Transcend Media Conference

27th April 2018 11:30am - Return to press releases

Transcend Media Conference

Students of East Riding College will once again be holding their annual student conference and exhibition at the Parkway Cinema in Beverley on 11 May at 11am. 

The fourth annual conference is run by BA in Contemporary Media Design and Production students who present their findings from their final year dissertations alongside their practical work.  The conference is also supported by second year students and features work from all media students at an adjoining exhibition.  The exhibition will feature work in the areas of film, game, animation, visual effects and digital design, from across the levels of the degree.

The event will be opened by guest speaker Adam Kerr of Adam Kerr Design in Hull, a local graphic designer and illustrator whose previous work includes the Hull 52 project featured during the City of Culture in 2017.

The one day event will see the premiere of the animation Station by Lewis Singleton along with his presentation about Representation of Disabilities in Animation. Daniel Taylor Crossland will present a walkthrough of his game PermaFrost followed by his presentation on Video Game Narrative. Sam Milner will present his documentary Full Metal: Public Perceptions of Music followed by his findings on the question: Does the Media Play a Significant Role in Public Perception of Subcultural Groups? Christopher Wood will present his short comedy film The Getaway Driver and his presentation on The Evolution of Female Protagonists in Sci-Fi.

Programme Leader Adam Corkett said, “The aim is to drive meaningful discourse in related disciplines of media production and to provide an opportunity for students across all levels in the region to discuss their ideas and show their findings with the community and representatives of industry. Final year students organise the event as part of their Live Conference and Exhibition module, at which they present their findings from their dissertations in a more accessible and engaging format; second years use the opportunity to practice presenting to an audience and first years also contribute some examples of work to the exhibition, making it an all-round celebration.  The students are aiming to make it one of the best end of the term conferences ever and want to set the standard for future conferences to come.”

“The main aims when we devised the conference element of the degree were to provide a unique platform for the final year students to springboard from, whilst also giving them the opportunity to engage in meaningful discourse with industry and academics about contextual issues in the creative industries. There aren’t many events of this kind that could be considered accessible to students, since conferences can be very London-centric and costly, even for a student ticket.  The hope is it will continue to grow and provide a discussion forum for young creatives in the Hull and East Riding area.”

Both the conference and exhibition are free to attend with complimentary coffee, tea and cake available - and visitors can treat themselves to some popcorn from the Parkway Cinema confectionary stand if they want the full cinema experience.

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