Journal of Film and Video

Journal of Film and Video is a magazine focusing on Film and Video

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 4, Winter

Course File for "Documentary Film, Visual Anthropology, and Visual Sociology"
In response to a paradigm shift toward reflexivity in critical anthropology and media studies, this course attempts to address and relocate questions of representation and reconstruction in the context of reflexive explanations for ethnographic films...
Experimenting with the Entertainment-Education Strategy in Film and Video
During the 1980s the rapid diffusion of new communications technologies and the growth of the entertainment industry led to a worldwide media explosion. Revenue generated through the sale and use of such entertainment media products as films, television...
Getting Closer to Folk TV Production: Nontraditional Uses of Video in the U.S. and Other Cultures
In the last 15 years, more than 14 million Americans have become video camera converts, diligently toting their Sonys or JVCs from vacation to vacation, event to event. By 1990, consumers worldwide had spent over $6 billion on wonderfully inexpensive...
I Am Not an Anthropologist
I Am Not an Anthropologist, produced by Jim Lane, 1995, 33 minutes. Available in 16mm and VHS. Distributed by Jim Lane, Emerson College, Department of Visual and Media Arts, 100 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02116. The slice of life posed by any film, whether...
Rethinking Visual Anthropology
Banks, Marcus, and Howard Morphy, eds. Rethinking Visual Anthropology. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997, 310 pp., $35.00 (cloth). Principles of Visual Anthropology was published in 1975; now, 23 years later, we have Rethinking Visual Anthropology. Both are multiauthor...
The Career and Influence of Ed Pincus: Shifts in Documentary Epistemology
This essay addresses the career of Ed Pincus, a documentary filmmaker who began making films in the mid-1960s, headed the MIT Film/Video Section in the 1970s, and has authored two books on film production. Specifically, this essay examines the changes...
The Video McLuhan
The Video McLuhan, produced by Stephanie McLuhan, 1996, in six parts51, 40, 43, 30, 55, and 31 minutes. Distributed by Video McLuhan Inc. 1/2" VHS format. Finally, the intellectual equivalent of the Beatles recent video anthology has been created about...