chris buxton

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Chris Buxton MA, PGDip, BA

Lecturer, Senior Research Associate

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481000

As a lecturer, I design modules, write and deliver lectures, seminars and workshops, deliver tutorials on BA Film & TV and BA Set Design. My main specialism are in scriptwriting, directing and producing, taking students from first principles in these areas through to their final major projects. I have been involved in the Copper Coast International Film Festival since its inception, taking a lead role in organisation of the awards ceremony. I also undertake relevant course administration, attend relevant course, Faculty and University committees and meetings.

I am a writer, director and producer, and have worked for BBC1, ITV, BBC Wales and various independent film & television companies. My work in short film as a writer/director has won the Welsh BAFTA for Best Short Film, and I have been nominated for two other Welsh BAFTAs. I have also worked as both a producer and a lighting cameraman on award-winning short films.

I also run a production company, and in this capacity have been producer and script editor of theatre show, The Harri-Parris: The Leaving Do, and script editor of The Harri-Parris: The Big Day, both of which were funded by Arts Council Of Wales. In addition, I produced and wrote episode of two series of The Harri-Parris’ Radio Show for BBC Radio Wales.

In parallel, I have worked as a freelance magazine journalist, sub-editor and editor for many specialist national newsstand titles, including Total Film, Edge and PC Gamer. I have also worked as a freelance writer for various corporate clients, including Lego and Nokia.  

As a writer/director, my primary interest is in the teaching of storytelling on screen, from initial ideas process and development, through script writing and rewriting, to direction, editing and post-production. In addition, I am interested in how students can best learn the organisational and technical skills to support and enhance their creative ambitions.

I am interested in the potential for using motion graphics techniques with digital backlot production to create a new hybrid approach to narrative storytelling on screen. This was the subject of my Masters and I have several works in development exploring these potential techniques.

Also, I am interested in web series as low-budget entry points to video distribution and exhibition, and the storytelling potential offered by this approach.

Ideas development, screenwriting and script editing for short film. Directing for the screen. Short film production.

I have previously worked as a Project Officer in CIRIC and as a Senior Research Associate in MIW, delivering support to film, television and associated media companies in the convergence areas of Wales. I currently work as a Senior Research Associate in MIW2, working on IP development and partnerships.