Documenting Ourselves: Film, Video and Culture (BOK)

Sharon R. Sherman

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What happens when we turn the camera on ourselves? This question has long plagued documentary filmmakers concerned with issues of reflexivity, subject participation, and self-consciousness. Documenting Ourselves includes interviews with filmmakers Les Blank, Pat Ferrero, Jorge Preloran, Bill Ferris, and others, who discuss the ways their own productions and subjects have influenced them. Sharon Sherman does not limit herself to the problems faced by filmmakers today, however. She examines the history of documentary films, tracing them from their origins as a means of capturing human motion through the emergence of various film styles. She also discusses current theories and techniques of folklore and fieldwork, concluding that advances in video technology have made the camcorder an essential tool that has already reshaped the ethnographic process and has the potential to redefine the nature of the documentary itself.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Sharon R. Sherman
ISBN 9780813109343
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,9cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 594 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Film theory & criticism