Making Frames

Create films with Lancaster Arts about your relationship to Lancaster University campus during the Covid-19 crisis.

Making Frames is a Breathing Space project that engages with the students living on the campus of Lancaster University during the Covid 19 lockdown. Making Frames will explore the idea of connectivity, our relationship to others and to our communities in a virtual and communal space.   

We’d like you to send film, photography, artwork, sound recordings and text that express how you feel and what you have learned as a student on campus during lockdown.

Find out where to send your responses lower down on this page

 Making Frames is a collaborative project between artists Jonny Randle & Josh Cannon, the students and the Lancaster Arts team. As with the other Breathing Space strands, Making Frames enables all participants and artists pause, reflect, notice and make a creative response to their situation. Filmmaker Jonny Randall and theatre maker Josh Cannon will form an artistic partnership to test ideas and practice alongside the team at Lancaster Arts.  

Making Frames will offer a creative means to share the feelings and new learning experienced by the students who make up this temporary community.  It will explore and articulate this lived experience that will lead to a series of short films that will be shown across the campus and online from September.  

The questions we would like you respond to

Feel free to respond to just one or as many as you like. If there are questions you feel should be asked that are not here, tell us and send a response to your own question:

What have you noticed on campus that is new or you hadn’t experienced prior to lockdown?

What is your daily routine like since lockdown?

Are there any rituals that you do every day?  

What has been unexpected discovery for you during lockdown?

What have you discovered about yourself or your relationships?

Have you found new places you wouldn’t have otherwise?

Did you notice a difference in the way you moved and your movement around campus? 

Has it changed how you engage with the world beyond campus and how you relate to the news and information you receive?

How do you feel about social distancing? Did you or people you know distance/isolate more than you expected to, or needed to? 

Did you miss social interaction? What limited interaction and what could the digital not provide?

If you were to send a short message to next year’s students, what would it be? 

What would you like to share with each other before you leave?

Important information

Please send your responses to the questions to (if your material is too large to email please provide a link where it can be downloaded) 

Please send widely used file formats otherwise we may not be able to open your contribution to Making Frames. For example, MP4 for film and JPEG for photographs. 

Please don’t send films or recordings that are longer than five minutes in length. 

By uploading your files you acknowledge the Making Frames project can freely use the content in any way to support the delivery and promotion of the project.  

The material you upload is invaluable to the project and every piece will influence the final films; however, uploading content is not a guarantee that your material will appear in the final films, unedited or otherwise.   

Right: image by Sophie Parker