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Alex Nevill


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Artist's moving image, film aesthetics, practice-research, cinematography, film philosophy.

Personal profile


As a cinematographer and filmmaker, I have been involved with several independent feature films and numerous short projects with a focus on creative non-fiction and artist's moving image work. My previous films include commissions from Creative England, Channel 4, Film London and have screened at major film festivals such as BFI London, Edinburgh, Palm Springs and IDFA.

My main areas of research and teaching are cinematography and film aesthetics. I am the author of a short book Towards a Philosophy of Cinematography (2021) and my writing has been published in the Journal of Artistic Research, the Journal of Media Practice and Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media. I am also an associate editor of Screenworks, an online practice-research publication.

Before joining Edinburgh, I was the programme director of film degrees at Kingston University and the Arts University Bournemouth. Prior to this, I taught in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University for three years. I have also worked as a visiting lecturer at the Paris College of Art, University for the Creative Arts and Ravensbourne University London.

Education/Academic qualification

Film (practice-led), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), In Light of Moving Images: Technology, Creativity and Lighting in Cinematography, University of the West of England

Award Date: 9 Aug 2018

Film (MFA), Master of Arts, Edinburgh Napier University

Award Date: 3 Jul 2014

Film, Bachelor of Arts, University of Gloucestershire

Award Date: 21 Jun 2011

External positions

Associate Editor, Screenworks Journal

Apr 2016 → …


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