LoveLove Films visit Bournemouth University to teach a workshop on the importance of research and efficient pre-production

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LoveLove Films visit Bournemouth University to teach a workshop on the importance of research and efficient pre-production

LoveLove Films were thrilled to be invited to give a workshop for students on Managing Director Georgina Hurcombe and Lead Animator Sunny Clarke’s former course BA Television Production at Bournemouth University on the importance of thorough research in the industry with a focus on documentary.

As part of the BATV, BA (Hons) Television Production course at Bournemouth University, the students produce an 8-minute film on a subject of their choice as part of a documentary-making module.

This module has formed an essential part of the course and in fact Georgina Hurcombe’s Channel 4’s fourdocs funded documentary I Wont Go was initially conceived as part of this module at the university.

LoveLove Films believe its essential for production businesses to work with and encourage new talent, and because of this we formed a new talent placement scheme to support the local digital community with placement and media opportunities. At LoveLove Films, we are very proud of our award-winning scheme and take on around 30 students a year; giving each student a chance to experience working within a vibrant, independent production company environment. The scheme caters to individuals from a variety of courses, from animation and graphic design to TV production and other production based courses, and even marketing and business courses.

Georgina and our Production Coordinator Faith Glenister thus produced two, 2-hour classes on the importance of good research with a focus on the TV students’ documentary module. Working with Hayley Sarian who is a lecturer in MA Directing Film & Television and BA (Hons) Television Production at Bournemouth University, LoveLove devised a lesson plan that would explore the different research methodologies as well as essential pre-production elements that should be taken into account before finalising documentary ideas and going into production.

The classes covered areas such as; access, health and safety/risk assessments, finding good contributors, permissions and IPs among many other topics. Each of the groups ideas were discussed with the LoveLove Team in detail and debated as a group.

The LoveLove Films team were delighted to hear the students promising ideas and we wish them good luck in the upcoming weeks when their ideas go into production. We can’t wait to see the finished results!



This workshop is part of a wider initiative that LoveLove are undertaking to provide local students and young people with the tools needed to kick-start their career in the industry. Last month, we appeared as guest speakers at Digital Wave, where over one thousand students gathered to explore the world of digital media and to be inspired by numerous experts in the industry. Earlier this year, we also ran a workshop for BA Digital Media Design students with Bournemouth University on the topic of TV adverts.

Our MD Georgina also took part in the BOSS Talks series, a podcast series ran by radio professional Nathan Thomas who ‘finds out what the bosses are really thinking’ and is aimed to inspire young people. Georgina also spoke at the RTS ‘Meet the Professionals’ event and is an ambassador for Silicon South’s ‘Digital Horizons’, an initiative designed to help encourage the next generation of young talent into the blooming digital, tech and creative industries located in Dorset. In addition, Georgina is delighted to be a judge on this years RTS Southern Student awards.


To find out more about our award-winning New Talent Placement Scheme, click here.

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