31st January 2005




A mature Hull student has had one of his short films publicised on the BBC’s ‘One-Minute Movie’ website.


Robin Cramp (35) of Beeston Hill, Leeds, studies Digital and Interactive Television at the University of Lincoln’s Hull campus and produced his short film as part of a first semester project. The 60-second long film, entitled ‘Fear’, depicts Robin’s daily journey to university.


It sets the scene of early morning in a suburb of Leeds and traces a rushed and hectic journey into Leeds train station. The film then follows Robin’s journey via train to university in Hull and contains frenzied footage of townspeople and George Street in Hull.


The film was edited from a six-minute piece of coursework in Robin’s first semester at the university. The project required students to produce an experimental film with a twist on the normal styles and approaches in more common filmmaking, and was inspired by the soundtrack which accompanies it.


Filmed in an unsteady and rushed style, the film has already earned praise from web site viewers and other film contributors alike. “I’m obviously very pleased with the acceptance of my work onto the web site and am particularly proud that it has reached a national audience,” said Robin.


Robin made the decision to study for a degree after working for several years as both a freelance technician and goods courier. “I had a desire to better myself, so when the opportunity of a place at university arose, I opted to pursue my dream of being involved in the area of digital and interactive television,” he said.


“I decided to study Digital and Interactive Television because it is the future of entertainment. Technology is pushing the entertainment industry forwards and I feel that the course will provide more relevant knowledge than a standard degree in media.”


You can watch Robin’s film ‘Fear’ by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/films/oneminutemovies.  


For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

Check out our news web pages:        www.lincoln.ac.uk/news