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Mr Govind Chandran

BA(Hons) & MA in Film Studies

Lecturer in Film and Digital Media

School of Arts

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Location: Oxford

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.

Modules taught

  • Film Form & Technical Skills
  • Preproduction for Independent Filmmaking
  • The Art and Craft of the Cinematographer
  • Film Production Management and Practice (Double)
  • Film Project (Double)


A filmmaker myself, my interests cross a wide variety of genre's - having worked initially on comedies but moving into drama and science fiction over the years within my own work. I specialise in RED Camera operation and have owned and operated my own system for a number of years, in turn helping facilitate Oxford Brookes University's shift from HD Digital Filmmaking into industry standard digital workflows.

My own films have been screened across numerous film festivals and I specialise in the short film format and more recently have worked on web series and the development of TV pilots. On the written and research side, my interests also lie in world-building and shared narratives with a particular emphasis on the new trend in 'Shared Universes' - from the Marvel and DC Universes to the Star Wars franchise and new upcoming worlds such as Universal's 'Dark Universe'.

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