On Friday 13 May the Centre for Learning and Teaching sponsored a one day symposium entitled 2nd Bananas & 4th Walls: Using Film Effectively in Teaching & Learning, organised in conjunction with Richmond’s Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Martin Brown. The event was well attended and speakers included invited guests and Richmond Faculty, culminating in a hands-on video editing session in the CNM.
The key-note talk, entitled ‘Interactive Character Assassination: the Ethics of Historical Video Game Design’ was given by Dr Melodee Beals, Lecturer in Digital History from Loughborough University. Slides of her lecture can be found here.
Subsequent panels included both makers and users of film. Two round table discussions featured guest lectures by Dr. Sune Bechmann Pedersen from the University of Gothenburg currently working in Amsterdam as a Postdoc researcher at the Centre for European Research (CERGU), freelance Director of Photography Robin Horn, and Richmond faculty including installation artist Richard Bevin, documentary filmmaker Dr. John Chua, literature, film, and gender related studies specialist Dr Sara Chetin, historian and BBC consultant Dr. Sally Holloway, & script writer/film producer Murray Woodfield.
The day finished with Sam Brooker’s workshop on How to digitally incorporate film into your lecture/presentation, and a drinks reception.
Full details may be found here.