Dr Charlotte Crofts is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Video Production at University of West of England. She originally did her PhD on Angela Carter’s writing for radio, film and television (since published by MUP), before running away to film school where she trained as an editor. She went on to work in the industry and to direct her own short films which have been screened at various international film festivals (including Rushes Soho Shorts, Brief Encounters, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Seagate Foyle). She returned to academia in 2003, where she became Course Director of the BA (Hons) Digital Film and Video at London South Bank University. Her research is both practice based and through traditional publication and she is currently working on a documentary on the impact of emerging digital technologies (including High Definition) on the feature film industry. Charlotte is Chair of the Practice Section, on the Editorial Board of Journal of Media Practice and Associate Editor of ScreenWork.