Dan Frodsham created a heritage documentary called ‘The Forty’ which charts the painstaking work of conserving an exquisite Renaissance fresco in Famagusta, Cyprus. The conservation project was filmed last summer by Dan, and post-produced at Lincoln School of Media by students and recent graduates, Warren Hayward, James Martin, Gideon Marriott and Leanne Bacon.
The film had its first screening at a conference at the Central European University in Budapest. It is being used to raise funds for future conservation work and in December has been screened at the World Monuments Fund in New York, Duke University in North Carolina, and the University of Pennsylvania. It is now in the permanent collections of Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, the Courtauld, the Frick and the Royal Institute of Design in Melbourne, and can be viewed online on the World Monuments Fund homepage.
Nigel Morris has published an article in the second issue of ‘Frames Cinema Journal’ entitled ‘Keeping It All in the (Nuclear) Family: Big Brother, Auntie BBC, Uncle Sam and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four’
Ann Gray‘s co-authored book, part of the award-wining Televising History project, is now out:
Bell, Erin and Gray, Ann (2012) History on television. Routledge, London – a proper launch and celebration will be held in the new year!
New York publishers Punctum are about to offer a contract to Rob Coley, Dean Lockwood and Adam O’Meara for their proposed book on photography, which will be a theory-practice hybrid supported by a web-based platform.
Neil Jackson was one of the convenors of a conference held at Bournemouth University, ‘Cultural Mythology of the Snuff Movie’, working with colleagues from Bournemouth, Leicester and Newcastle, and which should result in an edited collection.