Go to  Advanced Search

The myth of total video

Show full item record

Files in this item

Files Size Format Description   View
ubc_2002-0311.pdf 7.489Mb Adobe Portable Document Format   View/Open
 
Title: The myth of total video
Author: Stangel, Monika M.
Degree Master of Arts - MA
Program Film Studies
Copyright Date: 2002
Abstract: Originally known as the visual component of the televisual signal, video has since evolved into a number of devices and cultural practices. This thesis traces these various evolutions and creates an ontological and historical topography of the medium's fluid nature. It also examines the influence of video on the realism of television and cinematic representations, as well as the production and viewing practices involved in their creation and reception. After a general overview of video's historiography, various formats and numerous practices in chapter 1, chapter 2 investigates the medium's correlation with television and its influence upon the status of reality on TV. Chapter 3 examines the changing face of cinematic realism in the context of video's rampant development and its infiltration of feature film production and viewing, and examines a number of films that have incorporated video both formalistically and narratively over the past two decades. I conclude with a general overview of the major points and provide a working definition of the multifaceted medium that is video.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/12282
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

All items in cIRcle are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

UBC Library
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604-822-6375
Fax: 604-822-3893