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Home Movies and Amateur Film as National Cinema

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...There is little doubt that the mid-1990s was a watershed moment for archivists and scholars in the discovery and appreciation of amateur films and home movies. In her 1994 study of film archives, Penelope Houston noted how “many...

“I am a time archaeologist”: Some Reflections on the Filmmaking Practice of Péter Forgács

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Over the last three decades, the Hungarian film and video artist Péter Forgács has produced a body of work that has gained him an international reputation. He once famously described himself as a “time archaeologist” (Spieker 2002), someone...

Starring Sally Peshlakai: Rewriting the Script for Tad Nichols’s 1939 Navajo Rug Weaving

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction The library cart next to me is stacked with video transfers of amateur films. I am looking for films that might be candidates for a film preservation grant: footage that is pleasing to the eye and culturally significant...

Working at Home: Tarnation, Amateur Authorship, and Self-Inscription in the Digital Age

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I have worked alone and at home, on films of seemingly no commercial value… “at home” with a medium I love, making films I care for as surely as I have as a father cared for my children. As these home movies have come to be valued, have...

The Amateur Film: From Artifact to Anecdote

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This chapter concerns one amateur film—The Chief’s Half Day (W. S. Dobson, 1961)—and presents a narrative that reflects on the analytical process of interpretation and evaluation. It suggests that the status of this and other amateur films...

Joseph Morder, the “Filmateur”: An Interview with Joseph Morder

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Dominique Bluher: I would like to devote this interview to the notion of the “amateur,” not only because it is particularly meaningful with respect to your work, but also because in French the word “amateur” does not only mean a hobbyist...

Home Movies in the Age of Web 2.0: The Case of “Star Wars Kid”

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction: The age of Web 2.0 “Web 2.0” was initially coined by electronic information consultant Darcy DiNucci in 1999, and was described as something that “will be understood not as screenfuls of text and graphics, but as a transport...

Towards Mobile Filmmaking 2.0: Amateur Filmmaking as an Alternative Cultural Practice

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Over the last decade, mobile documentary filmmaking has evolved from an underground and art-house practice into an egalitarian moving-image one. In an international context, mobile films and mobile documentaries or “mobile-mentaries...

Amateur Film, Automobility and the Cinematic Aesthetics of Leisure

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Dr. Gail Jackson tied the luggage to the roof of their Hudson and took his wife, Mabel, and their sons Phil and Fred, west on a holiday in the summer of 1947. He also packed his oval-shaped Keystone K-8 8mm movie camera with a key for its...

Saving Private Reels: Archival Practices and Digital Memories (Formerly Known as Home Movies) in the Digital Age

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...From its invention in the nineteenth century, film fulfilled the wish to record and preserve historical time. Cinema seemed to provide the perfect instrument for making a record of fleeting moments, of time itself. This “archival desire”—as...