Research

My current Practice-As-Research interests in film are: narrative analysis, transmedia and expanded cinema, psychoanalysis and feminism.

At the moment I am developing a TV drama series with enhanced video (use of 2nd and 3rd screens) called “Archaeologies” which is based on the research question “What is the Artschool for?” and I am seeking funding to workshop this with actors and document this process of script development.  I am also continuing to research the Audio-Visual Essay, and trying to find further outlets for the showing of Echo.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND PRACTICE

ARTICLES PUBLISHED

2014. Houtman, C., Thomas, M. and Barrett, J. “The Audiovisual/Digital Media Dissertation. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 6(1), pp.98-118.

2012. Echo. Interactive movie. ScreenWorksVolume III. The online peer reviewed publication of practice belonging to Journal of Media Practice. Intellect, London, June 2012. http://jmpscreenworks.com/?pid=houtman Accessed 30/01/2013.

2011. “Adventures in Remediation: The Making of Echo” in Digital Creativity, Vol 22:4, Taylor and Francis: Routledge, UK.

2011. “The Student Author, Lacanian Discourse Theory and La Nuit Américaine”. in Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice. Clive Myer (Editor), Bill Nichols (Introduction) (Wallflower: Columbia University Press: December 2011).

2011. “Echo and Narcissus: Fiction Film making Practice as Research” 2011 ASCA International Workshop “Practicing Theory” at the University of Amsterdam. http://asca.uva.nl/conferences/archive-conferences/asca-international-workshop-2011-practicing-theory/asca-international-workshop-2011-practicing-theory.html. Accessed 30/01/2013

2009. “Cultural Androgyny and Gendered Authorship in Don’t Look Now”, PsyArt: An Online Journal for the psychological study of the arts. Editors, N. Holland, M. Schwarz. (March 2009). http://www.psyartjournal.com/article/list/2009. Accessed 14/09/2012.

2004. “Questions of Unreliable Narration in The Sixth Sense” in Scope: an online journal of film and tv studies. University of Nottingham. http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/article.php?issue=nov2004&id=255&section=article . Accessed 14/11/2011.

2004. Voice and Agency in Film Practice”, The Journal of Media Practice Intellect Publications. Vol 5, Issue 2.

2003. “Lacan’s Theory of the Four Discourses and The Sixth Sense”. In Journal for Cultural Research. Vol 2. Issue 3.

REVIEW ARTICLES

2005. Reading Psychoanalysis by Peter L. Rudnitysky. Leonardo Reviews (online and printed journal of MIT) http://www.leonardo.info/reviews/apr2004/reading_houtman.html. Accessed 30/01/2013.

2004. Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism, by Ranjana Khanna in Leonardo Reviews (online and printed journal of MIT). http://www.leonardo.info/reviews/oct2004/dark_houtman.html. Accessed 30/01/2013.

CONFERENCES

Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation: The Journal of Media Practice Conference, Salford 2011. Led Panel on Space, Place and Narrative in the Post-Digital Encounter. Presenting alongside Leonie Sharrock and Adam Martin

Practising Theory: ASCA International Conference. Amsterdam University. 2011. Echo and Narcissus and Resistance.

MeCCSA Conference, 2010. LSE. . Fiction Filmmaking in the Academy: Part II. Panel with Leonie Sharrock.

Symposium on Practice as Research in Film: Skillset Academy: University of Glamorgan 2008. Echo and Narcissus

MeCCSA Conference, School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies

Cardiff University, 2008. Led Panel. Fiction Filmmaking in the Academy: Echo and Narcissus. Led panel with Leonnie Sharrock, Humphry Trevelyan, Brendan Charleson, Lynne Hunter.

First National Symposium for Emerging Researchers: WIRAD, Newport 2006. Echo and Narcissus.

Parip (Practice as Research in Performance): Bretton Hall, University of Leeds, July 2005. Echo and Narcissus.

Parip (Practice as Research in Performance): University of Bristol, September 2003.. Filmmaking within the Academy.

