PhD project

Non Linear Media Creation from Existing Linear Media Artefacts

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Application deadline

30 June 2022

About the project

This project will examine how pre-existing media metadata such as subtitle tracks can be repurposed in order to create non-linear narrative forms of storytelling. Over 95% of UK televised content is subtitled and the main usage of this is to improve the accessibility of the content being delivered. Broadcasters are responsible for making sure that subtitles associated with shows are accurate and available within traditional and IP based broadcasts. Little work has been carried out to examine how these, in essence, “scripts” can be used for additional purposes such as creating new forms of narrative.

This project has the following aims:

  1. To understand the concepts around subtitle production and how this relates to the forming of story narratives
  2. To investigate how narratives can be created from pre-existing stories and presented using alternative mediums

This project will use a combination of several qualitative data gathering techniques combined with user-centred software development in order to examine how new media experiences can be created. It is expected that this research project will involve collaborating with media creators in order to understand more about the story telling process and will also involve working with end-users on the creation of media delivery artefacts.

How to apply

Deadline

30 June 2022

  1. Email Dr Michael Crabb (M.Z.Crabb@dundee.ac.uk) to:
    • send a copy of your CV
    • discuss your potential application and any practicalities (e.g. suitable start date)
  2. After discussion with Dr Crabb, formal applications can be made via our direct application system.
    Apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Computing
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