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Assistant Director for Star Wars, Harry Potter and Misfits talks to Media Students

Tuesday 13 March 2018

 

Nick Simmonds, freelance Assistant Director on many big screen blockbusters, including Star Wars Episode 3 The Revenge of the Sith and Harry Potter the Order of the Phoenix, as well as popular TV series Misfits, spoke to Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) Media students about his job and what it’s like to work in the TV and Film industry.

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The talk provided Creative Media Production (TV and Film) UAL Level 3 students with an insight into what it is like to work on such high profile films and television series, including the hard work and organisation that goes into the job.

Nick’s niece, Izzy Simmonds is a Media student on the course at RuTC and arranged for him to come and speak to her classmates. Izzy says: “My uncle has been my inspiration for studying media, so it was great that he was up for coming in and speaking to my classmates about his work. It was surreal to see him speaking to my friends at college, but I am proud of what he does and I hope my classmates got a lot out of it. When I finish at RuTC, I would like to follow in my uncle’s footsteps.”

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Film Festival triumph

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Three talented media students from Richmond upon Thames College have picked up prizes at the inaugural Twickenham Alive Film Festival. Isaac Whittingham, Dias Mussirov and Ben Elgar successfully submitted short films to the festival which attracted entries from as far as Japan, Brazil, the USA, India, Portugal and Italy.

Students win BFI Academy Awards

Friday 9 February 2018

 

Two media students from Richmond upon Thames College have received special commendations for their films at the annual Eastside BFI Film Academy Screening Awards, which took place in Bethnal Green in London at the Rich Mix Theatre and Community Arts Hub on Sunday 28th January 2018.

Chanelle Henry-Edwards received a Special Commendation for her editing on short film 'Greta’ and the film also received an Audience Award for Best Film. Jake Lizcano received a Special Commendation for directing 'Ready, Fight!’ Both students will receive a Silver Arts Level 2 Award.

Chanelle and Jake, both second year Level 3 Creative Media Production students, took part in the BFI Film Academy programme with the Eastside Educational Trust. The programme is designed for 16-19 year-old aspiring filmmakers and provides the opportunity to develop hands-on filmmaking experience while working alongside respected industry professionals.

Out of 80 applicants 24 students from colleges across London were selected to take part in the programme, which ran from 14 October 2017- 10 February 2018.

Chanelle said: “I’m still in shock about the whole thing and being chosen out of all of those applicants is amazing. I’m just feeling really proud of myself. Our media teacher, David Radcliffe, recommended that we enter as some past students have done it and really benefited from the experience.”

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You can watch the films on YouTube here:

Greta by Chanelle Henry-Edwards



Ready, Fight! by Jake Lizcano

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