Joseph Sudlow

Joseph Sudlow



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Personal profile


I am a Lecturer at University of South Wales specialising in sound and documentary and teach on the BA (Hons.) Film programme. Through a career in postproduction sound, I have worked on a range of television, radio, film, and screen arts productions exhibited through broadcast (BBC, Channel 4, and Disney) and in competition at international film festivals (Oberhausen and Sundance). 

Research interests


Through a PhD qualification (University of South Wales), my current research questions whether the inherent artifice of animation - where visuals depart from traditional documentary indicators - shifts the responsibility of ‘authenticity’ towards sound design and explores the limits of acceptable audio manipulation in documentary modes. The project aims to examine the tension between ethics and documentary whilst considering the impacts on the creative scope afforded to sound practitioners. Through development of an analaytical framework, the research works towards contributing new approaches to production methods which are mindful of authentic representation whilst expanding creative possibilities in documentary practice.

Teaching interests

BA (Hons.) Film

I am currently module leader for:

  • FV1S32 Filmmaking 1: Documentary
  • FV2S55 Collaborative Project

I also teach specialist screen sound aspects on:

  • FV1S33 Craft 1: Skills and Techniques
  • FV2S51 Craft 3: Advanced Studio
  • FV2D02 Filmmaking 4: Development
  • FV3D17 Advanced Filmmaking 1: Specialisation


Education/Academic qualification

Learning and Teaching in the Creative Arts, Postgraduate Certificate, University for the Creative Arts

1 Oct 201229 May 2014

Award Date: 29 May 2014

BA (Hons.) Film & Video, University for the Creative Arts

1 Oct 200315 Jun 2006

Award Date: 15 Jun 2006

External positions

Avid Certified Instructor (ACI) in Pro Tools, Avid Technology

… → 2014

Avid Certified Instructor (ACI) in Media Composer, Avid Technology

… → 2019

Fellow (FHEA), Higher Education Academy

… → 2014


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