Tuesday Talks: Virtual Lecture Program

The Film & Television department have recently begun a virtual lecture series available to all their course groups.

Lecturer Kim Beveridge writes:

This semester’s program of guest speakers is a direct response to us all feeling isolated, missing the physical social interaction that college and a working life normally gives us.

I thought having a weekly opportunity to bring the department together, chat with industry professionals from Film and TV and hear them discuss their experiences might boost the spirits of all of us and inspire us to keep creating as well and giving important insight into what’s happening out there, in the world of Film and TV.

It’s important to maintain and keep building on the department’s relationship with the industry, making sure we have our fingers on the pulse of what’s currently happening, especially during COVID-19, so we can be responsive in our teaching and adaptable to the industries needs.

In our first episode, we caught up with film maker Graham Hughs, director and writer, performer of ‘Death of a Vlogger’. He spoke to us about the challenges of making low budget films and gave us some insight into his process and where his ideas come from.

I’m excited to be welcoming Tam Dean Burn on Tuesday, 15th September, he’ll be joining us for a chat about this career as a performer in Film, TV and Theatre, his passion for activism within his work and his punk approach to film making

The program is ongoing and dates and speakers will be confirmed nearer the time. With everyone being so zoom literate now it has given us an opportunity to connect in ways we might not have in the past, we’re not restricted geographically, so maybe an international guest is a possibility for the future? Ultimately the goal is to build on this program, so speakers can join us in the college, in person to present their work, chat and take questions from the students, face to face.

Other future guest speakers in the series will include:

BECTU, NFTS, Director Patrick Harkins and Grant Keir: Dok Incubator.

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