Too busy to blog! – News from semester one.
Media Production had some great guest lectures last semester that inspired, informed and entertained!
An atmospheric lighting masterclass with Lawrence Jones, a DoP whose long list of film and TV credits include Reckless, Gifted, The John Lennon Story, Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road, Bad Girls, Dalziel and Pascoe took place in the crypt of Liverpool’s Metropolitan cathedral.
The masterclass was for level 5 students on the Drama module to inspire their use of lighting in their drama productions.
A masterclass for camera was also part of this module to introduce the new camera kit we had delivered over the summer, this included the gimbal (for fluid hand held sequences). Alan Humphreys, (Red Leaf Media, documentary maker and cameraman) delivered this workshop and also came in for an introductory camera workshop for level 4 students earlier in the year.
Simon O’Brien, (actor and network TV presenter, http://www.simonobrien.com) provided a really valuable insight into working with actors, which students put to good use casting and directing actors.
Level 4 students had inspirational talks from several local media companies right at the start of their course in the module Introduction to the Media Industry, including:
Mocha, http://www.mocha.tv, First Take, http://www.first-take.org and Robot Foundry, http://robotfoundry.co.uk
In December the level 5 students were given a lecture about the Impossible, by Stuart Nolan – http://stuartnolan.com. This talk by a member of the Magic Circle, concerned the art of directing attention and causing curiosity, essential for anyone seeking to grab a slice of audience attention.
Here are a couple of projects produced by level 5 students last semester. For the Drama module: https://vimeo.com/153758318 and for the Compositing and Post Production module: https://vimeo.com/153758728