Filmmaking as Research

Screening Memories

  • Diane Charleson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book examines the challenges often experienced  by film practitioners who find themselves researching within the academy, either as students or academics. In light of this the author presents her own journey from practitioner to researcher as a lens. Her practice- based research has been a quest to ”revision” memories, by creating filmic images that elicit memory and remembering. In so doing she has used a range  of platforms: multi- screen video installation, still- framing the moving image and remixing found footage. Central to this research has been the importance of family storytelling and sharing, the relationship of the visual and memory, the agency of nostalgia and the role of aura, particularly evident in the re-appropriating of  super 8 home movies into a variety of forms. Important to this is has been the relationship of the viewer and the viewed in particular the role of an immersive environment of viewing.

Diane Charleson is a Senior lecturer in Media at Australian Catholic University Melbourne, Australia, and previously at RMIT University.  She is a filmmaking researcher who began her career as a documentary maker. Her research explores a variety of visual methods to revision memories that elicit memory recall and personal storytelling.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Diane Charleson
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  1. 1.School of Arts (Media)Australian Catholic UniversityFitzroyAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24634-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24635-8
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