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Cary Grant, see under "Charm" (2024)
Digital Artefact
Crofts, C. (2024). Cary Grant, see under "Charm". [Video]

This contribution to the Screen Stars Dictionary explores Cary Grant, under the word "Charm". SCREEN STARS DICTIONARY The Screen Stars Dictionary begins as a joint project between Tecmerin. Journal of Audiovisual Essays and Ariel Avissar. Inspir... Read More about Cary Grant, see under "Charm".

The possible worlds of VR documentary (2024)
Book Chapter
Rose, M. (in press). The possible worlds of VR documentary. In Handbook of Documentary. Intellect

Producers have been drawn to virtual reality (VR) for its potential to render vivid experiences of nonfiction content. The politics of the platform’s affective operation, particularly in relation to distant human others, has been analysed and critiqu... Read More about The possible worlds of VR documentary.

Raising Cary Grant, The Bristol Footsteps of Archie Leach (2023)
Exhibition / Performance
Crofts, C. Raising Cary Grant, The Bristol Footsteps of Archie Leach. [Theatre Walk]. Exhibited at Bristol. 18 November 2023 - 19 November 2023. (Unpublished)

The University of the West of England and Cary Comes Home Festival present an all-new immersive actor-led theatre walk in partnership with Show Of Strength Theatre Company, using language and location to explore the transformation of Bristol-born Arc... Read More about Raising Cary Grant, The Bristol Footsteps of Archie Leach.

Paper tensions: From flipbooks to scanners – the role of paper in moving image practices (2023)
Book Chapter
Egbe, A. (2023). Paper tensions: From flipbooks to scanners – the role of paper in moving image practices. In S. Breakell, & W. Russell (Eds.), The Materiality of the Archive: Creative Practice in Context. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Concerning the materiality of reproduction and duplication in film, this chapter explores the overlap of moving image and paper technologies. It presents an assemblage of paper related moving image artefacts: paper prints, posters, flipbooks, optical... Read More about Paper tensions: From flipbooks to scanners – the role of paper in moving image practices.

Near neighbours: Artificial intelligence and anti-racism as an activating pursuit in archival moving image practice (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Egbe, A. (2023, June). Near neighbours: Artificial intelligence and anti-racism as an activating pursuit in archival moving image practice. Paper presented at Eye International Conference 2023 Activating the Archive Audiovisual Collections and Civic Engagement, Global Collaboration and Societal Change, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being utilized in various fields including the film industry and archives. The use of AI as a film analysis tool has the potential to develop the way we understand and critique cinema. AI systems can be tr... Read More about Near neighbours: Artificial intelligence and anti-racism as an activating pursuit in archival moving image practice.

Conversations in copyright, creativity and culture (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Egbe, A., Heftberger, A., Holloway, W., Anton Smith, P., & van Gompel, S. (2023, May). Conversations in copyright, creativity and culture. Presented at Open Sesame: Copyright, Creativity and Culture, Bournemouth University

This event aims to showcase that there are many ways in which archival content can be unlocked thereby opening doors to new creative material coming into being. The event hosted by CIPPM and presented in two parts will explore copyright, creativit... Read More about Conversations in copyright, creativity and culture.

Co-creating anti-racist datasets in AI workflows utilising films as data (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Egbe, A. (2023, April). Co-creating anti-racist datasets in AI workflows utilising films as data. Presented at AI and Archives: Explorations, Possibilities and Challenges, University of Sussex

Considering the concern for racial bias within AI algorithms, could creative responses within moving image archival practice and critical film theory foreground possibilities for intersectional approaches. This paper stems from artist practices with... Read More about Co-creating anti-racist datasets in AI workflows utilising films as data.

The view from the funders: An interview with Doc Society’s Sandra Whipham and Lisa Marie Russo (2023)
Book Chapter
Presence, S., & Quigley, A. (2023). The view from the funders: An interview with Doc Society’s Sandra Whipham and Lisa Marie Russo. In D. Sills-Jones, & P. Kaapa (Eds.), Documentary film cultures in the age of COVID-19 (48-61). (1). Oxford: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

This interview explores the pandemic from the perspective of Doc Society, the lead body for UK documentary film funding. From the outset of the crisis to the formation of the Screen Sector Taskforce and the launch of the BFI Doc Society SOS Fund, the... Read More about The view from the funders: An interview with Doc Society’s Sandra Whipham and Lisa Marie Russo.

The DFC: Developing nonfiction policy frameworks after COVID (2023)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2023). The DFC: Developing nonfiction policy frameworks after COVID. In D. Sills-Jones, & P. Kaapa (Eds.), Documentary film cultures in the age of COVID-19 (177-199). (1). Oxford: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

This chapter is based on research conducted under the aegis of the UK Feature Docs research project (2018-20, https://ukfd.org.uk/), a three-year study of the UK’s feature-length documentary film industry funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Co... Read More about The DFC: Developing nonfiction policy frameworks after COVID.

