Published: March 23, 2011
College film makers issue flood warning to Burnham-On-Sea

Sea defences around Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge, Weston, Sand Bay and Clevedon could be overwhelmed by global warming’s floodwaters, a new film made by Weston College students for the Environment Agency has warned this week.

Four BTEC Media Production students researched future flood potential, acquired archive footage and used time lapse footage that showed coastal areas being swept away.

Film student Amy Holland said: "The Environment Agency’s brief was to highlight global warming effects on coastal erosion in the South West."

"It was really scary because research showed that in around 100 years the sea would pour in, wiping out everything."

"Our film shows how floods overwhelm sea defences but I am hoping that between now and then we can sort out global warming."

Three other second year media production students took part in the film, Tom Scott, Jade Rice and Ollie Williams and they all aim to study film and photography at university.

The Environment Agency is set to use the video on You Tube and at conferences, as well as being a community resource.

Environment Agency Technical Specialist for Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Melvin Wood, said the film is of a professional standard.

Pictured above are (back row) Tom Scott, Environment Agency Technical specialist, with Melvin Wood and (front) Amy Holland, Jade Rice and tutor Wendy Chadwick

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