高級講師

sobelc@hkbu.edu.hk
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教育: 
Ph.D in Film Studies , Hong Kong Baptist University

專業範疇: 
Cultural Studies & Film / Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China Cinema / Film & Politics / Cinema Therapy/Film Screenwriting and Directing

主要成就: 
2017 Chan Ka Lok Sobel (edited, 2017). 《香港電視天書》Hong Kong Television Creative Guidebook (written by Dr. Ng Chun Bong, the former department head of Cinema and Television, HKBU). Hong Kong: Screen Unlimited, 2017. (Successfully get a publication grant of $32,700 from Hong Kong Art Development Council for publication)
2013 Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2013). Handbook of Writing Film Comment. Hong Kong: Silver Screens Publisher.
2011 Ng Ho and Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2011). Handbook of Scriptwriting. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher. 
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2011). Studies on Hong Kong Film, Television and New Media. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2011). Floating Love. Hong Kong: CulturePlus. (Novel)
2008 Chan Ka Lok Sobel and Chu Li (2008, November). Politics on the Silver Screen : The Hong Kong Handover and Identity Politics in Hong Kong Films. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher. 

 

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Academic Preparation

2017     Certificate of the Standard Mental Health First Aid, The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
2017     Certificate Programme in Cinema Therapy, Zur Institute
2005     Ph.D. in Film Studies, Department of Cinema and Television, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
1999     MA in Film Directing and Theory (Beijing Film Academy)
1996     BA in Film and Television (Hong Kong Baptist University)
1995     Certificate in Film Production (Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Training Center)
1994     Certificate in Film and TV Scriptwriting (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing Studies)

Employment History

Assistant Professor and Subject Group Leader of Electronic Media, Department of Journalism, Higher Education of Chu Hai College (2007-2009)
Assistant Professor and Programme Coordinator of English Communication, Department of Communication, Macao University (2005-2007)
Part-Time Lecturer for Hong Kong Art School, Lingnan University Community College, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, etc (1998-2005)
Producer, Director, Scriptwriter, Cameraman for TV stations and various Film companies (1998-2005)
Reporter, Editor, Writer in News media (1998-2005)

Professional Qualification/Membership

2017-     Membership for Asian Cinema Studies Society (ACSS)
2016-     Membership for Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
2014-     Jury of Professionals Associated with Film Culture/Education (Hong Kong Film Awards)
2013-     Member of Hong Kong Professional Teachers Union
2010-     Member of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)
2010-     Member of China Association of Intercultural Committee (CAFIC)
2009-    Invited Member for CILECT Asia-Pacific Association (CAPA) at Beijing Film Academy
2007-    Professional Member of International Association of Theatre of Critics (Hong Kong)

Professional & Administration Experience in HKBU

Scriptwriting Thesis Supervisor and Coordinator for Year 3 MFA students thesis project 1 and 2 (scriptwriting)
Acting Programme Director of Cultural Literacy Programme, School of Communication, HKBU (Sep, 2016-Jan, 2017)
Members of QAC Sub-Committee on Self-Financed Sub-Degree Programmes (2009-2015)
Programme Director of Professional Programme in Film, Academy of Film, School of Communication, HKBU (2011-2015)
School Representative of Working Group for the Review and Revision of the University's Consultancy and Investigational Work Policy (2014/15)
Principal module writer and planner for Master of Arts in Producing for Film,    Television and New-Media was launched in Sep, 2013. And I individually wrote 8 major courses for the programme.
Principal module writer and planner for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative  Writing for Film, Television and New Media was approved by Senate on May 28 ,2012. And I individually wrote 15 major courses and 7 elective courses for the programme.
Principal module writer and planner for Professional Programme in Film (2 year study mode) was approved by Senate on May 28 2012.
Chief Programme Planner and Principal Writer of Acting for Film and Television    (Higher Diploma and Diploma) in 2009-2010.
Vice-Chairperson of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival. 

Academic Reader or Assessor 

External Reader for the Book proposal from Edinburgh University Press
2016, External Reviewer of Academic Paper of Chinese Journal of Communication (CUHK)
External Assessor for research grant proposal entitled as “ Crime fiction and films of Hong Kong in the 60s from the research committee of Lingnan University. The proposal is aimed for the General Research Fund (GRF)/Early Career Scheme (ECS) of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong in November, 2016. 

