9th October 2000

 

  TALENTED DIRECTOR JOINS MEDIA CREW

 

A film director who trained at a prestigious Russian film school is one of three new Media Production lecturers to join the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Anna Tchernakova studied for five years at the State Film Institute in Moscow the training ground of Russian’s most talented film directors and founded by Sergei Eisenstein.

 

A Russian national, Anna emigrated to Canada in 1994 where she lived with her British husband and developed several film projects with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

After moving to Britain she continued her relationship with Canadian contacts and is currently working on an animated film entitled ‘Sea and Stars’ with the National Film Board of Canada.

 

“Studying at the Institute was very intense, but an excellent experience,” said Anna, who works alongside Nancy Roach and Nigel Morris, who are also new to the department.

 

Freelance documentary photographer Nancy has been on expeditions to places which include the Sahara desert and has sailed the Atlantic and Mediterranean on a Catamaran, but now she’s settled into her new job as a lecturer in Media Production (New Media).

 

Before joining the university Nancy also worked as a freelance multimedia producer and designer, producing websites and CD-ROMs.

 

Nigel Morris’s career has also taken him around the world – on one trip he spent two years working with schools in Nigeria where there were sixty very enthusiastic children in each class.

 

Now teaching media theory at ULH, Nigel’s latest project is writing a book to explain what is really behind the popularity of Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood films.

 

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