Hello! Rachel Hagreen, LSM’s student blogger and third year Media Production Student here… I’m now home from Latvia and can safely say it’s been the most tiring two weeks of my life, but absolutely incredible. Here’s a snapshot of the EU-funded Media Culture 2020 Project.
We left Lincoln at 2:30am on 26th and arrived in Liepaja at 7pm on the 27th… After not sleeping for at least 48 hours, the British felt now would be a good time to showcase our greatest talents; drinking. Needless to say, all the multiple bottle of free wine didn’t last very long and we managed to conduct a king size game of Ring of Fire across the multiple nationalities.
The next day we woke up (not very) bright-eyed and bushy tailed to begin our first day of Media Culture 2020. The day began with everybody giving a one minute introduction to themselves.
Following this we broke into our individual concept groups and begin preparing the presentations we had already started working on in our home towns.
Aperture Films asked me if I was able to go and work with them in New Mexico as follow up work to a previous project I worked on with them in December 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Obviously, when they asked me, my immediate response was yes! I was eager and excited, but I was also a little anxious, as it would be only the second time I’d flown alone. I made my flights and travel arrangements around 3 weeks before the actual day of travel, which is cutting it fine, but made the whole experience even more exciting! On Friday 8th February I travelled to Heathrow airport in London in readiness to fly to Dallas, Texas, to meet up with the crew from Aperture Films. We would then travel together to Roswell, and then to Carlsbad, New Mexico to work on the set for a film they’re about to start filming for the US National Park Service.
This is me as PA and BTS working with Aperture Films