Forensic Psychology, University of Kent

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.

Access to offenders was key to help illustrate the work of Forensic Psychologists.

Access to offenders was key to help illustrate the work of Forensic Psychologists.

The team won an ESRC impact award for their work with firestarters

The team won an ESRC impact award for their work with firestarters

 

Ming Exhibition, British Museum

The exhibition featuered 21 international lenders including 10 Chinese institutions.

The exhibition featured 21 international lenders including 10 Chinese institutions.

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.

Some of the objects are more than 3000 years old

Some of the objects are more than 600 years old

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.

Many of the objects have only very recently been discovered and have never before been seen outside China.

Many of the objects have only very recently been discovered and have never before been seen outside China.

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.

 

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.

Look no hands! The Pathfinder started life as a humble Renault Twizy.

Look no hands! The Pathfinder started life as a humble Renault Twizy.

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.

The Patherfinder was tested on a 1km route in Milton Keynes.

The Patherfinder was tested on a 1km route in Milton Keynes.

 

 

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…

One of largest workshops in Europe

One of largest workshops in Europe

 

The 15,000-tonne ship will operate in both the Arctic and Antarctic when it launches in 2019.

The 15,000-tonne ship will operate in both the Arctic and Antarctic when it launches in 2019.

 

The ship will be home for up to 90 scientists and support staff.

The ship will be home for up to 90 scientists and support staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRC Cancer Trials

 

filmed on location at Birmingham's flagship Queen Elizabeth Hospital

filmed on location at Birmingham’s flagship Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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.)

Chemotherapy session

Chemotherapy session

STAMPEDE is a mult-arm trial which helps speed up the trials process to get patients new gold standard treatments faster.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.

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.

 

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 throughout the world. Click on the thumb on the left to see the film.

FAAM at 50,000 feet

FAAM at 30,000 feet

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.

It's hot and noisy - not ideal conditions to make a film!

It’s hot and noisy – not ideal conditions to make a film!

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.

Seats are stripped out to make way for racks of kit

Seats are stripped out to make way for racks of kit

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.

 

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.

BBC Films

IMS make films for the BBC College of Journalism around themes of production skills and journalism development.

Studios at BBC Media City, Salford

Studios at BBC Media City, Salford

The films are used to help improve the skills of journalism and production skills within the BBC. The films are written, filmed and edited by IMS for the BBC.

Live studio production.

Live studio production.

Business accreditation

Another film for the new Nation Centre for Universities and Business. The aim of the NCUB is to help universities and businesses work together for the benefit of the UK economy. IMS are building a library of case studies for NCUB featuring innovative university business collaborations.

Waterstones Picadilly.

Waterstones Picadilly.

In this film we explore the benefits of business accreditation with Water stones and the University of Derby. Filmed by David over two days in Waterstones flagship store in Piccadilly.

NCUB want to bring business and universities closer together.

NCUB want to bring business and universities closer together.