Beyond the Theory of Practice Conference: Cardiff Screen Festival (CILECT) 2003. Authorship and Film.

Screen Studies Conference: Glasgow University, 2003, Narration and Almódovar’s Live Flesh.

Culture and the Unconscious Conference: SOAS 2003. Why we need Happy Endings.

Screen Studies Conference: Glasgow University, 2001. Thrillers and the Hysterical Text

Postgraduate Symposium on Women’s Studies. University of Kent and University of York. 2000. Female Authorship in Strangers on a Train and Don’t Look Now

FILM/PRACTICE

As Director/Producer

Echo (2012). Writer/Director/Producer. Multi-screen interactive video drama (30 minutes). Screened publicly at the Riverfront November 1st – 12th 2012. (REF: Outcome 4)

Echo Website (2013) www.echoandnarcissus.co.uk Documentation of installation and research project (REF: Outcome 4)

City Edge (1995) Director/Producer. Workshop Video. (30 minutes).

Augustine (1993) Writer/Director. Graduation Film, National Film and Television School. Forty minute psychoanalytical costume drama. Winner Special Jury Prize for Best Student Film, Houston International Film Festival. Screened at International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, 1992, and Woman’s Film Fest, Norwich, 1992. Now part of curriculum on 2nd year BA(Hons) in Film Studies, “Psychoanalysis and Film” at UWE and on BFI Database.

A Bit of Protection (1990) Producer. Directed by Laura Sims. (National Film and Television School. Screened Twice on BBC2.

Facts of Life (1988) Assistant Director. Directed by Laura Sims, Produced and Written by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart.

Night Out (1986) Writer/Director/coProducer. Winner Ten Best Amateur Films. Making Better Movies Magazine. Best Story Award, International Amateur Cinematographer Competition.

BROADCAST EDITING CREDITS

Twenty Four Seven (1998). Assistant Editor. Directed by Shane Meadows. Cinematic Feature. BBC Scala Films.

Feast (1997) Co-editor. Produced by Chris Denham, Peter Edwards. Channel Four food programme.

Bengali Backlash (1997) Editor. Directed by Arun Kumar. Channel Four “Too Young, too Fast”.

Executions (1995) Editor. Directed by Arun Kumar. Feature Documentary. [DVD] Released by Quantum Leap.

True Stories: Maradona (1995). Assistant Editor. Directed by Marc de Beaufort. Produced by Central Television for Channel Four.

Someone Else’s America (1994). Assistant Editor. Directed by Goran Paskaljevic. A Film Four film.

Undercover Britain: The Child Business (1988) Co-editor. Directed by Brian Barr, Channel Four Documentary.

CITATIONS OF ARTICLES

Collier, P. 2008. “Our Silly Lies”: Ideological Fictions in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village”, Journal of Narrative Theory – Volume 38, Number 2, Summer 2008, pp. 269-292

Gilman, S. 1995. Hysteria Beyond Freud, Berkeley, University of California Press. p340.

Green, P. 2008. A Langian Approach to the Cinematic Construction and Performance of Inter-Subjective Phantasy Doctoral Thesis, University of Bristol, p86.

Lavik, E. 2008. Changing Narratives. Five Essays on Hollywood History, The University of Bergen, Doctoral Thesis, The Bergen Open Research Archive (BORA), p33. https://bora.uib.no/bitstream/handle/1956/3183/Dr.Thesis._Erlend_Lavik.pdf?sequence=1, Accessed 30/01/2013

Micale, M. 1995. Approaching Hysteria: Disease and its Interpretations, Princeton University Press. p199.

CONFERENCE ORGANISOR

“Regional Connections to Practice” AVPhD (Audio Visual PhD) Regional Workshop, South Wales and South West England, 2008.

Postgraduate Symposium on Point of View and Narration in Films, University of Kent. 2001. Organised and presented paper Unreliable Narration in The Sixth Sense.

GUEST VISITING LECTURER.

Leicester University Film Research Department (2009)

UWIC Arts Research Group (2008)