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Tommy Spaanheden

LECTURER

The Film, Photography and Literary Composition
Unit
Visiting address
Storgatan 43
41138 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

About Tommy Spaanheden

Tommy Spaanheden is a teacher at the bachelor´s programme in film composition at Valand Academy. He has his background as a song writer and music producer. In the mid 90,s he expanded his field into film work with a speciality in sound design.

During this time he was also a part of initiating the School of Film Directing which now is the film unit of Valand Academy. He is a certified trainer in editing tools and has a lot of post production experience in film making. He has done animations and visuals for stage screening as well as color grading for film. Tommy Spaanheden has during the last years done research in rhythm and how to identify and use rhythmic components to communicate within art, especially in film.

- Rhythm is patterns of movement. These patterns tell you things about people and the world. It is not science, you do this de-coding everyday, even when you are not aware of it. I strongly believe that the understanding of rhythm opens up a new perspective on communication within a work of art.