Work with thought leaders and academic experts in film

Companies can benefit from working with a Film academic researcher in several ways. Firstly, they can enhance their storytelling by incorporating cinematic techniques and narrative structures. Secondly, they can create compelling visual content such as promotional videos and advertisements. Thirdly, they can gain insights into audience preferences and trends through research and analysis. Additionally, a Film academic researcher can provide expertise in film production, editing, and post-production, ensuring high-quality content. Lastly, they can help companies understand the cultural and social impact of films, enabling them to connect with diverse audiences.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in film include Ryan Howell, Martin Brauch, Dr. James C. Kaufman, Panos Ipeirotis, Jackson Alexander, Bernd Stahl, Dr. Sergey Kornilov, Marian Grendar, Ph.D., and David Negrin.

Dr. James C. Kaufman

Professor at University of Connecticut, Expert in Creativity
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James C. Kaufman is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He has written or edited more than 50 books. These include: the recently published *The Creativity Advantage* (Cambridge); the forthcoming *Lessons in Creativity from Musical Theatre Characters* (with Dana P. Rowe; Routledge); two editions of *Cambridge Handbook of Creativity* (with Robert J. Sternberg) and five other Cambridge Handbooks; two editions of *Creativity 101* (Springer); and a book on terrible baseball pitchers with his father and a book on pseudoscience with his wife. James has developed many theories, most notably the Four C’s (with Ron Beghetto). He has developed several self-report measures of creativity and is currently focusing on positive outcomes of creativity. James has won many awards, including Mensa’s research award, the Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children’s International Creativity Award, and APA’s Berlyne, Arnheim, and Farnsworth awards. He co-founded two major journals, *Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts* and *Psychology of Popular Media Culture* and is the current Senior Associate Editor for *Creativity Research Journal*. He has tested Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s creativity on CNN; written the book and lyrics to the musical *Discovering Magenta* (which played NYC and has a cast album); and appeared onscreen, complete with white lab coat, in the comic book documentary *Independents*.

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Example film projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on film?

Film-based Marketing Campaign

A Film academic researcher can collaborate with a company to develop a film-based marketing campaign. This could involve creating a short film or a series of videos that effectively communicate the company's brand message and engage the target audience.

Audience Analysis for Film Promotion

By working with a Film academic researcher, companies can conduct audience analysis to understand the preferences, interests, and demographics of their target audience. This information can then be used to tailor film promotions and marketing strategies to effectively reach and engage the intended viewers.

Film Production Consultation

A Film academic researcher can provide consultation and guidance throughout the film production process. They can offer expertise in areas such as script development, cinematography, editing, and post-production, ensuring the final product meets high standards of quality and storytelling.

Film Festival Strategy

Collaborating with a Film academic researcher can help companies develop a strategic approach to film festivals. The researcher can provide insights into the most relevant festivals for the company's target audience, assist in film selection, and advise on promotional activities to maximize exposure and recognition.

Film Analysis and Critique

Companies can benefit from the expertise of a Film academic researcher in analyzing and critiquing films. This can be valuable for understanding storytelling techniques, visual aesthetics, and cultural references that can be applied to enhance the company's own visual content and brand messaging.