Bridging the abyss: transnational Asian Cinema and the making of Citizen Jia Li

Crompton, S 2015, Bridging the abyss: transnational Asian Cinema and the making of Citizen Jia Li, Masters by Research, Media and Communication, RMIT University.


Document type: Thesis
Collection: Theses

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Title Bridging the abyss: transnational Asian Cinema and the making of Citizen Jia Li
Author(s) Crompton, S
Year 2015
Abstract Bridging the Abyss; which comprises a completed feature film, a exegesis and two appendices in the form of a production screenplay and a film bible document. These explore notions of original contributions to knowledge around the practice of transnational cinema, by embracing what I am calling a ‘systems approach’ (Cinema of Systems) to creative cinema practice through empathetic design, the work asks how/whether/in what form I have been able to engage with these ideas to create an original feature film. Further it explores how this work has allowed me to better understand my practice and the theories driving it in the context of globalisation where cultures are blending creating new audiences.

Specifically the project focuses on the application of empathetic design to screen narrative and fictional characters as a way of engaging with transnational audiences by using an empathetic design methodology focusing upon practice, using holistic Asian thinking and understanding of cultural systems to answer the project question:

How can a filmmakers approach to practice that incorporates transnational Asian cinema be used to bridge physical and cultural spaces?

The exegesis uses the film as a lens through which to explore the knowledge, theories, and practice I used with the outcomes of the project experience and resulted film’s release, feedback and distribution internationally as one way of evaluating the performance of the project. It concludes with an appraisal of my thoughts upon the next steps for my knowledge and further practice based research into the topic of transnational cinema, the cinema of globalised systems.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Media and Communication
Subjects Globalisation and Culture
Screen and Media Culture
Film and Television
Keyword(s) Transnational
Asian
Transnational cinema
Asian cinema
Globalised systems
Filmmaking
Cinema of systems
Screen production
Film production
Holistic practice
Asian thinking
Australian cinema
Asian Australian cinema
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