Dr Kingsley Marshall

Job title
Head of Film
Email
kingsley.marshall@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 254176 Ext: 4176

Dr Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television, based within Falmouth University, UK. The subject area consists of 28 staff working with 300 undergraduates studying the Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Film, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. 

Kingsley's academic research primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television. His practice is centered on the relationship between sound design and music composition for film, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films. With Neil Fox he has recently co-produced a short film directed by Ryan Mackfall currently in post-production, Backwoods. He is working as the music composer on the next short film project from director Mark Jenkin and production company Early Day Films, shooting Autumn 2018.

He has delivered papers on sound design, music and filmmaking practice at conferences in Oxford, Princeton, Los Angeles, New York and as an invited speaker at the University of London. He has published some of this work in Presidents In The Movies: American History and Politics on Screen (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Watergate Remembered (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews (University of Mississippi Press, 2014), Brian Eno: Oblique Music, (Bloomsbury, 2016), Journal of Visual Arts Practice (2016) and the Musicology Research Journal (2017). 

More recently, Kingsley has contributed to Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks, due for publication in 2018, and has also recently conducted interviews with members of the team behind HBO's Westworld, including Co-Creator Jonathan Nolan, producer Stephen Semel and Supervising Music Editor Christopher Kaller for an edited collection, due in 2019. He is currently writing on the use of sound in representations of conflict for the Handbook on Violence in Film and Media, due for publication in 2019.  

Prior to joining Falmouth University, Kingsley served as a critic for over 20 years and has written about all aspects of popular culture - from film and music through to video games, the internet and literature - for over 30 publications. His writing has featured on the BBC, MTV and Amazon, in anthologies on hip hop and soul, and countless sleeve notes and biographies. 

He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2018
PhD
University of East Anglia

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Dr Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television, based within Falmouth University, UK. The subject area consists of 28 staff working with 300 undergraduates studying the Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Film, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. 

Kingsley's academic research primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television. His practice is centered on the relationship between sound design and music composition for film, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films. With Neil Fox he has recently co-produced a short film directed by Ryan Mackfall, currently in post-production and is working as the music composer on the next short film project from director Mark Jenkin and Bristol production company Early Day Films, shooting Autumn 2018.

With colleague Rupert Loydell, Kingsley has published widely on production practice in music, sound and image creation, contributing to Brian Eno: Oblique Music, edited by Sean Albiez and David Pattie for Bloomsbury, and publishing papers in the Journal of Visual Arts Practice in 2016 and the Musicology Research Journal in 2017. They have presented papers on the use of sound and music in David Lynch and Mark Frost's Showtime series, Twin Peaks: The Return, at the Sound and Storytelling Conference in Los Angeles in March, and the Music and Moving Image conference in New York in May 2018. Part of this work appears in Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks (Edited by Antonio Sanna), due for publication in 2018. Kingsley is also working on a contribution to a new edited collection that considers the relationship between music and narrative in HBO's Westworld. 

A larger research project titled 'The Gulf War Aesthetic: Certain Tendencies in Image, Sound and The Construction of Space in Green Zone and The Hurt Locker', interrogates the use of sound and subjectivity in representations of recent wars in Iraq. The project is structured around close study informed by a series of interviews with leading film practitioners, including the multiple Academy Award winners behind The Hurt Locker – director Kathryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal, sound designer Paul Ottosson and editor Chris Innis. Other interviewees for the project include the director Paul Greengrass, the cinematographers Barry Ackroyd, Peter Suschitzky and James Whitaker, sound designer Walter Murch, composers John Powell, Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders, David Shire, Marvin Hamlisch, Lee Ranaldo, Jon Cameron, Craig Armstrong and Lalo Schifrin, in addition to a number of editors, sound recordists, directors and producers. The first part of this project was published as part of Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews, through the University of Mississippi Press. 

