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Centre for Film and Screen


Frederick Baker

Senior Research Associate in Visual Archaeology

​Frederick Baker is a film scholar, visual archaeologist and film director. His feature and documentary films for the BBC and Arte have won awards worldwide and have also been shown at Cannes. Active as an arts based researcher, his work on projection mapping and expanded cinema, has been published in the ‘Art of Projectionism’ (Czernin Verlag, 2007). His most recent work, “The Return of Harry Lime” (2014) was the first film mapped onto the Bridge of Sighs, St John’s College. A specialist in Austrian Cinema, he has published extensively on Carol Reed’s classic ‘The Third Man’ and is the founder of Cambridge’s annual international research symposium ‘Picturing Austrian Cinema’. Current research includes: a film essay on 120 years of Austrian film, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Arthur Schnitzler’s relationship to cinema and the role of film in recent political protest movements. In the field of the digital humanities his current EU funded research, concerns the proto-cinema of prehistoric rock-art and its digital presentation through interactive 3D film in both cinema and exhibition spaces.


McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3ER


Tel. 0043-664-1811033

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Link to short clip from the Mapping film “The Return of Harry Lime”