Dr Dafydd Sills-Jones
Director of Postgraduate Studies & Lecturer in Media Production Cultures
BA (Hons), PgDip, PhD, PGCTHE, FHEA
Office: B33a Hugh Owen Building
Phone: 01970 628464
Leader of MA Creative Media in Welsh
Media Production Studies
The European Documentary Tradition
Early Interactive Television
Contemporary Documentary Film Practice
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 Verité documentary in the 1990s, the beginnings of interactive television and contemporary documentary film practice.
(2014) ‘17’: Documentary Film. Direction, Camera & Editing (Aberystwyth University) https://hml.aber.ac.uk/Play.aspx?VideoId=1872
(2013) ‘HSL: Sörnäinen to Vuosaari’ & ‘Lohikaarme Fair’: Audio Documentaries. Conception, Recording & Editing (Osso Echo Radio Project) http://bit.ly/14xCPvS
(2012) ‘Restorative Justice and Elder Abuse’: Research Film. Direction, Camera & Editing (Research Development OPAN Cymru & Aberystwyth University)
(2010) ‘Pwy Yw T.H.?’ [Who Is T.H.?’]: Video Installation. Direction, Camera & Editing (Aberystwyth University) http://vimeo.com/20469661
(2009-2014) ‘Prosiect Teliesyn’, website (www.teliesyn.co.uk)
(2016) Sills-Jones & Kääpä (gol.//eds.) Special Edition: Finnish Documentary, in Studies in Documentary Film, Taylor & Francis.
(2015) ‘The History Documentary Dip: cultural transformation in UK TV history documentary production’, Critical Studies in Television, Manchester University Press.
(2013) ‘Rhwng Dau Faes: Teliesyn a strwythurau cynhyrchu radical yn hanes cynnar S4C’ [‘Between two fields: Teliesyn and radical media production structures in the early history of S4C’], Cyfrwng, 10.
(2012) ‘History on UK TV: The Rise of Reconstruction’, in Barg, W., Kilborn, R., Hoffmann, K. Docu-fictions: Staging and Representing the Real, UVK Verlag Konstanz.
(2011) ‘ ‘Ar Wasgar Hyd Y Fro’: Arbrawf mewn darllen rhyngddisgyblaethol’ [‘‘Scattered throughout the locality’: an experiment in trans-disciplinary reading’], Gwerddon, Rh.9.
(2010) ‘Translation as Close Reading’, in Aberystwyth University Journal of Academic Practice, Vol.1.
(2010) ‘The Second World War in Colour: The UK History Documentary Boom and Colour Archive’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Issue 12.
(2007) ‘A Return to the ‘Big’ Discourse: Interviewing History Documentary-Makers’, Networking Knowledge, Vo.1, No.1.
External Validation Panel Member of Southampton Solent University’s ‘Media Culture and Production’ degree.