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PhD Doctor of Philosophy

 

Title.

Pay to Win, Play to Lose: A Study of the Synergies between the film and the video game industries

 

Thesis Outline.

Research into the synergies and collaboration between the video game and film industries over the past couple of decades. Researching aspects such as narrative, marketing/PR, audience reaction and adaptation.


Biography.

I am both a BA (Bachelor of Arts) and an MA (Master of Arts) graduate from the University of Sunderland in Film, Media and Cultural studies. I am passionate about Animated film, video games and modern technology (VR, Computers, Consoles etc.)

 

Research Activities.

Video Games Studies (Adaptation, Marketing/PR, Narrative, Audience) Animated & Disney Film (Pixar & Western Animation) Modern Media (VR, Video Games)

Citations And Presentations.

Emotionality In Pixar: Inside Out (2015): https://www.academia.edu/32197980/Emotionality_In_Pixar_Inside_Out_2015_ Wall E: Use of the Musical Film and Mise en Scene:

https://www.academia.edu/40465998/Wall_E_Use_of_the_Musical_Film_and_Mise_en_Scene Political Identity in Zootropolis (Zootpia: USA):

https://www.academia.edu/40466036/Political_Identities_in_Animated_Film_Representations_of_Gender_Ethnicity_and_Religion_in_Zootropolis_Zo otopia_USA_

 

 

 

 

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Alex Hicks


Contact Details.

bg52ca@student.sunderland.ac.uk

Arts and Creative Industries

Director of Studies

Professor Clarissa Smith

Supervisors

Dr Susan Smith

 

 

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