Journal of Film and Video

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

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 1/2, Spring

A Complete History of American Film Criticism
A COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM Jerry Roberts. Los Angeles: Santa Monica Press, 2010, 480 pp.Published in a time when newspapers are in decline and most film criticism is relegated to online sources, Jerry Roberts's A Complete History of...
After the New American Cinema: Shirley Clarke's Video Work as Performance and Document
WRITING ABOUT FILM, GILLES DELEUZE claims that "the essence of a thing never appears at the outset, but in the middle, in the course of its development, when its strength is assured" (3). Many scholars of moving-image media, however, would refuse to...
Dialogue across Decades: BLW and People's Communication Network-Exercises in Remembering and Forgetting
I am particularly interested in a discursive aesthetic based on the possibility of a dialogical relationship that breaks down the conventional distinction between artist, art work and audience-a relationship that allows the viewer to "speakback" to the...
Early Video Pioneer: An Interview with Skip Blumberg
SKIP BLUMBERG IS AN INFLUENTIAL FIGURE in the evolution of independent video documentary and experimental filmmaking. He has produced hundreds of shorts, TV shows, installations, exhibitions, and multimedia performances and continues as an active mediamaker....
From TVTV to YouTube: A Genealogy of Participatory Practices in Video
CHRIS HILL'S description of early experiments in video as "a radical paradigm for a participatory democracy" (5) could easily be mistaken for one of the exuberant claims made on behalf of amateur video in the age of YouTube. As video defined as a specific...
Guerrilla Television in the Digital Archive
THE LATE 1960S SAW THE BIRTH of a revolutionary new tool of communication: portable half-inch videotape. The Sony portapak CV camera offered creative people around the world the chance to experiment with, and shape the future of, an entirely new medium...
Introduction
the journal of film and video has committed a special double issue to exploring the history of video. The focus on video is not simply because media technology has witnessed the recent "death" of the medium. The fields of film and video remain inherently...
Media Burn: What's in a Name?
MEDIA BURN IS AN EVOLVING SET OF IDEAS about the effects of television and fame on personalities. I made up the name in 1970 during the Chicago Conspiracy Trial (aka "the Chicago 10, or 8, or 7"). It was my first exposure on a daily basis to "celebrities"...
Situating the Residents
RUMORED TO HAVE EMERGED FROM northwestern Louisiana intent on expressing their artistic vision and producing what might be called either a complicated deconstruction of the entire history of Western music or simply a self-styled version of the Cajun...
Sky Projectors, Portapaks, and Projection Bombing: The Rise of a Portable Projection Medium
IN 1889 MICHEL VERNE, SON OF French science fiction author, Jules Verne, published a short story titled "In the Year 2889." The vignette, which was penned primarily by Michel, with some probable additions by his father, narrates a day in the life of...
"VT Is Not TV": The Raindance Reunion in the Digital Age
A REUNION OF THE RAINDANCE CORPORATION, the early 1970s video collective and think tank, occurred at Loyola University Chicago's Information Commons on 30 November 2010. A majority of the founding members-Ira Schneider, Frank Gillette, Paul Ryan, Michael...