• 14 May 2019
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Screening & Discussion
    with Catherine Grant (Birkbeck), Lynda Nead (Birkbeck), John Wyver (Illuminations and University of Westminster)

    Free
    Booking essential
  • Lecture Room , Paul Mellon Centre
This event will begin with a screening of three short films. Two films have been made by Lynda Nead (Birkbeck) and John Wyver (Illuminations and University of Westminster) about the work of Picture Post photographer Bert Hardy, and the third film, by Catherine Grant (Birkbeck), is inspired by Satis House in David Lean’s film adaptation of Dickens’ Great Expectations.
This will be followed by a discussion about the medium and methods of the “essay film”, the use of film to make a visual argument, the relationship between still image, sound and moving image, the skills needed to make these films and the ethos of collaboration.
 
The event is open to all and we particularly encourage graduate students and researchers who are interested in learning more about the format of the film-essay to attend, as well as filmmakers and researchers who have already explored working in this medium.