Academic Consultancies and External Advisor 

University Honorary Scholar of School of Continuing Education, HKBU, 2017-2019.
External examination paper moderator for Associate Degree programme at College of Education, HKBU, 2016.
External Academic of New Proposed Concentration Studies (Associate of Arts (Creative Media Writing) from College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University in August, 2014.
External Programme Advisory Committee and Model Vetter for Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Convergent Media and Communication Technology (CMCT) Programme from 2016-2019 and Bachelor of Journalism and Communication (Honours) (BJC) Programme of school of communication, Hang Seng Management College on 22th, 23th January, 2010 and 7th, Feb, 2013.
Accreditation Panel (Subject Expert on Infotainment Production and Broadcasting ) for the captioned exercise of the Hong Kong College of Technology Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications in Sep and Oct, 2011. 

Teaching Experience in HKBU
(Courses offered and Taught )

MFA Level

  • CTV 7360- Ideas, Story, Script
  • CTV 7110- Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop
  • CTV 7082- MFA Thesis Project 1 and 2
  • CTV 7330- MFA Internship (Supervisor)
  • CTV 7230- Postgraduate Seminar on Chinese New Wave Cinema
  • CTV 7310-Independent Study-Special Topics (Film and Philosophy)
  • CTV 7480-Special Topics: Aesthetics and Appreciation (Cinema therapy)
     

Undergraduate Level

  • FILM 3036-Hong Kong and Taiwan Cinema


Higher Diploma Level

  • A.F. 1240- Creative Writing 1
  • A.F. 2690-Scriptwriting
  • A.F.2230- Supervisor of HD final year projects
  • A.F.2460-Script Analysis
  • A.F.1230-Scriptwriting Workshop
  • A.F.1290-Supervision of Internship
  • A.F. 2440-Research and Storytelling
  • A.F. 3120-Great Works in Film
  • A.F. 1140-Film History
  • A.F. 1180-Video Production
  • A.F. 1130- Film Appreciation 1 (World Cinema)
  • A.F. 2130-Film Appreciation 2 (Hong Kong Film)
  • A.F. 1150- Introduction of Film Production
  • A.F. 1170- TV Studio Production 
     

Scholarly/ Creative/ Professional Work

A. Creative and Professional Works for International Film Festivals

"The Goddess” (produced, directed and written by Sobel Chan) official selected in Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum 2017 (HAF 2017), organized by Hong Kong Film International Festival and Filmart. And the project is also invited by Create HK and Hong Kong Film Development Council to present in 2017 Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Macao Film Creativity Investment Forum and Trade Fair on 25-26, July, 2017. The film project is highly appraised and reported by English channel of CCTV, Movie View, Screen, etc.
“Fearless Neighbours” (co-written by Sobel Chan), official invitation for short film catalog of Festival De Cannes 2017.
"Silence and Taboo” (produced by Sobel Chan) , official selection in 33. KASSELER DOKUMENTARFILM-UND VIDEOFEST 2016), (15-20, November, 2016)
“Winter Cicadas”(Produced by Sobel Chan), was the official selected film in Singapore, Thus have I seen (THIS), International Buddhist Film Festival, 2016. in Marche Du Cinema, Cannes Film Festival, 15th, May, 2015, International Buddhist Film Festival, 2014, and Focus on China: Winter Cicadas in IBFF 2013 Vancouver (International Buddhist Film Festival).
“The Armor of Flying Dragon” (Directed and Written by Sobel Chan) was selected into the Co-FPC (Co-production Film Pitch and Catch) of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival, 16-19, June, 2013.
“League of HK Movie Heroes” (Directed and Written by Sobel Chan) was selected into the Finalists of HAF/Fox Chinese Film Development Award, the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum, 2013.


