Workshops & Conferences

 

Workshops

 

Sightlines Conference

RMIT Melbourne
29th November 2016

Workshop notes and transcripts are available here

This was the first workshop of the network and brought together Australian colleagues to discuss the aims and objectivies of the network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Sussex Workshop

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
7th December 2016

Workshop notes and transcripts are available here

This second workshop brought together UK colleagues with Australian colleagues for discussion and debate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swinburne University

Monday 27th February 2017

This workshop outlined the aims of the Filmmaking Research Network at a local, institutional level.

 

ASPERA Conference Panel 2018

Describing the scope and scale of Filmmaking Research in the Academy

Victoria College of the Arts, June 27-29, 2018

Susan Kerrigan, James Verdon & Joanna Callaghan

Abstract: The Filmmaking Research Network (FRN) was funded by the UK’s Arts Humanities Research Council. One of the projects aims has been to better define filmmaking research in the UK and Australian sectors and to share information about how filmmaking researcher’s conduct their activities. The FRN began in 2016. Activities included two workshops, conference panels and presentations, film screenings and an online survey collecting qualitative and statistics data about filmmaking researchers’ activities. The purpose of this presentation/paper is to discuss the survey results and provide details around the capacity, that is the scope and scale of filmmaking research, which Australian’s call screen production research.

The survey received 168 responses from 112 Universities across 24 countries with the majority being from the UK (63%), followed by Australia (17%) and the USA (9%). An overwhelming majority (85%) agreed that their filmmaking is a research activity with two thirds (66%) declaring over the last decade the status of filmmaking research has improved inside their universities. One of the online survey components was to collect information about research films for a Film Register. There were 152 films made by 130 filmmakers. Most filmmakers registered only one film, with a third of the contributors registering a second film.

This preliminary data, briefly presented in this abstract, indicates the sector is small and more capacity is needed across most research areas but the results do show research activities are being conducted. The purpose of this presentation/paper will be to drill into these qualitative results to draw out a detailed description around what can be learnt about the capacity of the screen production sector. This qualitative information should be useful for filmmaking researchers who are in need of other ways to describe the sectors activities to their university research offices.

Film Screening: Filmmaking Research Network Screening and Discussion
Susan Kerrigan, James Verdon, Sean Maher, Craig Batty
Victoria College of the Arts, June 27-29, 2018

Abstract: Five films from the Filmmaking Research Network (FRN) register of films have been selected for screening and discussion. The screening and presentation of each film along with a discussion around the research statement provided an opportunity to analyse the research filmmaking research presented. The filmmakers agreed to have their films screened.

 


 

Conference papers & panels

 

Filmmaking in the Academy, MECCSA 2018

London South Bank University, January 10-12, 2018

Susan Kerrigan – Newcastle, Charlotte Crofts – UWE, Catherine Grant – Birkbeck, Felicity Colman – Kingston

A panel on the FRN and the role of peer review in practice research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmmaking Research Network, ASPERA 2017

Bond University, Australia

Susan Kerrigan – University of Newcastle, James Verdon – Swinburne University of Technology, Sean Maher – QUT, Craig Batty – RMIT University, Trish FitzSimons – Griffith University, Alison Wotherspoon – Flinders University

FRN Update of Activities – Susan – Developing multiple strands of Filmmaking Research (workshops, survey, online screenings, JMP Special Issue for 2018)

FRN Membership Participation – Sean – Summary of online discussions (Jiscmail audit)

FRN Methodologies – Craig – Creative Practice Research Degrees and the Forming of New Identities

FRN Genres – Alison – Tensions within Interdisciplinary Research (having your filmmaking research recognised)

FRN Research Frameworks – Trish and James – How Australian universities currently express and reward research priorities, how disciplines like filmmaking should best respond to this.

Papers and panels have been presented at conferences and events including:

NAHEMI, London College of Communication, July 2017
Learning on Screen, British Universities Film and Video Council, November 2017
Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice network symposium, Lincoln, June 2018

 

Papers

Papers and panels have been presented at conferences and events including:

NAHEMI, London College of Communication, July 2017
Learning on Screen, British Universities Film and Video Council, November 2017
Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice network symposium, Lincoln, June 2018

 


 

Doctoral Training

Documentation from these events are here.

Making Films for your Research: Innovative Audio-Visual Practices
A CHASE Doctoral Training Day

Saturday, November 17, 2018, Birkbeck Cinema

In this event, we will screen examples of innovative audio-visual filmmaking research practice, or research practice involving innovative filmmaking methods, and have presentations by filmmaker-researchers about their work, and also hold round tables and q & a’s.

 

Filmmaking Research Methods

A CHASE doctoral training workshop

30th January 2019 – 1st February 2019, University of Sussex

This event will be led by Andy Lawrence from Filmmaking for Fieldwork, an organization that trains researcher in using film as a research method. It will cover all core practicalities when using filmmaking for fieldwork methods and techniques to answer the following questions: how to develop an efficient workflow and convert academic ideas into cinematography; how to acquire good quality images and sounds that will contribute to an engaging narrative; what are the best ways to manage your media and what codecs to use in order to export your final film; how to make use of online tools to successfully distribute your filmed fieldwork and to increase your academic profile.