Dr Dafydd Sills-Jones

BA (Hons), PgDip, PhD, PGCTHE, FHEA

Lecturer in Media Production Cultures

Contact Details

Dr Dafydd Sills-Jones

Profile

Dafydd specialises in the history and theory of television and documentary film. Before returning to University to study for a PhD he worked in media production for ten years as a researcher, director and producer. He is currently researching the development of the Verite documentary in the 1990s, the beginnings of interactive television and contemporary documentary film practice.

Additional Information

Founding Member and Trustee: Wales Documentary Network - www.dogfen.net

Moderator and Host: Docpoint Film festival, Helsinki - www.docpoint.info

PhD Examiner: Anglia Ruskin University (2013), Salford University (2015); Aalto University, Helsinki (2015)

External Examiner: BSc Communications at University of Wales (MIT Cairo, 2014); BA Film Production, University of Suffolk (2014-); BA Film Production, University of Worcester (2016-); MA Documentary Practice, University of Ulster (2015-).

External Degree Validator: Southampton Solent University (2011); University of South Wales (2015)

Research Associate: The Science Museum, London (2012)

Executive Board Member: 'Cyfrwng' Peer-Reviewed Journal (2011-)

External Book Proposal Reviewer: Bloomsbury US (2012); Routledge (2015)

Teaching

Research

Media Production Studies The European Documentary Tradition Contemporary Documentary Film Practice Filmmaking as Research

Publications

2016

Sills-Jones, D. 2016. Before the history boom: Revisiting UK television history documentary production. Critical Studies in Television 11 (1) pp. 78-95. 10.1177/1749602015619633

2016. Finnish Documentary Film Culture. Studies in Documentary Film 10 (2) pp. 89-231.

Sills-Jones, D., Kääpä, P. 2016. The Finnish documentary: a critical overview of historical perspectives and thematic developments. Studies in Documentary Film 10 (2) 1 pp. 89-105. 10.1080/17503280.2016.1221661

2016. Y Gors (Ffilm Ddogfen Creadigol): The Bog (Creative Documentary Film).

2015

Sills-Jones, D. 2015. The Teliesyn Co-Operative: national broadcasting, production organisation and TV aesthetics. In H. Chignell, I. Franklin, K. Skoog (eds), Regional Aesthetics: Mapping UK Media Culture. Springer Nature pp. 169-183. Other

2014

2014. 17: Esikaupunkinen Sinfonia: 17: a Suburban Symphony (Creative documentary film). Other

2013

2013. HSL: Sörnäinen to Vuosaari’ & ‘Lohikaarme Fair: Audio Documentaries. Other

Sills-Jones, D. 2013. Rhwng dau faes: Taliesyn a strwythurau cynhyrchu radical yn hanes cynnar S4C. Cyfrwng 10 pp. 18-34.

2012

Sills-Jones, D. 2012. History on UK TV: The Rise of Reconstruction. In K. Hoffman, R. Kilborn, W. Barg (eds), Spiel mit der Wirklichkeit: Zur Entwicklung doku-fiktionaler Formate in Film und Fernsehen. Close up, vol. 22 UVK Verlagsgesellschaft pp. 255-266.

2012. Restorative Justice and Elder Abuse: Research Film.

2011

Chapman, T., Sills-Jones, D. 2011. 'Ar Wasgar ar Hyd y Fro': Arbrawf mewn darllen rhyngdysgyblaethol. Gwerddon 9 Other

2010

Sills-Jones, D., 2010. Pwy Yw T.H.?: A 12 screen simultaneous video installation involving a choir of voices reciting the poems of T.H. together with contributors recalling their personal senses of significance of the poems. It takes an experimental look at the relationship between TV documentary and literature and seeks to deconstruct the orthodox linear narrative forms deployed by TV arts documentaries. Other

Sills-Jones, D. 2010. The Second World War in Colour: The UK History Documentary Boom and Colour Archive. Journal of British Cinema and Television 7 (12) 8 pp. 115-130. 10.3366/E174345210900137X

Sills-Jones, D. 2010. Translation as Close Reading. Aberystwyth University Journal of Academic Practice 1

2007

Sills-Jones, D. 2007. A Return to the ‘Big' Discourse : Interviewing History Documentary-Makers. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA PGN 1 (1)