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'It’s our property and our passion’: Managing creativity in a successful company – Aardman Animations (2017)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. (2017). 'It’s our property and our passion’: Managing creativity in a successful company – Aardman Animations. In A. H. Spicer, E. Bakoy, & R. Puijk (Eds.), Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television BusinessesIntellect

This chapter explores how creativity is managed by Aardman Animations, one of the most successful independent UK film and television companies, whose vision is to forge an artists’ ‘studio’ rather than simply a business. This chapter argues that this... Read More about 'It’s our property and our passion’: Managing creativity in a successful company – Aardman Animations.

'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector (2017)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2017). 'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector. In R. Comunian, C. Chapain, & S. Malik (Eds.), Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practices and PlacesRoutledge

This chapter will build on the conference paper presented at the ‘Community Filmmaking’ conference in January 2014, which discussed the Bristol Radical Film Festival in the context of community filmmaking and the emergent project to develop what was... Read More about 'One screening away from disaster': Precarity and commitment in the Radical Film Network’s community exhibition sector.

Producers and Moguls, 1930-1980 (2017)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H. (2017). Producers and Moguls, 1930-1980. In I. Hunter, L. Porter, & J. Smith (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to British Cinema HistoryTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter provides an overview of production practices in the British film industry over a fifty year period. It does this through an analysis of the role of the producer, dividing producers into three broad types: moguls (who owned a studio); A f... Read More about Producers and Moguls, 1930-1980.

Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists (2016)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2016). Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists. In C. Mulloy, & Y. Tzioumakis (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, 103-111. Routledge

The most recent book-length study of radical British filmmaking, Margaret Dickinson’s Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945-90 (1999), ends by noting the emergence Undercurrents in 1994 as an example of the burgeoning use of video as a prop... Read More about Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists.

CitySpaceMindSpace: How to read Los Angeles: Banham and McLuhan in the light of Cognitive Neuro-scientific theories of comprehension (2016)
Book Chapter
Flaxton, T. (2016). CitySpaceMindSpace: How to read Los Angeles: Banham and McLuhan in the light of Cognitive Neuro-scientific theories of comprehension. In E. Clift, G. Amayo Caldwell, & C. Smith (Eds.), Digital Futures and the City of Today: New Technologies and Physical SpacesIntellect

In the 1970’s, Rayner Banham (with Marshall McLuhan), set the tone for understanding CyberCity/MindSpace with Banham’s book, Los Angeles: the Architecture of Four Ecologies, which was an examination of the LA cityscape which used the idea of the movi... Read More about CitySpaceMindSpace: How to read Los Angeles: Banham and McLuhan in the light of Cognitive Neuro-scientific theories of comprehension.

Three phases of mobile learning state-of-the-art and case of mobile Help Seeking tool for the Healthcare sector (2016)
Book Chapter
Cook, J., & Santos, P. (2016). Three phases of mobile learning state-of-the-art and case of mobile Help Seeking tool for the Healthcare sector. In B. Fox, T. K. F. Chiu, J. Lu, & D. Churchill (Eds.), Mobile Learning Design: Theories and ApplicationsSpringer

The Internet-mobile device enabled social networks of today stand accused of being so called 'weapons of mass distraction' or worse. However, we point out that modern fears about the dangers of social networking are overdone. The paper goes on to pre... Read More about Three phases of mobile learning state-of-the-art and case of mobile Help Seeking tool for the Healthcare sector.

The contemporary landscape of video-activism in Britain (2015)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2015). The contemporary landscape of video-activism in Britain. In E. Mazierska, & L. Kristensen (Eds.), Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds, 186-212. Berghahn

This chapter explores the complex contemporary landscape of British video-activism. The most recent book-length study of oppositional film in Britain, Margaret Dickinson’s Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945-90 (1999), ends by noting the... Read More about The contemporary landscape of video-activism in Britain.

Crumbling rejuvenation: Archetype, embodiment and the “aging beauty myth” (2015)
Book Chapter
Dolan, J. (2015). Crumbling rejuvenation: Archetype, embodiment and the “aging beauty myth”. In L. Hockley, & N. Fadina (Eds.), The Happiness Illusion: How the Media Sold Us a Fairytale, 75-88. Routledge

Mobilising Jungian formulations of the archetypal crone, this paper explores the figure of the rejuvenated, wicked witch/ evil stepmother as represented in two big budget, fantasy films, Stardust (Dir., Vaughn, 2007) and Snow White and the Huntsman (... Read More about Crumbling rejuvenation: Archetype, embodiment and the “aging beauty myth”.

