Mr Robert Jones BSc, BMus, MA, PGCE

Pathway Leader MA Moving Image / Senior Lecturer in Film & TV and Contextual Practices

Swansea

Tel: +44(0) 1792 481685
E-mail: robert.jones1@uwtsd.ac.uk

Robert Jones

Pathway Leader MA Moving Image

Teaching Duties within the Faculty include:

  • MA Moving Image
  • MA VFX
  • BA Film & TV
  • Contextual Practices (Theory)

Rob has been at UWTSD since 2008. His background is an interdisciplinary one with formal qualifications in mathematics, music and photography which converge through his research and creative practice in moving image. He has extensive knowledge within visual effects and post-production practices and also in designing sound design for moving image.

Rob's current academic interests include the following:

  • Slow Cinema
  • Tarkovsky Studies - Film Theory/Philosophy and Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Ecocinema and Environmental Humanities
  • The Essay Film
  • The audio-visual contract - Theorising the sound-image relationship

Recent/Forthcoming Lectures/Seminars 2018-

  • Jung and Cinema
  • Mythological Archetypes in Nordic Noir
  • Spatiality and Temporality in the Moving Image
  • Politics of Space in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker
  • Stalking the Sublime – Nature and Affect in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker
  • A Silent God and a Holy Fool – Cinematic Silence in Bergman and Tarkovsky
  • Oceanic Sublime – Cinema and the Sea
  • The Sublime in the Age of the Anthropocene
  • Acoustic Ecologies and Cinematic Sound Design
  • Audiovision – Theorising the Sound-Image Relationship
  • A Brief History of Special Effects
  • Special Effects and Neo-Baroque Cinema 

Rob's current research interests are concerned with the phenomenology of temporality from Bergsonian and Proustian perspectives and how this pertains to the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky.    

SOLAS Project 2017-

The SOLAS is an on-going research project that is investigating planteray scale computation and the networked image. Rob is currently developing both a theoretical framework for the research and generating resulting image work from the process of exploration. 

Rob has particular expertise in VFX education and was a recent contributor to the Skillset VFX Handbook (2016) publication. 

Currently, Rob is an External Examiner at the following Institutions

  1. Greenwich University (2017-)
  2. Huddrsfield (2015-2019) 

External Validation Panel - Bournemouth University - Postgraduate Framework for Animation and VFX - 2014 

Creative Skillset Industry Panel - Panel Member - 2014

A Silent God and a Holy Fool – Cinematic Silence in Bergman and Tarkovsky (EUP, 2019, Pending)

Stalking the Sublime – Nature and Affect in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (Intellect Press, 2020, Pending)

Politics of Space in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker [Birkbeck College, Conference Paper, 2019]