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med i a

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2011


Welcome to the Media Production Degree Show 2011. This year we have a wide range of things to see.There are drama shorts, documentaries and photographic work that has been shot locally, nationally and internationally, all of it creating some sort of impact: whether that be through content, creative skill or the message of the work. There really is something for everyone. We hope you enjoy the show.

IMPAcT! med i a

p ro d u cti o n

s h owcase


Welcome to the Media Production Degree Show 2011. This year we have a wide range of things to see.There are drama shorts, documentaries and photographic work that has been shot locally, nationally and internationally, all of it creating some sort of impact: whether that be through content, creative skill or the message of the work. There really is something for everyone. We hope you enjoy the show.

IMPAcT! med i a

p ro d u cti o n

s h owcase


01 ............

................................................. c o n t e n t s Documentary

Drama

Drama

03 Muhammad Al-Hameed 04 Shireen Atkinson 05 Jennifer Bond 06 Xinyi Cao 07 Krishna Chauhan 08 Jack Collins 09 Amy Envis 10 Fang Hu 11 Ross Jenkins 12 Arturs Liepins 13 Jessica Mason 14 Tom Mellish 15 Navinder Tatter 16 Pasito Tola 17 Emily Turvey

25 James Allen 26 Keshia Agnew 27 Christopher Beal 28 Michael Billingham 29 Daniel Booker 30 Amanpal Chahal 31 Matthew Daniels 32 Carsum Din 33 Michelle Di Palma 34 Robert Dutton 35 Tom Gallagher 36 Menen Gebrehiwet 37 Suzannah Globe 38 Lisa Hippolyte 39 Tristan James 40 Kimberley Jardine 41 Sean Keaney 42 Abbey Kelly 43 Robert Knowles 44 Ryan Leach 45 Christopher Light 46 Jonathan Lord 47 April Lucas

48 Carley Manktelow 49 Daniel McDonald 50 Ruby McKeith 51 Luke Murphy 52 Manjinder Sandhu 53 Lisa Stocker 54 Edward Taylor 55 John Watson 56 Holly Wetherall 57 Andrew Wilson 58 Lucy Wilson

Photography 19 Jessica Cooper 20 Joshua Lewis 21 Edward McCulloch 22 Charlotte Rowley

59 Silviu Ardelean Ishver Dhillon 60 Matthew Farmer Nicole Gray 61 Rebecca Horsburgh Harinder Khakh 62 Sally-Anne Montague Aidah Namazzi 63 Daniel Rowland Thomas Sell 64 Jennifer Webb


01 ............

................................................. c o n t e n t s Documentary

Drama

Drama

03 Muhammad Al-Hameed 04 Shireen Atkinson 05 Jennifer Bond 06 Xinyi Cao 07 Krishna Chauhan 08 Jack Collins 09 Amy Envis 10 Fang Hu 11 Ross Jenkins 12 Arturs Liepins 13 Jessica Mason 14 Tom Mellish 15 Navinder Tatter 16 Pasito Tola 17 Emily Turvey

25 James Allen 26 Keshia Agnew 27 Christopher Beal 28 Michael Billingham 29 Daniel Booker 30 Amanpal Chahal 31 Matthew Daniels 32 Carsum Din 33 Michelle Di Palma 34 Robert Dutton 35 Tom Gallagher 36 Menen Gebrehiwet 37 Suzannah Globe 38 Lisa Hippolyte 39 Tristan James 40 Kimberley Jardine 41 Sean Keaney 42 Abbey Kelly 43 Robert Knowles 44 Ryan Leach 45 Christopher Light 46 Jonathan Lord 47 April Lucas

48 Carley Manktelow 49 Daniel McDonald 50 Ruby McKeith 51 Luke Murphy 52 Manjinder Sandhu 53 Lisa Stocker 54 Edward Taylor 55 John Watson 56 Holly Wetherall 57 Andrew Wilson 58 Lucy Wilson

Photography 19 Jessica Cooper 20 Joshua Lewis 21 Edward McCulloch 22 Charlotte Rowley

59 Silviu Ardelean Ishver Dhillon 60 Matthew Farmer Nicole Gray 61 Rebecca Horsburgh Harinder Khakh 62 Sally-Anne Montague Aidah Namazzi 63 Daniel Rowland Thomas Sell 64 Jennifer Webb


03 ........................................................... Muhammed al-hameed hameedm@coventr y.ac.uk

The reason I want to work in media is because I feel as if I have a place in the industry whether it be a small part or a big part, I know my abilities and what I am capable of. Including the three years of being a university I have been doing media production for five years, so I have a lot of experience working with people and producing media material. When I work it is usually a fun and interesting because I am doing things that can later be looked back at and be thought of an achievement, with the memories you keep its priceless. My favourite thing about working in media is the sense of accomplishment and to be able to create something for someone makes you feel like you are somebody important and unique.

shireen atkinson ........................................................................ 04 atkins12@coventry.ac.uk

I have a true passion for the media, while studying media production I have achieved a number of skills for my future aspirations, In my six years of studying media I have learnt about all different categories in the media industry. I have formed an enthusiasm for film, my future career aspiration is to become a film director although I am very passionate about all forms of the media this is something that I will like to specialise in the future, and working in the media industry is everything to me. I aim to bring my own personal creativity to each production I take part in.


03 ........................................................... Muhammed al-hameed hameedm@coventr y.ac.uk

The reason I want to work in media is because I feel as if I have a place in the industry whether it be a small part or a big part, I know my abilities and what I am capable of. Including the three years of being a university I have been doing media production for five years, so I have a lot of experience working with people and producing media material. When I work it is usually a fun and interesting because I am doing things that can later be looked back at and be thought of an achievement, with the memories you keep its priceless. My favourite thing about working in media is the sense of accomplishment and to be able to create something for someone makes you feel like you are somebody important and unique.

shireen atkinson ........................................................................ 04 atkins12@coventry.ac.uk

I have a true passion for the media, while studying media production I have achieved a number of skills for my future aspirations, In my six years of studying media I have learnt about all different categories in the media industry. I have formed an enthusiasm for film, my future career aspiration is to become a film director although I am very passionate about all forms of the media this is something that I will like to specialise in the future, and working in the media industry is everything to me. I aim to bring my own personal creativity to each production I take part in.


05 ................................................................................. jennifer bond bondj3@coventry.ac.uk

xinyi cao ................................................................................................ 06 caox4@coventry.ac.uk

I believe that documentary is a window into people’s lives,

My project is about the :Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The canal

giving audiences access to subjects that are not represented in

is famous in China, just like the Great Wall and the Yellow River. But

mainstream media. I have had in interest in documentary from

with the problem of history, the Grand Canal is dilapidated. So the

early childhood, pursuing this throughout college and University,

function of the canal is change from transport to tourists in current

gaining a broad range of skills and knowledge.Too many, second

years. I will focus on people who still doing transport in Grand

hand shops are places to be ignored, avoided or even mocked

Canal, show their daily life and attitude about the destiny. Through

due to their unorganised interior and useless relics. But what

my project, I want to get more attention to protect the culture of

are they to the people that own them? And who are they? Are

canal. We are so weak to catch with the step of history. Some far

they their livelihoods and what would they do without them?

behind it, some in front of it. The guy in my project whose destiny

This documentary will tackle these unreported issues.

sink under the canal.


05 ................................................................................. jennifer bond bondj3@coventry.ac.uk

xinyi cao ................................................................................................ 06 caox4@coventry.ac.uk

I believe that documentary is a window into people’s lives,

My project is about the :Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The canal

giving audiences access to subjects that are not represented in

is famous in China, just like the Great Wall and the Yellow River. But

mainstream media. I have had in interest in documentary from

with the problem of history, the Grand Canal is dilapidated. So the

early childhood, pursuing this throughout college and University,

function of the canal is change from transport to tourists in current

gaining a broad range of skills and knowledge.Too many, second

years. I will focus on people who still doing transport in Grand

hand shops are places to be ignored, avoided or even mocked

Canal, show their daily life and attitude about the destiny. Through

due to their unorganised interior and useless relics. But what

my project, I want to get more attention to protect the culture of

are they to the people that own them? And who are they? Are

canal. We are so weak to catch with the step of history. Some far

they their livelihoods and what would they do without them?

behind it, some in front of it. The guy in my project whose destiny

This documentary will tackle these unreported issues.

sink under the canal.


07 .......................................................................... Krishna Chauhan chauhank@coventry.ac.uk

Having studied the art of Media over several years has given me the opportunity to experience an innovative way of thinking as my ultimate goal now is to consider gaps in the market which media producers like myself can fill. Practicing essential skills within university projects such as broadcast and documentary production allowed me to acknowledge the areas I am strongest in, but more importantly defined what I enjoyed doing. Driving my passion forward was completing a work placement at Radio XL and being a volunteer organiser for charity event Music Builds Bridges (2010). Currently working on my final project which is a documentary film I hope to envision a reggae artist in an appealing way for it to stand as my most successful piece yet. I’m certain that the media industry is the correct career path I want to take as it’s given me the confidence to be approachable, original as well as network amongst people in order to be an ambitious individual.

