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Prof Erik Knudsen
Professor of Film Practice
MediaMusic&Perf

Expertise:
Filmmaking, Film history and theory, Story and Narrative Studies, Practice led media research, Media research, Photography practice

Biography:
Erik Knudsen is a filmmaker and Professor of Film Practice at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He is a former Head of the School of Media, Music and Performance and has also acted as the university’s Director of Graduate Studies. Earlier roles have included programme leading the MA in Fiction Film Production, the MA in Television Documentary Production and the MA in Wildlife Documentary Production. He is also visiting professor, and the former Head of the Editing Department, at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Media Practice and a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Peer Review College. He publishes widely on film practice, his most recent book being, ‘Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice’ published in 2011. As a filmmaker his films include The Rave On The Jetty (88 min., fiction, due 2014), The Silent Accomplice (84 min., fiction, 2011), Vainilla Chip (17 min., Documentary, 2009), Veil (for Horse & Bamboo Theatre Company’s touring show, 2008), Heart of Gold (40 min., documentary, 2006), Sea of Madness (86 min., fiction, 2006), Brannigan’s March (99 min., fiction, 2004), Bed of Flowers (50 min., documentary, 2001), Signs of Life (70 min., fiction, 1999), Reunion (50 min., documentary, 1995), One Day Tafo (70 min., documentary, 1991).

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  1. Creative documentary: Theory and practice
  2. The dispassionate mirror: towards a transcendental narrative in film practice
  3. The silent accomplice
  4. Vainilla chip
  5. Veil
  6. Cinema of poverty: Independence and simplicity in an age of abundance and complexity
  7. Heart of gold: Fact and mysticism in documentary form
  8. Zen and the art of film narrative: Towards a transcendental realism in film
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