STUDENTS from Clydebank got the work experience opportunity of a lifetime when they took part in the filming of a unique live performance.

West College Scotland students from three different courses – Film and Television, Sound Production, and Music Business – came together to set up cameras, recording equipment and a live sound system in the vaulted-ceiling space of Oran Mor in Glasgow.

But it was far from a traditional gig when the five members of Glasgow band Baby Chaos set up in the middle of the space on the floor, facing each other.

An audience of around 80 fans were invited along, and provided a wonderful atmosphere, as well as becoming part of the set as they stood all around the band.

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Amongst the students who helped with the set-up was Mark Lees, 28, from Clydebank, who is studying HNC Sound.

He said: “The work experience was brilliant – it gave you a good taste of what it’s like in a professional setting, especially when you get a professional band like Baby Chaos come in and you’ve got the full set-up, the filming and concert.”

Mark will be moving on to study Sound for the Moving Image, Video Games and Virtual Reality course at Glasgow School of Art.

His classmate Robert Stevenson, 20, who is also from Clydebank, praised the HNC Sound course that provided him with the experience.

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He said: “The equipment that the college has is great and the lecturers have been fantastic.

“I’m staying on for HND, and I want to do my BA Hons at university. I’d like to be a recording engineer. I’ll be recording, mixing and mastering bands. Helping them create tracks and get their music out.”

Dean Lamb, 25, from Drumchapel, who is also studying Sound, said: “The best thing about the HNC has been the studio recording. Getting bands in, setting up mics – kind of like the Baby Chaos live performance.”