HD aesthetics and digital cinematography (2015)
Book Chapter
Flaxton, T. (2015). HD aesthetics and digital cinematography. In S. Cubitt, D. Palmer, & N. Tkacz (Eds.), Digital Light, 61-83. Open Humanities Press

This chapter is accompanied by a series of online interviews entitled ‘A Verbatim History of the Aesthetics, Technology and Techniques of Digital Cinematography’. This online resource seeks to circumscribe and circumlocute the wide variety of interes... Read More about HD aesthetics and digital cinematography.

Using the hybrid social learning network to explore concepts, practices, designs and smart services for networked professional learning (2015)
Book Chapter
Cook, J., Ley, T., Maier, R., Mor, Y., Santos, P., Lex, E., …Holley, D. (2015). Using the hybrid social learning network to explore concepts, practices, designs and smart services for networked professional learning. In E. Popescu, R. Huang, N. C. Kinshuk, Y. Li, M. Chang, & M. Kravcik (Eds.), State-of-the-Art and Future Directions of Smart LearningSpringer

Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger (2014)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H. (2014). Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger. In R. Miklitsch (Ed.), Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir, 130-151. University of Illinois Press

This chapter is the first to be written about the role the producer played in creating 'classic' film noir (1940-1959). It explores the work of three contrasting producers, Jerry Wald (studio-based); Adrian Scott (studio, then blacklisted; and Mark H... Read More about Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger.

The independent producer and the state: Simon Relph, government policy and the British film industry, 1980-2005 (2014)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H. (2014). The independent producer and the state: Simon Relph, government policy and the British film industry, 1980-2005. In C. Meir, A. H. Spicer, & A. McKenna (Eds.), Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies, (65-93). New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781501300202.ch-004

This chapter is the first comprehensive assessment of the career and importance of Simon Relph, who was an independent film producer, the Managing Director of British Screen (1985-90) which was one of the two main funders and commissioners (alongside... Read More about The independent producer and the state: Simon Relph, government policy and the British film industry, 1980-2005.

Introduction (2014)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H., McKenna, A., & Meir, C. (2014). Introduction. In A. H. Spicer, A. McKenna, & C. Meir (Eds.), Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies, 1-23. Bloomsbury Academic

This jointly authored introduction argues for the importance of the producer in understanding how the film and television industries actually work. It provides an overview of the stereotypes that have coloured and caricatured recognition of the produ... Read More about Introduction.

Maintaining a Critical Eye: The political avant-garde on Channel 4 in the 1990s (2014)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2014). Maintaining a Critical Eye: The political avant-garde on Channel 4 in the 1990s. In L. Mee, & J. Walker (Eds.), Cinema, Television and History: New Approaches, 85-101. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This chapter explores the oppositional documentary broadcast on Channel 4’s Critical Eye series (1990-4). Published research on aesthetically and politically radical film broadcast on the channel focuses almost without exception on the Independent Fi... Read More about Maintaining a Critical Eye: The political avant-garde on Channel 4 in the 1990s.

Introduction to SiFTI collection
Book Chapter
Bakoy, E., Puijk, R., & Spicer, A. (2017). Introduction to SiFTI collection. In E. Bakoy, & R. Puijk (Eds.), Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses, 1-20. Intellect

The introduction to this collection of 15 chapters reviews the current nature and concerns of what is generally called Media Industry Studies or Production Studies. It undertakes a critical survey of the literature and explains how the volume is posi... Read More about Introduction to SiFTI collection.

Conclusion to SiFTI collection
Book Chapter
Bakoy, E., Pujik, R., & Spicer, A. (2017). Conclusion to SiFTI collection. In E. Bakoy, R. Pujik, & A. H. Spicer (Eds.), Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses, 321-334. Intellect

The conclusion, whilst recognising the specificity of the range of different film and television companies analysed in the collection and the varied criteria behind what 'success' might mean, tries to draw together the common elements that have emerg... Read More about Conclusion to SiFTI collection.

Designing for lifelong learning
Book Chapter
Cook, J. (2016). Designing for lifelong learning. In E. Meyers, J. Fransman, R. Andrews, & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of E-learning ResearchSage