Lights, Camera, Research: The Specificity of Research in Screen Production

  • Leo BerkeleyEmail author


This chapter argues that the development of screen production could be enhanced with a stronger alignment between the academic research sector and the film and television industry, where, at present, knowledge transfer from academic researchers to the wider screen practice community is negligible at best. However, for this to improve, approaches to research need to clearly reflect the specifics of the practice, and demonstrate outcomes that resonate with practitioners beyond the academy. Drawing on a body of practice by the author that includes work in both professional and academic contexts, this chapter will explore the question of what, if anything, marks the practice of screen production as a distinct field of academic inquiry. It will also consider whether specific research methods are required to meaningfully capture knowledge about the field.


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  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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