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Video Ethnography in Practice
Planning, Shooting, and Editing for Social Analysis



November 2016 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Video Ethnography in Practice is a brief guide for students in the social disciplines who are required to produce an ethnographic video, the most significant new methodological technique in 21st century social analysis. The authors, both accomplished videographers, cover the basic techniques of creating a video that documents human culture and behavior with true stories of the process of videography throughout. This text shows how new technologies like smart phones, widely available video editing software, and YouTube, have turned video ethnography into something that is within reach of students in a conventional course framework.

 


 
Not Yet
 
Chapter One – Introduction
A Bit of History

 
What’s New?

 
A Bit of Theory

 
Selecting a Topic

 
Case, Example, and Instance of

 
 
Chapter Two – Strategies
The Videoactive Context

 
The Fluid Wall

 
Impression Management in Video Ethnography

 
The Moment of Deflection

 
Interview, Sound, and Selfie

 
 
Chapter Three – Shooting
Get Your Gear Ready

 
Managing Gear in the Field

 
Shut Up and Shoot!

 
Shooting in Manual Mode

 
Basic Cinematic Techniques

 
Offloading, Storing, and Organizing Your Footage

 
Going Into the Field to Make Your Film

 
 
Chapter Four – Editing
Software

 
Principles of Editing

 
Asset Management

 
Core Editing Maneuvers

 
A Final Pointer: Edit While You Shoot!

 
 
Chapter Five – Distribution
Showing Your Film to Your Subjects, or “Keepin’ It Real”

 
Ethics

 
Distribution

 
 
Reference and Recommended Films
 
Index
 
About the Authors
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • Step-by-step instructions on shooting and editing make teaching easier for instructors who lack firsthand videography experience.
  • Real life stories of shooting video in the field convey the excitement of this new method to students.
  • Introductory sections on strategy offer an easy to learn theory of video ethnography when students imagine themselves going into the field.
  • Coverage of video distribution gives practical advice to students about entering their work into film festivals.

 

 

 

 

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