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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...

“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...

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...

“That would be wrong”: Errol Morris and his Use of Home Movies (as Metalanguages) in Feature Documentaries

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...And so, here’s Abu Ghraib, the filmmaker [Errol Morris] continued, where you have these people actually saying these things, saying, “That would be wrong.” And yet they’re in the middle of this insane muddle. (Dollar 2008)Abu Ghraib Prison,...

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

Susan Aasman

Susan Aasman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. As a media historian and active researcher, she has written extensively about the history of amateur media and the history of documentary filmmaking. Since 2012, she has served as the chief editor for the Dutch Journal for Media History. 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

...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...

Glimpses of a Hidden History: Exploring Irish Amateur Collections, 1930–70

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In an interview with filmmaker Alan Gilsenan for his documentary series Home Movie Nights (1996),Examined in more detail by Barry Monahan in this collection. poet Sara Berkeley, who grew up in the Dublin suburb of Raheny in the 1970s...

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...

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...

The Photographic Hangover: Reconsidering the Aesthetics of the Postwar 8mm Home Movie

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The August 1946 issue of Movie Makers, a filmmaking magazine published by the American Amateur Cinema League, features an article titled “Snapshot vs. Movie Shot” (Bergmann 1946, 423). Prefaced with the subheading “What still cameramen...

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...