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The Video Selfie as Act and Artifact of Recording

  • Florian Krautkrämer
  • Matthias Thiele
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Abstract

The focus of this chapter is the film or video selfie—in other words, film or video shots and sequences in which camera operators film themselves. The authors are interested in two interwoven aspects: the practice of recording and the moving image. Accordingly, they develop a conceptual model of the act of recording as well as analyze the video selfie as an aesthetic media artifact. For the model, the chapter focuses on both everyday amateur practice and video selfies in the specialized fields of journalism, art, and entertainment. The examination of the moving image is based mostly on audiovisual material from fiction films and serves both to conceptualize the heightened mobility of the camera as a representational practice and an aesthetic experience and as to trace a short history of the film and video selfie.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Krautkrämer
    • 1
  • Matthias Thiele
    • 2
  1. 1.HBK BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.TU DortmundDortmundGermany

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