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The interactive potential of emergent narrative through spatial nesting of the cinematic experience. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Prokopic, P., & Sayer, J. (2024, June). The interactive potential of emergent narrative through spatial nesting of the cinematic experience. Paper presented at The Interactive Film & Media Conference, Toronto Metropolitan University

Common application of the term ‘interactive’ within film and cinema tends to require the creation of hyper-narratives. However, this can have implications for the viewer’s emotional connection to and experience of the film. Contemporary interactive f... Read More about The interactive potential of emergent narrative through spatial nesting of the cinematic experience..

Nested Cinema: An Immersive Fiction-Film Experience (2024)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (in press). Nested Cinema: An Immersive Fiction-Film Experience. Leonardo, 57(5), https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_02538

Nested Cinema is an original immersive experience that complicates the boundaries between the physical and the virtual, between the real and the imaginary. Nested Cinema reimagines film through the orchestration of technology across three distinct la... Read More about Nested Cinema: An Immersive Fiction-Film Experience.

Nested Cinematic Reality: cinema as a connected multi-media immersive experience for the living room of the future (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Prokopic, P. (2023, September). Nested Cinematic Reality: cinema as a connected multi-media immersive experience for the living room of the future. Paper presented at MeCCSA Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University

Nested Cinematic Reality (NCR) is a practice-as-research project based on a novel concept for the presentation and consumption of cinematic content, which combines an atmospheric interior space (with IoT features), a virtual space in a VR headset, an... Read More about Nested Cinematic Reality: cinema as a connected multi-media immersive experience for the living room of the future.

Affective atmosphere: embodiment and the film frame (2022)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (2022). Affective atmosphere: embodiment and the film frame. Journal of Embodied Research, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.16995/jer.8315

The affective atmosphere approach to filmmaking emerged from a practice-as-research project entitled Affective Cinema, which seeks to explore the unique expressive potential of film by offsetting its function as a vehicle for coherent communication o... Read More about Affective atmosphere: embodiment and the film frame.

Affective space : a conceptual and practical approach to cinematography (2022)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (2022). Affective space : a conceptual and practical approach to cinematography

This article seeks to provide a theoretical justification and context to the understanding of cinematography as affective space, both in the aesthetic effects in the film image and in how this understanding can inform a specific approach to cinematog... Read More about Affective space : a conceptual and practical approach to cinematography.

Exploring the application of practice-based research on affective cinema to the teaching of creative cinematographic techniques within UK higher education (2021)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (2021). Exploring the application of practice-based research on affective cinema to the teaching of creative cinematographic techniques within UK higher education. Film Education Journal, 4(2), 170-183. https://doi.org/10.14324/fej.04.2.06

This article outlines an exploratory approach to the delivery of film practice education, as developed and tested with a second-year undergraduate module in cinematography. Students were provided with two existing creative sound pieces composed by a... Read More about Exploring the application of practice-based research on affective cinema to the teaching of creative cinematographic techniques within UK higher education.

Chance semiotics : the value and application of contingency in cinema art practice (2021)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (2021). Chance semiotics : the value and application of contingency in cinema art practice. Avanca - cinema (Em linha), 85-91. https://doi.org/10.37390/avancacinema.2021.a216

As this paper argues, chance is the key defining aspect of film, distinguishing it from other forms of art and communication. This is because film has the ability to capture a direct, mechanical imprint of the unpredictable movement of reality as... Read More about Chance semiotics : the value and application of contingency in cinema art practice.

Nonhuman flow : audio-visual affects and the expressive potential of film (2021)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (2021). Nonhuman flow : audio-visual affects and the expressive potential of film. Sightlines (Hawthorn, VIC), 3,

Nonhuman Flow emerged from a wider AHRC-funded research in Affective Cinema, which seeks to experiment with and explore the unique expressive potential of film linked to its direct capturing of the real (light). This can give rise to affects: imperso... Read More about Nonhuman flow : audio-visual affects and the expressive potential of film.

‘I’m Not There Anymore’ : film performance affects and the loosening of narrative (2021)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (2021). ‘I’m Not There Anymore’ : film performance affects and the loosening of narrative. Open Screens, 4(1), 7. https://doi.org/10.16995/os.38

The film emerged from a wider, AHRC-funded practice-as-research PhD entitled Affective Cinema, which experiments with cinematographic and directorial techniques, and methods of working with performers, in order to generate film structures that disrup... Read More about ‘I’m Not There Anymore’ : film performance affects and the loosening of narrative.

The indexical body of film : time-based experiments in Super8 materiality and performance (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Prokopic, P. (2021, April). The indexical body of film : time-based experiments in Super8 materiality and performance. Presented at Time and the Body in Film, Television and Screen Studies’ BAFTSS Conference, University of Southhampton

The argument of this video essay stems from the knowledge and observation that film represents reality in two different ways: through a near-identical iconic resemblance and, more importantly, through a direct indexical contact – capturing a specific... Read More about The indexical body of film : time-based experiments in Super8 materiality and performance.

Affective cinema : experimenting with feelings of meaning (2019)
Journal Article
Prokopic, P. (2019). Affective cinema : experimenting with feelings of meaning. ˜The œinternational journal of creative media research, https://doi.org/10.33008/IJCMR.2019.17

Affective Cinema is an AHRC-funded practice research project in film, informed by art cinema, experimental film traditions, film theory and philosophy. The outcomes of the research are films that combine aspects of cinematic style, nuances of perform... Read More about Affective cinema : experimenting with feelings of meaning.

Affective cinema : between style, chance and the moving body
Thesis
Prokopic, P. Affective cinema : between style, chance and the moving body. (Thesis). University of Salford

Affective Cinema is a practice research project in film, informed by art cinema and experimental film traditions, and by conceptual fields derived from film theory and philosophy (specifically film ontology, and the philosophy of Deleuze, Bergson and... Read More about Affective cinema : between style, chance and the moving body.