Jack collins ..................................................................................... 08 collin58@coventry.ac.uk

When working with a camera it reminds me that I am attempting to capture what we see with our eyes. I usually begin a piece by picturing one specific event. I imagine how it could look, this is my starting point. I develop, contextualise and stylise it. A piece to me is done when I feel I can’t add more to improve it. Everyone one will take different things from it, so I aim to please my self and hope others like it. When a project is going well I can’t wait to get up in the morning and get on with it. I draw inspiration from what I see and hear everyday.


07 .......................................................................... Krishna Chauhan chauhank@coventry.ac.uk

Having studied the art of Media over several years has given me the opportunity to experience an innovative way of thinking as my ultimate goal now is to consider gaps in the market which media producers like myself can fill. Practicing essential skills within university projects such as broadcast and documentary production allowed me to acknowledge the areas I am strongest in, but more importantly defined what I enjoyed doing. Driving my passion forward was completing a work placement at Radio XL and being a volunteer organiser for charity event Music Builds Bridges (2010). Currently working on my final project which is a documentary film I hope to envision a reggae artist in an appealing way for it to stand as my most successful piece yet. I’m certain that the media industry is the correct career path I want to take as it’s given me the confidence to be approachable, original as well as network amongst people in order to be an ambitious individual.

Jack collins ..................................................................................... 08 collin58@coventry.ac.uk

When working with a camera it reminds me that I am attempting to capture what we see with our eyes. I usually begin a piece by picturing one specific event. I imagine how it could look, this is my starting point. I develop, contextualise and stylise it. A piece to me is done when I feel I can’t add more to improve it. Everyone one will take different things from it, so I aim to please my self and hope others like it. When a project is going well I can’t wait to get up in the morning and get on with it. I draw inspiration from what I see and hear everyday.


09 ............................................................................................... amy envis envisa@coventry.ac.uk

fang hu .................................................................................................... 10 huf@coventry.ac.uk

I never go a day without watching a film or walking by a billboard

My project was based on a love and plot story happened

and thinking “watch this space.” When somebody is watching my

between 4 people .This film was made in China Hengdian

films or documentaries, especially when they are laughing and

world studio. Two of the men are living in the morden

smiling, I get butterflies. I tell myself that this is what they feel too,

society. Occasionally,they came back to Qing Dynasty. Each

and this is what motivates me. I see my work as my favourite

of them met a Qing Dynasty girl. One of the men was

colour green, and I imagine it to have the same qualities. It is

involved in a plot to kill another girl’s father. And that girl

everywhere. The grass is the same as an advert between your

loved another guy. At the end of the story ,one of the girl

favourite programmes or a radio in a car, the world would be

dead .

boring without its presence.


09 ............................................................................................... amy envis envisa@coventry.ac.uk

fang hu .................................................................................................... 10 huf@coventry.ac.uk

I never go a day without watching a film or walking by a billboard

My project was based on a love and plot story happened

and thinking “watch this space.” When somebody is watching my

between 4 people .This film was made in China Hengdian

films or documentaries, especially when they are laughing and

world studio. Two of the men are living in the morden

smiling, I get butterflies. I tell myself that this is what they feel too,

society. Occasionally,they came back to Qing Dynasty. Each

and this is what motivates me. I see my work as my favourite

of them met a Qing Dynasty girl. One of the men was

colour green, and I imagine it to have the same qualities. It is

involved in a plot to kill another girl’s father. And that girl

everywhere. The grass is the same as an advert between your

loved another guy. At the end of the story ,one of the girl

favourite programmes or a radio in a car, the world would be

dead .

boring without its presence.


11 ....................................................................................... ross jenkins jenkin33@coventry.ac.uk

My name is Ross Jenkins and I was born in 1982 in the city of Coventry. I have always had a passion for the world in media whether it be in film, television or music. I decided to go to university to not only further my knowledge in the media industry, but to also gain technical skills and to develop on the skills I had previously gained. Although I was considered a mature student, I realised in order to progress and develop a career in this profession I needed to obtain a degree in media. I would like to say to any potential employers that I am a hardworking, conscientious individual and always give my all too any challenge thrown in front of me, I have a thirst for knowledge and growth as I am well aware this industry changes daily. To any potential employers out there, go on give me a chance you won’t regret it.

ARTurs liepins ................................................................................... 12 liepinsa@coventry.ac.uk

“If you find job you love you will never work again� I found my passion for camera operator since the moment my grandfather gave me the camera. Every time I press record button I capture a moment that you can not reverse, but you can view and feel the feelings that arose at that moment once again. It enhances my creative spark. The experience I have received throughout 3 years studying Media Production was very valuable. I learned many things and met many amazing people. It gave me confidence to continue my journey by myself.


11 ....................................................................................... ross jenkins jenkin33@coventry.ac.uk

My name is Ross Jenkins and I was born in 1982 in the city of Coventry. I have always had a passion for the world in media whether it be in film, television or music. I decided to go to university to not only further my knowledge in the media industry, but to also gain technical skills and to develop on the skills I had previously gained. Although I was considered a mature student, I realised in order to progress and develop a career in this profession I needed to obtain a degree in media. I would like to say to any potential employers that I am a hardworking, conscientious individual and always give my all too any challenge thrown in front of me, I have a thirst for knowledge and growth as I am well aware this industry changes daily. To any potential employers out there, go on give me a chance you won’t regret it.

ARTurs liepins ................................................................................... 12 liepinsa@coventry.ac.uk

“If you find job you love you will never work again� I found my passion for camera operator since the moment my grandfather gave me the camera. Every time I press record button I capture a moment that you can not reverse, but you can view and feel the feelings that arose at that moment once again. It enhances my creative spark. The experience I have received throughout 3 years studying Media Production was very valuable. I learned many things and met many amazing people. It gave me confidence to continue my journey by myself.


13 .................................................................................. jessica mason masonj7@coventry.ac.uk

I studied film and production at California State University Long Beach and Media production at Coventry University. I am really interested in working with all types of diverse media when I graduate. My final project focuses on combining interactivity and documentary to create short film with a group of young people. This project is a collaboration with the Brownies and combines a mixture of photography, sound and animation. I explore the ways in which the children imagine their lives when they grow up with a series of questions which focuses on ‘their future’.

thomas mellish ............................................................................. 14 mellisht@coventry.ac.uk

I believe that I will always gain some form of success from whatever I do. I hope to learn something new everyday upon leaving university. A small, green, galactic man once said - “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.” I love travelling and photography. Through opportunities I have been given at university, I have begun to favour documentary film making and locations managing, both of which I have had experience with abroad and wish to continue my skills in.That small green man was Yoda. Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back.


13 .................................................................................. jessica mason masonj7@coventry.ac.uk

I studied film and production at California State University Long Beach and Media production at Coventry University. I am really interested in working with all types of diverse media when I graduate. My final project focuses on combining interactivity and documentary to create short film with a group of young people. This project is a collaboration with the Brownies and combines a mixture of photography, sound and animation. I explore the ways in which the children imagine their lives when they grow up with a series of questions which focuses on ‘their future’.

thomas mellish ............................................................................. 14 mellisht@coventry.ac.uk

I believe that I will always gain some form of success from whatever I do. I hope to learn something new everyday upon leaving university. A small, green, galactic man once said - “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.” I love travelling and photography. Through opportunities I have been given at university, I have begun to favour documentary film making and locations managing, both of which I have had experience with abroad and wish to continue my skills in.That small green man was Yoda. Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back.


15 ............................................................................ Navinder Tatter tattern@coventry.ac.uk

Being a 3rd year Media Producer I have certainly developed in many fields of ability such as working independently to meet targets and deadlines. As well as this I have learnt to use different methods of applying myself to work in ways which I wouldn’t usually. Being part of Dhol/Bhangra Blasters; an Indian drum and dance group for seven years has meant that I have experienced the music industry which fits into another form of media. Furthermore taking part and helping with the organisation of events such as 501 which was held in 2009; an attempt for the Guinness World Records which we successfully attained as well as taking part in organising charity event Music Build Bridges 2010 have all been factors which have contributed to me being able to apply myself to group work and to perform/communicate well in a team. Finally carrying out my work experience at The Drum, The National Centre for Black British Arts and Culture as a technician for a total of two months has enabled me to understand work in a professional environment.

Pasito tola ......................................................................................... 16 tolap@coventry.ac.uk

Hi I am Pasito TOLA from the democratic republic of Congo formally known as Zaire. I am easy going and hard working person well skilled in media production and postproduction. I do so many things in term of the media, the most common things that I love doing are filming, editing, designing and presetting shows in French and Lingala which is my mother tongue. About filming; I use Sony Z1, Z5, Z7 also I use canon 5d. When editing I use final cut pro, adobe premiere pro and avid but my favourite one is Adobe premiere pro. I also use adobe after effect and motion for graphic design. I can design website and flyers. All the years spent here at Coventry University as student helped me a lot to become a professional. Thanks to all staff.


