At Screen and Film School we know that collaboration is at the heart of every great project, and what better university to collaborate with than our partner: BIMM Institute.

First year BA Hons Film Production students were thrilled to start work on their Music Video module, which runs from the second semester. The module sees students working alongside artists from BIMM on a live project brief to develop concepts, pitch, produce, and deliver high-end music videos and behind the scenes documentaries (EPK’s) that are used by the artists for promotional purposes. It’s a highly collaborative module, not only for Screen and Film School students working in large production teams, but also for the BIMM students who work closely with the film students over the 16 week module.

Alex Hobden, Head of Year One and Two said, “Our students are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with BIMM. Film and music students have a rich ‘real world’ experience of working on a live project brief in a safe and supportive learning environment. The students develop personal and professional connections that will stay with them for many years to come, perhaps even the rest of their lives.”

February 10th saw an incredible launch to kick off the work, with a live showcase from the BIMM artists at The Prince Albert in Brighton. BIMM artists, NIFF, Alysha Hutchins, JP Rose, Louis Janato, Black Garden, Sitraka, Tommy Jenkins, were all welcomed to the stage by a warm crowd of Screen and Film School students and staff, eager to see and hear the acts they would be working with.

Working to industry standards is key to everything we do at Screen and Film School, so we were delighted to have two guest lecturers visit our campus to discuss the module with students, as well as give an exclusive insight into their careers, and share their top tips for creating engaging, unique, and relevant music videos for artists. The dynamic and interactive sessions gave students a chance to pitch their ideas and explore the potential pitfalls their projects may face in a real world setting.

  • WIZ is a multi award winner, he has directed music videos for the Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian, Massive Attack, Kings of Leon, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins and many many more.
  • Tim Pope is a true legend in every sense, working across TV, Feature Film and Documentary. Tim is perhaps best known for his prolific work in music video. He has directed music videos for The Cure, Talk Talk, David Bowie, The The, Neil Young, Fat Boy Slim, Soft Cell, The Style Council, and many others.

Many thanks to both WIZ and Tim Pope for imparting their wisdom to our students, and for hosting such exciting classes!

The students will continue to work on their music video module for the next 16 weeks so watch this space!

We can’t wait to share regular updates, and eventually the finished results with you.