Khalid Almkhlaafy

Academics

Khalid Almkhlaafy

Programme Leader, BA(Hons) Film and Diploma in Broadcast Media
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  • MA (Mass Communications), University of Leicester, UK
  • MEd (Education), University of Sheffield, UK
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) University of Sheffield, UK
  • BA Honours (French & Arabic with Politics), University of Westminster, UK

Khalid Al Mkhlaafy is an artist, film and video producer, and educator who has worked in three continents. Khalid’s expertise spans a wide range of media production and post-production skills, including editing and colour grading, audio post, live multi-camera operation and live streaming, aerial cinematography, steadicam operation, 360-degree video and virtual reality. 

He holds two Master’s degrees and has worked for clients such as Fuji TV, BBC, United Nations, NHK and Fuji Rock Festival. He has taught media‐related courses at universities and colleges in Japan, USA, UK and more recently Singapore, where he is the programme leader for the BA Film and Diploma in Broadcast Media

Khalid has worked on a range of international projects, from documentaries and short films, to more traditional video art which has been screened internationally. In 2006, he won the first prize for the local shorts section at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for his film The Daydream, which he wrote and directed.

Khalid brings a rich portfolio of storytelling and community engagement through film and video. His students are continuously engaged in research and community projects, as well as a variety of industry collaborations, allowing them to be exposed to new media technologies.

Awards
  • Writer and director, The Daydream, First Prize in Local Shorts Section, Rhode Island International Film Festival (2006).
Research and Practice
  • Live 360-degree video live stream supervision, DICATS International Conference (23 February 2019).
  • Production supervision, live 360-degree video theatre performance by Professor Steve Dixon and Paul Sermon, Virtually No Exit (19–20 July 2018).
  • Multi-camera live stream supervision, LASALLE Lunchtime Concerts; Singapore (May 2016–April 2019).
  • Live visual effects production, LASALLE Public Lecture: Paul Sermon; Singapore (May 2016).
  • Inspirational videos, Opening Ceremony of Singapore Paragames 2015; Singapore (December 2015).
     
Current Research and Practice

Roles of virtual reality, 360-degree filmmaking, 3D immersive audio and the concept of perspective, as well as the practice of live streaming in this format.

Research Interests
  • Semiotics.
  • Race and media representation.
  • Visual literacy in the 21st century and its impact on the written word.
  • Media globalisation and hegemony.
  • Virtual reality filmmaking.