15 ............................................................................ Navinder Tatter tattern@coventry.ac.uk

Being a 3rd year Media Producer I have certainly developed in many fields of ability such as working independently to meet targets and deadlines. As well as this I have learnt to use different methods of applying myself to work in ways which I wouldn’t usually. Being part of Dhol/Bhangra Blasters; an Indian drum and dance group for seven years has meant that I have experienced the music industry which fits into another form of media. Furthermore taking part and helping with the organisation of events such as 501 which was held in 2009; an attempt for the Guinness World Records which we successfully attained as well as taking part in organising charity event Music Build Bridges 2010 have all been factors which have contributed to me being able to apply myself to group work and to perform/communicate well in a team. Finally carrying out my work experience at The Drum, The National Centre for Black British Arts and Culture as a technician for a total of two months has enabled me to understand work in a professional environment.

Pasito tola ......................................................................................... 16 tolap@coventry.ac.uk

Hi I am Pasito TOLA from the democratic republic of Congo formally known as Zaire. I am easy going and hard working person well skilled in media production and postproduction. I do so many things in term of the media, the most common things that I love doing are filming, editing, designing and presetting shows in French and Lingala which is my mother tongue. About filming; I use Sony Z1, Z5, Z7 also I use canon 5d. When editing I use final cut pro, adobe premiere pro and avid but my favourite one is Adobe premiere pro. I also use adobe after effect and motion for graphic design. I can design website and flyers. All the years spent here at Coventry University as student helped me a lot to become a professional. Thanks to all staff.


17 ........................................................................................ emily turvey turveye@coventry.ac.uk

My passion for creativity started out in fine art, which I studied at both GCSE and A level. This developed to a love of the practical side of media, with my main focus being animation, both stop motion and digital. My background in art definitely provides me with a lot of inspiration for my pieces. I also discovered a love of travelling and have produced video content for Primate sanctuaries across both Kenya and Uganda that promoted conservation. This is something that I would definitely like to continue in the future.


17 ........................................................................................ emily turvey turveye@coventry.ac.uk

My passion for creativity started out in fine art, which I studied at both GCSE and A level. This developed to a love of the practical side of media, with my main focus being animation, both stop motion and digital. My background in art definitely provides me with a lot of inspiration for my pieces. I also discovered a love of travelling and have produced video content for Primate sanctuaries across both Kenya and Uganda that promoted conservation. This is something that I would definitely like to continue in the future.


19 ............................................................................... Jessica cooper cooper29@coventry.ac.uk

‘Cellar door’ beauty is my inspiration, drawn from the most unlikely places. Jessica Cooper is a 22 year old British conceptual photographer, having always been visual as a child, starting from doodles and sketching, the natural next step was to pursue this aspect of her life. Over time this evolved and fused her interests of philosophy and psychology and converted it into visual art form via short film and photography. Touching upon the new media culture which has become so integral to everyday life and how We, as society are being affected by the overloading flow of constant information and advertising. You can find more of her work at Jessikah.co.uk.

Joshua lewis .................................................................................... 20 lewisj11@coventry.ac.uk

I can honestly say I have a passion for excellence, much like Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. I care, because it’s my name on a product, and at the end of the day, I want my name to be on the best product possible. Over the years I have built a vast knowledge about photography, both with film and digital work-flows. When combining this with the practice of film-making, you get a mix of the best of both worlds. That, can make something really special.


19 ............................................................................... Jessica cooper cooper29@coventry.ac.uk

‘Cellar door’ beauty is my inspiration, drawn from the most unlikely places. Jessica Cooper is a 22 year old British conceptual photographer, having always been visual as a child, starting from doodles and sketching, the natural next step was to pursue this aspect of her life. Over time this evolved and fused her interests of philosophy and psychology and converted it into visual art form via short film and photography. Touching upon the new media culture which has become so integral to everyday life and how We, as society are being affected by the overloading flow of constant information and advertising. You can find more of her work at Jessikah.co.uk.

Joshua lewis .................................................................................... 20 lewisj11@coventry.ac.uk

I can honestly say I have a passion for excellence, much like Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. I care, because it’s my name on a product, and at the end of the day, I want my name to be on the best product possible. Over the years I have built a vast knowledge about photography, both with film and digital work-flows. When combining this with the practice of film-making, you get a mix of the best of both worlds. That, can make something really special.


21 ................................................................... Edward mcculloch mcculloe@coventry.ac.uk

charlotte rowley .................................................................... 22 rowleyc5@coventry.ac.uk

Edward McCulloch is a creative image editor and retoucher. Almost

Working within several formats such as stop motion, music

everything this creative has learnt he taught himself. His work is stylised

video, short film and photography I feel that I approach

by colour and motion with inspiration coming from music, people and

each medium with a unique style. Making a piece of visual

other designers. Use of programmes such as Adobe Photoshop and

moving art into something that is both entertaining and unique

Autodesk Maya have displayed his patience to learn, and try new

without being completely generic is what I strives to create

things to pursue new creative ideas. Understanding the fundamentals

with each new piece that I produce. Influences range from

of film and photography have given him the stepping stones to

the most everyday visual surroundings, to the more obscure

produce work artistically and professionally, challenging himself to

and experimental side of everyday life and objects. Whether

improve his work with every new project. “The photo is just the start.�

in a musical form or bringing an inanimate object to life, the influence can be seen from all aspects of taste.


21 ................................................................... Edward mcculloch mcculloe@coventry.ac.uk

charlotte rowley .................................................................... 22 rowleyc5@coventry.ac.uk

Edward McCulloch is a creative image editor and retoucher. Almost

Working within several formats such as stop motion, music

everything this creative has learnt he taught himself. His work is stylised

video, short film and photography I feel that I approach

by colour and motion with inspiration coming from music, people and

each medium with a unique style. Making a piece of visual

other designers. Use of programmes such as Adobe Photoshop and

moving art into something that is both entertaining and unique

Autodesk Maya have displayed his patience to learn, and try new

without being completely generic is what I strives to create

things to pursue new creative ideas. Understanding the fundamentals

with each new piece that I produce. Influences range from

of film and photography have given him the stepping stones to

the most everyday visual surroundings, to the more obscure

produce work artistically and professionally, challenging himself to

and experimental side of everyday life and objects. Whether

improve his work with every new project. “The photo is just the start.�

in a musical form or bringing an inanimate object to life, the influence can be seen from all aspects of taste.


25 ........................................................................................ james allen allenj@coventry.ac.uk

Keshia agnew .................................................................................... 26 agnewk@coventry.ac.uk

I am Jimmy Allen. For my final project I am making a short film. I love

I am inspired and invigorated by the world around me. I am

short film. Before university I never really had any idea about it, but in

driven by colour and the way we interact. What excites me

my second year I found what makes it so good. University has opened

is our ability to tell a story with a single image. The process

to my eyes to many things. I feel like my horizons have been broadened,

of turning a vision into an external reality through the use of

that I’ve seen more of the world, and that I’ve met some amazing people

cinematography is magical. I like to think my work has been

along the way. In the future I hope to continue exploring, learning, and

put together with an excitable imagination and an element of

possibly even teaching. I hope that my experiences taken from university

perfectionism. My current project will explore how families

help me along the way.

communicate with each other. The simplicity of each frame will capture the mystery of human intimacy. Inspired by, T. Nakashima, C. Akerman and G. Crewsdon.


27 ......................................................................... Christopher Beal bealc@coventry.ac.uk

Michael Billingham ................................................................... 28 billing8@coventry.ac.uk

I have always had an imaginative mind, and always strive

When Buzz Lightyear said “To infinity and beyond”, I took it literally. Well,

to bring this across in any works I undertake be that

actually, I didn’t, because it’s impossible. The animated legend’s message,

photographic or video. Film making and photography have

however, could be translated as to simply trying to push yourself to be

given me the chance to have dreams and make them come

the best that you can possibly be. What is the point in doing something if

to life, while trying to attach a meaningful context that gets

you aren’t going to push yourself all the way, to infinity and beyond? Being

the audience thinking about what they are experiencing.

creative, imaginative, talented, passionate as well as hard working is simply

In an industry where the new is a re blend of the old I

not enough, however.You have to have that something extra, you have to

attempt to find the slightest angle that makes my ideas and

have an edge and stand out. So who knows, hopefully likening my own

productions just that little bit tastier than the last.

determination to succeed to a fictional toy astronaut gives me a chance.


