PublicSpace Video Portfolio

Videos produced by PublicSpace.ac.uk.  (If you have fast download, click ‘HD’ to watch in 720 High Definition.)
Development, interviews, compilation and editing are carried out by PublicSpace in close consultation with the university research team.

1. Documentaries

Energy saving: it's a social thing.  A video commissioned by Keele University as part of the RECCKN research project.

Energy saving: it's a social thing

An online video to inspire communities to share practical experience on how to reduce energy bills.  It articulates the findings of the Keele University ‘RECCKN’ project through the language and experience of public participants in the research.
(Duration: 14:30)  About the research and HD video.

Engaging communities on energy efficiency.  A video commissioned by Keele University as part of the RECCKN research project.

Engaging communities on energy efficiency

With rising energy prices, concern about future UK energy supplies and an urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, this film addresses a key policy challenge:  how to inspire the British public to increase energy efficiency within our way of life and poorly-insulated housing stock.
(Duration: 12:30)  About the research and HD video.


QSARs in REACH? Uses, issues and priorities: Part 1 Introduction and Regulatory perspectives.  A video produced as part of the EC-FP7 ORCHESTRA project, co-ordinated by the Istituto Mario Negri in Milan.

QSARs in REACH? Uses, issues and priorities.  (Part 1)

QSAR models aim to offer fast, rigorous and reliable evaluations of chemical toxicity as an alternative to animal testing.  So can they be used by industry within the EU REACH regulations?  From our 20 interviews with key regulators, industry representatives and expert QSAR developers, this documentary identifies the current issues and priorities for professionals.

QSARs in REACH? Uses, issues and priorities: Part 2 What makes a good QSAR model?  A video produced as part of the EC-FP7 ORCHESTRA project, co-ordinated by the Istituto Mario Negri in Milan.

Part 2.  What makes a good QSAR model?

Part 1:  Introduction & Regulatory perspectives.  (Duration:  8 mins)
Part 2:  What makes a good QSAR model?   (Duration:  9 mins) 
Part 3:  Industry perspectives.  (Duration:  8 mins)
Part 4:  Future directions (and contributor list).  (Duration:  4 mins)
About the EC-FP7 project and HD video with parts 3 and 4.


Inspired by teaching.  Produced for the University of Stirling School of Education.

Inspired by teaching

What makes a stimulating environment for developing thinking and ideas about education?

From interviews with past and present students of education at the University of Stirling, we set out to answer that question.  Commissioned by The School of Education as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration.

Ideas Everywhere - DVD

(Duration: 6:25)  About the video.

A 17-minute version, 'Ideas everywhere', was designed as an installation played for the anniversary and future events at the School of Education.

A DVD was sent to over two thousand past students, to remind them of the School of Education for their continuing professional development.


Regeneration games documentary

Regeneration Games

   

“Only recently, this run down part of east London
was derilict and contaminated.”
(Channel 4 News, 27 July 2010)

Based on interviews in East London during the olympic-scale redevelopment, this 2007 documentary offers a different side of the story.

(Duration: 5 mins)  About the video.


opening of literacies documentary

Literacies for Learning in Further Education

Our first documentary was submitted as one of the two 'nominated outputs' from the research to the ESRC – an acknowledgement of the intellectual and communicative value of the video.  The project was subsequently graded ‘Outstanding’ in its ESRC End of Award evaluation.

Literacies for Learning in Further Education DVD and booklet

The DVD included a 36 page booklet and received over 300 pre-orders.  Eight minutes of the film have been purchased by the Open University for use in MA programme course materials.

(DVD: 47 mins.  This intro: 4 mins) 


2. Video installations and dissemination events

A video report of dissemination actions by the ORCHESTRA project team at the SETAC Europe 2011 conference in Milan.

A video installation at SETAC Europe 2011

How do you put a research field at the centre of an international research and industry conference?

Reported simply with images, text and music, this 2-minute video shows the QSARs in REACH? documentary functioning as an installation at the SETAC-Europe conference in Milan.  It includes images of the presentations, workshop, booth and hands-on demonstrations offered by PublicSpace and three other project partners in the conference.

The ‘QSARs in REACH?’ was produced with innovative onscreen design to enable people to watch it as an installation.
(Duration:  2:49)  About the project and HD video.

 

QSARs in REACH? uses, issues and priorities: Part 3 Industry perspectives.  A video produced as part of the EC-FP7 ORCHESTRA project, co-ordinated by the Istituto Mario Negri in Milan.

QSARs in REACH? – Industry perspectives

A documentary built around stakeholder interviews during a major dissemination event: a workshop in Milan with 100 European regulators and industry representatives.

(Duration: 8 mins)  About the project and HD video.

Energy Question Time

Energy Question Time: questions, answers and ideas

As part of the Keele University RECCKN project, public participants organised community events.  PublicSpace filmed the events and conducted interviews to use in the documentaries.  This video is an edited record of one event, an Energy Question Time.
(Duration: 30mins)  About the research and HD video.


3. Interviews on video

An interview with Professor Wim de Coen, Head of Evaluation 1 at the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki.

An interview with a key stakeholder

As an example of the value of a single stakeholder interview, our interview with Professor Wim de Coen (Head of Evaluation 1 at the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki) was not only a vital input for the QSAR documentary (above).  We also produced a 20 min edit as an online resource for the project team, and a 7-min looped edit to open a workshop with 100 EU regulators and industry representatives.
About the project and HD video.

ORCHESTRA project partner interviews.

Videod conversations with project partners

Video can support collaboration across a geographically dispersed and inter-disciplinary team.  In this case we arranged videod conversation with each partner at the start of the project, so that those unable to attend the first meeting could 'meet' the other partners, hear their interest in the project, their hopes for what it would achieve and the expertise they wanted to contribute.  It was an opportunity for more personally focussed discussion than in a plenary meeting.  The 7 conversations were edited and placed on the project intranet, restricted to team viewing.


4. Conference presentations

Conference presentations can be moments of concise explanation and valuable cross-institutional discussion, of potential use to others beyond the conference.  With permission from the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe 2011, Milan), we filmed and edited five presentations by the EU-FP7 ORCHESTRA project partners to produce a valuable addition to the project website and dissemination.  Rather than just pointing a camera, putting a conference presentation on video requires informed editing and the relevant supporting visuals.

Conference presentation on video

'How to improve the safe use, explanation and acceptance of QSAR models within REACH'.
Presentation (2011) by Dr Emilio Benfenati, Istituto Mario Negri, Milan.

Conference presentation on video

'How can the cautious policy of acceptance 'case-by-case' become a mechanism of progress towards the rigorous use of QSARs within REACH?'
Presentation (2011) by Dr Simon Pardoe, PublicSpace.ac.uk.