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Dr. Fritz Kohle

Senior Lecturer, Media Production

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      Research interests

      Fritz Kohle is an IMEM faculty-member, graduated from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and obtained his masters at the Northern-Media School, Sheffield Hallam University. In March 2018 he was awarded a Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh (Thesis: Whose documentary is it anyway?)

      Fritz worked as location manager on the Channel 4 UK feature-film Prometheus, was Head of Productions at the Lux-Centre London and Field Producer for iBeam Europe. As freelance Producer in London, he contributed to the German TV-series Marienhof with a daily viewership exceeding 6 million. He post-produced feature-films for Studio Babelsberg Berlin, including Wim Wender's Soul of a Man, and Jackie Chan's 80 Days Around the World.

      Until 2007 Fritz was Bigfoot Entertainment's Head of Post Production and then joined New York Universities Tisch School of the Arts as Assistant Director for the Production Centre, contributing to the establishment of the NYU Singapore Campus.

      Publications include the book Medienmacher Heute, published in collaboration with Ludwigsburg Film Academy, Germany, various chapter contributions on Social Media in collaboration with Professor Vladlena Benson of Kingston University, chapter contributions for Professor Baris Coban of Dogus University, Turkey, various peer-reviewed and published papers as well screenings of his documentaries in the Philippines, Vietnam, USA, the Netherlands and Germany.


      Film, television, media production, social media, documentary.

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      Research Output

      Reappraising social media : the rise of the global digital family

      Kohle, FH., 2018, Handbook of research on examining cultural policies through digital communication . Önay Dogan, B. & Ünlü, DG. (eds.). IGI Global, p. 362-390 29 p. (Advances in multimedia and interactive technologies).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    • Whose documentary is it anyway?

      Kohle, FH., 2 Oct 2017

      Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    • Social Media in Documentary Practice

      Kohle, FH., 2016, Analyzing the strategic role of social networking in firm growth and productivity. Benson, V., Tuninga, R. & Saridakis, G. (eds.). Hershey: IGI Global, p. 188-213 26 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    • Abuse of the social media brain : implications for mediaproducers and educators (Chapter 5)

      Kohle, FH. & Raj, S. J., 2015, Implications of social media use in personal and professional settings. Benson, V. & Morgan, S. (eds.). Hersey: IGI Global, p. 1-311

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    • Journalistic independence : how social media are reshaping power structures in news broadcasting

      Kohle, FH., Raj, S. J. & Mazo, L., 2015, In : Social, Health and Communication Studies. 2, 1, p. 74-100

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    • Activities

      • 1 Contribution at a conference
      • 1 Contribution at workshop, seminar, course
      • 1 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

      Chair panel 'The virtual world : journalism, film-making and social media'

      FH Kohle (Chair)

      27 Jun 2014

      Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at a conference

      Pinoys conquering the world: how to produce independent Filipino films for an international market

      FH Kohle (Speaker)

      23 Jul 2011

      Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

      ASEAN film workshop (Association of South East Asian Nations) : Part of the ASEAN ROK filmmakers initiative at UP campus Los Banos

      FH Kohle (Speaker)

      15 Jul 20098 Aug 2009

      Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course


      Award for documentary/film: God, church, pills and condoms

      Kohle, Fritz (Recipient), 25 Dec 2011

      Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)