Essaying from binary to complex system: the dialogue between film critics and filmmakers

Rassell, A 2013, Essaying from binary to complex system: the dialogue between film critics and filmmakers, Masters by Research, Media and Communication, RMIT University.


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Title Essaying from binary to complex system: the dialogue between film critics and filmmakers
Author(s) Rassell, A
Year 2013
Abstract This practice-led research project takes the form of a short essay film (11:45 minutes) and an accompanying exegesis (13 000 words), exploring the dialogue between filmmakers and film critics in Australia. It is intended that the film be watched prior to reading the exegesis. It should be noted that this version of the film is for submission purposes, and further funding will be sought for post-production before the film is distributed. The exegesis is structured in a manner that reflects the integrated nature of theory and practice, investigating parallels between the film critic/filmmaker relationship, and the experience of the reflective practitioner. In my past practice, I researched scientific visual systems. The development of my film practice led to an internal binary of analytic and creative experience. Initially I considered the roles of filmmaker and film critic as a similar binary, however, through the development of this research both of these binary systems have been broken down. This exegesis contains a combination of academic analysis and argument, film criticism, first-person narration of the filmmaking process, and artistic self-reflection. This diverse range of voices is reflected in the form of the essay film. There are three chapters in this exegesis: the first focuses on criticism, dialogue and the experiences of my film's subjects; the second on the experience of working as a reflective practitioner and the journey of film production; and the third continues on this journey to consider a formal dialogue in relation to other precedents of filmmaking practice.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Media and Communication
Keyword(s) film criticism
essay film
practice-based research
isomorphic paradigm
film
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