Locations in the UK

Lawrence asked about possible web sites for locations in the UK. One of my undergrad students used a site to find a disused mental asylum which he filmed in.

I have been looking for derelict places on line and think I have found the link that the undergrad student used.

Its called: http://www.abandoned-britain.com/






If you dig around on the site you will find photos of possible locations. The one my student used was an asylum. He just climbed the fence got in and filmed.


Another site I found was : http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/



Last Years Student blogs and Final Projects

The blog address of last years students and their final projects can be found at:


They are worth having a look at particularly






Tuesday June 12th

For those that are not visiting London on Friday 8th June I will be available in ICE on the morning of Tuesday the 12th of June until midday to discuss any of the ideas that you have.
E-mail me on nicholasmid@googlemail.com if you want to see me on Tuesday.

Important Dates

Dates Below are really important:

Ken and I have given you a further two weeks to complete your three experimental pieces post the Skye trip. We looked at work in progress today and there were a number of really interesting pieces. Many were really moving towards structuralist pieces particularly with the use of imagery. Some work with the sound was also interesting but could be more clearly focused in terms of breaking sound elements apart and reconstituting them in different forms.

17th May 12 ICE: Ken will be available to look at interim edits before the following week.

24th May 12 ICE :You will all present your final three experimental pieces from Skye. (I will be in ICE at 9.30am to offer comments before the afternoon showing)
In the afternoon we will mark your pieces and give feedback.

Friday June 8th London Trip Travel Independently to Tate Britain meet 12 on Tate Britain steps. See some video and sound installation examples. Afterwards discuss ideas for final project pieces.

Between June 8th and 21st June develop final project ideas.

June 12th I will be available in ICE FROM 10am to discuss any final project ideas.

June 28th 12 ICE Pitch your Final Project Ideas to us. (Feedback)

Update Option Module Extensions

I have arranged for a weeks extension on all of the option modules. I signed the extension forms on Thursday 19th of April. You need to go to reception at Ellen Terry in order for you to sign the extension form. Do this as soon as possible.

The reason for the extension is participating in the weeks filming on Skye which has taken a week of work away from all Media Production students on their option modules. We have also given an extra week to prepare the 3 rough cuts for your 3min movies post the trip to Skye. These to be presented on Thursday 10th May in ICE at 12.