Pier recently delivered a series of short live action and animated films for the BBC Bitesize website as learning aids for GCSE English language. The films use humour and take a counter intuitive approach to help the audience with planning essays, spelling, punctuation, comparing texts and writing to persuade. An animated paperclip even makes a surprise appearance to a weary student working late at night, in a film about writing non fiction; the paperclip presenting himself as a gift of a subject for an essay!
Written by Jerome Vincent and directed by Lubna Malik, with animation by a young team of Brighton animators led by Scott Weston. The series was produced by David Blount and the Executive Producer was Jane Quinn.
Pier has been working closely with the Open University since 2003, developing a range of easily navigable audio and visual products including CDs, DVD-ROMs, Podcasts and audio dramas, which attract, stimulate and entertain students, as well as providing accurate information. We have worked closely with academics, nationally and internationally, across many subjects including economics, environmental sciences, computing, creative writing, social sciences, and philosophy and religion. These productions have included interviews with high profile contributors such as Seamus Heaney, Hanif Kureishi, Alan Ayckbourn, and Amartya Sen.
Our Learning materials are managed by Jane Quinn an experienced Executive with a wealth of specialist knowledge.