The shudder of a cinephiliac idea? Videographic film studies practice as material thinking

Grant, Catherine (2014) The shudder of a cinephiliac idea? Videographic film studies practice as material thinking. ANIKI: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image, 1 (1). pp. 49-62. ISSN 2183-1750

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Abstract

Long after the advent of the digital era, while most university-based film studies academics still choose to publish their critical, theoretical and historical research in conventional written formats, a small but growing number of scholars working on the moving image have begun to explore the online publication possibilities of the digital video essay. This multimedia form has come to prominence in recent years in much Internet-based cinephile and film critical culture. In this article, I will consider, above all from a personal perspective looking back at two of the sixty or so videos that I have made, some of the possibilities that these processes offer for the production of new knowledge, forged out of the conjunction of the film object(s) to be studied, digital technologies of reproduction and editing tools, and the facticity of the researcher(s). I will argue that digital video is usefully seen not only as a promising communicative tool with different affordances than those of written text, but also as an important emergent cultural and phenomenological field for the creative practice of our work as film scholars.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: digital video essay; creative practice; film analysis; Vine; cinephiliac moment; cinephilia; videographic film studies; Heidegger; handlability
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B0105 Special topics, A-Z > B0105.C74 Creativity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0173 Psychoanalysis
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N0061 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
T Technology > TR Photography > TR0845 Cinematography. Motion pictures
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Depositing User: Catherine Grant
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 10:53
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 22:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47473

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