27 ......................................................................... Christopher Beal bealc@coventry.ac.uk

Michael Billingham ................................................................... 28 billing8@coventry.ac.uk

I have always had an imaginative mind, and always strive

When Buzz Lightyear said “To infinity and beyond”, I took it literally. Well,

to bring this across in any works I undertake be that

actually, I didn’t, because it’s impossible. The animated legend’s message,

photographic or video. Film making and photography have

however, could be translated as to simply trying to push yourself to be

given me the chance to have dreams and make them come

the best that you can possibly be. What is the point in doing something if

to life, while trying to attach a meaningful context that gets

you aren’t going to push yourself all the way, to infinity and beyond? Being

the audience thinking about what they are experiencing.

creative, imaginative, talented, passionate as well as hard working is simply

In an industry where the new is a re blend of the old I

not enough, however.You have to have that something extra, you have to

attempt to find the slightest angle that makes my ideas and

have an edge and stand out. So who knows, hopefully likening my own

productions just that little bit tastier than the last.

determination to succeed to a fictional toy astronaut gives me a chance.


29 ................................................................................. daniel booker bookerd2@coventry.ac.uk

amanpal chahal ........................................................................... 30 chahala@coventry.ac.uk

I am a short film and documentary maker; this is my first

When I was younger my passion was for film. As I grew older

film that I have written and produced by myself. I used what

I knew I wanted to direct my own film. During sixth form I

was in the media around me to inspire my idea of conflicts

studied media and moving image to pursue a career in film.

in family relationships. I have used the idea of twin brothers

During A Level we held award shows for our student films.

who want the same things and the lengths that they will

During the first year I won best concept idea and second

go to get what they want. I made the decision to take the

year I had won best film. This had motivated me greatly so

audience on a journey with Harry so that you can see how

I had decided to study Media at Coventry University. I am

his demeanour changes. When people view my work I

currently directing a film called ‘Outsider’ which I hope to

would like them to connect with Harry and to go through

be my best film to date. In the future I hope to take my

his journey with him.

ambitions further with a career in the film industry.


29 ................................................................................. daniel booker bookerd2@coventry.ac.uk

amanpal chahal ........................................................................... 30 chahala@coventry.ac.uk

I am a short film and documentary maker; this is my first

When I was younger my passion was for film. As I grew older

film that I have written and produced by myself. I used what

I knew I wanted to direct my own film. During sixth form I

was in the media around me to inspire my idea of conflicts

studied media and moving image to pursue a career in film.

in family relationships. I have used the idea of twin brothers

During A Level we held award shows for our student films.

who want the same things and the lengths that they will

During the first year I won best concept idea and second

go to get what they want. I made the decision to take the

year I had won best film. This had motivated me greatly so

audience on a journey with Harry so that you can see how

I had decided to study Media at Coventry University. I am

his demeanour changes. When people view my work I

currently directing a film called ‘Outsider’ which I hope to

would like them to connect with Harry and to go through

be my best film to date. In the future I hope to take my

his journey with him.

ambitions further with a career in the film industry.


31 .......................................................................... Matthew Daniels danielsm@coventry.ac.uk

carsum din ........................................................................................... 32 dinc@coventry.ac.uk

Matt Daniels was raised on a diet of comics and great films that, in

Hi anyone reading this. My name is Carsum Din and I enjoy

hindsight, were pretty terrible. He approaches every project he is

filmmaking, it brings out the child in me which is no great

involved in with a vague sense of humour that causes most people to

feat, the great feat lies in what the child creates and moulds

think he’s just a tad weird, when in actuality he is very weird. An obsession

into new and exciting things. I am the true creator with a

with the TV show Spaced and it’s director Edgar Wright have taught him

vision for strangeness that would simply blow minds. My

that his projects don’t have to be very serious and can include many

inspiration comes from books, not cheesy books that have

ridiculous things, which they tend to do. His favourite projects to date

become TV shows but the books that have so much visual

were Guy’s Night Out and Time Phone both of which are extremely silly.

stuff that you can imagine it without closing your eyes. Welcome people to the silver screen of my mind.


31 .......................................................................... Matthew Daniels danielsm@coventry.ac.uk

carsum din ........................................................................................... 32 dinc@coventry.ac.uk

Matt Daniels was raised on a diet of comics and great films that, in

Hi anyone reading this. My name is Carsum Din and I enjoy

hindsight, were pretty terrible. He approaches every project he is

filmmaking, it brings out the child in me which is no great

involved in with a vague sense of humour that causes most people to

feat, the great feat lies in what the child creates and moulds

think he’s just a tad weird, when in actuality he is very weird. An obsession

into new and exciting things. I am the true creator with a

with the TV show Spaced and it’s director Edgar Wright have taught him

vision for strangeness that would simply blow minds. My

that his projects don’t have to be very serious and can include many

inspiration comes from books, not cheesy books that have

ridiculous things, which they tend to do. His favourite projects to date

become TV shows but the books that have so much visual

were Guy’s Night Out and Time Phone both of which are extremely silly.

stuff that you can imagine it without closing your eyes. Welcome people to the silver screen of my mind.


33 ........................................................................ Michelle di palma dipalmam@coventry.ac.uk

Robert dutton ........................................................................... 34 duttonr@coventry.ac.uk

The media world has always been an influential and great

I am a Media Production Student at Coventry University. I have

presence in my life and from a very young age I’ve always

worked on many projects during my time at University, with different

been a creative individual. The art of photography, Film/TV

aspects to media, I have worked on short film projects and interactive

making will always interest me as it fills me with a sense of

artefacts such as websites. I have focused the majority of my work

accomplishment and integrity. I consider myself a passionate

on short film projects, mainly as a camera operator as this is what

and creative Media Producer with a great eye for detail,

I want to do as a career, I am looking in particular to be a camera

who can deliver work to the best of my ability. I’m always

operator at large sports events, I also have previous experience of this

inspired by things I read or observe within the media,

by broadcasting the Coventry Blaze ENL Ice Hockey home matches

having the chance to influence other people by my work is

live on the internet.

something that is most rewarding.


33 ........................................................................ Michelle di palma dipalmam@coventry.ac.uk

Robert dutton ........................................................................... 34 duttonr@coventry.ac.uk

The media world has always been an influential and great

I am a Media Production Student at Coventry University. I have

presence in my life and from a very young age I’ve always

worked on many projects during my time at University, with different

been a creative individual. The art of photography, Film/TV

aspects to media, I have worked on short film projects and interactive

making will always interest me as it fills me with a sense of

artefacts such as websites. I have focused the majority of my work

accomplishment and integrity. I consider myself a passionate

on short film projects, mainly as a camera operator as this is what

and creative Media Producer with a great eye for detail,

I want to do as a career, I am looking in particular to be a camera

who can deliver work to the best of my ability. I’m always

operator at large sports events, I also have previous experience of this

inspired by things I read or observe within the media,

by broadcasting the Coventry Blaze ENL Ice Hockey home matches

having the chance to influence other people by my work is

live on the internet.

something that is most rewarding.


35 ............................................................................. Tom gallagher gallaght@coventry.ac.uk

Since childhood Tom wanted nothing more than to become a filmmaker. Gaining many useful skills and even a distribution contract for one short film produced at college,Tom moved on to university where the quality of his work took a massive leap. Not content to stay in his comfort zone, Tom is now working on a 45 minute film/TV pilot, determined to go bigger, better and more ambitious than ever before. His time travel sci-fi story is already getting attention from people all over the world. And this is just the beginning. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Menen Gebrehiwet ...................................................................... 36 gebrehim@coventry.ac.uk

I first studied media age 15 in secondary school, from there I fell in love. Studying media and producing media artefacts has become a passion of mine over the past 7 years, and I have been able to develop my knowledge and skills to an competitive level. My specialities are in producing and creating documentaries and short fiction, where I usually take the role of Producer. The aspect I love the most about the media and what I do is having the ability to show a rang of topics, and stories in a new light in an array of platforms and formats. I enjoy allowing audiences to have a sneak peak in to my imagination and see a different side to the world, and people that isn’t normally seen.


35 ............................................................................. Tom gallagher gallaght@coventry.ac.uk

Since childhood Tom wanted nothing more than to become a filmmaker. Gaining many useful skills and even a distribution contract for one short film produced at college,Tom moved on to university where the quality of his work took a massive leap. Not content to stay in his comfort zone, Tom is now working on a 45 minute film/TV pilot, determined to go bigger, better and more ambitious than ever before. His time travel sci-fi story is already getting attention from people all over the world. And this is just the beginning. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Menen Gebrehiwet ...................................................................... 36 gebrehim@coventry.ac.uk

I first studied media age 15 in secondary school, from there I fell in love. Studying media and producing media artefacts has become a passion of mine over the past 7 years, and I have been able to develop my knowledge and skills to an competitive level. My specialities are in producing and creating documentaries and short fiction, where I usually take the role of Producer. The aspect I love the most about the media and what I do is having the ability to show a rang of topics, and stories in a new light in an array of platforms and formats. I enjoy allowing audiences to have a sneak peak in to my imagination and see a different side to the world, and people that isn’t normally seen.


