From the Professional to the Amateur to the Home Movie MakerJennifer, Thanks for raising the point about Smith being on the divide between the amateur and the professional. He made a living making industrial films and made these more amateur works as a rather productive hobby. I picked him for the way that his fil ...
Re: I Love a Parade
The Exceptional Amongst the QuotidianOne particularly intriguing and potentially knotty point this post raises is the issue of ascribing value to home movies. How do we determine the exceptional amongst the vast number of home movies that were shot? And by doing so do we risk canonizing the ...
Histories from BelowDaniel, Thanks for raising the issue of the ideological work that goes into, often unacknowledged, the repurposing of home movies into new films, into archival objects, and into a form of visual history from below. It's all too easy to assume that si ...