‘The Drama of Documentaries’ by Paul Jackson

The Film Production Lunchclub this week presents:

‘The Drama of Documentaries’ by Paul Jackson 

Monday 3rd October in EEG185 (Video Studio) 

All Welcome.

Paul has decades of experience as an editor working in Documentary, Fiction and Factual TV. He is now semi-retired and continues to travel the world recording and editing documentaries. He regularly visits us to provide insight and supervision for second and third year production projects in Film Production.


Film Studies Welcome Screening: High-Rise (Ben Wheatley, 2016)

Film Studies Presents:



For one night only Film Studies is proud to present Ben Wheatley’s (A Field in England; Sightseers; Kill List) acclaimed adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise. Starring Tom Hiddleston this is a modern nightmare that is both a commentary and a warning on contemporary life. Set in the near retro-future, it tells the story of Laing, a brain surgeon who becomes increasingly embroiled in a shadowy world that he cannot control. High-Rise was nominated for Best Screenplay at the British Independent Film Awards.

Date: Friday 23rd September 2016

Time: Film starts at 5:30 pm

Venue: EE1026

Admission Free!

Welcome Week Induction Sessions (for new incoming students only)

Below is the schedule for Welcome Week induction sessions for Film Studies students.

Main Induction Session:

Either (!) – Tuesday 20 September, 11:15 to 12:15 (HBG009) OR Wednesday 21 September, 11:15 to 12: 15 (EE1106).

Note: you need to go to one or the other of these sessions, but not both.


Student Support Session:

Thursday, 22 September, 15:45 – 16:45 (EE1106)


Film Studies’ Annual Screening of Ben Wheatley’s High Rise (2016):

Friday, 23 September, 17:15 – 20:00


Looking forward to meeting you properly!



Cinefest Field Trip (22 September)

On Thurs 22 September we are taking new Film Production Students to Bristol for a day of amazing workshops and sessions at Cinefest http://cinefest.co.uk


There may be some extra spaces on the coach and there may even be a couple of spare tickets if anyone drops out at the last minute. If you would like to come along please add your name to this list: https://goo.gl/forms/4zw8mnAZ6OKeMI0r1 


Spaces will be on a first come first served basis.  The coach will leave from St Johns campus SU bus stop at 8.00am.


Of course you can always book your own tickets on the website. The festival runs all week and has some really great speakers and events: http://cinefest.co.uk


Thursday Programme:


10.00 – 12.00

MASTERCLASS: Roberto Schaefer ASC

An in-depth lighting masterclass with globally respected DoP Roberto Schaefer (Miles Ahead, Quantum of Solace, Monster’s Ball) delivered live in our purpose-built set.


12.15 – 13.15

WORKSHOP: ACES with Geoff Boyle FBKS

A session exploring the functions and applications of Academy Colour Encoding System (ACES) with Geoff Boyle.


13.30 – 14.30


In depth lighting case study with Chris Menges demonstrating his use of illumination.


15.00 – 16.00

PANEL: Women in Cinematography

A discussion of work by women behind the camera. With DoPs Rina Yang, Caroline Bridges, Mary Farbrother, (Illuminatrix), and Lulu Elliott (Reel Angels) and chaired by CineFest Producer, Sarah Sparke.


16.30 – 17.30

CASE STUDY: Roberto Schaefer ASC deconstructs ‘Miles Ahead’

Roberto Schaefer and award- winning journalist, David Heuring will discuss Roberto’s work on the recent film, ‘Miles Ahead’, an exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis. 



Splendid Cinema Autumn 2016 Schedule


Splendid Cinema is Worcester’s Independent “Art” House Cinema. We screen arthouse, avant-garde, Film Noir, Underground and Cult movies, cinema-verite, independent and World Cinema all at Worcester Arts Workshop.

Doors open at 7:15 for a 7:30 start
Tickets are £5 on the door
Please visit the Splendid Cinema blog

Below is our Autumn 2016 schedule. Please come and watch some incredible, positively Splendid, cinema.

22 September: Son of Saul (HU, László Nemes, 2015) 15 cert. 107 min. Winner of the 2015 Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival and both the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. During World War II, a Jewish worker (Géza Röhrig) at the Auschwitz concentration camp tries to find a rabbi to give a child a proper burial.

6 October: Anomalisa (US, Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, 2015) 15 cert. 90 min. Both very funny and deeply touching, Anomalisa is widely regarded as an outright masterpiece of stop-motion animation. The film follows a lonely customer service expert (voiced by David Thewlis) who perceives everyone (Tom Noonan) as identical until he meets a unique woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in a Cincinnati hotel.

20 October: The Witch; a New England Folktale (US, UK, CA, BR, Robert Eggers, 2015) 15 cert. 92 min. The Witch launches Splendid Cinema’s new “Cult Film Thursdays” programme just in time for Halloween. A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

3 November: The Lobster (GR, IE, NL, UK, FR, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) 15 cert. 119 min. Strange, surreal, and yet, somehow, quite romantic. In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into the woods.

17 November: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (IT, Sergio Leone, 1966) 18 cert. 180 min. Part of our “Cult Movie Thursdays” programme. Leone’s masterpiece on the big screen in HD! Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach race to find buried treasure during the American Civil War. This is one of the greatest Spaghetti Westerns ever made!

8 December: Taxi Tehran (IR, Jafar Panahi, 2015) 12 cert. 89 min. Winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival. In this quasi-documentary, Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, so he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

15 December: Black Christmas (CA, Bob Clark, 1974) 18 cert. 93 min. Part of our “Cult Movie Thursdays” programme, and spreading that Yuletide feeling, we present Bob Clark’s classic grand-daddy of slasher film, starring Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Kier Dullea, and John Saxon. It’s Christmas break, and a killer is stalking sorority girls with obscene phone calls and bloody murder. You better watch out …

Worcester Arts Workshop

21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

Doors open at 7:15, for a 7:30 start, Tickets £5 on the door