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Week 1 roundup

In this article, Jude Brereton wraps up what we've covered in our first week.
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© University of York, Jude Brereton

We hope you’ve enjoyed the first week of our course: ‘Lights, Camera, Computer – Action! How Digital Technology is Transforming Film, TV, and Gaming’.

We’ve started this week by thinking about what the screen industries are today, and discussing how film TV and games are starting to converge, both in terms of their content and consumption. Many of us are able to watch a huge variety of shows or play games whenever and wherever we want thanks to mobile devices.

Despite the abundance of content available diversity within the screen industries, and discovered that (in the UK at least) there is much work still to do to ensure that film tv and games represent a wide range of diverse voices.

And for those of you interested in working in the film tv or games industry, we hope that our advice on developing transferable skills has been useful.

Next week we are going to delve deeper into learning about digital technologies and how they are influencing what we watch and what we play. And we start by considering the essence of all media: ‘storytelling’.

© University of York, Jude Brereton
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