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Familiar faces at East Coast Music Week

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Deserie Murphy captures footage of the stage being set up in the ballroom of the Delta for the ECMAs.

 Kayla Woodside
Journalism student/Communications intern

As East Coast Music Week leaps into action with busy artists, staff and volunteers a few recognizable faces will be helping to create an explosively successful week at the Delta in Charlottetown.

Holland College students are helping with ECMW as part of their class projects.

First year Marketing and Advertising Management student Bhreagh Gentile is working with the ECMW social media team. She and classmates will be tweeting live at the shows and taking photos.

“We’re tweeting the artists coming up, if our venues are at capacity, just sort of the goings on and taking crowd photos, photos of the performers and just genuinely capturing the whole essence of East Coast Music Week,” Gentile said.

The class will be sending their information out to the public through the ECMW accounts.

“We’re really providing instant coverage of things that are happening around town,” said Michelle MacNeil, who is also in the Marketing and Advertising Management program.

MacNeil is from Cape Breton and said she’s always excited to see what the artists from her area are doing.

Journalism students will also be at the venues capturing video, photos, and organizing interviews to share personal stories with the Island.

Deserie Murphy is working on the broadcast side of journalism and said she’s excited to be a part of the project.

“For today, it’s the first day of ECMW and I’ve just been working on getting footage of the set up and all the stages and seeing how everything is being put up,” she said.

Murphy was scouting out the rooms at the Delta Prince Edward, one of the many venues for ECMW events, to see where she wants to take her piece for the project and what angle she wants to tell her story from.

“We’re just working right now on the groundwork for the rest of ECMW so it should be a great show. A lot of video is being taken, a lot of b-roll and that’s just today – we’re just getting started,” she said.

The journalism students will be posting their work on the Holland College Surveyor as well as directly through the ECMA sites.

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