37 ............................................................................ Suzannah globe globes@coventry.ac.uk

Lisa Hippolyte .................................................................................. 38 hippolyl@coventry.ac.uk

Suzannah Globe has just completed her degree in Media

‘Creativity is a whole new world of opportunity, it’s my sanctuary’

Production at Coventry University, her main focus is on

Lisa Hippolyte is a young inspiring photographer and director. Her love

cinematography and visual arts. Her main inspirations

for the arts began at a early stage of her life. At the age of 20 Lisa has

come from fashion, fantasy and surrealism. After studying

already produced a creative brand for herself which illustrates her role in

photography at A-level, she has continued with it as a main

the Industry. One of her recent ventures include a photography (photo-

hobby, and it accents her work as a media producer. She

manipulation) project which explores the concept of everyday sayings

likes using symmetry, and bold statements in her work,

and quotes interpreted in a artistic way. She has also recently produced

and thrives off imagination. She finds escape in film, and

and directed a music promo video. From now on Lisa aims to concentrate

is fascinated by the developing industry of fashion media.

and develop upon her photography, videography and graphic designing company called ‘Coffy Media’.


37 ............................................................................ Suzannah globe globes@coventry.ac.uk

Lisa Hippolyte .................................................................................. 38 hippolyl@coventry.ac.uk

Suzannah Globe has just completed her degree in Media

‘Creativity is a whole new world of opportunity, it’s my sanctuary’

Production at Coventry University, her main focus is on

Lisa Hippolyte is a young inspiring photographer and director. Her love

cinematography and visual arts. Her main inspirations

for the arts began at a early stage of her life. At the age of 20 Lisa has

come from fashion, fantasy and surrealism. After studying

already produced a creative brand for herself which illustrates her role in

photography at A-level, she has continued with it as a main

the Industry. One of her recent ventures include a photography (photo-

hobby, and it accents her work as a media producer. She

manipulation) project which explores the concept of everyday sayings

likes using symmetry, and bold statements in her work,

and quotes interpreted in a artistic way. She has also recently produced

and thrives off imagination. She finds escape in film, and

and directed a music promo video. From now on Lisa aims to concentrate

is fascinated by the developing industry of fashion media.

and develop upon her photography, videography and graphic designing company called ‘Coffy Media’.


39 ................................................................................... Tristan James jamest5@coventry.ac.uk

Kimberley Jardine ...................................................................... 40 jardinek@coventry.ac.uk

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination”

Kimberley Jardine is a prosperous film producer and director,

(Oscar Wilde) and that’s definitely something I don’t, I thought this

love a challenge and is happy to throw herself in the deep end.

quote was perfect when explaining myself, an imaginative, creative

She is very passionate about the film industry and she will keep

almost florescent personality I can’t live a life with a routine I need

you on your toes. She draws her inspiration from those around

constant creative stimulation, I need to be constantly challenged, I need

her and thrives when working in a team. Honey on a Razor

responsibility to truly shine and I’m willing to show the world that I am

Blade is a Psychological drama that keeps you on the edge of

ready to be out there and ready to leap the very boundaries of film. The

your seat , it will have you gasping in shock as it covers issues

world is changing more rapidly than ever, I’m ready to adapt.

of a physical and psychological nature.


39 ................................................................................... Tristan James jamest5@coventry.ac.uk

Kimberley Jardine ...................................................................... 40 jardinek@coventry.ac.uk

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination”

Kimberley Jardine is a prosperous film producer and director,

(Oscar Wilde) and that’s definitely something I don’t, I thought this

love a challenge and is happy to throw herself in the deep end.

quote was perfect when explaining myself, an imaginative, creative

She is very passionate about the film industry and she will keep

almost florescent personality I can’t live a life with a routine I need

you on your toes. She draws her inspiration from those around

constant creative stimulation, I need to be constantly challenged, I need

her and thrives when working in a team. Honey on a Razor

responsibility to truly shine and I’m willing to show the world that I am

Blade is a Psychological drama that keeps you on the edge of

ready to be out there and ready to leap the very boundaries of film. The

your seat , it will have you gasping in shock as it covers issues

world is changing more rapidly than ever, I’m ready to adapt.

of a physical and psychological nature.


41 ......................................................................................... Sean Keaney keaneys2@coventry.ac.uk

I am a keen and passionate writer and filmmaker who always brings a creative and fresh influence to any project I do. I am a hands on person who likes to know as much as he can about what is happening around him. There’s nothing better then working in a positive team with people who are knowledgeable and whom you can truly trust and rely on. Above all I believe hard work is the key in this industry and see myself as a very enthusiastic worker if not sometimes obsessive and perfectionist. My dream career would be in television drama or film.

abbey kelly ......................................................................................... 42 kellya6@coventry.ac.uk

My Name is Abbey I’m a media production student, who enjoys a variety of different media forms such as script writing, film making, photography and video production. After I graduate I hope to work in the media industry. Whilst at University I branched out to gain work experience with a casting agency and a magazine company. Getting work experience taught me that the industry can be fun but also very demanding and you have to be able think on your feet. I work well in a team; I’m self motivated and self reliant with a good work ethic.


41 ......................................................................................... Sean Keaney keaneys2@coventry.ac.uk

I am a keen and passionate writer and filmmaker who always brings a creative and fresh influence to any project I do. I am a hands on person who likes to know as much as he can about what is happening around him. There’s nothing better then working in a positive team with people who are knowledgeable and whom you can truly trust and rely on. Above all I believe hard work is the key in this industry and see myself as a very enthusiastic worker if not sometimes obsessive and perfectionist. My dream career would be in television drama or film.

abbey kelly ......................................................................................... 42 kellya6@coventry.ac.uk

My Name is Abbey I’m a media production student, who enjoys a variety of different media forms such as script writing, film making, photography and video production. After I graduate I hope to work in the media industry. Whilst at University I branched out to gain work experience with a casting agency and a magazine company. Getting work experience taught me that the industry can be fun but also very demanding and you have to be able think on your feet. I work well in a team; I’m self motivated and self reliant with a good work ethic.


43 .......................................................................... robert knowles knowles5@coventry.ac.uk

Ryan leach .......................................................................................... 44 leachr@coventry.ac.uk

I have been interested in Media Production since I first

I’m a passionate and devoted filmmaker. I’ve had some great

held a camera. My technical skills have improved during my

experiences in the past on some inspiring and influential

time at University and I have enjoyed taking on different

productions, such as documentaries in New York and Las

roles within a production team, including camera operator,

Vegas. Throughout these projects my roles have varied. I’ve

director and editor. I am hard working, versatile and will give

undertaken the role of director, camera operator, editor

100% to any academic or freelance project I am involved in.

and cinematographer. I feel that with these experiences and

All of my projects so far have been a different challenge for

with the last five years spent studying media, I will continue

me. By varying my roles as well as the type of production,

to progress and I will feel comfortable adapting to any

i.e. Short film or documentary; I have gained the most out

job or task laid in front of me, once I have completed my

of my experiences at university.

desired degree.


43 .......................................................................... robert knowles knowles5@coventry.ac.uk

Ryan leach .......................................................................................... 44 leachr@coventry.ac.uk

I have been interested in Media Production since I first

I’m a passionate and devoted filmmaker. I’ve had some great

held a camera. My technical skills have improved during my

experiences in the past on some inspiring and influential

time at University and I have enjoyed taking on different

productions, such as documentaries in New York and Las

roles within a production team, including camera operator,

Vegas. Throughout these projects my roles have varied. I’ve

director and editor. I am hard working, versatile and will give

undertaken the role of director, camera operator, editor

100% to any academic or freelance project I am involved in.

and cinematographer. I feel that with these experiences and

All of my projects so far have been a different challenge for

with the last five years spent studying media, I will continue

me. By varying my roles as well as the type of production,

to progress and I will feel comfortable adapting to any

i.e. Short film or documentary; I have gained the most out

job or task laid in front of me, once I have completed my

of my experiences at university.

desired degree.


45 ..................................................................... christopher light lightc@coventry.ac.uk

I am a creative, determined and very enthusiastic filmmaker, having skills in other area’s such as graphic design, website production, sound engineering etc. My passion of filmmaking revolves around producing films of substance, films that can make a difference for the better, or films that contain a controversial backbone that makes audience’s think. Upon the completion of this university degree I am going to work for the Atlantic Whale Foundation directing and producing documentaries promoting conservation in a new light. My career objectives are making a living combing my key passions of filmmaking and travelling.

Jonathan Lord ........................................................................... 46 lordj4@coventry.ac.uk

I have loved film since I was very young I remember running around my living room with my plastic gun shouting HANSSS! And Yippee-ki-yay! After watching a certain action film I was too young to watch but it didn’t matter because I loved it. So when I create films and work on video projects I want and crave for some of them to be great and maybe one day a person will be quoting my films. It Starts At Midnight... is my first real attempt at creating something memorable.


45 ..................................................................... christopher light lightc@coventry.ac.uk

I am a creative, determined and very enthusiastic filmmaker, having skills in other area’s such as graphic design, website production, sound engineering etc. My passion of filmmaking revolves around producing films of substance, films that can make a difference for the better, or films that contain a controversial backbone that makes audience’s think. Upon the completion of this university degree I am going to work for the Atlantic Whale Foundation directing and producing documentaries promoting conservation in a new light. My career objectives are making a living combing my key passions of filmmaking and travelling.

