Exploring the application of practice-based research on affective cinema to the teaching of creative cinematographic techniques within UK higher education

Prokopic, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1428-6794 2021, 'Exploring the application of practice-based research on affective cinema to the teaching of creative cinematographic techniques within UK higher education' , Film Education Journal . (In Press)

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Abstract

This article outlines an exploratory approach to the delivery of film practice education as developed and tested with a second-year undergraduate module in cinematography. Students were provided with two existing creative sound pieces composed by a professional sound designer within the context of an AHRC-funded practice research project entitled Affective Cinema. These aspects of sound design inspired and informed the students’ work, while allowing them to focus upon the module’s key learning outcomes as related to camera and lighting skills. Above all, the approach allowed for aspects of the film theory synthesised through the preceding research – and pertinent to the nature and unique expressive potential of film – to be partially absorbed and learned by the students through practical experimentation, thus becoming an embodied, tacit practitioner knowledge. In this respect, I argue that such approaches help transcend the fraught divisions between film practice and film theory.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Film Education Journal
Publisher: UCL Press
ISSN: 2515-7086
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Depositing User: P Prokopic
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 07:21
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 08:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61728

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