Robert Taffurelli

 
​ ​ ​ ​ ​Image Description ​Position:​Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader in Media and Journalism
​School:​Cardiff School of Education
​E- mail:rtaffurelli@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​Telephone:​029 2020 1573
​Room No:​C017

 

Research

Research Groups:
• Arts And Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Memberships:
• Fellow of the Higher Education Association
• National Union of Journalists (Writer)

Research Interests:
• Regional film representation and identity
• Working class inclusion in the film and media industries
• Film realism
• Documentary and political cinema
• American Independent Cinema
• Film Journalism and criticism

I am currently undertaking a part time PhD investigating regional screen representation and identity, examining Port Talbot as a case study.

Publications

Conference Papers:
Taffurelli, R. & Jones, N. ‘Welsh identity and representation on film and TV in Wales’. The Wales Media Summit, Cardiff, 11 November 2015

Taffurelli, R. ‘Looking for Port Talbot: An analysis of the relationship between national and regional screen representation’. Breaking Boundaries Social Sciences and Humanities Conference, Cardiff University, 23 April 2015


Professional Publications (selected):

Taffurelli, R. 'Not Only the Value, But the Worth…', IBC: International Broadcast Engineer. Issue November/December 2010, pp.12-13

Taffurelli, R. 'Get The Balance Right', IBC: International Broadcast Engineer. Issue September/October 2010, pp.10-11

Taffurelli, R. 'The Summer of 3DTV', IBC: International Broadcast Engineer. Issue July/August 2010, pp.10-11

Taffurelli, R. 'In Search of the Perfect Image', IBC: International Broadcast Engineer. Issue November/December 2009, pp.14-15

Taffurelli, R. 'Let's Get Creative', IBC: International Broadcast Engineer. Issue September/October 2009, pp.14-15

Taffurelli, R. 'The Changing Face of Cinema Exhibition', IBC: International Broadcast Engineer. Issue July/August 2009, pp.14-15

Taffurelli, R. 'The Future…in 3D', IBC: International Broadcast Engineer. Issue January/February 2009, pp.10-12

Taffurelli, R. Production: 'Dressing Ups and Downs', Broadcast. Issue 12 March 2004, pp.24-26

Taffurelli, R. 'That Screen Partner Magic', Sights and Sounds. Issue January 2004, pp.4-5

Production: 'Film Libraries Take Stock of Roaring Trade'. Broadcast. Issue 12 December 2003, pp.26-27

Taffurelli, R. 'Classic Theme: Partners in Crime', Sights and Sounds. Issue December 2003, pp.6-7

Taffurelli, R. Locations Focus: 'Northern Highlights', Broadcast. Issue 28 November 2003, p.30

Taffurelli, R. 'The Italian Job Jams LA', Royal Wings, Issue October 2003, pp.54-56

Taffurelli, R. 'Classic Theme: The Matrix', Sights and Sounds. Issue October 2003, pp.6-7

Taffurelli, R. 'Keanu Reeves: Zero to Hero', Sky Cinema. Issue October 2003, pp.4-5

Taffurelli, R. Technology Analysis: 'The One-Man Band'. Broadcast. Issue 22 August 2003, p.35

Taffurelli, R. 'The Coen Brothers: A Lesson In Style', Sky Cinema, pp.4-5

Taffurelli, R. 'Classic Theme: Alien Invasion', Sights and Sounds. Issue August 2003, p.6

Taffurelli, R. Technology Analysis: 'Take a Chance on DV'. Broadcast. Issue 29 August 2003, pp.26-27

Taffurelli, R. 'Fear of the Dark', Broadcast. Issue 11 July 2003, pp.10-12

Taffurelli, R. 'Jack Nicholson: About Jack', Royal Wings. Issue June 2003, pp.49-51

Taffurelli, R. 'Alfred Hitchcock: A Slight Hitch', Sky Cinema, pp.4-5

Taffurelli, R. 'Which Craft?', International HighFlyer. Issue June 2003, pp.61-62

Taffurelli, R. 'Can Cinema Keep a Secret?', Sky Cinema. Issue April 2003, pp.4-5

Taffurelli, R. 'Outdoor Pursuits', Broadcast. Issue 4 April 2003, pp.12-13

Taffurelli, R. 'The Quiet American', Sights and Sounds. Issue March 2003, pp.6-7

Taffurelli, R. 'Watching the Spies'. Sights and Sounds. Issue January 2003, pp.6-7

Taffurelli, R. 'Sidney Poitier: Defining a Generation', Royal Wings. Issue January/February 2002, pp.56-57

Taffurelli, R. 'Benicio Del Toro: It's All There on the Screen', Sky Cinema. Issue January 2002, pp.4-5

Taffurelli, R. 'I've Been To Paradise' Film & TV Production Review, pp.71-77

Taffurelli, R. Services and Facilities: 'Back to the Future', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 3/2000, pp.43-45

Taffurelli, R. 'Not So Hot Spur', A Year of Football. Issue August 2000, pp.77-79

Taffurelli, R. Special Report: 'L.A. Story', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 3/2000, pp.75-77