Jonathan Lord ........................................................................... 46 lordj4@coventry.ac.uk

I have loved film since I was very young I remember running around my living room with my plastic gun shouting HANSSS! And Yippee-ki-yay! After watching a certain action film I was too young to watch but it didn’t matter because I loved it. So when I create films and work on video projects I want and crave for some of them to be great and maybe one day a person will be quoting my films. It Starts At Midnight... is my first real attempt at creating something memorable.


47 ........................................................................................... april lucas lucasa5@coventry.ac.uk

Media has been an interest of mine for many years now especially media production, there are so many different fields involved. The fields that I’m most interested in the are film making, editing and photography. I have achieved many skills and experience through taking time out to make a project or just having some experimental fun. When I graduate I’m going to enter the fashion world doing photography and film making. I have some on going projects with the fashion department of my university which will enable me to gain more experience as I have applied to do a MA in Fashion media production!

CarLey Manktelow .................................................................... 48 manktelc@coventry.ac.uk

For me, filmmaking is about pushing boundaries, giving the audience a visual experience that is challenging and exciting. I like to experiment with narrative, cinematography and the structure of film, to make something that is unforgettable, albeit at times a little weird! I think that the modern obsession with technology can at times stifle the creativity and raw expression that appeals to me most. I draw a lot of inspiration from written word; poetry and prose, as words leave much more to the imagination! A broken storyline, created from the first lines of fiction books, spanning genre, time and style, ’Chasing Her’ is a surreal, disjointed visualisation of obsession, spontaneity and a life with no purpose.


47 ........................................................................................... april lucas lucasa5@coventry.ac.uk

Media has been an interest of mine for many years now especially media production, there are so many different fields involved. The fields that I’m most interested in the are film making, editing and photography. I have achieved many skills and experience through taking time out to make a project or just having some experimental fun. When I graduate I’m going to enter the fashion world doing photography and film making. I have some on going projects with the fashion department of my university which will enable me to gain more experience as I have applied to do a MA in Fashion media production!

CarLey Manktelow .................................................................... 48 manktelc@coventry.ac.uk

For me, filmmaking is about pushing boundaries, giving the audience a visual experience that is challenging and exciting. I like to experiment with narrative, cinematography and the structure of film, to make something that is unforgettable, albeit at times a little weird! I think that the modern obsession with technology can at times stifle the creativity and raw expression that appeals to me most. I draw a lot of inspiration from written word; poetry and prose, as words leave much more to the imagination! A broken storyline, created from the first lines of fiction books, spanning genre, time and style, ’Chasing Her’ is a surreal, disjointed visualisation of obsession, spontaneity and a life with no purpose.


49 ........................................................................ Daniel mcdonald mcdona19@coventry.ac.uk

“Creatively driven, better vision than a telescope” “He’s got cameras for eyes” After eventually realising that his aspirations of becoming an astronaut or a footballer were unrealistic, Daniel was equally enthusiastic about the concept of working within the media industry. His media education began at an early age when he received a child-friendly camera for his birthday. Upon receiving critical acclaim from his peers (family) for his mature photography skills it was clear that media based work was young Daniels destiny. His education technically began in the latter years of high-school in a Media Studies class where he created a video-games magazine for girls. Progressing to College to study Media Production, Daniel then began to work behind the lens, shooting documentaries and music videos whilst learning the whole production process too. The two years at College proved to be the gateway for University life, further developing knowledge and technical skills working in all aspects of media, producing more documentaries, short films and TV shows. So after an accumulated seven years of Media education to his name, what’s next for Daniel McDonald? Well Hollywood, lock up your daughters!

Ruby McKeith .................................................................................... 50 mckeithr@coventry.ac.uk

The pieces I create are simply meant to be enjoyed, however big the audience. Just for a second I want to take people away from everyday madness and leave them with a single pleasing thought. I am... Imaginative. How I see it is, everyone is physically taught more or less the same thing in life, but its up to me to make my own decisions, and make my personality visible. I love fairy tale stories, I have since a was a child. To be able to work with this theme and be free to experiment has been inspiring. Stop and Enjoy.


49 ........................................................................ Daniel mcdonald mcdona19@coventry.ac.uk

“Creatively driven, better vision than a telescope” “He’s got cameras for eyes” After eventually realising that his aspirations of becoming an astronaut or a footballer were unrealistic, Daniel was equally enthusiastic about the concept of working within the media industry. His media education began at an early age when he received a child-friendly camera for his birthday. Upon receiving critical acclaim from his peers (family) for his mature photography skills it was clear that media based work was young Daniels destiny. His education technically began in the latter years of high-school in a Media Studies class where he created a video-games magazine for girls. Progressing to College to study Media Production, Daniel then began to work behind the lens, shooting documentaries and music videos whilst learning the whole production process too. The two years at College proved to be the gateway for University life, further developing knowledge and technical skills working in all aspects of media, producing more documentaries, short films and TV shows. So after an accumulated seven years of Media education to his name, what’s next for Daniel McDonald? Well Hollywood, lock up your daughters!

Ruby McKeith .................................................................................... 50 mckeithr@coventry.ac.uk

The pieces I create are simply meant to be enjoyed, however big the audience. Just for a second I want to take people away from everyday madness and leave them with a single pleasing thought. I am... Imaginative. How I see it is, everyone is physically taught more or less the same thing in life, but its up to me to make my own decisions, and make my personality visible. I love fairy tale stories, I have since a was a child. To be able to work with this theme and be free to experiment has been inspiring. Stop and Enjoy.


51 ....................................................................................... Luke Murphy murphyl6@coventry.ac.uk

Manjinder Sandhu ...................................................................... 52 sandhum5@coventry.ac.uk

I daydream a lot, what can I say. Its about making the scenario

My name is Manjinder Sandhu, I am in my final year on the

you find yourself in more interesting. These two films came

Media Production course at Coventry University and I am

from asking “What if?” towards average mundane things and

currently working on a final major project alongside three

spinning a story around my pondering. I have been involved

other members in the group on a film called ‘The Outsider’.

in film making for a over three years now, previously coming

We as a group intend to achieve our objectives by working

from a theatre background. To me there’s nothing better

together. By the end of this project we hope to combine the

then the last minute push that brings all the hard work,

range of skills to create a dramatic and surreal film. When I

sweat and tears together. My passion is telling enjoyable

leave university I want to pursue a career in Media in Television

stories and if these two shorts made you smile, then I can

and so I’m currently looking for various jobs on Mandy.com

rest assured I did my job.

and other websites.


51 ....................................................................................... Luke Murphy murphyl6@coventry.ac.uk

Manjinder Sandhu ...................................................................... 52 sandhum5@coventry.ac.uk

I daydream a lot, what can I say. Its about making the scenario

My name is Manjinder Sandhu, I am in my final year on the

you find yourself in more interesting. These two films came

Media Production course at Coventry University and I am

from asking “What if?” towards average mundane things and

currently working on a final major project alongside three

spinning a story around my pondering. I have been involved

other members in the group on a film called ‘The Outsider’.

in film making for a over three years now, previously coming

We as a group intend to achieve our objectives by working

from a theatre background. To me there’s nothing better

together. By the end of this project we hope to combine the

then the last minute push that brings all the hard work,

range of skills to create a dramatic and surreal film. When I

sweat and tears together. My passion is telling enjoyable

leave university I want to pursue a career in Media in Television

stories and if these two shorts made you smile, then I can

and so I’m currently looking for various jobs on Mandy.com

rest assured I did my job.

and other websites.


53 ....................................................................................... Lisa Stocker stockerl@coventry.ac.uk

I have always been a team player and although I can work independently, I love working as part of a team and so, I believe, my best work comes from working on group projects and I have created many films and documentaries this way. My Final Major Project, “It Starts At Midnight�, shows what I can do when part of a team but this time I am challenging myself within the group by taking on more important roles than I usually would. I glow by myself but I shine bright when part of a group.

edward taylor .............................................................................. 54 taylore9@coventry.ac.uk


53 ....................................................................................... Lisa Stocker stockerl@coventry.ac.uk

I have always been a team player and although I can work independently, I love working as part of a team and so, I believe, my best work comes from working on group projects and I have created many films and documentaries this way. My Final Major Project, “It Starts At Midnight�, shows what I can do when part of a team but this time I am challenging myself within the group by taking on more important roles than I usually would. I glow by myself but I shine bright when part of a group.

edward taylor .............................................................................. 54 taylore9@coventry.ac.uk


55 ..................................................................................... John Watson watson21@coventry.ac.uk

I am an award winning writer director for the films PAL, best film under 80 minutes at the Swansea Bay Film Festival which premiered at an Odeon cinema, and The Cupboard of Doom at the 48 Hour Film Challenge. I have been huge fan of cinema since spending my summer holidays helping my Dad in a video rentals store, and since then my days have been filled with movies, whether it is watching them, reading about them or making them. I am an avid collector of anything movie related and I take inspiration from all forms of cinema. I aspire to become known as the next Hitchcock, and produce cinematic movies worthy of that title.