Attracting and sustaining the screen industry workforce in Yorkshire and the Humber (2023)
Report
Hughes, E., & Webber, D. J. (2023). Attracting and sustaining the screen industry workforce in Yorkshire and the Humber. https://screen-network.org.uk: XR Stories, University of York

A key resource to any creative industry is their workforce, and this is particularly true for the screen industry. Although the central importance of this workforce is widely acknowledged, comparatively little is known about the mobility and embedde... Read More about Attracting and sustaining the screen industry workforce in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Talking of time and tide (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2022, October). Talking of time and tide

In this presentation, artist researcher Wuon-Gean Ho shares some of her recent creative outputs through the lens of time. She explains how her work bridges still and moving image through printmaking, book-making, film and animation. Some examples of... Read More about Talking of time and tide.

Intro to finding coherence across journals: Guidelines and criteria for making, curating, and publishing video essays (2021)
Digital Artefact
Crofts, C. (2021). Intro to finding coherence across journals: Guidelines and criteria for making, curating, and publishing video essays. [Video Presentation]

An increasing number of journals and conferences are opening up to non-conventional academic formats, with consideration of creative methods and productions, such as video essays. For instance, the free open community-led digital archive for media,... Read More about Intro to finding coherence across journals: Guidelines and criteria for making, curating, and publishing video essays.

Writing film industry history (2021)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. (2021). Writing film industry history. In P. McDonald (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Media Industries (429-438). London and New York: Routledge

This chapter provides a critical overview of the main ways in which film industry history has been formulated and described. It argues that any account must address three basic questions: (i) how film industry history has been defined and delimited (... Read More about Writing film industry history.

Divided by Law (2021)
Digital Artefact
(2021). Divided by Law. [Film and website content]

Captured just before and during the Coronavirus outbreak and in the lead up to Brexit, 'Divided by Law' bears witness to binational families and couples trying to cope with the UK's hostile immigration environment.

Mark Glancy, ‘Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend,' UK book launch (2021)
Digital Artefact
Crofts, C. (2021). Mark Glancy, ‘Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend,' UK book launch. [Live-streamed video presentation]

On what would have been Cary Grant’s 117th birthday, Mark Glancy – whose new book launches in the UK this week – talks about Cary Grant’s experiences growing up in Bristol, England, including startling new revelations about his family history, follow... Read More about Mark Glancy, ‘Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend,' UK book launch.

An evening without Cary Grant (2020)
Digital Artefact
Crofts, C. (2020). An evening without Cary Grant. [Live-streamed Video Presentation]

‘An Evening Without Cary Grant’, commemorating the anniversary of Cary Grant’s death with Douglas J Miller who was there when he died, 29 Nov. On 29 November 1986, Cary Grant died in Davenport Iowa on tour with his A Conversation With Cary Grant... Read More about An evening without Cary Grant.

Sneak peek at Mark Glancy's 'Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend’end’ (2020)
Digital Artefact
Crofts, C. (2020). Sneak peek at Mark Glancy's 'Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend’end’. [Live-streamed Video Presentation]

Academic and author Mark Glancy joins Charlotte Crofts, director of the Cary Comes Home Festival, for a sneak peek of his new book, Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend (OUP, 2020) which is published in the USA on 15 October and will be out i... Read More about Sneak peek at Mark Glancy's 'Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend’end’.

‘An object of indecipherable bastardy – a real monster: Homosociality, homoeroticism and generic hybridity in dead man’s shoes’ (2013)
Book Chapter
Schwarz, C. (2013). ‘An object of indecipherable bastardy – a real monster: Homosociality, homoeroticism and generic hybridity in dead man’s shoes’. In Shane Meadows: Critical Essays (95-110). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.003.0007

This chapter explores Shane Meadows's approaches to genre, arguing that hybrid forms of film type are employed in order to underscore the elements of myth which are evident in his work. In particular, it looks at how evocations of the monster weave t... Read More about ‘An object of indecipherable bastardy – a real monster: Homosociality, homoeroticism and generic hybridity in dead man’s shoes’.

‘Craicing the safe: The gangster figure in Dublin cinema’ (2011)
Book Chapter
Schwarz, C. (2011). ‘Craicing the safe: The gangster figure in Dublin cinema’. In J. Conolly, & C. Conolly (Eds.), World Film Locations Dublin (104-105). Bristol and Chicago: Intellect

World Film Locations: Dublin offers an engaging look at the many incarnations of the city onscreen through 50 synopses of the key scenes – either shot or set in Dublin – accompanied by a generous selection of full-colour film stills. Sophisticated ye... Read More about ‘Craicing the safe: The gangster figure in Dublin cinema’.