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Peter Richardson

School: University of Hertfordshire
Field of Teaching: Professor of Film
Website Reference: http://go.herts.ac.uk/peter_richardson
Major Achievements: Peter Richardson is Professor of film and subject group leader for Screen Media. Peter has directed over 100 commercials (Nike, Kia Cars, Mercedes, Fred Olsen), 120 music videos (Blur, 808 State, Jason Donovan, The Stranglers) Peter’s feature length documentaries have been broadcast in 7 countries and his short films have been screened in festivals across the world including London, Out Takes Brazil, New York, Claermont-Ferrand, Cannes and Cork. Peter’s current research investigates the application of new technologies for the creation of visual effects rich cinematic narratives. He is Director of the Games and Visual Effects Research Lab where he heads a team of researchers investigating the deployment of immersive and mixed reality technologies for cinema and games. From 2010 to 2013 Peter was principle investigator of the €5.3M EU funded ‘North Sea Screen Partnership’. In 2016 he received €1.6M in EU funding for ‘Create Converge’ a pan European project which aims to map and develop Northern Europe’s capabilities in Film, Games and immersive visualization. Peter recently directed a feature film adaptation of Sir Peter Maxwell Davises Opera “Miss Donnithorne’s Maggott” which premiered at The 2013 St Magnus Festival and has played at Singapore, Cannes, Hamburg film festivals. Miss Donnithornes Maggott was released on Blu Ray in 2015.




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