The Subjective Voice and Hybrid Documentary Filmmaking Strategies: A Case Study

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Daniels, J. 2019. The Subjective Voice and Hybrid Documentary Filmmaking Strategies: A Case Study. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media. 17, pp. 97-110.
AuthorsDaniels, J.
Abstract

In this case study Jill Daniels references several of her recent experimental documentary films that mediate memory, place and subjectivities: Not Reconciled (2009); The Border Crossing (2011); My Private Life (2013); My Private Life II (2015) and Journey to the South (2017). She proposes the notion that film communicates in a sensory mode that may defy written theorisation or interpretation, with a rigor and precision that is quite separate to that of written language, but that nevertheless films, like written language, may add to knowledge. She argues that film theory is essential to enable the filmmaker to raise their work above the narrow framework of craft. She interrogates the notion that experimentation in documentary films may avoid perceived constraints of certainty, evidence and veracity. She notes that as a practice researcher within the academy she has freedom to experiment, which has brought considerable benefits to her practice.

JournalAlphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media
Journal citation17, pp. 97-110
ISSN2009-4078
Year2019
PublisherDepartment of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.33178/alpha.17.06
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.33178/alpha.17.06
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Print01 Jul 2019
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Accepted30 Apr 2019
Deposited11 Jul 2019
External resourceAlphaville Podcast Episode Two- Researching Creative Practice
Copyright holder© 2019 The Author.
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