We're delighted to announce that DLA has won a Learning on Screen Award.
The Learning on Screen Awards are the UK’s only celebration of film and media in education and research. DLA was nominated in the Archive category for a short piece called Memory, which we created in partnership with ITN Productions Education.
The video was created using authentic material from Granada Television's groundbreaking Up series, which began its unique run in 1964 with the original Seven Up film.
The series has followed a group of 14 young people throughout their lives, starting when they were seven year-old schoolchildren. The series continues to be produced regularly. The most recent instalment, 56 Up, aired in 2012 and production is due to begin on the next series in late 2018.
DLA remastered the series to meet learning goals for an ELT publishing client, levelling the material with bespoke narration and a carefully constructed selection of moments from the show's extensive archive. The final asset runs at a little over three minutes and will be entering classrooms as part of our client's wider series later this year.
DLA Co-Founder Adam Salkeld was at the event with our ITN Productions Education collaborators to accept the award. He said: "We are delighted to have won the award. It's confirmation that authentic video sourced from TV greats like the Up series can be made into the most effective and engaging learning resources."
The jury hailed the piece as "an original film that cleverly fuses archive and social comment".