mass communication & media literacy 10
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- 1. Mass Communication & Media Literacy 10
2. Raymond Williams
A Lecture on Realism
The development of Realism:
A move towards social extension including the working classes
A movement towards action about the present the inclusion of contemporary issues
An emphasis on secular action action including human figures
the inclusion of the ordinary
The inclusion of the profane
* The development of technology
Photography as a form of social investigation.
The development of a close association between seeing, knowing and aspects of power.
This reflected a will to philanthropic reform and control.
4. Robert Flaherty
Nanook of the North (1922)
Capturing unseen reality. Ethnographic documentation.
Sometimes you have to lie. One has to distort a thing to catch its spirit.
(In Heider, 2006)
5. John Grierson(1898-1972)
Coined the term documentary film
Night Mail (dir. Wright and Watt, 1936)
Provided insights into the lives of under-represented groups the world of everyday work.
Unobtrusive observation of the world
A series of found scenes
Intimacy and access
Events unfold before the camera
Loose naturalistic organisation
An active attempt to interpret and explain
Narration that endorses a god-like view
Normally a single, coherent, authorial view is offered
Representing a view ofothers to us
Documentary Film Making
7. John Grierson
- This is not about mere reproduction but about the correct kind of mediation and interpretation of the world
8. The ordinary was the guarantor of truth 9. A responsibility to reality encourages a social awareness that can lead to social reform and social cohesion