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Title The education of the filmmaker in Europe, Australia, and Asia / edited by Mette Hjort
Edition First edtion
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 269 pages) : illustrations
Series Global cinema
Global cinema.
Contents Mette Hjort: More than film school: why the full spectrum of practice-based film education warrants attention -- Europe -- Renata Å ukaitytÄ—: Practice-based film education in Lithuania: main actors and sites of struggle -- Charlie Cauchi: mapping film education and training on the Island of Malta -- Duncan Petrie: The struggle for a Scottish national film school -- Anna Stenport: "We train auteurs": education, de-centralization, regional funding, and niche marketing in the new Swedish cinema -- Barton Byg and Evan Torner: Divided dirigisme: nationalism, regionalism and reform in the German film academies -- Marijke de Valck: Sites of initiation: film training programs at film festivals -- Australia and Asia -- Ben Goldsmith and Tom O'Regan: beyond the modular film school: Australian film and television schools and their digital transitions -- Yoshiharu Tezuka: Dynamics of the cultures of discontent: how is globalization transforming the training of filmmakers in Japan? -- Moinak Biswas (India): learning with images in the digital age -- Yomi Braester: film schools in the PRC: professionalization and its discontents -- Stephen Chan: Film education in Hong Kong: new challenges and opportunities
Summary "Mette Hjort opens up an entirely new area of study in film and media studies by considering not only how film practice is taught in different parts of the world but why film practice is taught - giving light to social/cultural aesthetics and the political value of practice-based media education. The collection sets up a rich comparative structure that allows us to discover a whole new picture of youth activism and media training in different parts of the world." - Janine Marchessault, Canada Research Chair in Art and Digital Media, York University, Canada
Practice-based film education is a crucial element in the institutional landscape of film. This book fills the gap in understanding practice-based film scholarship, focusing on Europe, Asia, and Australia. Practice-based film education is a crucial element in the institutional landscape of film. Despite its institutional significance, its decisive impact on the dynamics of entire film industries, the aspirations of film practitioners, and the content and form of the films that are produced, practice-based film education is still a neglected topic in film scholarship. The Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Asia, and Australia is an attempt to begin to fill the lacuna in question by looking at film training programs in countries such as Lithuania, Scotland, Sweden, Australia, Japan, and others. Examining aspects of filmmaking such as environmental impact, influence on local culture, and sway over city policy, this book looks at how the training of filmmakers reaches beyond the films themselves to all aspects of culture and society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title screen (EBL, viewed March 3, 2014)
Subject Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching -- Asia.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Hjort, Mette, editor
ISBN 1137070382 (e-book)
9781137070388 (e-book)
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