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Popular culture sums up the experiences of individuals and communities across the globe and can be a powerful force for social change.

Our blogs are written by experts whose research covers cultural fields including film, theatre, television, animation, print media, comics, fashion, design, music and video games.

7 posts found

We need a laugh, even if it is fake – a history of canned laughter Present circumstances mean we are going to need entertaining shows, and we’re going to need laughter, real or canned, explains Charlie Watts for The Conversation

16 April 2020 Mr Charlie Watts 6 min read

Charlie Watts, lecturer in film production, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the historic impact of laughter in film and TV and why it's so important during the coronavirus pandemic

Kermit laughing on sofa

CCI alumni develop short film into feature starring Stephen Graham

17 February 2020 3 min read

Multiple alumni have helped create Boiling Point (2019), a short film which is now being made into a feature.

Lead actor for the Boiling Point film, Stephen Graham, looks off camera with the words "boiling point" in front

Bojack Horseman - the alcoholic animal is part of a long tradition of understanding humans The techniques the series creators' use stretch as far back as the human imagination, explains Dr Alexander Sergeant for The Conversation

31 January 2020 6 min read

Alexander Sergeant, lecturer in Film Studies, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the ancient literary trend of using animals to convey human issues

Animation

Film Production lecturer screens LGBT music video at Fratton Park

06 December 2019 1.5 min read

Film Production lecturer Johnny Lochland had his short film played at Fratton Park, Portsmouth Football Club’s stadium last December.

Film production still from the Minute Taker "Not Afraid" music video

Film Production graduate wins GTC prize

05 November 2019 2 min read

Film Production graduate Dennis Griscenko won Runner-Up for the cinematography in his grad film Before Nightfall.

Film production graduate Dennis Griscenko smiling with his runner-up cinematography trophy for Before Nightfall

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