I am currently supervising practical film projects, including students graduate projects (Film Project module). I teach across the practical modules on the Film Studies course from 1st Year through to 3rd Year and work to ensure students gain a solid progression of skills that culminate in their final graduate project - a ten minute short film.
- Film Form & Technical Skills
- Preproduction for Independent Filmmaking
- The Art and Craft of the Cinematographer
- Film Production Management and Practice (Double)
A second year production based module, the curriculum enables students to develop the creative, practical and collaborative processes of film production. Based on a combination of seminars, tutorials and practical exercises the module offers students the opportunity to improve skills in the areas of production management, cinematography, sound, producing, directing and editing, and to acquire detailed knowledge of all the main stages of the filmmaking process, with particular emphasis on development, preproduction, planning, scheduling and production design.
- Film Project (Double Module)
Their final 'Graduation Project', students will submit an individual project to be developed, planned, researched, managed and produced independently with the supervision of the module leader and filmmaking supervisor.
An alternative to the Film Dissertation, the Film Project module is the culmination of students three years of creative, practice based modules and ends with the annual Oxford Brookes Student Film Festival, featuring works from the module in a student-led event that has grown in popularity and quality year after year.