Holly wetherall ......................................................................... 56 wetherah@coventry.ac.uk

Holly is graduating from Coventry University after three years studying media production. She previously gained a triple distinction grade completing a national diploma in media. During the course Holly has been awarded a scholarship each year throughout university due to her high academic grades. Holly is passionate and is always creating innovative original media projects, working with a variety of companies gaining valuable professional experience. Holly also spent the summer filming pilot whales in Tenerife developing her skills in underwater film and photography. She is dedicated and always up for a challenge, she is currently producing an ambitious 45-minute film and always keen to push the creative boundaries.


55 ..................................................................................... John Watson watson21@coventry.ac.uk

I am an award winning writer director for the films PAL, best film under 80 minutes at the Swansea Bay Film Festival which premiered at an Odeon cinema, and The Cupboard of Doom at the 48 Hour Film Challenge. I have been huge fan of cinema since spending my summer holidays helping my Dad in a video rentals store, and since then my days have been filled with movies, whether it is watching them, reading about them or making them. I am an avid collector of anything movie related and I take inspiration from all forms of cinema. I aspire to become known as the next Hitchcock, and produce cinematic movies worthy of that title.

Holly wetherall ......................................................................... 56 wetherah@coventry.ac.uk

Holly is graduating from Coventry University after three years studying media production. She previously gained a triple distinction grade completing a national diploma in media. During the course Holly has been awarded a scholarship each year throughout university due to her high academic grades. Holly is passionate and is always creating innovative original media projects, working with a variety of companies gaining valuable professional experience. Holly also spent the summer filming pilot whales in Tenerife developing her skills in underwater film and photography. She is dedicated and always up for a challenge, she is currently producing an ambitious 45-minute film and always keen to push the creative boundaries.


57 ............................................................................... andrew wilson wilson57@coventry.ac.uk

Andy is a skilled and passionate media student, which is supported by his adventurous, and professional projects completed this year. He relishes the challenge of new opportunities, meeting new people and expanding his network. Andy’s dedication to his course and his chosen career is clearly demonstrated by his additional projects including advising businesses and sports societies with viral marketing campaigns, which have proven to be a great success. He enjoys applying theory in to working life projects and his ‘value adding’ mentality makes him a great asset to any team.

Lucy Wilson ........................................................................................ 58 wilson56@coventry.ac.uk

I am a short film and documentary maker; this is my first film that I have written and produced by myself. I used what was in the media around me to inspire my idea of conflicts in family relationships. I have used the idea of twin brothers who want the same things and the lengths that they will go to get what they want. I made the decision to take the audience on a journey with Harry so that you can see how his demeanour changes. When people view my work I would like them to connect with Harry and to go through his journey with him.


57 ............................................................................... andrew wilson wilson57@coventry.ac.uk

Andy is a skilled and passionate media student, which is supported by his adventurous, and professional projects completed this year. He relishes the challenge of new opportunities, meeting new people and expanding his network. Andy’s dedication to his course and his chosen career is clearly demonstrated by his additional projects including advising businesses and sports societies with viral marketing campaigns, which have proven to be a great success. He enjoys applying theory in to working life projects and his ‘value adding’ mentality makes him a great asset to any team.

Lucy Wilson ........................................................................................ 58 wilson56@coventry.ac.uk

I am a short film and documentary maker; this is my first film that I have written and produced by myself. I used what was in the media around me to inspire my idea of conflicts in family relationships. I have used the idea of twin brothers who want the same things and the lengths that they will go to get what they want. I made the decision to take the audience on a journey with Harry so that you can see how his demeanour changes. When people view my work I would like them to connect with Harry and to go through his journey with him.


59 .............................................................................. Silviu Ardelean ardeleas@coventry.ac.uk

matthew farmer .......................................................................... 60 farmerm2@coventry.ac.uk

My artwork represents the outcome of my dreams and my

Matt has always having a passion for watching film and T.V.

dreams are the product of my imagination transposed into

he thought other than just watching it, why not be a part

film. I am always keen to explore the edges of reality and go

of it. Since that thought, he has worked to be a filmmaker.

beyond in order to materialize the unknown. I am not only

Not content with just making film he decided to branch out

editing motion images but putting my thoughts together,

into photography and screenwriting, even novel writing, to

creating a new dimension that expresses my vision and

further his creative skills and bring them into his filmmaking

makes use of my technical skills. I am constantly learning and

skills. Matt ever continues to work on original ideas and has

implementing new techniques aspiring to produce high-end

often collaborated with others to achieve these ideas to

artefacts using the latest methods available. My passion is

make them into something for all to see.

my work and my work is my passion.

Ishver dhillon ......................................................................................... dhilloni@coventry.ac.uk

................................................................................................. nicole gray grayn2@coventry.ac.uk

I am a third year student studying BA Media Production.

I am a visual effects artist at heart and while I love making

I am a keen and hard worker and have been particularly

films, adding the polish to a film of either mine or someone

interested in moving image and editing video. I am currently

else’s creation and taking it from being just ‘average’ and

working on a documentary to show how I have furthered

making it better is what I love most about what I do. I always

my skills over the last 3 years of me studying. I also have a

strive for realism with my visual effects work, to try to

passion for photography and am hoping to go into wedding

create effects that don’t break a persons immersion when

photography/videography after I have completed my

watching a film. I have never received any formal training

course. I am looking forward to continue to increase my

concerning visual effects, I have learnt purely through trial

knowledge and broaden my skills over the near future, as

and error, taking influence from all the forms of media that

I am always willing to put into practice what I have learnt.

exist.


59 .............................................................................. Silviu Ardelean ardeleas@coventry.ac.uk

matthew farmer .......................................................................... 60 farmerm2@coventry.ac.uk

My artwork represents the outcome of my dreams and my

Matt has always having a passion for watching film and T.V.

dreams are the product of my imagination transposed into

he thought other than just watching it, why not be a part

film. I am always keen to explore the edges of reality and go

of it. Since that thought, he has worked to be a filmmaker.

beyond in order to materialize the unknown. I am not only

Not content with just making film he decided to branch out

editing motion images but putting my thoughts together,

into photography and screenwriting, even novel writing, to

creating a new dimension that expresses my vision and

further his creative skills and bring them into his filmmaking

makes use of my technical skills. I am constantly learning and

skills. Matt ever continues to work on original ideas and has

implementing new techniques aspiring to produce high-end

often collaborated with others to achieve these ideas to

artefacts using the latest methods available. My passion is

make them into something for all to see.

my work and my work is my passion.

Ishver dhillon ......................................................................................... dhilloni@coventry.ac.uk

................................................................................................. nicole gray grayn2@coventry.ac.uk

I am a third year student studying BA Media Production.

I am a visual effects artist at heart and while I love making

I am a keen and hard worker and have been particularly

films, adding the polish to a film of either mine or someone

interested in moving image and editing video. I am currently

else’s creation and taking it from being just ‘average’ and

working on a documentary to show how I have furthered

making it better is what I love most about what I do. I always

my skills over the last 3 years of me studying. I also have a

strive for realism with my visual effects work, to try to

passion for photography and am hoping to go into wedding

create effects that don’t break a persons immersion when

photography/videography after I have completed my

watching a film. I have never received any formal training

course. I am looking forward to continue to increase my

concerning visual effects, I have learnt purely through trial

knowledge and broaden my skills over the near future, as

and error, taking influence from all the forms of media that

I am always willing to put into practice what I have learnt.

exist.


61 ................................................................. rebecca horsburgh horsburr@coventry.ac.uk

The direction within the industry that I would most like to take is within documentary. My inquisitive nature and interest in learning and researching different subject matter is the main reason why I find it so enjoyable. I am already working on my first major documentary which I hope will be successful and give me the experience to kick start my career. I think another factor that has influenced my career interests is the fact that I enjoy working outside and in different locations. This is the main reason I have chosen to do a travel documentary and why I enjoy working on set as an A.D on films instead of being in an office or on a studio set.

harinder khakh ...................................................................................... khakhh@coventry.ac.uk

My name is Harinder Singh and I am currently a final year student studying media production. I have enjoyed the past 3 years of my course thoroughly and learned and developed my skills through a wide range of theory and production work. What I enjoyed the most was mainly photography as well as making short documentaries and shooting film. As my final year comes to an end I have many options available to me and as my main interest is photography, I am looking to enter this field. Since December last year me and a partner have been taking pictures at weddings and thus far are going very well, I look to pursue this forward and become a success.

Sally-Anne Montague ............................................................. 62 montagus@coventry.ac.uk

Sally previously studied Radio Production at College before going on to further her knowledge at Coventry University. She has developed a wide range of skills including creating media artefacts such as film, photography and radio. Throughout her time at university she developed a passion for documentary film and research. Sally is an innovative and enthusiastic student that has grown in many ways as a media producer. Sally hopes to find a career in documentary production as a researcher she also hopes to study teaching so she can pass on her knowledge to others with a passion for media.