Taffurelli, R. Soho Stories: 'What Came First', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 3/2000, pp-79-81

Taffurelli, R. Special Report: 'All the Right Noises', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 2/2000, pp.59-61

Taffurelli, R. Special Report: 'Journey to Nearer the Centre of the Earth', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 2/2000, pp.62-65

Taffurelli, R. Editing: 'All Cut Up', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 2/2000, pp.76-79

Taffurelli, R. Cinematography: 'Shadows and Lights', Film & TV Production Review. Issue1/2000, pp.82-85

Taffurelli, R. Production Report: 'State of Independence', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 4/1999, pp.60-61

Taffurelli, R. 'You Analyzin' Me', Royal Wings. Issue August 1999, pp.58-60

Taffurelli, R. 'World of Sport', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 3/1999, pp.85-87

Taffurelli, R. 'Meet Sir Anthony', Emirates: TV & Radio. Issue May 1999, pp.4-5

Taffurelli, R. Cover Story: 'Han Solo Was My Hero', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 2/1999, pp.6-11

Taffurelli, R. 'Stanley Kubrick: The Final Odyssey', Film & TV Production Review. Issue 2/1999, pp.108-110

Taffurelli, R. Cover Story: 'What a Sight!', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Spring 1998, pp.12-13

Taffurelli, R. 'Saving the Art of Filmmaking', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Spring 1998, pp.94-95

Taffurelli, R. 'Keeping An Eye On The Past', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Winter 1997, pp.80-86

Taffurelli, R. 'Get Someone Else To Shot it', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Winter 1997, pp.88-95

Taffurelli, R. Cover Story: 'Don't Take It Literally', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Autumn 1997, pp.8-10.

Taffurelli, R. 'Libraries For the Millennium', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Autumn 1997, pp.101-104

Taffurelli, R. 'Jack Cardiff: Magic Hour', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Summer 1997, pp.31

Taffurelli, R. 'The Land That Cinema Forgot', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Spring 1997, pp.36-37

Taffurelli, R. 'Put Your Footage In It', British Film and Television Journal. pp.151

Taffurelli, R. 'The Studios of the Future', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Autumn 1996, pp.73-74

Taffurelli, R. 'Plants, Lamps and Washing Machines', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Autumn 1996, pp.100-102

Taffurelli, R. 'Taking the High Road', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Summer 1996, pp.127-130

Taffurelli, R. 'A Careful Balance of Opposites', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Spring 1996, pp.129-13

Taffurelli, R. 'On the Right Track', British Film and Television Journal. Issue Autumn 1995, pp.64-65
 

Projects

Enterprise:Funded Projects
Strategic Insight Plan (SIP) – BPL Business Media Ltd, Curriculum design and development (September 2011)
Strategic Insight Plan (SIP) – Fresh Ties, Curriculum design and development (August 2011)

Widening Access - Short Courses
• Getting Started in News Journalism – Course design and development (April 2014)
• Getting Started in Features Journalism – Course design and development (April 2014)

Profile

I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2006 as an Associate Lecturer in BA Broadcast Media and Popular Culture in the Cardiff School of Art & Design, before moving to the Cardiff School of Education as an Associate Lecturer in BA Popular Culture. In 2009 I became a fulltime Lecturer in the School of Education where I developed and designed the BA Media programme. I am currently Subject Leader and Senior Lecturer for Media and Programme Director for MA Specialist Journalism. I am also Enterprise Representative for Humanities within the School of Education.

After graduating from the University of Surrey in BA History and English I worked briefly within Marketing before embarking on a career in Journalism, joining World Trade Magazines in 1995 as an Editorial Assistant. I next moved into my specialism as a Film Journalist as Assistant Editor of British Film and Television Journal and later Editor of Film & TV Production Review, an international trade journal that I regularly represented at international festivals, conferences and exhibition, including: IBC – Amsterdam, MIPTV, MIPCOM, Locations Trade Show – Santa Monica, ShowBiz Expo – New York, Siggraph – Los Angles. While at HHC plc, at the time one of the largest magazine publishing houses in London, I was also the Managing Editor and Deputy Group Editor.

After completing a MA in History of Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London I became a freelance journalist, specialising in Film and TV where I wrote and edited for a number of publications, including: Broadcast, The Production Guide, International Locations Guide, Film Review, International Broadcast Engineer, Sights and Sounds, Sky Cinema, Widescreen, Emirates Entertainment Guide, International High Flyer, Highstyle, A Year of Football, The Jubilee Trust. I also worked as a Consultant Editor for IBE: International Broadcast Engineer.

After completing my PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training at Cardiff University, I worked for a brief period in the Further Education sector before joining Cardiff University as an Associate Lecturer in the School of Lifelong Learning where I wrote, designed and taught a number of Film modules.

External Links

• Consultant Editor: IBE: International Broadcast Engineer 2008-2012
• External Examiner: WJEC 2007-2009

Further Information

 Current Teaching
• Culture, Media & Sports Journalism
• Film and the Moving Image
• Radical Cinema