- Open Exeter
Biography and Research Project
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (B.A. Film Studies & English Literature) and University of Bristol (M.A. Film & Television Production), Ruth Farrar is an active filmmaker who is confident working across a variety of multimedia platforms, genres and formats.
Ruth's colourful production experience ranges from working with French Vogue during the height of New York Fashion Week to running around after Shakespearean actors in the snow in Austria. Ruth's tenacity in filmmaking has landed her credits on over sixteen short films and two independent feature films. Ruth's award-winning work has been screened at British Film Institute, Bristol's Watershed Cinema and film festivals in Dublin, London, Cannes and New York.
She is also passionate about sharing knowledge and teaching media. Ruth produced several training programmes, such as Cinema Boot Camp, for Dublin University Filmmakers at Trinity College, Dublin. She recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at University of Exeter and is now keen to further her pedagogic development during her AHRC funded doctoral studies.
My practice-led PhD project will investigate the creative, theoretical, technological and commercial issues arising in designing a 3D sound experience in film.
Main Concerns about Research Data Management
- The constant need to back up material using external hard drives and online storage such as Dropbox.
- The huge size of film editing files and the cost of storing and backing up film projects.
- The difficulty in researching previous Film Practice PhD students’ film thesis work in the library as currently there’s no standard data management of these film files.
- The development of tapeless data management versus traditional post-production workflows in media production.