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Hinterlands Film Success for Media Students

Published 21 April
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Media students Emma Burn, Danyana Driver, Sam Newey, Dominic Smith, Rayane Sutcliffe, Humphrey Ward, Archie Dee, Harry Tennant, Anna Ward and Shemhaji Villocillo have created footage for the film ‘Then there Was Everything’ which is being shown at the Hinterlands Film Festival.

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Craven College Media department has an established relationship with Hinterlands and this year students were invited to take part in the filming of ‘Then There Was Everything’. It is a new piece of work in its own right and takes trees and woodlands as its theme. It features archive footage from Yorkshire and surrounding areas alongside new footage created by the Craven College media students. The film is even more exciting as Robin Richards – founding member of Dutch Uncles and one of our most exciting composers in his own right – premieres a brand new score, specially commissioned for the Hinterlands Festival, to accompany the film ’Then There Was Everything’.Before his performance, taking place on Friday 21st May at Skipton’s beautiful Plaza Cinema, Robin will talk with the festival’s artistic director Geoff Bird, covering the process of creating the piece and also including clips from Richard’s other extra-ordinary film work.

Robin Richards Live Score (Premiere) with Sarah Smout

Jemma Crozier, Media Tutor says,
‘The project was part of the students work experience hours and it gave them the chance to work for a professional-client on a live brief and receive a credit on the final film, which will be shown on the big screen (Skipton Plaza Cinema). The brief itself was interesting, as Geoff Bird, Artistic Director, Hinterlands, asked them to use their creativity and imagination and just take trees and woodlands as the theme. It was something they could really run with, an opportunity to strip it all back and just concentrate on composition and aesthetics. Producing work for a professional composer is not an experience that comes around too often either! I’ve had a sneak peek at both the footage and the stills – It is stunning and really captures the beauty of Skipton and the surrounding areas.’

Emma Burn, Level 3 Diploma Creative Media student enthused, ‘It was brilliant! Creating content for Hinterlands Film Festival was super fun, as I got to explore deeper into Skipton’s nature, something I have never really done before. I even found a working bee out collecting pollen! Capturing this really enhanced my photography skills, as keeping still, and at a good distance, helped me focus the picture on an incredible scene.’

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