Dr Jodi Nelson-Tabor MFA, PhD, PGCE

Senior Lecturer - Film and TV Production

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Jodi Nelson-Tabor

Dr Jodi Nelson-Tabor

Senior Lecturer - Film and TV Production


Dr. Jodi Nelson-Tabor is both a filmmaker and researcher with a specific interest in non-fiction modalities, from online community filmmaking to web documentaries, to interactive/UX new media.

Her latest publications focus on community-driven filmmaking and emerging methodologies of film practice specifically within the social media feminist praxis.

Jodi has completed her Ph.D.in "Critical and Creative Practice in Film & Media" at the University of Sussex in Brighton (2015).

She is a Creative Consultant and key media strategist with global experience, she is a professional trainer/facilitator in the areas of creative and professional development, digital innovation, and online entrepreneurship.

Her research interests are primarily focused on new filmmaking methodologies within interactive, online communities, digital documentary technologies in filmmaking and how these creative outputs can contribute aesthetically and economically within the growing Creative Economy sector.

She is a Creative Consultant and key media strategist with global experience, she is a professional trainer/facilitator in the areas of creative and professional development, digital innovation, and online entrepreneurship.

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Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer in Digital Film & TV Production 
  • A Senior Lecturer, her teaching subjects range in new media film practices, digital creative economy, writing for screen, documentary production, and film & video production.

Recognition

  • Teaching Fellow – PGCert (current)
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
  • International Documentary Association (IDA)
  • Women in Film & Television (WFTV)
  • SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Recording Artists)
  • British Equity
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Research / Scholarly interests

Teaching and research interests include empirical approaches that offer important practical insights for the emerging methodologies of filmmaking and media practice, digital media and online social activism. This includes interactive documentary, transmedia, multi-platform narratives and digital storytelling. Further interests are in blended/e-learning/online education, professional development, diversity and employability in the creative industries.

Research interests are primarily focused on new filmmaking methodologies within interactive, online communities, digital documentary technologies in filmmaking and how these creative outputs can contribute aesthetically and economically within the growing Creative Economy sector.

Media activity

  • "Strong Heart", her short fiction film, screened in its World Premiere at the Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival 2013 and recently, she was nominated 'Best Actress in a Short Film" at the Romford Film Festival. The film's primary purpose was to execute a film shooting in 4K Raw, sans dialogue and efficient production workflows by utilizing a successful online crowdfunding campaign to both create the necessary film production requirements, while simultaneously raising production funds.
  1. Her Ph.D. practice entitled, "Digital Technology, Social Media and the Emerging Alternative Documentary Production Methodologies" yielded an article called, "The Emerging Filmmaking Methodologies in the Virtual Space", published in the Mediterranean Journal of Humanities (2011), along with a 52:04 minute online film entitled, "Single Girl in a Virtual World: What Does a 21st Century Feminist Look Like?", which was created using recycled/found media, curated content via interactive participation on various social media platforms and original footage.

    For more of Jodi's outputs and creative projects please visit: www.jodinelson.com

    Jodi's past films have screened at other International Film Festivals:
    - Monaco International Film Festival (World Premiere) (2013)
    - Charleston International Film Festival (2010)
    - Broad Humor Festival (Showcase Selection) (2009)
    - 15 Minutes of Fame (Best Screenplay) (2009)
    - Hong Kong Film Market (2008)
    - Cannes Film Market (2008)
    - Chinese/American Film Festival in Los Angeles (2008)

See her latest #vitaehangout entitled, "Navigating Your Digital Profile."The focus of this webinar is to learn more about how researchers use their personal brand to create a digital identity and effectively use online platforms to promote their research.

Recent publications

Publications are available at https://gre.academia.edu/DrJodiNelsonTabor

Nelson, J. (2013) 'Feminist Social Media Praxis', Re.framing Activism Blog, 25 February.

Nelson, J. (2012) 'Social Media as a Filmmaking Narrative Tool', Image & Text Journal, pp. 145-161. ITJ

Nelson, J. (2011) 'The Emerging Filmmaking Methodologies in the Virtual Space', Mediterranean Journal of Humanities.  1(2), pp. 185-193.

Nelson, J. (2011) 'Online Media: Scopes and Challenges in New Paradigm Shifts of Production Methodologies', Amity Journal of Media and Communication Studies. 1(2), pp. 34-38.

Conference Reviews:

Nelson, J. (2012) 'ISEA 2011 Istanbul International Symposium on Electronic Art', Alphaville Journal 2. AJ.

Books:

Nelson, J. (2012) Confessions of a Working Actor. United Kingdom: Lulu Press.

Nelson, J. (2009) Film Boot-camp Intensive: A Course Handbook. Tennessee: East Tennessee StateUniversity Press.

Presentations

  • SHIFT 2019. Using feedback and collaborative human-centred co-design with students and industry as a means of improving outcomes and impact in employability within the Creative Economy. University of Greenwich, Greenwich, England. January 4, 2019
  • iDocs 2018. Interactive Storytelling: An Investigation of Impact for CBOs Through New Forms of Documentary Filmmaking as an Agent for Social Change in Online Activism. Bristol, England. March 21-23, 2018
  • Users Across Media 2015. Impact of Production Methodologies of Interactive Storytelling on future Creative Economies. Copenhagen, Denmark. May 6-8, 2015
  • G+VERL (Games & Visual Effects Research Lab) Convivium 2015. What Challenges are involved in demonstrating the impact of interactive storytelling within documentary filmmaking as an agent of social change? University of Hertfordshire. Hatfield, England. January 16, 2015
  • Excellence in Research 2014. Social Media and the Researcher: A Case Study. University of Hertfordshire. Hatfield, England. September 26, 2014
  • EMMA 2014 (European Media Management Association). Audience Participation Across New Media Forms and Engagement of New Filmmaking Methodologies. Tallinn, Estonia. June 12-13, 2014
  • NECS 2014 (European Networks for Cinema and Media Studies). New Media Forms of Engagement within the Creative Industries. Milan, Italy. June 19-21, 2014
  • Media, Film, Music Doctoral Day 2014. The Feminist Auteur: New Media Practices in Feminist Filmmaking Within the Online Participatory Environment. University of Sussex, Brighton, England. May 16, 2014
  • WFTHN 2014 (Doing Women's Film & Television History). Feminism and Community Filmmaking. University of East Anglia. April 10-12, 2014
  • Queer, Feminist and Social Media Praxis 2013. Feminist Activism through Social Media Praxis. University of Sussex. Brighton, England. May 17, 2013
  • ISEA 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art. The Experience of Film and Documentary. Sabanci Universitesi. Istanbul, Turkey. September 14-21, 2011
  • Demystifying Public Engagement 2011. Gender & Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy. Online Feminism in Documentary. Newcastle University. Newcastle, England. May 14-15, 2011
  • Documentary Now!  2010: New Media in Documentary Filmmaking.  Birkbeck College, University of London. London, England. January 15-17, 2010