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Amateur Filmmaking

Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

by Laura Rascaroli

Laura Rascaroli is Senior Lecturer and Co-director, Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, Ireland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Gwenda Young

Gwenda Young is Lecturer in Film Studies and Co-director of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, Ireland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is Lecturer in Film Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781628929935
  • ISBN:
    9781628929935 (online)

    9781441139054 (hardback)

    9781441191496 (paperback)

    9781441106810 (epub)

    9781441101938 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
Amateur Filmmaking
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With the advent of digital filmmaking and critical recognition of the relevance of self expression, first-person narratives, and personal practices of memorialization, interest in the amateur moving image has never been stronger. Bringing together key scholars in the field, and revealing the rich variety of amateur filmmaking-from home movies of Imperial India and film diaries of life in contemporary China, to the work of leading auteurs such as Joseph Morder and Péter Forgács-Amateur Filmmaking highlights the importance of amateur cinema as a core object of critical interest across an array of disciplines. With contributions on the role of the archive, on YouTube, and on the impact of new technologies on amateur filmmaking, these essays offer the first comprehensive examination of this growing field.