From Harry Potter to iPods

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Edward Dark: Thursday January 28, 6.15pm, MB006, Pittville Studios, Albert Road, Cheltenham GL52 3JG
Sybil Ruscoe: Thursday February 4, 6.15pm, MB006, Pittville Studios, Albert Road, Cheltenham GL52 3JG
Free admission.

Working on everything from Hollywood blockbusters to short films, Edward Dark is returning to the University of Gloucestershire to share his industry experience since graduating from Film Studies.

Edward Dark: (c) James KellyEdward Dark: (c) James KellyHe takes the stage at Pittville Studios on Thursday January 28 for Working on Harry Potter AND the Biggest Short Film of All Time to talk about his work, including Chasing Cotards, which he has been working on for three years, building the perfect team and developing the creative aspects.
During this time he’s also worked as a visual effects co-ordinator on some of Hollywood’s largest blockbusters including the Harry Potter series.
His previous short film, The Rosary, gained a local theatrical release and was supported by the Odeon cinema chain.

On Thursday February 4 the lecture series continues with Sybil Ruscoe and Imperials to iPods-Three Decades in News.  

The journalist, radio presenter and businesswoman’s career has included working for BBC Radio One, Channel 4 cricket and the Daily Telegraph, and she’ll be shedding light on more than 30 years in the media business.
She now runs a county based media company with husband Tom Knight,

Sybil RuscoeSybil Ruscoe“The success of Pittville Lectures continues to grow,” said Nick Sargeant, associate dean of Pittville Studios. “We had a full lecture theatre last year for sessions which included John Ryley, head of Sky News. The speakers in the next series are leading practitioners and it is our hope that we continue to attract a diverse audience, including the general public, who really seem to have embraced the lecture programme.”

Both lectures are open to staff, students and the public, and admission is free but tickets must be reserved in advance.

For more information and to book a space, please telephone 01242 715016 or email [email protected]
The image of Edward Dark is credited to James Kelly.
Source: The University of Gloucestershire

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