Research Output per year
My research focuses on developing new methods of working with film performance and discovering novel approaches to film narrative and aesthetics, especially through innovative cinematographic and production techniques.
Fiction Storytelling and Direction
Celluloid and Digital Film Processes
My research in Affective Cinema seeks to expand the potential of cinema by experimenting with the production of affective significance, combining elements of cinematography, performance and unpredictable events in reality. Affective significance is an audio-visual meaning that is located outside of language and rational meaning; it is a meaning that is felt before it can be thought. Affective significance is a new, original concept that synthesises some key aspects of film theory and philosophy, and by applying and exploring them through practice, creates a unique piece of film work, while generating new knowledge directly through practice that would be inaccessible to theoretical study alone.
The research has resulted in 12 diverse short films, entitled Affective Signs, each exploring a different side of affective significance, and together forming a feature-length film structure.
The project has been presented as a multi-screen installation at FACT during the Liverpool Biennial, as a culmination of my six-month residency at FACT – an AHRC-funded extension to my PhD. The project has also been shown and presented at a variety of exhibitions and conferences around the UK. Project trailer: https://vimeo.com/318277766
Film practice, theory and Cinematography
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Pavel Prokopic (Organiser)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference