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Published: 05 September 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390206-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9020-6
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396680-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9668-0
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012139-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1213-9
... these with realistic footage of the seal hunt, action sequences of a kind that would be able to bring the realities of the shifting land of laboring sealers to film house audiences across the world. On March 15, as the ship was immobilized by pack ice near the Horse Isles, an explosion in the Viking s powder room...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-054
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... is extraordinary. In the opening minutes, Herzog is describing the more than hundred hours of footage collected by Timothy Treadwell in the wilds of Alaska. He says that although Treadwell might have intended only to show the grizzlies in their natu ral habitat, the footage goes beyond a wildlife film and what...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... (for instance, digital technologies) incorporate older media (such as analog footage) to produce a distinct media object (the digitized home film, in this par tic u- lar case).7 While commonly affiliated with pro cesses such as preservation, remediation generates new inscriptions, particularly as source...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... Chapter 4 moves past professional documentaries to consider amateur videos that circulate online. It analyzes two violent 2009 deaths that were each captured by multiple mobile phone cameras, with footage posted on YouTube. The victims were Oscar Grant, a young Black man killed in Oakland...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... would prove to be among the museum s most unique and radical moving image collections. They contained footage of some of the most controversial progressive and communist African American figures of the mid- twentieth century, conven- ing at the height of the McCarthy- era red scare to articulate...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... that feature footage taken in other states. In addition to the Holy Land pictures, several other reels appear to have been edited for exhibition, including two that incorpo- rate footage from a commercial 16mm production, Bell and Howell s Ad- venture Series, and others that seek to draw relationships between...
Published: 09 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005599-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0559-9
..., Tagore, Kalidas, and Pearl S. Buck.2 The unit submitted footage and short films for the army s internal use and to the Information Films of India (ifi) as well as its weekly newsreel, the Indian News Parade (inp). The pre de ces sor of inp and ifi was the Imperial Department of Informa- tion s Film...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
..., Gardner s Seattle- based production com pany, Orbit Films, was also associated with a mysterious third proj ect undertaken by American avant- garde artists Sidney Peterson and Hy Hirsh. The group col- lected footage of Kwakwaka wakw ceremonial practices that were assumed to be either lost or fading...
Book Chapter

By Lesley Stern
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-038
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
.... Or perhaps it was a haunting. Those black- and- white images exud- ing a stench, infiltrating Giant. George Stevens, who made Giant, had been an official war cinematographer a decade earlier. He had filmed at Dachau when the allies went in at liberation. A fragment of this footage is shown in Godard s...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012139-174
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1213-9
...* * * SLOW DISTURBANCE, SAMSUNG, HIGH-SPEED MECHANISM Viewing iga found footage at the Labrador Institute. Happy Valley- Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2011. Photograph by author. ...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... entering their home. These shots are followed by a number of scenes of the family working on the farm. Good Good Good also includes footage of a black rural middle school, in which children are shown walking in single file and being taught in the classroom. These two films convey the pride Bond felt...
Published: 09 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005599-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0559-9
..., whereas actuality footage of locations and crowds can register photographic detail in excess of framing dis- courses. But maps and photo graphs overlapped as orders of representing real ity within the imperial context, when British schools encouraged mapwork based on photo graphs that represented...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... are themselves mortal. While an aura of death denial pervades the public’s attitude toward digital recordings—thought immortal, never to curl and decay like celluloid film—the files that store death footage face their own deaths through, for example, neglect in the endless process of migration to new formats...
Published: 02 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375159-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7515-9
...-four-hour video installation made entirely of found footage of clocks and references to the time. The answer to the question “Is this clock analog or digital?” unsolders these two terms from their medium-specific connotations and reveals them to be less fully opposed than one might think. ...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374435-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7443-5
... history, is never fixed in words or images. Listening to discussions of the film and arguments about reasons to change or retain the original footage exposes not only warring narratives, but warring historiographies and underlying assumptions about the moral work of film in the memorial context. ...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... execution films, images from Nazi concentration camps, home movie footage of President Kennedy’s assassination, and television news coverage of the Vietnam War—through their struggle to capture the “moment of death.” It argues that such attempts form a collective and enduring fantasy for documentarians...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... that this theatrical convention associated with the professional reporter has been transformed into a humanitarian testimonial convention. The chapter undertakes a comparative analysis of Anderson Cooper’s live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and Trouble the Water (2008), a film featuring live eyewitness footage...
Book Chapter

By Mary R. Desjardins
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376033-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7603-3
... star recyclings take place. This chapter examines star recyclings circulated by online venues that rely on user-generated content. While many video mash-ups on YouTube featuring past stars use found footage and collage strategies reminiscent of the avant-garde films discussed in chapter 5, and within...