MFA-PhD Dual Degree Program (DAVR) | School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

Part of the recent move to PhDs and the non ‘terminal’ MFA in the US: The MFA-PhD Program in Documentary Arts and Visual Research (DAVR) is a unique dual degree program in theory and practice for students who have completed a MFA program, have well defined goals, and wish to expand their theories and methods […]

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Necsus | Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2016, Documentary IntersectionsNECSUS

Regarding the active fault line between modes of expression in cinema, Bill Nichols wrote about ‘blurred boundaries’ in 1995. Twenty years later Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg wrote about ‘documentary across disciplines’ with a specific focus on alternative forms. Notwithstanding these important recent critical brackets, there is a very long tradition of documentary practices making […]

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Meta-information is not a Story

This partial interview on the i-docs site between Lomax Boyd and Loc Dao and Janine Steele of NFB is intriguing. What I’m curious about, and noting, is that they are discussing infographics, analytics, and affective responses and how these may, or may not, be implemented in interactive documentary, with a particular interest in how they […]

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Capture

Some things I’ve been reading lately, by students, research students, practice-based researchers, and theorists, uses the term “capture” to discuss what their camera or sound recorder is doing to the world. It’s an odd word that’s time, surely, is over. Briefly (always briefly here), surely in a post analogue media world of ready to hand […]

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Andrew Lowenthal: Documentary, Social Impact and Video for Change Tickets, Wed, 07/09/2016 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite

Talk coming up at Swinburne on documentary and social impact: Andrew Lowenthal is the Co-founder and Director of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific human rights and environmental non-profit exploring the intersection of video, technology and social change. His work traverses non-profit leadership and development, video distribution and social impact, documentary network building, research, and software development. from […]

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Postdoctoral Research

If you are an outstanding recent PhD graduate (or about to complete your PhD) with demonstrable world class outcomes, interested in undertaking leading research (thesis or project based) in interactive documentary attached to RMIT’s non/fictionLab, then this might be for you. If interested, please: read the requirements and outline of the Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships get […]

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One Day Symposium Structural documentary

From an email: Temple University’s Film and Media Arts department invites proposals for its 2nd Documentary Theory-Practice Symposium on the topic of Structural Documentary One-day symposium, Friday, October 14, 2016 Temple Performing Arts Center Temple University, Philadelphia Keynote speakers: Pacho Velez, co-director of Manakamana Catherine Russell (Concordia University), author of Experimental Ethnography: The Work of […]

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