Dr Sarah Bowen
About Dr Sarah Bowen
Dr Sarah Louisa Bowen is Head of Animation at the Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett University, teaching Experimental Film, Research-based filmmaking practices, Animation and Moving Image Theory.
Her practice-based doctorate, supervised by Andrew Kotting and Dominic Rahtz, investigates specific camera movement through cinematic space - contexts, meaning and affect - positing this as a popular trope that communicates the psychological experience of transitional space as described by D.W.Winnicott.
A graduate of the National Film and Television School, she was taught by Jerzy Kucia and Piotr Dumala in UK and Poland and has a keen interest in Eastern European Animation and Experimental Animation techniques.
- Animation Theory
- Dissertation Supervision
- Animation Filmmaking
- Experimental Filmmaking and Theory
- PhD Supervision
- MA Filmmaking
- Head of Animation, Northern Film School
- BA (Hons) Animation - Course Leader
Sarah Bowen's filmmaking practices engage with experimental stop-motion animation techniques to explore movement through cinematic landscape.
e.g In her film 'Walking Albion', a stop-motion camera travels 550 miles across the widest part of England (Cornwall to Norfolk) between Beltane and the Summer Solstice. The camera passes through diverse landscapes connecting significant pre-historic, Christian and pre-Christian sites.
Out of this original journey, came the follow on book 'Awakening Albion' and the film 'Walking Albion'. These helped to establish this route as an official footpath (Michael/Mary Pilgrims’ Way), now waymarked between West Cornwall and Avebury and continuing toward Norfolk.