Not so amateur

Am just back from a fantastic event organised by some of the Info Comms staff at MMU – the first ever “ADMP Showcase“, which screens and celebrates the best short films produced by students from the Advanced Digital Media Production course, overseen by Dr Dee Hynes and her colleagues. I have to admit, I don’t know how Dee managed to choose a winner because all four of the films shown were amazingly professional, entertaining and informative, covering a diversity of subjects that ranged from the role of toys in childhood (and adulthood) to the historical, aesthetic, and personal politics that influence how young women of African/African-Caribbean origin style their hair.

All the short films were projected onto the atrium walls

Well done to all the students and to the event organisers – I think it’s safe to say everyone was very impressed! At a time when skill development and study in a University setting is going to become an even more difficult challenge for many young people, it’s great to see their talents and hard work rightly put into the spotlight. 🙂 In a teaching-dominated University like MMU, Undergraduates are as much the lifeblood of the campus as any PGs, academic or support staff; possibly even more so!

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4 responses to “Not so amateur”

  1. Jemster says :

    Seems like your PhD has offerred you lots of great chances to get into films again! Great stuff!

    • musingfrommanchester says :

      Yes. It’s a cultural revival! Students are meant to find ways to avoid work, right? 😉

      • Jemster says :

        But you have ended up giving yourself double the work with all these reviews you are writing for the blog. Lol. You are such a workaholic! Lets hope you can find a career that combines both film and info/communications. That’d be fab!

        • musingfrommanchester says :

          The stuff I document on the blog is mainly not about work…so you see, it encourages me NOT to work all the time. 🙂 Yeah, that would be ideal job-wise, wouldn’t it? We’ll see what happens in a few years!

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