keep up with her latest work!

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