22nd July 1999
TV COMPANY BREAKS NEW GROUND ON CAMPUS
A production company shooting a TV programme for the BBC next month will be the first to take advantage of new media facilities at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
London-based Metamedia will send a crew to the Lincoln campus from 23rd to 28th August to film a dance programme as part of a ‘Dance to Camera’ series to be screened next year on BBC2.
“We were originally looking for a site in London, but we needed a big studio with stacks of depth of field,” said director Mike Stubbs, who has long-established connections with the university and whose company, Metamedia, has offices in Hull and Soho.
“The Media Production Centre has a large studio and a good floor, and the campus offers excellent accommodation,” Mr Stubbs added.
The series will comprise 12 short films - six shot in England and six produced in the Netherlands. The film to be shot in Lincoln next month will be what Mr Stubbs describes as “choreography for camera”.
“We are delighted that a BBC programme is to be filmed in our new TV studio,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry. “Once word gets around about the standard of the facilities here in Lincoln we’re confident that more and more outside companies will want to come and take advantage of them.”
The filming next month will further cement a long-standing relationship between Mike Stubbs and the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
University art lecturer Rob Gawthrop was a founder member of Hull Time-Based Arts, of which Mr Stubbs is now the director. And the university’s Department of Animation is soon to move into a newly refurbished building in Hull’s High Street which it will share with Hull Time-Based Arts.
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