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Drawing on Topolski : An exploration of the relationship between reportage drawing and documentary filmmaking (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2014, July). Drawing on Topolski : An exploration of the relationship between reportage drawing and documentary filmmaking. Paper presented at AVANCA | CINEMA 2014

I am in the process of making a short documentary film called “Drawing on Topolski”, which follows the story of a residency programme for young illustrators that has been inspired by the memory of the renowned Polish emigre artist Feliks Topolski. Th... Read More about Drawing on Topolski : An exploration of the relationship between reportage drawing and documentary filmmaking.

Drawing on Topolski: Reflecting on interdisciplinary practice as research (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2014, July). Drawing on Topolski: Reflecting on interdisciplinary practice as research. Paper presented at NAHEMI Talking Shop, British Film Institute, July 2014

I am in the middle of the offline edit of a short documentary film,“Drawing on Topolski”, which will follow the story of a reportage drawing project inspired by the legacy of the Polish émigré artist Feliks Topoloski. This paper will trace the evolut... Read More about Drawing on Topolski: Reflecting on interdisciplinary practice as research.

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.

Social network innovation in the internet’s global coffee houses: Designing a mobile help seeking tool in learning layers (2014)
Journal Article
Cook, J., & Santos, P. (2014). Social network innovation in the internet’s global coffee houses: Designing a mobile help seeking tool in learning layers. Educational Media International, 51(3), 199-213. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523987.2014.968446

In this paper, we argue that there is much that we can learn from the past as we explore the issues raised when designing innovative social media and mobile technologies for learning. Like the social networking that took place in coffee houses in the... Read More about Social network innovation in the internet’s global coffee houses: Designing a mobile help seeking tool in learning layers.

An investigation of affect in the cinema: Spectacle and the melodramatic rhetoric in Nil by Mouth (2013)
Journal Article
Presence, S. (2013). An investigation of affect in the cinema: Spectacle and the melodramatic rhetoric in Nil by Mouth

This article argues that the affective, visceral dimension of cinema spectatorship is a central component of our engagment with cinema. With reference to Tom Gunning's work on the cinema of attractions, I suggest that cinematic spectacle is affective... Read More about An investigation of affect in the cinema: Spectacle and the melodramatic rhetoric in Nil by Mouth.

Documentary made sustainable: The Bristol bike project, from grassroots workshop to globalised audience (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2012, September). Documentary made sustainable: The Bristol bike project, from grassroots workshop to globalised audience. Paper presented at Documentary & the Environment

The Worldometers website (http://www.worldometers.info/) is based on a live / real time feed of a range of global statistics : its shocking evidence suggests that we are approaching a perfect storm of peak oil, climate change and a rapidly increasing... Read More about Documentary made sustainable: The Bristol bike project, from grassroots workshop to globalised audience.

The Lady (Luc Besson, 2011, France/UK) [Film Review] (2011)
Journal Article
Presence, S. (2011). The Lady (Luc Besson, 2011, France/UK) [Film Review]

This is a review of The Lady (Luc Besson, 2011, France/UK) that was published in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey, 33-34 (2011)

The Bristol bike project: Acting local, going global (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Oldham, A. (2011, January). The Bristol bike project: Acting local, going global. Paper presented at Documentary Now 2011, University of Westminster

The short documentary film, ‘The Bristol Bike Project’ has had considerable success since its completion in November 2009 and has been screened in a number of prestigious international venues (see attached), as well as being translated into six diffe... Read More about The Bristol bike project: Acting local, going global.

Blood Cells - Feature Film
Digital Artefact
Young, B. (2015). Blood Cells - Feature Film

Blood Cells premiered to wide acclaim at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. The film premiered in the UK at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best British Feature Film and alongside a nomination for Best Performan... Read More about Blood Cells - Feature Film.

Higher dynamic range image generation laboratory Sept 2014
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T., Sparke, S., & Boyle, G. (2014). Higher dynamic range image generation laboratory Sept 2014

Due to previous research undertaken with University of Bristol, Bristol Vision Institute, Professor Flaxton organised a Higher Dynamic Range Laboratory with staff and students from both UoB Faculty of Engineering and UWE's Centre for Moving Image Res... Read More about Higher dynamic range image generation laboratory Sept 2014.

Bright Lights
Other
Lane, L. Bright Lights

Bright Lights creates a multi-changing soundscape of trombone textures by use of changing time signatures and recurring refrains. Whilst the fanfare element is always important, the irregular rhythmic nuances create a sparkling effect throughout.

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.

Trees
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T. (2014). Trees

Created as a research artefact to explore moving image mosaics or multi level imaging on a single screen (Output 1 Practice as Research Portfolio) I will be publishing details of my Research Framework and research methodologies in the ref CV which wi... Read More about Trees.

RWA 2014 autumn open
Digital Artefact
Flaxton, T. (2014). RWA 2014 autumn open

As a Royal West of England Academician I am entitled to enter two works in each years Autumn Open. As such I showed several moving image artworks works including 'Reflection on Water'. I am engaged on a project which examines the effects of entrainme... Read More about RWA 2014 autumn open.