CALL FOR PAPERS: Film and Video Production
2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Deadline: April 30, 2010
We hope that this area’s presenters will explore how life behind the camera exercises its influence on the final cinematic products our culture so avidly enjoys. Here’s a list of suggested topics, but please feel free to experiment with the idea of production in your proposals:
• The collaborative nature of filmmaking.
• The difference between producing fiction films and documentaries.
• The dearth of women, people of color and GBLT people in the key roles of film production such as directing, producing and cinematography, and ways in which we can help remedy the situation.
• Digital video’s effect on democratizing film production.
• YouTube’s production values.
• Behind-the-camera experiences and how they have affected the presenters’ understanding of the nature of film and video.
• Historical analyses of how technological changes have affected filmmaking (the arrival of sound and color, George Lucas's influence on special effects, cinema verité's reliance on handheld cameras, CGI).
• Examinations of the future of film and video (How will the current craze over Avatar and3D affect filmmaking? Will Indie films be able to survive the current economic slump and thrive? How does Hurt Locker’s Oscar victory affect the future of small-budget films?)
Film and Video Production Area Chair, MPCA/ACA
Doctoral Student in Rhetoric and Composition
Department of English
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West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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