THE PNEUMATIC ACT: A STUDY OF VOCAL EXPRESSION IN DOCUMENTARY FILM
University of Surrey
Year of enrolment: 2018 -
Weaver is an award winning producer/director who has worked across a range of
visual media from independent feature documentaries and online shorts through
to programming for major UK broadcasters (BBC, ITC, Channel 4 and Channel 5).
Her latest film About a War explores violence and change through the
testimonies of ex-fighters from the Lebanese Civil War. The film gained
theatrical release across Europe, Middle East and Africa and is distributed in
the US by Collective Eye Film.
doctoral research - funded by TECHNE/AHRC at the University of Surrey -
explores the role of the voice in documentary filmed interviews. The project
raises questions about the possibility of dialogue in the filmed documentary
interview, highlighting the role asymmetry plays in the dynamic vocal exchange
between interviewer, interviewer and camera. Abi’s research project looks to
unpick the under researched methodology of the filmed documentary interview.
The research is influenced by her past practice in film and TV as well as by
her consultancy work on funded academic projects.
and current academic consultancies:
Performing Violence (Brunel University London funded by UKRI/GCRF)