Archives for February2014

New book: ‘Amateur Filmmaking. The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web’

Amateur Filmmaking. The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web. Editor(s): Laura Rascaroli, Gwenda Young, Barry Monahan, Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Table Of Contents 
Laura Rascaroli, Gwenda Young, Barry Monahan: Introduction. Amateur Filmmaking: New Developments and Directions

SECTION ONE: REFRAMING THE HOME MOVIE
1. Roger Odin: The Home Movie and Space of Communication
2. Liz Czach: Home Movies and Amateur Film as National Cinema
3. Maija Howe: The Photographic Hangover: Reconsidering the Aesthetics of the Postwar 8mm Home Movie
4. Mark Neumann: Amateur Film, Automobility and the Cinematic Aesthetics of Leisure

SECTION TWO: PRIVATE REELS, HISTORIOGRAPHICAL CONCERNS
5. Heather Norris Nicholson: Cinemas of Catastrophe and Continuity: Mapping Out Twentieth-Century Amateur Practices of Intentional History-Making in Northern England
6. Gwenda Young: Glimpses of a Hidden History: Exploring Irish Amateur Collections, 1930–1970
7. Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes: Uncensored British Imperial Politics in Late Colonial Home Movies: Memsahibs, Indian Bearers and Chinese Communist Insurgents
8. Karen Lury: The Amateur Film: From Artifact to Anecdote
9. Janna Jones: Starring Sally Peshlakai: Rewriting the Script for Tad Nichols’s 1939 Navajo Rug Weaving

SECTION THREE: NONFICTIONAL RECONTEXTUALISATIONS
10. Efrén Cuevas: Change of Scale: Home Movies as Microhistory in Documentary Films
11. Barry Monahan: Creating Historiography: Alan Gilsenan’s Formal Reframing of Amateur Archival Footage in Home Movie Nights
12. Stefano Odorico: “That Would Be Wrong”: Errol Morris and His Use of Home Movies (As Metalanguages) in Feature Documentaries

SECTION FOUR: AMATEUR AUTEUR
13. Richard Kilborn: “I am a Time Archaeologist”: Some Reflections on the Filmmaking Practice of Péter Forgács
14. Ruth Balint: Representing the Past and the Meaning of Home in Péter Forgács’s Private Hungary
15. Dominique Bluher: Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, or Morder’s Amateur Toolkit
16. Dominique Bluher: Joseph Morder, the “Filmateur”: An Interview with Joseph Morder
17. Laura Rascaroli: Working at Home: Tarnation, Amateur Authorship, and Self-inscription in the Digital Age

SECTION FIVE: NEW DIRECTIONS: THE DIGITAL AGE
18. Susan Aasman: Saving Private Reels: Archival Practices and Digital Memories (Formerly Known as Home Movies) in the Digital Age
19. Patricia R. Zimmerman: The Home Movie Archive Live
20. Tianqi Yu: An Inward Gaze at Home: Amateur First Person DV Documentary Filmmaking in Twenty-First Century China
21. Lauren S. Berliner: Shooting for Profit: The Monetary Logic of the YouTube Home Movie
22. Abigail Keating: Home Movies in the Age of Web 2.0: The Case of “Star Wars Kid”
23. Max Schleser: Towards Mobile Filmmaking 2.0: Amateur Filmmaking as an Alternative Cultural Practice

Bibliography
Further Resources

Palestinian video diaries: ‘A World Not Ours’

Mahdi Fleifel’s documentary ‘A World Not Ours‘ contains rare amateur (video) footage shot over twenty years in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon.

HARAT – ‘gendered’ amateur media

Sepideh Farsi’s documentary Harat (2007) includes amateur footage shot by her eight-year-old daughter, Darya.

‘We Want Roses Too…’

Two of Alina Marazzi’s documentaries rely on the use of home movies: ‘Un’ora sola ti vorrei’ (For One More Hour with You, 2002) and ‘Vogliamo anche le rose’ (We Want Roses Too, 2007). The latter film is also promoted as the “First italian movie available for iPhone“.

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