Ms Amanda Murphy

Teaching

TEACHING FELLOW MEDIA ARTS

Following 25 years working in industry, most recently as Senior Executive Producer at Ricochet (Shed Media) where I was founding Series Producer and EP of Supernanny, I am CONVENOR and Tutor of 2nd year Producing module, and Tutor of MA Foundations of Production. 

Research interests

DIGITAL PRODUCER of Adapt TV History Project, I am responsible for Producing the filmed simulations for the project, from casting veteran crew to filming them re-united with the equipment they once worked with and re-using it.

I have produced and directed over 150 hours of films that form the main asset of the project. These are around: 16mm filming from 1960's on ( for documentary and current affairs):

Live Outside Broadcasts from late 60s, early 70s on (particularly live sport which made up much of the weekend viewing, but also music and entertainment and events such as royal funerals, weddings) 

 

Post Production covering the changes from analogue to digital as television editing underwent huge technological transformation in the 1980s and early 90s. The collection is held at:

http://www.adapttvhistory.org.uk

Research interests (continued)

Amanda Murphy runs the MA Media Management course, convenes the 2ndyear Producing module and teaches at both undergraduate and masters level.  

 

She is an accomplished award-winning Producer with a reputation for devising and producing complex pioneering successes such as the UK’s first Big Brotherin 2000 and global hit series Supernannywhich she devised and Executive Produced for both Channel 4 in the UK and ABC, America.  Her vast portfolio ranges from social documentary and factual series to reality TV and Hollywood entertainment and includes; My new Home, Scrapheap Challenge, No Going Back, The Real Swiss Family Robinson, Breaking into Tesco, Classic Aircraft, Great British Aircraft, Lights camera Action! and Hollywood Report.

 

Amanda brings her extensive 30 years of broadcast experience to her research work where as Producer of the Adapt TV Historyproject, she has created a new digital archive of over 100 hours of films reuniting TV veterans with original kit, and using up to 14 cameras in a fixed rig, to fully capture their hands-on experience of re-using the tools of their jobs to tell the story of how television was made in the early heroic years.

 

Amanda is interested in digital legacy, and cutting edge storytelling whether for broadcast, a digital platform or an immersive experience. Via her teaching and mentoring, she is focusing on developing next generation storytellers. Students are invited to work on her projects. Reviews include:

 

C4 Supernanny Series 1:  The Observer-“ don’t miss it... we’re hoping for a second series’; The Times; ‘fascinating......required viewing’ The New York Times; ‘watch and be amazed’  

C4 Sex Tips for Girls: Time Out- ‘Perfectly judged...great fun’ 

C4 90 minute documentary Changing Sex: The Guardian ‘An illuminating, sensitive and moving documentary’

PUBLISHED WORK:

 

1/ Over 100 filmsProduced and Directed by Amanda Murphy. 2014-2018. www.adapttvhistory.org.uk

 

2/ Adapt films published on History of the BBC website 2018

http://www.tvcentre.org.uk/uncategorized/adapt-celebrates-50-years-of-colour-television-with-the-bbc/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05798s1

 

3/ Executive Producer, Missed Call for Real Stories Launched May 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS_WtQbkY8s

 

4/Video Essay: View: Journal of European Television History and Culture. 4, 7, p. 1-4

Ellis, J., Murphy, A., Aust, R. & Jackson, V. 13 Jul 2015  

16mm Film Editing: Using simulation as a hands-on approach to TV history.

http://ojs.viewjournal.eu/index.php/view/article/viewFile/JETHC077/174

5/Book Chapter:Whose Hands On Whose History? Challenges, criteria, and decisions in simulation production

Hands on Media History, ed N.Hall, J.Ellis, Routledge 2019. 

 

6/ TV career published workincludes:

 

MY NEW HOME -5 X 1 HRS FOR C4

THE REAL SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON 4 x 1 hrs BBC1

BREAKING INTO TESCO- 6 X 1HRS FOR FIVE TV 

HOUSETRAPPED IN THE SUN 6 x 1hrs C4

NO GOING BACK- RETURN TO THE CHATEAU/ NO GOING BACK A NEW LIFE IN FRANCE 3 x 1hrs C4

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