John Ellis was the ADAPT project leader (or Principal Investigator). He has been Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway University of London since 2002.
John Ellis was one of the founders of Large Door Productions and worked there as a producer of TV documentaries on both video and film from 1982-1999. His productions include The Man who Ruined the British Film Industry (1996) , Brazil: Beyond Citizen Kane (1993) , The Holy Family Album (1991) and French Cooking in Ten Minutes (1995) , as well as three series of Visions, Channel 4’s first cinema magazine programme.
John Ellis’s influential academic publications include Documentary: Witness and Self-presentation (Routledge, 2012), TV FAQ (IB Tauris, 2007), Seeing Things (IB Tauris, 2000), Visible Fictions (Routledge, 1982) and Language and Materialism (with Rosalind Coward, Routledge, 1977). A full list of his articles can be found here.