Media Mania

"Documentary: 'the creative treatment of actuality'"
(John Grierson - 1929)
Richard Hill graduating in Media 2003

Having being given the opportunity to work as a Research Associate on the ITV documentary series 'Water World', I became smitten by the documentary bug. The production of factual programming became fascinating to me. I began studying the production process and 'having a go' at making my own short documentaries using very basic and affordable 'domestic' equipent. I began by using a Sony Digital-8 camcorder.

But I was hungry for more and eventually enrolled on a course at Uxbridge College in West London to study HNC in Media (Moving Image - Factual). I had two very fine tutors; John Symonds who spent most of his working life in the BBC, and Rob Miller, then Picture Editor for the BBC series 'On the Record' and 'The Politics Show'.

I completed the course in June 2003, having been awarded a distinction.