Mass Communication & Media Literacy 10<br />1<br />
Raymond Williams<br />A Lecture on Realism<br />The development of Realism:<br />A move towards social extension – includi...
Documentary<br />Photography as a form of social investigation.<br />The development of a close association between seeing...
Robert Flaherty<br />Nanook of the North (1922)<br />Capturing unseen ‘reality’. Ethnographic documentation.<br />‘Sometim...
John Grierson(1898-1972)<br />Coined the term documentary film<br />Night Mail (dir. Wright and Watt, 1936)<br />Provided ...
Observational<br />Expository<br />Unobtrusive observation of the world<br />A series of found scenes<br />Intimacy and ac...
John Grierson<br />7<br />Long, 2008<br /><ul><li>This is not about mere reproduction but about the correct kind of mediat...
The ordinary was the guarantor of truth
A responsibility to reality encourages a social awareness that can lead to social reform and social cohesion</li></li></ul...
Nick Broomfield<br />9<br />http://www.nickbroomfield.com/home.html<br />
Reality Media: The Ordinary<br />10<br />
11<br />Evidence of a democratic turn?<br />
Cheap programming?<br />12<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_stations_in_the_United_Kingdom<br />
Truth, responsibility and ethics<br />13<br />We are all witnesses of the world and reality <br />Although not present, we...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYOj_6OYuJc<br />14<br />
Band Aid<br />15<br />
New Media – Eye Witnesses<br />
New Media – Eye Witnesses<br />
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  1. 1. Mass Communication & Media Literacy 10<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Raymond Williams<br />A Lecture on Realism<br />The development of Realism:<br />A move towards social extension – including the working classes<br />A movement towards action about the present – the inclusion of contemporary issues<br />An emphasis on secular action – action including human figures<br />the inclusion of the ordinary<br /> The inclusion of the profane<br />* The development of technology<br />2<br />http://www.afterall.org/journal/issue.5/lecture.realism<br />
  3. 3. Documentary<br />Photography as a form of social investigation.<br />The development of a close association between seeing, knowing and aspects of power.<br />This reflected a will to philanthropic reform and control.<br />3<br />http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photography/PhotographsCollection/CollectionItem.aspx?id=1987-5201/28<br />
  4. 4. Robert Flaherty<br />Nanook of the North (1922)<br />Capturing unseen ‘reality’. Ethnographic documentation.<br />‘Sometimes you have to lie. One has to distort a thing to catch its spirit.’<br />(In Heider, 2006)<br />4<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLERFRQl5EY<br />
  5. 5. John Grierson(1898-1972)<br />Coined the term documentary film<br />Night Mail (dir. Wright and Watt, 1936)<br />Provided insights into the lives of under-represented groups – the world of everyday work.<br />5<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WO7JxYlhOM<br />
  6. 6. Observational<br />Expository<br />Unobtrusive observation of the world<br />A series of found scenes<br />Intimacy and access<br />Events unfold before the camera<br />Loose naturalistic organisation<br />An active attempt to interpret and explain<br />Narration that endorses a ‘god-like’ view<br />Normally a single, coherent, authorial view is offered<br />Representing a view of ‘others’ to ‘us’<br />6<br />Documentary Film Making<br />
  7. 7. John Grierson<br />7<br />Long, 2008<br /><ul><li>This is not about mere reproduction but about the correct kind of mediation and interpretation of the world
  8. 8. The ordinary was the guarantor of truth
  9. 9. A responsibility to reality encourages a social awareness that can lead to social reform and social cohesion</li></li></ul><li>8<br />Who is speaking, about whom, and to whom?What is the nature of the knowledge produced by the text?<br />Questions<br />
  10. 10. Nick Broomfield<br />9<br />http://www.nickbroomfield.com/home.html<br />
  11. 11. Reality Media: The Ordinary<br />10<br />
  12. 12. 11<br />Evidence of a democratic turn?<br />
  13. 13. Cheap programming?<br />12<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_stations_in_the_United_Kingdom<br />
  14. 14. Truth, responsibility and ethics<br />13<br />We are all witnesses of the world and reality <br />Although not present, we often perceive events ‘live’ in co-presence<br />Does our expanding knowledge of our times bring with it a collective responsibility?<br />
  15. 15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYOj_6OYuJc<br />14<br />
  16. 16. Band Aid<br />15<br />
  17. 17. New Media – Eye Witnesses<br />
  18. 18. New Media – Eye Witnesses<br />
  19. 19. New Media – Eye Witnesses<br />

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