A short film to introduce the Forensic Psychology division of the University of Kent (CORE-FP) following the ESRC impact award for the work of Professor Theresa Gannon and her team. Filmed on location at the University of Kent campus, NHS and HM Prison Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey. A really great team at Kent who appreciate what it takes to make a good film including the hard-fought access to film in prisons and secure hospital environments to bring the film alive. Check out Theresa’s presentation skills and voice over – a second career in TV maybe? Click on the image icon on the right to see the film.
This film demonstrates how AHRC-funded research underpinned a major exhibition exploring a golden age in China’s history. Click on the thumbnail on the left to see a short version of the film.
The exhibition explores the years 1400 – 1450, a pivotal 50 year period that transformed China during the rule of the Ming dynasty.
We hear from the exhibition’s co-curators Jessica Harrison-Hall, British Museum and Professor Craig Clunas, University of Oxford who lead through the exhibition room at a time demonstrating some the finest and most historically important objects ever made in China.
The exhibition features a range of these spectacular objects – including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles.
The carefully selected objects in this exhibition shed new light on this important part of world history that is little known in Europe. China’s internal transformation and connections with the rest of the world led to a flourishing of creativity from what was, at the time, the only global superpower.
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 find its way and negotiate obstacles. The software has been developed by Paul Newman (Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford) who EPSRC have funded for more than ten years. A good example of how long term funding pays back with world leading innovation for the UK.
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 equals around 2% of journeys in the UK where in some European countries it can be as high as 25%. Rachel received an ESRC Impact Award for helping to push cycling up the policy agenda in London.
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 patients new gold standard treatments faster.
Filmed with the help of staff and patients at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital with interviews and narration by the MRC CTU’s Annabelle South.
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 filmed the making of an edition of Inside Out at BBC New Broadcasting House. This programme features advice from former inmates and is made in partnership with BBC Outreach and the Prison Radio Association.
Thanks to Nicci Holliday from the Radio Academy and Phil Maguire from the PRA and getting us the very unusual access to make this film.
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 throughout the world. Click on the thumb on the left to see the film.
The modified BAe 146-301 large Atmospheric Research Aircraft is owned by the Natural Environment Research Council with support from BAE Systems. Its role is to undertake science campaigns for the scientific community. It’s an important resource for understanding everything from weather prediction to climate change.
I was lucky enough to spend the day with along with BBC crew on one of FAAM’s missions. I filmed researchers at work at 30,000 feet to make this film to introduce FAAM to the wider world.
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.