ISSUE 2 / SEPT 2019
Welcome to the second issue of the International Journal of Creative Media Research. It has been a busy few months since launching our inaugural issue back in March, but we have been absolutely delighted to see and hear such a positive response to the journal across the wider academic community.
Our ultimate hope for the International Journal of CreativeMedia Research was always that it could make a contribution to the academy’s ongoingattempts to develop new approaches and methods for undertaking creative and practice-based research, in whatever discipline or medium that might entail. It was always likely that opening out the journal to the widest possible disciplinary terrain – across Media Studies, Art and Design, Music, Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Education and beyond – would provide authors with a richer, more flexible approach to publishing practice-based research.
Thankfully, our hope is starting to be realised, as can be seen by the truly interdisciplinary,
varied, and high-quality submissions that make up Issue 2. The work in this issue makes the
most of the journal’s flexible submission categories, with some pieces taking the form of
Single-Piece Explorations, others Multi-Piece Portfolios, and others Practice Discoveries. We
are also very pleased indeed to be able to include work from around the world, as befitting
our international scope. The issue showcases a wide range of work, with topics spanning the use of photo-collage in Media Studies pedagogy, documentary as a research method, new conceptions of affective cinema, practice-based approaches to environmental communication, handmade animation art-practices, illustration-based digital archiving,
transmedia and gender-based scriptwriting, and Hollywood reboot practices.
Issue 2 also showcases the 2019 winners of both our MediaWall Award, our annual award in
creative media research, and our Student Award, a special prize awarded each year to one
truly exceptional Film or Media undergraduate student at Bath Spa University.