Nick Baker

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The videos you will find here are projects that I worked on during my time at the University of Sussex, some of them as part of my coursework and some extra-curricular.

I graduated in July 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Film Studies.

The "University of Sussex Graduation Film 2009" is a light-hearted look back at the last 3 years of university life for the students awarded their degrees in summer 2009, produced by myself and 3 other students. As well as doing a considerable amount of the camerawork and editing, I was part of the team which filmed and interviewed newly appointed chancellor Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of many TV shows including the Kumars at Number 42. The film was shown as a centrepiece at each of this year’s six graduation ceremonies at the Brighton Dome.

In 2008, as part of my coursework, I co-produced "Jackie Chase: Portrait of an Activist", a short piece about a Brighton resident who is a devoted mother, music teacher and political activist. The film depicts her daily life, her duties as a parent juxtaposed with her ongoing fight as public figure head of the “Save Omar” campaign to free Brighton local Omar Deghayes from Guantanamo Bay. This project was awarded a first by my production tutors.

"Door" is a short experimental drama, which was awarded a first degree grade by my production tutors. I co-produced this project and I was also director of photography and co-editor.

"The Hands of Time" is a 15- minute drama short, which was produced independently by a group of 4 students (including myself). It has since been screened as part of a bill of local films in Brighton at the Sallis Benney Theatre. For this project I assumed the role of director of photography and editor.

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  1. Alexander Casteels
  2. Jackie Chase