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Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design

bobbyl-ong Bobby Long, co-writer of song Let Me Sing

Make Your Own Xmas, a Christmas tree created by artist Bob and Roberta Smith

cul-de-sac2 Stills from Cul-de-sac, a film directed by Alan Liang

producing-guidebook Basic Film-Making: Producing, a practical guidebook to film-making by Charlotte Worthington


News and Events Archive: January 2009

JCAMD Academic represents UK at International Event

Yossi Bal, Senior Lecturer on BA Film & Broadcast Production represented the United Kingdom at the CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma) World Congress of international film schools in Beijing from 3-8 November 2008, attending on behalf of both the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design (JCAMD), London Metropolitan University and NAHEMI (The National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image).

Yossi Bal is also a Board Member of Four Corners, the London's center for film and photography.

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January 16, 2009

London Met songwriter gets his teeth into Hollywood

Bobby Long, a London Metropolitan University student, who is studying BA Music Technology (Sound for Media), has had one of his songs chosen for the soundtrack of cult American vampire movie Twilight. Bobby Long’s song, Let Me Sign, was co-written with friend Marcus Foster and actor Rob Pattinson who also stars in the film.

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January 13, 2009

Fine Art Lecturer creates the Tate Britain Christmas tree 2008

Patrick Brill, a Senior Lecturer on the BA Fine Art coursed at The Cass has created this year’s Christmas Tree for Tate Britain.

Each year the world famous gallery invites a leading contemporary artist to create a Christmas tree. This year Patrick, who works under the pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith, in collaboration with Electric Pedals, has chosen to create a tree using recycled timber, bicycles and lamps.

Make Your Own Xmas requires the help of gallery visitors to bring the work to life, as they will provide the power to illuminate the tree...

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January 3, 2009

Graduate’s film selected for London festival

A student from the MA Audio Visual Production course at The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design has had his film selected for inclusion at the 6th London Short Film Festival at the in January 2009.

"Cul-de-Sac" directed by Alan Liang, a graduate from 2008 tells the story of a scriptwriter, who is struggling to complete his story. The only thing he’s sure about is that the central character has to die. Suddenly, the character from the story bumps into the scriptwriter's room and tries to turn the tables on the writer and make the story by his own.

Talking about the film Alan said, "It’s a narrative competition between a writer and one of his characters. Who is the storyteller? What is the story about? How does it go at the end of the story? Is there any way out for them? Or simply a Cul-De-Sac!"

The London Short Film Festival, proud to be the edgiest film festival in the UK, and bringing with it the best in new film and music across 10 days of screenings and multi-media mayhem. Includes several programmes of new short films, selected from an open submissions process, which this year has seen record entries; the 2009 festival includes everything from comedy to horror, to experimental to documentary. Awards and prizes will be awarded by UK Film Council and the VX Auteur Theory, plus Time Out, the LUX, Fortean Times, Dead By Dawn, Shooting People, a teenage jury, Channel 4’s FourDocs and others.

The festival also offers filmmakers and industry participants Howling Feedback, an ongoing array of free industry events and networking at the Curzon Soho and ICA bars, supported by UK Film Council, Film London, Rushes Soho Shorts, and Shooting People.

Cul De Sac will be screened at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) on Sunday 18th January at 4pm.

December 11, 2008

JCAMD Academic 'Produces' Book

Charlotte Worthington, course leader for the MA Audio Visual Production at The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design has written a new practical guide for students, practitioners and teachers involved in film-making.

Basics Film-Making: Producing is the first in a new series from publisher AVA Academia that introduces the reader to the world of the drama, documentary and TV magazine programme producer, identifying the skills and knowledge required to engage with the industry.

Charlotte’s book gives a dynamic overview of the role of the producer from development through to post-production and distribution. It also features interviews with a range of UK TV producers who reveal the day-to-day realities of their jobs and the responsibilities they hold.

Talking about the book, Charlotte said, " There seemed to be a gap in the market for a simple, well presented book that introduces the basics of producing for students , teachers and those with a general interest in film making. We kept the layout compact so it’s ideal for use on location as well as in class room."

See a recent review of Basics Film-making: Producing, as featured on the British Film Magazine website.

Charlotte Worthington has worked extensively as a producer and director in the UK TV industry. As well as a practising film-maker and writer, she also works as a creative consultant.

Read more about Londonmets' involment in film production and research:
Film and Broadcast Research Group | Big City Film Festival

December 7, 2008

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