This week’s Guest Feature builds both on the way we’ve been experiencing the classes so far and on the subject matter. We’ve considered storytelling in various guises , telling our stories and those of other people but this week there are two subjects and two practices but only one film.
The movie is about the Photographer Ian Macdonald but the movie is made by his son, the photographer/curator and now film-maker Jamie Macdonald. So its kind of a pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time exercise – please tweet your thoughts, comments and questions on the movie, which is at the same time the work of both Ian and Jamie – the story of a story-teller.
Tag your tweets #Phonar (Jamie is @jamemac , Francis Hodgeson is @HodgsonF) and do a Phonar search on Twitter to tune into the conversation.
Shooting Time Loop-1 from Jamie Macdonald on Vimeo.
More links than you can shake a stick at:
Ian’s site > www.ianmacdonald.co.uk Ian’s Dealer > http://www.sotherans.co.uk
Jamie’s site > www.jamiemacdonald.co.uk Jamie’s Course > http://ccad.ac.uk/ba-hons-photography/
[View the story “Photographer Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald” on Storify] . . . → Read More: #Phonar session 8 Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald
This lecture by documentary producer and prominent blogger Benjamin Chesterton of ‘Duckrabbit Productions’ was from 2011 but well worth a re-visit. A great deal of what he had to say is relevant to our class especially when he talks about the power audio can bring to an image, as well as issues of misinterpretation, responsibility and bias. All key subject for #phonar students
Quoted from the original session..
We were honoured to have Benjamin Chesterton join us today for a lecture, Q+A and an ‘Off The Record’ session with students. The audio from the talk is available to listen to below, as well as a link to the Robert Gumpert image and audio discussed in the first part of the lecture and embedded belowis ‘Open Eye: Lebanon’s Missing’ – the documentary Benjamin produced, working with photographer Dalia Khamissy to tell the story of the thousands of people kidnapped during the Lebanese civil war.
Listen to the lecture below Q+A at 32:25
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We were joined in class today by photographer and video artist Robbie Cooper who well and truly immersed us in his work. The full talk Robbie gave looking through his first projects right up to his latest ideas to develop and further the ‘immersion’ project by directly involving participants in the media making process.
. . . → Read More: From the Archive: Guest Lecture: Robbie Cooper – ‘Immersion’