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Introducing your weekly hosts

Our five course hosts talk about a film that matters to them.

Here is a little more about each of our weekly hosts. They won’t be present to answer your questions and comments during the course, but there will be support from the course facilitators.

Week 1 – Introduction

This week’s material is designed to take you well under three hours, so there’s plenty of time for you to familiarise yourself with FutureLearn, get stuck into the discussions and explore our recommended links.

Week 2 – Destiny Ekaragha – Having Vision, Telling Stories

Destiny Ekaragha’s first short film, Tight Jeans (2008), was selected for the London Film Festival that year. Her first feature, Gone Too Far (2014), was selected for the 2013 festival released in cinemas in October 2014. Destiny has directed Danny and the Human Zoo (2015) as well as on a number of highly acclaimed television series including Silent Witness, Soon Gone: a Windrush Chronicle and The End of the F***ing World.

Week 3 – Mike Figgis – An Accumulation of Decisions

Mike Figgis writes, directs and scores his own films. His best-known work includes Internal Affairs (1990), Leaving Las Vegas (1995) and Timecode (2000). Mike’s website contains a wide range of examples of his photography, music, and films. His book, Digital Filmmaking, is a very useful addition to any film-maker’s library, and his invention, the ‘Fig-Rig’, a useful piece of kit for the cinematographer.

Week 4 – Corin Hardy – Breaking Down A Scene

Corin Hardy has directed music videos for artists including Keane, Rizzle Kicks, Devlin, John Newman, The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Olly Murs and Paolo Nutini. His short animated film, Butterfly, which features on the course, was a labour of love which took him five years to make. Corin’s first feature film, The Hallow (2015), was shown at Sundance and went on general release in 2015. He has since directed The Nun (2018) which is part of the Conjuring Universe.

Week 5 – Justine Wright – Transitions in Time and Space

Justine Wright began editing commercials, before moving on to work on documentary and feature films. Much of her work has been with director Kevin MacDonald, including One Day in September (1999), Touching the Void (2003), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and The Eagle (2011). She won the 2014 European Editor of the Year award for Locke (2013) and has since edited Denial (2016) and Yardie (2018).

Week 6 – Danny Hambrook – Music and Sound in Films

Danny Hambrook has worked as sound recordist and mixer, sound designer and supervising sound editor on a wide range of films and TV programmes, including Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Atonement (2007), The Iron Lady (2011), Rush (2013), Paddington (2014) and Paddington 2 (2017) as well as Stan and Oli (2018) and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018).

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