B. Scholar Books and Academic Book Chapters (under peer review)

Chan Ka Lok Sobel (edited, 2017). 《香港電視天書》Hong Kong Television Creative Guidebook (written by Dr. Ng Chun Bong, the former department head of Cinema and Television, HKBU). Hong Kong: Screen Unlimited, 2017. (Successfully get a publication grant of $32,700 from Hong Kong Art Development Council for publication)
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2013). Handbook of Writing Film Comment. Hong Kong: Silver Screens Publisher.
陳家樂(2012)。〈民族性/香港性的南下北上:(新)少林寺電影的啟示〉。載於《華語電影工業:歷史流變與跨地合作》(頁265-275)。中國:廣西師範大學出版社。
Ng Ho and Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2011). Handbook of Scriptwriting. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher. 
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2011). Studies on Hong Kong Film, Television and New Media. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2011). Floating Love. Hong Kong: CulturePlus. (Novel)
Chan Ka Lok Sobel and Chu Li. (July, 2010). Signification of 64 Incident in Hong Kong Film. in That night at Tiananmen Square-1989 China's Pro-democracy Movement in Retrospect and Prospect. Hong Kong:The City University of Hong Kong . pp.257-281.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (30, March, 2010). The Image of Patients and its Signification in Hong Kong Cinema and Television. in Health issues in Chinese Contexts (Vol.4) . U.S.A.: Nova Science Publisher. pp.13-16.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (Sep, 2009). Invisible Instability of Hong Kong City and Human Relationship: Representation of Virus in Hong Kong Films. in Health issues in Chinese Contexts (Vol.1) . U.S.A.: Nova Science Publisher. pp.187-190
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (July, 2009). The Image of Doctors and its Signification in Hong Kong Cinema and Television. in Health issues in Chinese Contexts  (Vol.2) . U.S.A.: Nova Science Publisher. pp.205-208
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (July,2009). Virus in Zombie Films from a Chinese Perspective. in Health issues in Chinese Contexts (Vol.3) . U.S.A.: Nova Science Publisher. pp.155-159.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (17, March,2009). The Politics of Sound Silence: Women Image in Cinema, in Silenced Women. U.S.A.: Nova Science Publisher. pp.3-7.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel and Chu Li (2008, November). Politics on the Silver Screen : The Hong Kong Handover and Identity Politics in Hong Kong Films. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher. 
Chan Ka Lok Sobel, Stephanie Ng and Liu Zhi Keung (2007 June). Hong Kong Cinema: Nostalgia and Ideology. Hong Kong: International Association of Theatre of Critics (Hong Kong).
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2007). Next-generation of Macao scriptwriters. Macao: Macao University. 
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2006). Film Appreciation and Culture. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Open University.

C. Academic Journal, Bulletin Publications (under peer-review)

2017 Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2017). Reflexive Study of the Original Intent and Remake Aesthetics of The Goddess, In Cinema Study (2017). Beijing: Chinese Film Publisher. 
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2017). The Politics of Sound Volume: The Image and Identity of Women in Films revisited. In Bulletin, Society of Comparative Literature, A.A.H.K.U.S.U. Hong Kong University.
2013 陳家樂 (2013) 。〈《白蛇傳》的圖騰文化、女性書寫、變形與現形的性別權力〉。載於 《電影新作》(2013年1期,總205期)(頁24-27):上海:電影新作出版社。
2011 〈育人與樹人——北京電影學院紀念陳波兒同志逝世60周年研討會綜述如何挑選電影人材——北京電影學院第十屆國際學生影視作品展綜述〉。中國:北京電影學院學報(第104期)(頁93-98)。
2008 Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2008). Study on Hong Kong Action Movies. In Chu Hai Journal. Hong Kong: Chu Hai College of Higher Education.

D. International Conference Paper Presentation (under peer review)

2017 Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2017). Studies on the Storytelling technique of “Journey to the West” in trans-media from different countries. How it can be integrated into film education curriculum?. In CILECT Congress Step across the Border: Trans media Strategies & Interdisciplinary Approaches, organized by The CILECT, from 24-26, October, 2017 in Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdk), Zurich, Switzerland.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2017). How to commercialize film ideas for film investment forum globally: Case Study of the remake version of “The Goddess”. In The Third Global Creative Industries Conference: Where Creative Industries Have Been and Where They Would Go? (第三屆全球創意產業研討會創意產業的過去和將來) Organized by Global Creative Industries Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, the University of Hong Kong
(香港大學文學院現代語言與文化學院全球創意產業課程). From 2-3,Sep, 2017.
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2017). Textual analysis on Chinese-style storytelling of Spring Fever (2009) and A Touch of Sin  (2013). In The 12th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Poetics of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Studies Society, the conference is planned for July 10-12, 2017, at Lancaster University, UK.

Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2017). Reflexive Study of the Original Intent and Remake Aesthetics of The Goddess, In Women and Silent Screen 9. Co-sponsored by Shanghai Theatre Academy and Contemporary Cinema, June, 16-18, 2017.

