About me

I graduated from the BA Film and TV Production course at Westminster in 2011, with first class honours, and subsequently went on to do an MSt in Film Aesthetics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Besides working as a visiting lecturer at Westminster, I work as a freelance filmmaker and cinematographer on various creative and corporate productions, and as a PhD researcher at the AHRC North West Consortium, University of Salford. 

Teaching

I am a visiting lecturer on the BA Film course, currently supervising the final year's dissertations. 

Research

My AHRC-funded practice-based PhD research, entitled 'Between Formal Structure, the Real and the Moving Body: Searching for Affective Significance in Film Performance', concerns the exploration of non-narrative forms of cinema, namely the production of certain 'magic moments' that I refer to as 'Affective Signs', which combine unpredictable details of reality, unrepeatable nuances of performance and expressive elements of cinematic style. This leads to the production of 'affective significance' – a meaning that is felt before it can thought. For more information please visit my research web page:

http://www.pavelprokopic.com/affectivesigns.html

or my research profile at the AHRC North West Consortium 

http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk/current-students/student-profiles/pavel-prokopic/

My research interests include film philosophy, film performance, and art cinema theory and practice.