Work of Richard III video team recognised

Posted by er134 at Apr 25, 2014 01:31 PM |
Learning on Screen awards praise University of Leicester’s long history of video productions that led to first visuals of the King’s remains

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 25 April 2014

The University of Leicester team behind the first visuals of Richard III’s remains broadcast around the world has been recognised for their consistently high quality work.

The British Universities Film and Video Council’s Learning on Screen awards, which took place last night (24 April), announced the University of Leicester as the recipient of their ‘Special Jury Prize’.

The University’s Creative Services team, within the Division of External Relations, was nominated for the ‘In-House’ production category for their ‘Richard III: Identifying the Remains’ video, part of a raft of video work that the team put together during the archaeological search for Richard III.

Despite missing out on the ‘In-House’ award on the night, they were surprised with the BUFVC’s ‘Special Jury Prize’, given for consistently high quality educational videos over many years, working to broadcast standard and culminating in the Richard III project which made international headlines using visuals produced ‘in-house’ to tell the story.

Carl Vivian, Video Producer in the University’s Creative Services team, said: “I’m immensely proud to receive the award from the BUFVC because it recognises the hard work and effort we put into everything we do.

“I love working at the University of Leicester and over the last 14 years I’ve been supported, mentored and encouraged to aim high.  This has led to the sort of confidence that allowed me to produce all the visuals for the Richard III project and proves that hard work and passion can be rewarded.  I’ve had video footage shown in 180 countries and still photographs printed in a variety of publications including two consecutive front page pictures in the Leicester Mercury, Time Magazine and many more.

“I’m looking forward to the next 14 years at the University of Leicester, the challenges, the opportunities and the chance to tell more incredible stories about the work that goes on here.”

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