UK’s first driverless car trial in Milton Keynes

This short of the Lutz Pathfinder autonomous vehicle was versioned for social media platforms. We spent all day with the world’s media outside Milton Keynes Central Station to get our slot but it was well worth it. Unlike other systems, the Pathfinder is not dependent on GPS but instead uses a combination cameras and lasers to […]

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The making of RRS Sir David Attenborough

See how it all began for Boaty McBoatface with this quick tour of the Cammell Laird shipyard in Liverpool where the Natural Enviroment Research Council’s new research ship is coming along nicely…                    

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How research is opening up London for cyclists

In this film ESRC researcher Rachel Aldred explains how her work at the University of Westminster helped Transport for London to expand Cycle SuperHighways across London. Her research on near misses has also helped to inform the infrastructure design to make cycling even safer and encourage more commuters onto their bikes. There is still work to do. Cycling […]

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MRC Cancer Trials

  This film was part of a series to help prostate cancer patients understand the process of the STAMPEDE cancer trials. The films were commissioned by the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Trails Unit which is now part of the Universirty of London (UCL.) STAMPEDE is a mult-arm trial which helps speed up the trials process to get […]

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National Prison Radio

This short was made for the Radio Academy to celebrate 10 years of National Prison Radio. The film is presented by the BBC’s Paddy O’Connell who hosted this year’s festival at the British Library. We spent the day at Brixton Prison talking to the prisoners who make the programmes and listen in the cells. We also […]

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Meet FAAM

FAAM (the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement) is the result of a collaboration between the Met Office(TM) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and has been established as part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) to provide an aircraft measurement platform for use by all the UK atmospheric research community on campaigns […]

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The International Red Cross – The fundamental Principles

This film was made at the headquarters of the International Red Cross in Geneva. The film shows the ICRC reviewing its strategy and direction with the help of Historians and NGO’s over a two day event in October 2015.  

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20 Years of Twins Research

30 min feature film on the 20 years of Twins Research at the MRC SGDP King’s College London. The films looks at some of the findings by the TEDS (Twins Early Devolopment Study) team and talks to some of the twins who have been with the study since birth.

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Welcome to IMS – the research specialists.

We help universities, research organisations and government demonstrate impact and engage the public with short films.  See some of our highlights over the last 18 months in a minute.

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Institute of Psychiatry – The Hub

This film is a short version of a film made over three days to showcase the IOP’s world leading research base and new facilities for both students and researchers. We aimed to show anyone interested in Psychiatry that the IOP was the leading institution in the UK both to study and progress the science. Thanks […]

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How buildings and the atmosphere interact

Professor Janet Barlow is an Urban Meteorologist. One of her research interests is how the dash to make buildings more energy efficient may be neglecting the comfort and performance of the people who work in them. Janet argues that The knowledge economy represents about 12% of UK GDP so we need to think about how […]

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Cardiff hill fort dig

A Medieval hill fort sits quietly within a social housing estate near the centre of Cardiff. This short features Archaeologists from Cardiff University who have brought together the community that live in the estate around the site to help excavate some of its treasures. The dig is just one example of themes funded by the […]

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Improving early literacy in Sheffield

This short was one of six films featuring the award winners of the Economic and Social Research Council’s ‘Impact Awards’. Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s work aims to improve the life chances of young children from marginalised backgrounds by helping parents with the skills needed to develop reading and writing. The project has had remarkable results and […]

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