Di­rec­tor gives stu­dents a unique in­sight into the world of film

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The Uxbridge Gazette Se­ries YOUNG film­mak­ers at Uxbridge Col­lege got a unique in­sight into the doc­u­men­tary film in­dus­try through the pres­ti­gious Sun­dance Film For­ward Ini­tia­tive.

Amer­i­can di­rec­tor Kristina Goolsby showed her movie TIG, co-di­rected with Ash­ley York, and talked stu­dents on Level 3 Cre­ative Me­dia Pro­duc­tion cour­ses through the process of mak­ing the film and pro­duc­ing the fi­nal cut.

She and Bethany Clarke, a man­ager of the Film For­ward Ini­tia­tive, talked about their ex­pe­ri­ences in the in­dus­try and of­fered tips on cre­at­ing and max­imis­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Af­ter the screen­ing of TIG, Kristina and Bethany were quizzed by stu­dents, and later ran an edit­ing work­shop with Alex Camp­bell; a Sun­dance Ig­nite Fel­low, cur­rently work­ing as a con­tent man­ager for the Film For­ward Ini­tia­tive.

Uxbridge Col­lege and the stu­dents were also fea­tured in a short film pro­duced by the Film For­ward team about their work with young peo­ple in the UK.

Dave Lash­brook, Me­dia Lec­turer, said: “The Sun­dance Film For­ward Ini­tia­tive visit was a unique op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to gain an in­sight into the doc­u­men­tary film in­dus­try from an in­ter­na­tional di­rec­tor.

“The screen­ing of the film TIG, along with the ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion, went re­ally well. Kristina gave some great re­sponses to the stu­dents’ ques­tions, and the ses­sion gave them a first-hand in­sight into how the in­dus­try op­er­ates on a ground level.

“For the work-in­progress work­shops, Kristina and mem­bers of the Film For­ward team were able to ob­serve the stu­dents’ short fic­tion films – which are a part of their fi­nal ma­jor projects – and give feed­back on how to im­prove the work.

“The day was a great suc­cess and the feed­back was ex­tremely pos­i­tive in re­la­tion to how en­gaged and pas­sion­ate the stu­dents at Uxbridge Col­lege are about their cho­sen sub­ject.

“The Film For­ward team were also im­pressed with the high stan­dard of work be­ing pro­duced.”

Sun­dance Film For­ward is an US-based ini­tia­tive which uses film and con­ver­sa­tions with film­mak­ers to ex­cite and in­tro­duce a new gen­er­a­tion to the power of story, while fos­ter­ing a global com­mu­nity, is a part of the Sun­dance In­sti­tute and the Pres­i­dent’s Com­mit­tee on the Arts, and Uxbridge Col­lege hopes to take part again next year.

To see the Film For­ward’s short film fea­tur­ing Uxbridge Col­lege go to www2.sun­dance.org/ video/film-for­ward-and-ti­gin-lon­don/

n SUC­CESS: Di­rec­tor Christina Goolsby talks at Uxbridge Col­lege

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