'It started in the Sunderland': an award-winning documentary from Learning Environments

In 2018, Learning Environments produced a documentary for Alumni Relations in the school of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), titled 'It started in the Sunderland'. The 30-minute documentary was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the University of Melbourne Medical School building, and celebrate the people who have worked and studied in it during this time.

Watch the trailer of the documentary below.

'It started in the Sunderland' trailer

The documentary recently received a gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE is the global association for professionals in Advancement in Universities. Out of almost 3000 applications across 100 categories, 'It started in the Sunderland' received one of only 119 gold awards!

Judges feedback included praise for the storytelling and execution of the documentary:

Compelling and incredibly engaging, the video is well shot and edited with a great pace and some wonderful cinematography. The lightness of touch and humour help to propel the action, and there are some clever links between the individual stories. Music is used effectively to enhance the drama and “characters” featured.
Filming two men seated in a lecture thatre
Filming in the Sunderland lecture theatre

Congratulations to the entire Video and Media Production team for their combined effort to produce this award-winning documentary. Special congratulations to the film's director and producer - Mariona Guiu and Sandra Macriyiannis. To read about the full story of how the documentary came about, see the case study.

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