Finding the Personal Voice in Filmmaking

Authors: Knudsen, Erik

  • Explores the largely ignored reality of intimate feelings and their role in causing and motivating the development of ideas that are both personal and universal
  • Draws on original research from filmmakers in Malaysia, Ghana and Colombia to offer practical strategies and techniques for developing ideas
  • Marks the first book to help filmmakers see the connection between feelings, creativity, story and cinematic imagery in a transcendental way 
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About this book

This book philosophically and creatively examines ways in which independent filmmakers may explore, through practice, the discovery and development of a personal voice in the making of their films. Filmmaker and academic, Professor Erik Knudsen, uses a combination of autoethnographic experience derived from his own filmmaking practice and new insights gained from a series of ethnomediaological StoryLab workshops with independent filmmakers in Malaysia, Ghana and Colombia to drive this innovative examination. The book contextualises this practice exploration within an eclectic psychological and philosophical framework that ranges from Jungian psychological theories of the collective unconscious to Sheldrakian scientific theories of morphic resonance, from Christian mystical ideas about creative motivation to structuralist theories that underpin our linguistic understanding of story and narrative. Why should we create? What is a creative act? This in-depth study tackles these questions by examining the early ideation stages of cinematic expression and ultimately seeks to understand the practical ways in which ideas are shaped into stories and narratives. 

About the authors

Erik Knudsen is a filmmaker and Professor of Media Practice at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Recent prize winning films include Cleft Lip (2018) and The Raven On The Jetty (2015) and he is co-author of Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice (2011).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finding the Personal Voice in Filmmaking
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00377-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00377-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00376-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 130
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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