Social network documentary and its aesthetic metamorphosis: reflections from a practice-led research

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dc.contributor.author Zafra, Norman
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-16T22:29:36Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-16T22:29:36Z
dc.date.issued 2021-1-10
dc.identifier.citation Visual Communication 147035722095981 10 Jan 2021
dc.identifier.issn 1470-3572
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/54475
dc.description.abstract This article employs a practice-led methodology to offer a creative examination of the digital trends, online practices, and shifting aesthetics of political documentary as it migrates in the interstices of social media. At the centre of this research is the production and circulation of Facebook-native microdocumentaries, labelled under the rubric of compact cinematics and radical videos. As a networked platform, Facebook affords opportunities for media experimentation and allows filmmakers to innovate political and sociable contents. I argue that documentaries circulated on Facebook, particularly those with social change outreach, need to undergo an aesthetic adjustment to respond to ongoing ruptures in traditional storytelling and to address the shifting consumption modes of audiences online.
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseries Visual Communication
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dc.subject 1203 Design Practice and Management
dc.subject 2001 Communication and Media Studies
dc.subject 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.title Social network documentary and its aesthetic metamorphosis: reflections from a practice-led research
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1470357220959817
dc.date.updated 2021-01-16T07:39:18Z
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pubs.subtype Article
pubs.elements-id 834586
pubs.online-publication-date 2021-1-10


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