MA Film students from London College of Communication worked with leading UK building and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine to produce new fresh, focused and credible health and safety films for the firm.

Students from MA Film responded to the brief and pitched their ideas – three films were commissioned, each responding to a different health and safety priority.

The selected students planned their production, wrote scripts, recruited actors and designed their own sets.

Filming for the shorts took place at the LCC Studio situated in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre and at Sir Robert McAlpine’s Broadgate Framework site in central London.

Leave Luck in the Locker tells the story of a construction worker who is having the luckiest day of his life, but leaves luck in his work locker to focus on following safety procedures.

Ted Picken, Head of Continuous Improvement at Sir Robert McAlpine, said “Making the videos through this form of collaboration has allowed us to focus on some of the key health and safety issues for the company.

“The ideas, energy, flexibility and practical approach from the college, course leader and students have all contributed to make this a success.

“It has been great to work with London Communications College from initial contact, agreement of contract, our briefings, student pitches, and collaboration on site and final delivery of impactful videos.”

Family Watching asks whether workers would act the same way if their family could see what they are doing, and encourages them to always work as if their family is watching.

Ray Kilby, MA Film course leader at LCC said: “Working with Sir Robert Mc Alpine on the health and safety films has been exciting, challenging and unbelievably beneficial for students.

“The opportunity for students to work with a professional client cannot be replicated in the classroom.”

Child’s Play shows young children building a dangerous Lego construction site but finally saving the life of one of their characters by adding safety barriers.

Matt Guy, Partnerships Manager at LCC highlighted the importance of industry projects for students.

He said: “Industry projects not only produce brilliant work for our clients but give students vital experience working with business.

“Students practice responding to a commercial brief, presenting their ideas persuasively and then delivering to a deadline. All this helps prepare them for their future role in the creative industries.”

 

For more information on student projects with businesses and charities contact Matt Guy matt.guy@lcc.arts.ac.uk.