Dr Dani Landau
Lecturer in Filmmaking
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
I make films, photographs, and experimental photomedia projects. I specialise in documentary practices. I have also previously worked in various media production roles including as cinematographer on a feature drama film about indigenous land rights in Bolivia. I have worked in community arts supporting people without filmmaking experience to make films about their own lives. This involved working with participants to develop variations on the Digital Storytelling filmmaking method. My current research is concentrated on relationships produced between place, people, and image. This has resulted in film, installation, and augmented reality works. I am currently collaborating in a research project at Filmuniversität Babelsberg involving approaches from cultural post-humanism in collaborative film production. My theoretical work employs the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead in producing propositions through photomedia practices. I'm proud to be involved in the unique filmmaking department at the University of Plymouth. I am currently leading the Professional Filmmaker module in which student filmmakers work together with partners in the third sector to make issue based non-fiction films.
PhD, Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England, 2021
CPLHE, Bath Spa University, 2013
MA Documentary Practice, Brunel University, 2008
BA(Hons) Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art, 1997
Foundation Studies, Art and Design, Middlesex University, 1994
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Roles on external bodies
Film and events programmer, Cube Microplex, Bristol.
Collective member - BEEF (Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film)