Research Programme Affiliations

Research topics

Film Score
Sound Design
film production
Conflict studies
US Presidency
Film Criticism
Representation
Twin Peaks
David Lynch
Westworld

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2017) Sound Mirrors: Brian Eno & Touchscreen Generative Music. Musicology Research, Music on Screen: From Cinema Screens to Touchscreens (Volume 3, Autumn 2017). pp. 27-50. ISSN 2515-981X
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Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2016) Thinking Inside the Box: Brian Eno, music, movement and light. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 15 (2). ISSN 1470-2029 (Print), 1758-9185 (Online)
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Marshall, Kingsley and Shear, Tim and Truran, Chris (2009) AltDiss: Creativity, Reflection and TV Production Practice. Media Education Research Journal, 1 (1). pp. 79-84. ISSN 2040-4530 Item not available from this repository.

Book Chapter

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2018) 'Listen to the Sounds': Sound and Storytelling in Twin Peaks: The Return. In: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks: The Return. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN not yet known (In Press) Item availability may be restricted.
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Marshall, Kingsley and Loydell, Rupert (2016) Eno Remixed: Collaboration & Oblique Strategies. In: Brian Eno: Oblique Music. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 978-1441155344

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2015) Control & Surrender: Eno Remixed: Collaboration and Oblique Strategies. In: Brian Eno: Oblique Music. Continuum, London. ISBN 9781441117458 Item not available from this repository.

Marshall, Kingsley (2013) The Hurt Locker: Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. In: Kathryn Bigelow: Conversations. University of Mississippi Press, Mississippi, USA. ISBN 978-1617037740 Item not available from this repository.

Marshall, Kingsley (2012) The Cinematic Watergate: From All the President's Men to Frost/Nixon. In: Watergate Remembered. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 978-0230116504 Item not available from this repository.

Marshall, Kingsley (2011) Oliver Stone's Improbable W. In: Presidents in the Movies: American History and Politics on Screen. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 978-0230113282 Item not available from this repository.

Conference or Workshop Item

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2018) Sound Design, Music and the Birth of Evil in Twin Peaks: The Return. In: Music and the Moving Image, 24-27 May 2018, NYU Steinhardt, New York. (Unpublished)
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Marshall, Kingsley and Loydell, Rupert (2018) Sound Design, Music and The Birth of Evil in Twin Peaks: The Return. In: Music & The Moving Image, 27 May 2018, NYU, New York.
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Marshall, Kingsley (2018) Sound and Music Use in Twin Peaks: The Return. In: Sound and Storytelling, Dodge College, Chapman University, Los Angeles, USA.
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Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2014) Thinking Outside the Box: Brian Eno, music, movement and light. In: Music and Moving Image, Steinhardt, New York University. Item not available from this repository.

Loydell, Rupert and Marshall, Kingsley (2014) Control & Surrender: Eno Remixed: Collaboration and Oblique Strategies. In: Modular Forms, Roehampton University. Item not available from this repository.

Other

Fox, Neil and Llinares, Dario and Marshall, Kingsley (2015) The Cinematologists. UNSPECIFIED.

Events

YearDescription
2018

Black Mirror: USS Callister, Anatomy of a Show
with director Toby Haynes
Panel Chair
Royal Television Society: Public Event, May 2018

2018

Marshall, Kingsley & Loydell, Rupert. 2018. "Sound, Music and The Birth of Evil in Twin Peaks: The Return"
Music & The Moving Image Conference, New York University, June 2018

2018

Q&A: Line Producing: Michael S Constable & Filiz-Theres Erel (Make Up, Freefire)
Falmouth University, May 2018

2018

Marshall, Kingsley. 2018. "Sound and Music Use in Twin Peaks: The Return"
Sound and Storytelling Conference, CNA
Dodge College, Chapman University, Los Angeles, April 2018

2017

Delicious: Anatomy of a Show
with Dan Sefton (Writer, Producer) & Phillippa Giles (Producer)
Panel Chair
Royal Television Society: Breaking into Media

2017

Wilderness (Doherty, 2017)
Introduction/Q&A, WTW Cinema, Truro, November 2017
Introduction/Q&A, Newlyn Filmhouse, Newlyn, November 2017
Introduction/Q&A, Cornwall Film Festival, November 2017

2017

Supporting Independent Feature Film Production
Panel Chair, Aesthetica Film Festival, York, November 2017

