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.

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Archeologists share skills and receive help.

The dig is just one example of themes funded by the AHRC’s huge Connecting Communities project which brings communities together with Art and Humanities research.

A medieval arrow head found at the site.

A medieval arrow head found at the site.

A visit from a local school.

A visit from a local school.

Filmed by David and Emi on a beautiful day in August 2013.

Improving early literacy in Sheffield

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Sheffield’s Park Hill Estate

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 has been replicated across the UK and developing countries.

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Helping mothers with simple literacy skills at home significantly accelerates childrens’ reading development.

I spent a day with Cathy and some of the people working on the project at the nursery within Sheffield’s Park Hill estate. It was a humbling and uplifting day watching dedicated people and seeing the impact Cathy’s work had on the children.

Yousef can now write his now name.

Yousef can now write his own name.

 

Digital Transfromations

This was a fun event and a chance to play with some special effects. A day at the Mermaid Centre in London where the AHRC brought together some talented researchers working at the interesection of the digitial and arts and humanities.

Imogeb Heap and her 'Musical Gloves' developed with help from the University of the West of England.

Imogen Heap and her ‘musical gloves’ developed with help from the University of the West of England.

The day was packed full of performances, presentations, discussions, demonstrations, networking and debate.

We're not really sure what this is.

We’re not really sure what this is.

The key question was how to transform scholarship using this deluge of data and technology.

Tech heaven.

Filmed and editied by David.

Biomedical Research Centre

This short is a to camera introduction to the new Biomedical Research Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry. King’s College London.

IOP's Bio Resource lab

The NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRC’s) drive progress on innovation in biomedicine into NHS practice.
The lab has been set up to collect and analyse thousands of blood samples from psychiatric patients to provide a resource for researchers to find new treatments and possibly even cures for a huge range of psychiatric conditions such as Alzheimers or Aspergers.

BRC Bioresource and Genomics & Biomarkers themes are led by Dr Gerome Breen

Gerome takes us through the labs using a mix of scripted material and ad libbed peices to camera.
Filmed and editied by David over two days at the IOP, King’s College London.

Political Posters

Political posters was the subject of Dr Chris Burgess’ s PhD. Chris’ s analysis culminated in an exhibition of  a selection of posters  in 2012 at Manchester’s People’s History Museum with funding from the AHRC. The Museum has more than 12,000 posters in its archives.

In this film Chris provides some insight into the messages both hidden and unintended in some of his favourites. Shot in stills and film in a single day by David in Manchester.

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Billboard poster from the Conservative's 1979 Election campaign.

University of Nottingham – Research for Growth

University of  Nottingham Vice-Chancellor David Greenaway takes us on a tour of the ground-breaking research in basic and applied physical sciences and how different technologies will help the UK achieve growth and  international excellence.

This film was commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council reflecting their £150 million investment in strategic research at Nottingham.

Nottingham’s Nano Science

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Hajj – Journey to the heart of Islam

Dr Venitia Porter, British Museum

The Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca. It is incumbent upon Muslims to go on Hajj once in their lifetimes.  British Museum curator Venetia Porter talks us through her stunning exhibition in this film commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Saudi artist Ahmad Maatar’s ‘Magnetism’.

Saudi artist Ahmad Maatar’s ‘Magnetism’. A tiny magnet. Around it iron filings. The iron filings look like pilgrims surrounding the Qa’aba – the cube-shaped structure, which is at the centre of the sanctuary.

Welcome to IMS

Impact Media Specialists are a small but very experienced production team dedicated to helping researchers and businesses demonstrate the impact of their work through video production, high quality stills photography and media training.

Founder partners David Martin and James Harrison are BBC trained journalists and film makers and bring BBC production values and craft skills to your work.  Take a look at some of the films on this site and call us on 07595 899386 to talk about how we can bring your work to life.

This film follows the work of Professor Simon Lovestone and a dedicated team at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

Every year the IOP open their doors to the public to look at different research areas tackling Alzheimer’s.

Open day at the Institute of Psychiatry

We made this film about the day and  a series of six shorter films for the IOP covering each specialisation from brain donation to the use of the fruit fly in the search for genetic markers for the disease.

It was clear to us on the day how many families are affected by Alzheimer’s and how much they value the opportunity to see the latest research developments and talk to scientists offering hope and comfort.

Click on the fruit fly to see the film.

Using the fruit fly in the search for genetic markers

Welcome To IMS

Impact Media Specialists are a small but very experienced production team dedicated to helping researchers and businesses demonstrate the impact of their work through video production, high quality stills photography and media training.

Founder partners David Martin and James Harrison are BBC trained journalists and film makers and bring BBC production values and craft skills to your work.  Take a look at some of the films on this site and call us on 07595 899386 to talk about how we can bring your work to life.

This film was produced for a conference bringing together the UK’s leading ICT researchers and UK businesses who have successfully exploited new technologies developed by UK universities. The aim was to inspire early career researchers to develop the right relationships with business and understand how global markets in ICT are evolving.

Server Room at HP Labs in Bristol

Building new ICT Technology

Welcome to IMS

Impact Media Specialists are a small but very experienced production team dedicated to helping researchers and businesses demonstrate the impact of their work through video production, high quality stills photography and media training.

Founder partners David Martin and James Harrison are BBC trained journalists and film makers and bring BBC production values and craft skills to your work.  Take a look at some of the films on this site and call us on 07595 899386 to talk about how we can bring your work to life

New responsive click-track software lets drummers set their own pace

Dr Andrew Roberton in the recording studio at Queen Mary University, London

New software has been developed that gives drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of the music with any pre-programmed material following their lead.

It means that drummers will no longer have to keep time with a click track and the set beat of pre-recorded tracks that are are used during live performances and studio sessions.

The software has been developed by Dr Andrew Robertson, a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, initially as part of his EPSRC-funded PhD project.

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This film was made in a single day at Queen Mary University, London using A Sony Z5 HD camera and Canon 5 D Mk 2.

Thanks to Jane, Andrew and the two David’s for a great day working on this facinating project.

Click on the microphone image to see the film.