Blurred Boundaries: Remediation of Found Footage in Experimental Autobiographical Documentary Filmmaking

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Daniels, J. 2017. Blurred Boundaries: Remediation of Found Footage in Experimental Autobiographical Documentary Filmmaking. Journal of Media Practice. 18 (1), pp. 73-82.
AuthorsDaniels, J.
Abstract

In this article I argue that using past films as found footage has benefited the documentary filmmaker in the production of experimental films. The use of found footage may be easily replicated using digital technology and re-edited into new work and offers new opportunities to expand filmic discourse beyond the single text; the continuing expansion of screens, formats and new digital technologies affords opportunities for experimentation with diverse screens and screening spaces. Using past films as found footage may also circumvent difficulties in obtaining funding to produce new films or in the purchase of archive material. To amplify my discussion I carry out qualitative analyses of my own film, My Private Life II (2015) and Chantal Akerman's found footage films which resonate with my own practice on auto-ethnography and exploration of memory and contested identity.

JournalJournal of Media Practice
Journal citation18 (1), pp. 73-82
ISSN1468-2753
2040-0926
Year2017
PublisherIntellect/ Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/14682753.2017.1306338
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/14682753.2017.1306338
Publication dates
Online10 Apr 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Mar 2017
Accepted10 Mar 2017
Accepted10 Mar 2017
Copyright information© 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Media Practice on 10/04/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14682753.2017.1306338
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