陳家樂(2017). 《反思重新書寫《神女》劇本的創新思路》。在「默片後的女性:歷史與方法論:第九屆年會國際學術研究會:女性與默片」由上海戲劇學院及《當代電影》聯合舉辦,2017年6月16-18日。
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2017). Studies on Screenwriting Pedagogy from Chinese Perspective in New Era (part 2). Presented in RIDCH Conferences on Digital Humanities 2017: Digitization of the Humanities and New Ways of Teaching, organized by Hong Kong Open University from 1-3 June, 2017.
2016 Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2016). Designing a Screen Character through the Character Archetype and Enneagram: Case study of “ To be Number One., in The Screenwriter Summit of the Fifth International Conference of Chinese Film Scriptwriters from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan. organized by Shanghai Theatre Academy, Contemporary Cinema, and 29th, October, 2016.
陳家樂 (2016)。〈從原型人物至銀幕角色:以《跛豪》為個案分析〉。《世紀之問:我們的銀幕主人公都哪兒了:內地、香港、台灣電影編劇研討會》。(2016年10月28日)。上海:上海戲劇學院、中國電影文學學會、《當代電影》雜誌社。
Chan Ka Lok  Sobel (2016). Studies on Screenwriting Pedagogy from Chinese Perspective in New Era. (Presented in RIDCH Conferences 2016: “Digital Art and Film”), organized by Hong Kong Open University from 4-6 July 2016.
2015 Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2015). Studies on Hong Kong Film and Media Education. (The 10th Annual conference of Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, organized by Chu Hai College of Higher Education, 14-15, March, 2015)
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2015). Filmic Historiography of Greek Mythology. (CINECRI’15: 11. International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference, organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center, June 10-11, 2015)
Chan Ka Lok Sobel (2015). The Consciousness and Identity of Robots from the Perspective of Hollywood and HK Films and Media Arts (Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, June 10-12, New York, USA.)
2010 Studies on Intertextuality of Green Snake in Hong Kong Novel and Cinema.  (2010 Shanghai Normal University International Conference of ICC, organized by Shanghai Normal University, 28-29, December, 2010)
Studies on the Teaching Principles, Pedagogy, Learning Method and Outcomes, and Social Demands of Manpower of Film Education from New Secondary Curriculum to  Tertiary Education under the 3+3+4 Education Reform in Hong Kong nowadays. (HKAECT Conference 2010“Multiliteracies for the 21st Century: Education, Communication and Technology”, 25-27 November,2010年9月29日, Admirality Learning Centre, HKU SPACE, Hong Kong, co--organized by :Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology (HKAECT) & HKU SPACE)
The Original Essence and Directors’Deduction: A Comparative Study on the Film The Chinese Ghost Story.(8th  Biennial Conference of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association (PACA 2010), organized by Shenzhen University, College of Mass Communication, 16-18 July 2010 Shenzhen University, China)
Icons of Ideology and Visual Politics: When Cinema meets Fashion.  (The 16th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, organized by South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, P.R. China, 18-20, June, 2010.)
2009 Comparative Studies on Hong Kong and American TV Political Campaign Programme. (China Association for Intercultural Communication & Association for Chinese Communication Studies International Conference on Intercultural Communication between China and the World: Interpersonal, Organizational and Mediated Perspectives, 11-14, June, 2009)
2008 Asian Cinema and Hollywood Re-makes: Cultural Hybridization and Difference in the Age of Global Capitalism. (the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies Conference on Ethnic Identity, Hybridity and Intercultural Communication at the Marriot Downtown in Louisville Kentucky, U.S.A.,2008)
Hong Kong styled romance: Studies on Yip's Romance Trilogy (Cross-territorial:  Culture, Aesthetics and Industry in Chinese Cinema  held by Shanghai University in Mid-July, 2008)
Before and After Hong Kong Handover: Studies on Hong Kong Triad Society Films.(The Cross-Strait Conference on Media & Current Affairs co-held by Macau University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and City University of Hong Kong in 14-15 June 2008.)
Filmic Metamorphosis: the relationship between film concept and film form(Communication Ecology in Greater China under the Digital Era held by Chu Hai College of Higher Education,2008)
2002 The Politicization of the Independent Film. The Case of Fruit Chan's Film. (The Joint Postgraduate conference of CUHK and HKBU. 2002)
Presentation of the film "Yellow" . To promote the Care and Well Being of Elders in Hong Kong. (10th Annual congress of Gerontology, 2002)

Scholarly/Creative/Artistic/Professional Activities

A. Research and Publication Grant (externally-funded)

  • Hong Kong Television Creative Guidebook. (With grant from Hong Kong Art Development Council, 2017)
  • As Co-investigator with Dr. Camille Deprez (principal investigator) for GRF application about ‘The Documentary Film in India (1948-1975)’.  The GRF application had been recently successfully applied.
  • Handbook of Writing Film Comment. Hong Kong: Silver Screens Publisher. (With grant from Hong Kong Art Development Council, 2013)
  • Studies on Hong Kong Film, Television and New Media. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher. (with grant from Hong Kong Art Development Council, 2011)
  • Politics on the Silver Screen : The Hong Kong Handover and Identity Politics in Hong Kong Films. Hong Kong: Cosmos Publisher. (with grant from Hong Kong Art Development Council, 2008)


B. Staff Development Grant (Internally-funded)

  • Lover. Hong Kong: Culture Plus. (with grant from Staff Development Grant from Academy of Film, 2011)