And check out the new book:
Cinema and the Audiovisual Imagination
(I.B. Tauris, 2015)
'Fascinating and thought provoking'
Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc
Cinema and the Audiovisual Imagination is based on courses Robertson has taught at the University of Kent, the BFI, and the Netherlands Academy of Film and Television, Amsterdam
Robert Robertson is a composer and filmmaker.
He has an MFA in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Montreal, and a
doctorate in Film Studies from King's College London,
funded by the David Lean Foundation.
Composer of the operas The Kingdom, The Cathars, and Empedocles, his music/films include Oserake and The River That Walks, I’m Back, Doors of the Spirits, Trace Elements, Assault on Time, and Invisible City.
When we draw, Paul Klee suggests that we take
a line for a walk.
In my work I have adapted his suggestion:
I take an idea for a walk.
This book is for those who write, compose, photograph,
paint, sculpt, build, choreograph, film;
for all who think as a result of doing.
This book is for those who,
largely free from imposed preconceptions,
enjoy taking their ideas for a walk.
Eisenstein on the Audiovisual (I B Tauris, 2009, 2011), won the And/Or Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Prize for the best book on the moving image:
‘We had no hesitation in choosing the winner. Robert Robertson achieves the near-impossible, shedding fresh light on Eisenstein without loading him with ideology.
Like the work it describes, this book is symphonic; it draws together strong influences and forces around Eisenstein into a compelling and cogent narrative – at once enjoyable, provocative.’
Francine Stock, Chair of the judging panel, And/Or Kraszna-Krausz Prize, 2010
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