.......................................................................................... aidah namazzi kakongea@coventry.ac.uk

I am known by the name Aidah Kakonge Namazzi, a 22 year old student from Surrey. I came to Coventry University with basic knowledge about the world of media, and now I am over loaded with it. I aim to take this further and embark on becoming a Producer and if funding and finances allow, I plan to open a small Production company which will be based in my hometown. I have learnt a lot through my time in this university and I can certainly say my skills as an aspiring Producer and Industries manager will come in handy in the future, given the right opportunities. I am a strong minded and determined person who finds benefit in networking. I have met some interesting individuals and I have had many exciting experiences, but most of all the challenges were the highlight of my very long and rewarding journey. Many know me, or knew me as the quiet girl, but I say never under estimate the power of Silence & Composure so watch out for me.... Peace.


61 ................................................................. rebecca horsburgh horsburr@coventry.ac.uk

The direction within the industry that I would most like to take is within documentary. My inquisitive nature and interest in learning and researching different subject matter is the main reason why I find it so enjoyable. I am already working on my first major documentary which I hope will be successful and give me the experience to kick start my career. I think another factor that has influenced my career interests is the fact that I enjoy working outside and in different locations. This is the main reason I have chosen to do a travel documentary and why I enjoy working on set as an A.D on films instead of being in an office or on a studio set.

harinder khakh ...................................................................................... khakhh@coventry.ac.uk

My name is Harinder Singh and I am currently a final year student studying media production. I have enjoyed the past 3 years of my course thoroughly and learned and developed my skills through a wide range of theory and production work. What I enjoyed the most was mainly photography as well as making short documentaries and shooting film. As my final year comes to an end I have many options available to me and as my main interest is photography, I am looking to enter this field. Since December last year me and a partner have been taking pictures at weddings and thus far are going very well, I look to pursue this forward and become a success.

Sally-Anne Montague ............................................................. 62 montagus@coventry.ac.uk

Sally previously studied Radio Production at College before going on to further her knowledge at Coventry University. She has developed a wide range of skills including creating media artefacts such as film, photography and radio. Throughout her time at university she developed a passion for documentary film and research. Sally is an innovative and enthusiastic student that has grown in many ways as a media producer. Sally hopes to find a career in documentary production as a researcher she also hopes to study teaching so she can pass on her knowledge to others with a passion for media.

.......................................................................................... aidah namazzi kakongea@coventry.ac.uk

I am known by the name Aidah Kakonge Namazzi, a 22 year old student from Surrey. I came to Coventry University with basic knowledge about the world of media, and now I am over loaded with it. I aim to take this further and embark on becoming a Producer and if funding and finances allow, I plan to open a small Production company which will be based in my hometown. I have learnt a lot through my time in this university and I can certainly say my skills as an aspiring Producer and Industries manager will come in handy in the future, given the right opportunities. I am a strong minded and determined person who finds benefit in networking. I have met some interesting individuals and I have had many exciting experiences, but most of all the challenges were the highlight of my very long and rewarding journey. Many know me, or knew me as the quiet girl, but I say never under estimate the power of Silence & Composure so watch out for me.... Peace.


63 ............................................................................ daniel rowland rowlan10@coventry.ac.uk

Dan Rowland’s Artist statement- my background is in fine art, I studied it at College, and that awakened my passion for creativity. I then went into media production with the intention of branching out my artistic abilities into the media of film. My fine art roots have been the driving force for the things I have produced while at University. I saw my final production as a great way of showing what my creative ability is, and a way of allowing my roots to come through. In the future, I see myself expanding on short film and returning to fine art- with a wider range of skills than what I had before.

thomas sell ............................................................................................... sellt@coventry.ac.uk

I am a student who mainly specialises in lighting. I have taken up many roles in the lighting area since I have been at Coventry University on a regular basis. For my final major project I am making a short film known as “Bathroom Fight” and I have also helped out in lighting roles on other students projects.

jennifer webb .................................................................................. 64 webbj4@coventry.ac.uk

I am Jennifer Webb and video editing is what I do best. I like how I can take raw footage and make it into something that draws people in and gets them to watch. Whatever the software may be, I like to challenge myself by exploring what each one has to offer and how it works to get me to the end point – even if it is unfamiliar. I could not edit without the ability to tell a story. This is something that is crucial when deciding what cuts to make and how to arrange what is left. With a solid plan - i.e. a story - there is something to work towards, providing a backbone throughout the whole process. What excites me most about video editing is the room for exploration and learning. Whilst working on a project, I always discover more techniques and tricks which can enhance my work.


63 ............................................................................ daniel rowland rowlan10@coventry.ac.uk

Dan Rowland’s Artist statement- my background is in fine art, I studied it at College, and that awakened my passion for creativity. I then went into media production with the intention of branching out my artistic abilities into the media of film. My fine art roots have been the driving force for the things I have produced while at University. I saw my final production as a great way of showing what my creative ability is, and a way of allowing my roots to come through. In the future, I see myself expanding on short film and returning to fine art- with a wider range of skills than what I had before.

thomas sell ............................................................................................... sellt@coventry.ac.uk

I am a student who mainly specialises in lighting. I have taken up many roles in the lighting area since I have been at Coventry University on a regular basis. For my final major project I am making a short film known as “Bathroom Fight” and I have also helped out in lighting roles on other students projects.

jennifer webb .................................................................................. 64 webbj4@coventry.ac.uk

I am Jennifer Webb and video editing is what I do best. I like how I can take raw footage and make it into something that draws people in and gets them to watch. Whatever the software may be, I like to challenge myself by exploring what each one has to offer and how it works to get me to the end point – even if it is unfamiliar. I could not edit without the ability to tell a story. This is something that is crucial when deciding what cuts to make and how to arrange what is left. With a solid plan - i.e. a story - there is something to work towards, providing a backbone throughout the whole process. What excites me most about video editing is the room for exploration and learning. Whilst working on a project, I always discover more techniques and tricks which can enhance my work.


65 ....................................................................... also in the show Andrew Bagnall ................................ bagnall4@coventry.ac.uk

Jagdeesh Rhall

Kiren Chanchal ............................... chanchak@coventry.ac.uk

Alexander Situnayake ..................... situnaya@coventry.ac.uk

Tingxi Gong ............................................. gongt@coventry.ac.uk

Joe Tavner ..................................................... tavnerj@coventry.ac.uk

Luke Jones ............................................ jonesl24@coventry.ac.uk

Nina Vara ......................................................... varan@coventry.ac.uk

Chao Lou ...................................................... louc@coventry.ac.uk

Bo Wu ............................................................... wub3@coventry.ac.uk

Kiran Mall-Kainth ................................ mallk2@coventry.ac.uk

Congkan Xuan .......................................... xuanc@coventry.ac.uk

Amy Millins ............................................ millinsa@coventry.ac.uk

Dan Yu ................................................................. yud3@coventry.ac.uk

Danielle Muir .......................................... muird@coventry.ac.uk

Chong Zhang ......................................... zhangc7@coventry.ac.uk

Jia Pan ................................................................ panj@coventry.ac.uk

Liyang Zhu

thank

y o u ! .......................................

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........................................... rhallj@coventry.ac.uk

..................................................... zhul4@coventry.ac.uk Visit our website: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/media Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mediacov Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/cu_mediaprod


65 ....................................................................... also in the show Andrew Bagnall ................................ bagnall4@coventry.ac.uk

Jagdeesh Rhall

Kiren Chanchal ............................... chanchak@coventry.ac.uk

Alexander Situnayake ..................... situnaya@coventry.ac.uk

Tingxi Gong ............................................. gongt@coventry.ac.uk

Joe Tavner ..................................................... tavnerj@coventry.ac.uk

Luke Jones ............................................ jonesl24@coventry.ac.uk

Nina Vara ......................................................... varan@coventry.ac.uk

Chao Lou ...................................................... louc@coventry.ac.uk

Bo Wu ............................................................... wub3@coventry.ac.uk

Kiran Mall-Kainth ................................ mallk2@coventry.ac.uk

Congkan Xuan .......................................... xuanc@coventry.ac.uk

Amy Millins ............................................ millinsa@coventry.ac.uk

Dan Yu ................................................................. yud3@coventry.ac.uk

Danielle Muir .......................................... muird@coventry.ac.uk

Chong Zhang ......................................... zhangc7@coventry.ac.uk

Jia Pan ................................................................ panj@coventry.ac.uk

Liyang Zhu

thank

y o u ! .......................................

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........................................... rhallj@coventry.ac.uk

..................................................... zhul4@coventry.ac.uk Visit our website: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/media Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mediacov Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/cu_mediaprod


Media Production Degree Show Catalogue 2011  

Welcome to the Media Production Degree Show Catalogue 2011. This year we have a wide range of things to see. There are drama shorts, documen...