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Interactive digital media have greatly affected the logics of production, exhibition and reception of non-fiction audiovisual works, leading to the emergence of a new area called “interactive and transmedia non-fiction”. One of its key points is that it can deal with factual material in such a way that it influences and transforms the real world around us. With this issue we aim to offer a scholarly perspective on the emergence of transmedia forms, their technological and aesthetic characteristics, the types of audience engagement they engender, the possibilities they create for engagement with archival content, the technological predecessors that they may or may not have emerged from, and the institutional and creative milieux in which they thrive.
During the last 15 years format research has grown into a notable, distinct field of academic investigation alongside the dramatic expansion of the trade in TV formats.
This special issue of VIEW builds on existing format scholarship to deepen our understanding of the history and the continuing growth of the TV format business from a European perspective.
In 1927, when Esfir Schub released her commissioned film The fall of the Romanov Dynasty to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution, she hardly knew that her extensive use of film footage and newsreels of the event would mark the invention of a new ‘genre’: the archive-based production or compilation genre. Television has adopted this genre, but audiovisual archives have fuelled a wide array of programmes and genres beyond compilation productions.
Government, business, broadcast and film archives as well as amateur collections and home videos are commonly used to spark memories and re-enact events from the past in various contexts. They are made widely accessible and re-used in traditional broadcast productions or given a second life in digital environments through online circulation.
In this issue of VIEW, scholars, archivists, and other media practitioners consider, highlight and elaborate on the use and re-use of moving image archives in various productions.
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- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:09:07
Archives in the Digital Era – An interview with Anna Sobczak
Dr. Anna Sobczak (Poland/France), archivist and records manager, recently published her research ‘Traditional vs. Virtual Archives – The Evolving Digital...
- Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:58:41
Opening Up the Archives to Student Filmmakers
Divide and Rule – Never! (1978). Image courtesy of BFI National Archive Guest post by Shane O’Sullivan, filmmaker and lecturer...
- Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:40:16
VIEW Journal Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with New Interface
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture brings its readers a fully redesigned...
- Fri, 19 May 2017 06:52:43
“Working in an archive can quickly become a routine. So we must challenge ourselves in the field itself.”
An interview with historian, professor of Spanish Language and Literature and archivist researcher at RTV Slovenia Katja Šturm about her...
- Thu, 11 May 2017 07:13:06
Let’s Make Copyright Right for Education
Guest post by Mathy Vanbuel, Secretary of the Media and Learning Association. The Media and Learning Association has signed the...
- Mon, 01 May 2017 12:34:17
Effortless Access with EEXCESS
Europe’s galleries, archives, museums, and libraries (or ‘GLAMs’) are making their cultural, educational and scientific content accessible online. As a...
- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:38:11
International Dance Day
On the 29th of April 2017 it’s International Dance Day. Watch this collection of videos from the EUscreen archive to celebrate!...
- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:28:24
Top 5 Most Viewed Videos on the EUscreen Portal
Screened at the EUscreen Network Meeting in Paris, now on the blog! Find here the five most viewed EUscreen video’s....