High Definition Imaging: An investigation into the actual, the virtual and the hyper real

People involved in this project

Principal investigator:

School Arts
Department Drama: Theatre, Film and Television
Dates September 2007 -  August 2010
Funder AHRC: Creative Research Fellowship
Contact person Terry Flaxton

More about this project

From 2007-2010 Terry Flaxton investigated High Definition and Electronic Cinematography technologies and the impact that these have had on industry methods of production, as well as the way in which audiences receive and respond to images that are created.

Through a process of making and exhibiting works, he has aimed to bring together the practical and the theoretical in combination with  academic articles and presentations, to create new knowledge about the aesthetics and techniques of high resolution imaging. During the period of the fellowship he created 20 new research works and exhibited in Sweden, China, America, Norway, France, Malta, Italy, Japan and the UK, as well as writing a series of articles and presenting a series of papers at various institutions including the Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, University of Westminster, London and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich.

In addition, he began a series of interviews with practitioners working in the imaging industries in Los Angeles, London and Japan. These interviews are held primarily on the web and will shortly be available as a resource by the Cinematographers Mailing List (the primary professional cinematography information service worldwide).