A Lecturer in Media Production (Film & TV) at Bedford College has been invited to present his work to an audience of 200 academics at the London Film and Media Conference.
The work forms part of Neil Fox's doctoral thesis and focuses on the role of Higher Education in film education, in relation to the government's film policy review.Working in the film industry for over 10 years, and now touring his award winning film “It's Natural to be Afraid”, Neil understands the demands of this competitive industry.
Neil explained: “Teaching is a two way process of sharing knowledge, creativity and the reality of what it means to work in the film industry and build a successful career.
“I am delighted to be working with young people who show such talent and hunger to work in a highly competitive industry. Passing on my experience to them and helping them to get where they want to be is extremely rewarding.”
Sue Blackman, Director for Arts and Sixth Form at Bedford College, added: “This is a tremendous achievement and an excellent example of how industry expertise enhances teaching and the learner experience at Bedford College.
“All our lecturers continue to work in industry to maintain their knowledge and keep skills up to date. It is this invaluable expertise which they pass on their students to enhance their employability.
“We are proud of our strong industry links throughout the College and recognize the importance that plays in teaching.
“As our students head into the film industry, they will be taking with them the knowledge, skills and experience of a talented film maker and lecturer.”
Neil Fox's work is entitled “Film Education, the Film Industry and Film Culture: The 2012 UK Film Policy Review” and will be presented to the London Film and Media Conference, 22-24 June 2012.
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