June 27, 2017, 6 p.m., W240
The Goldberg-Condition – More to seen than can be seen
practice and research
The Goldberg-Condition as a documentary film is part of a collaborative research project.
Partner were the Museum Technical Collections in Dresden, TU Berlin and the Academy for Graphic and Book Art in Leipzig, all Germany.
The project was supported by Robert-Luther-Foundation; Kulturfoerderung des Landes Sachsen, BU, and the family Gichon.
Kerstin Stutterheim, director and producer of the documentary together with Niels Bolbrinker, was as well co-curator for the exhibition and head of research of the project.
She will introduce background, process and outcome of this collaborative work.
After the film screening will be time for Q&A. Refreshments and some snacks will be served.
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On June 6th the Centre for Film and TV Research is hosting a panel on Screenwriting Research with international experts in this field. These experts are all members of the board of the international Screenwriting Research Network.
We would like to invite you to discuss issues relating to Screenwriting Studies and research in relation to all screens, not just TV or cinema. The event will open with a short Introduction to Screenwriting Studies by Ian MacDonald, Senior Lecturer at Leeds University, UK.
The panel guests will briefly introduce their individual approaches to Screenwriting Research, which includes both traditional and artistic research in an academic context. Apart from Ian MacDonald, we are pleased to welcome Carmen Sofia Brenes (Chile/Uruguay), Virginia Pitts (UK/NZ), Kerstin Stutterheim (UK/Germany), Ronald Geerts (Belgium), and Claus Tieber (Austria).
The panel presentation will be concluded with a short presentation by Kerstin Stutterheim outlining questions & challenges for the future of Screenwriting Studies.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the panellists, and then informal mingling between panellists and attendees over drinks and snacks.
For more information about the panellists and the network please follow this link: http://screenwritingresearch.com/about-us/
please register for your eventbrite free ticket through https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/events/screenwriting-research-now-future-panel-qa
The Film and Television Research Group is proud to present;
An Evening with Billy Williams, OBE, BSC.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 18:00 GMT
Williams will discuss his extraordinary career as one of the UK’s most influential cinematographers. In a career spanning 50 years he has filmed over 40 films, including some of the most celebrated in film history, including Women in Love (1969), Gandhi (1982), for which he won an Oscar, and On Golden Pond (1981).
The evening will conclude with a screening of Women in Love, which Williams recently digitally re-mastered for the BFI, Blu-ray release.
Women in Love; directed by Ken Russell, starring Glenda Jackson (who won an Oscar for her performance) Alan Bates and Oliver Reed are critically acclaimed with some remarkable experimental filming techniques which Billy will discuss in his talk.
This is a free event, open to students, staff and member of the public. Refreshment will be served in the 3rd floor Fusion Café from 6pm prior to the talk and screening in The Share Lecture Theatre at 7pm.
19:00 Talk and Q&A with Billy Williams
19:45 Screening of ‘Women In Love’ (131 minutes)
initiated and organised by Mark Bond
A Dramaturgical study of ‘Game of Thrones’ – Kerstin Stutterheim
My current research project is an analysis of the dramaturgy and aesthetics used to make ‘Game of Thrones’ a success. This will help to understand the emotions and the attractiveness of this TV production. My research in the field of film dramaturgy can support a better understanding of the power and the techniques of audio-visual narration in performance works – based on practice-based research as a sub-discipline of aesthetics. Film dramaturgy can not only support our film and TV students to learn their skills but also enable professionals, supporter, and decider of any kind, journalists, and fans, to understand film and media productions as work reflecting reality. Although ‘Game of Thrones’ is fantasy-series, it reflects the Zeitgeist – the situation we are currently living in. My research will look at how this series is representing high-quality of filmmaking, representing Gender, as well how it is reflecting concepts of the world we live in or our fears about it.
The Goldberg Condition – More to see than can be seen
The manifestations of political power structures in documentary film – Dror Dayan
The aim of this practice-led research is to explore the ways in which the political and social power structures between filmmaker and protagonist are manifested in the aesthetics and cinematic means of documentary film. Through a synthesis of filmmaking practice and “hidden knowledge” with critical theories from the fields of cultural studies and political philosophy the research will devise methodological approaches to the critical analysis of documentary films in light of the political and material conditions of their emergence. By exploring filmmaking practice, both through the practical aspects of the research as well as through experiences made and reported by filmmakers, and placing those in the context of wider theories pertaining to issues of power structures and representation, it will shed light on the different aspects which must be considered when approaching the analysis of a documentary film for its ideological and political content.
The work also asserts that in order to fully understand and analyse a documentary film, a wider range of factors must be considered, most prominently the material conditions of the filmmaking process. Those include the financing and commissioning of the film, the conditions of its production as well as its distribution and reception. Drawing on methodologies of dialectical materialism in cultural studies, the research will approach the studied films as well as the practical experiences in a holistic fashion, placing them in historical, political and cultural processes instead of viewing them as isolated texts divorced from social context.
Bangkok Butterfly Research Project – Nick Bamford
I propose to produce, direct and record a rehearsed reading of my screenplay Bangkok Butterfly, which is a contemporary, gay adaptation of the Madame Butterfly story.
This will take place in a TV studio or a lecture theatre on campus, illustrated with appropriate visuals, and be recorded, multi-camera, by students. We will invite an audience of as wide a range of ages, interest, and backgrounds as possible. The reading will be followed by a Q and A with the writer/director and members of the cast.
The audience will then be asked to complete an anonymous survey about their responses to the potential film, and, in particular, whether it is one which would attract them into the cinema. If so why? Or if not, why not? We will ask them to identify themselves only in terms of age, gender and sexual orientation.