2017

ICA Crossings Film Season: Blackboards
Introduction/Q&A, WTW Cinema, Truro, September 2017
https://www.ica.art/whats-on/season/crossings-stories-migration

2017

ICA Crossings Film Season: Fire at Sea
Introduction/Q&A, Newlyn Filmhouse, September 2017
Newlyn Filmhouse, September 2017
https://www.ica.art/whats-on/season/crossings-stories-migration

2017

Q&A: Alice Lowe (Director: Prevenge)
Falmouth University, May 2017

2016

Q&A: Toby Haynes (Director: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Sherlock, Doctor Who)
Royal Television Society: Breaking into Media

2014

BFI: Days of Fear and Wonder
Introduction, THX1138 (George Lucas) & Primer (Shane Carruth)
The Poly, Falmouth, November 2014

2014

Introduction: Patrick Hurley, Distribution Manager, Dogwoof
Panel Chair
World Documentary Conference
Falmouth University, September 2014
Falmouth University

2014

Marshall, Kingsley & Loydell, Rupert. 2014. "Thinking Inside The Box: Brian Eno, Music, Movement & Light"
Music & The Moving Image Conference
New York University, New York, May 2014

2014

Marshall, Kingsley & Loydell, Rupert. 2014. "Control & Surrender. Eno Remixed: Collaboration and Oblique Strategies"
Modular Form Conference
Roehampton University, March 2014

2013

Marshall, Kingsley. 2013. "Stone/Dubya: The Improbable President"
The Films of Oliver Stone Conference
Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey, November 2013

2013

Malady & Mortality Conference
Panel Chair
Falmouth University, September 2013

2012

Marshall, Kingsley. 2012. "i, Robot: What are these synthetic beings, how does cinema make use of them and, most importantly, what separates them from us?"
Sci-Fi Conference, November 2012

2012

Marshall, Kingsley & Jones, Russ. 2012. "Cinematic Spatiality & Sonic Branding"
Music & The Moving Image Conference
New York University, New York, June 2012

2011

Ethnomusicology Conference
Panel Chair
Falmouth University, September 2011

2009

Invited Speaker
Marshall, Kingsley. 2009. "Frost/Nixon: Looking for a Way Back Into the Sun"
Remembering Watergate Conference
Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, November 2009

2009

Marshall, Kingsley, Shear, Tim & Truran, Chris. 2009. "AltDiss: Creativity, Reflection & TV Production Practice"
Media Education Summit
Liverpool John Moores University, September 2009

2009

Marshall, Kingsley. 2009. "Frost/Nixon: Looking for a Way Back Into the Sun"
Nixon and the Making of Modern America Conference
Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, May 2009

Teaching

Areas of teaching

dissertation
Filmmaking practice
Philosophy
Sound Design
Film Journalism
Interviewin
Screenwriting

Courses taught

MA Film & Television
BA(Hons) Film

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Royal Television Society
NAHEMI
Rebel Film Festival
Celtic Film Festival
Cornwall Film Festival

Business engagement

Intellectual property

Hard Cracked the Wind (2018, Dir: Mark Jenkin) - Composer - Narrative Short
Project 18 (2018, Dir: Ryan Mackfall) - Producer - Narrative Short
Wilderness (2016, Dir: Justin Doherty) - Executive Producer - Narrative Feature

Business engagement case studies

Ridley Scott Associates Placement Programme
Make Up (2018, Dir: Claire Oakley) - Narrative Feature
Project 18 (2018, Dir: Ryan Mackfall) - Narrative Short
NBC/Universal Hothouse Programme (2014-)
Bait (2017, Dir: Mark Jenkin) - Narrative Feature
Wilderness (2016, Dir: Justin Doherty) - Narrative Feature
DRG Work Placement Programme (2017-)
Brown Willy (2015, Dir: Brett Harvey) - Narrative Feature
Bronco's House (2014, Dir: Mark Jenkin) - Narrative Featurette
To The Sea (2013, Dir: Corin Taylor) - Narrative Short
Warp Films Work Placement Programme

Professional engagement